People Who Work

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Focus Question 

 How can our voice be used to make communities stronger? How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good? 


Photo Credit:  Main Street Miles City, December 2010 by David Schott is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

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.

Service Experience 
Students brainstorm ways to act for the common good in the community. They choose one activity to carry out and work together to complete it. Students will analyze benefits of their actions and identify whom they affect.
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