People Who Work
This unit may complement a community unit to raise awareness of the nonprofit sector and the importance of volunteers to the economy. Students learn about two of the four sectors (for-profit/business and nonprofit) and how needs are met by those two sectors. They learn about community responsibility and carry out a volunteer project of their own.
Students respond to literature and name the jobs represented in the community. Students also identify responsibility and responsible behavior.
Students will brainstorm jobs that make up any community. Students are introduced to the concepts of “profit” and “not-for-profit” in their own community.
Students make the connection that responsible community behavior involves acting for the common good. They will identify volunteer positions in the community and find a volunteer opportunity for themselves.