Nonprofits in Our World and Community (3-5)

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Social Studies
Language Arts
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What is the role of nonprofits, and what are career opportunities in the nonprofit sector? 


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Unit Overview 

This unit fits into a larger theme of careers, but will focus on awareness of and careers in the nonprofit sector. Students research a nonprofit organization, interview a representative from the nonprofit, and make a presentation or share information with others to promote the work of the nonprofit. 

Service Experience 
 Students promote the work of a nonprofit in the community, communicate its needs, and encourage others to get involved as volunteers or by giving money. 
Lessons in This Unit