Who Am I and How Does This Impact Where I Am Going?

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

 How can our voice be used to make communities stronger? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Learners use self-assessment activities to explore their future career choices, including the nonprofit sector. Students explore the for-profit and nonprofit career sectors and find out how being personally involved in philanthropic ventures benefits them, their communities, the economy, and the world.

Service Experience 
The learners will create a data base of philanthropy opportunities serving with non profit organizations in the community and share this information with other students.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Who Am I and How Does This Impact Where I Am Going?
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students will analyze how character is formed; identify their natural personality style strengths and challenges; give examples of how the government, nonprofit and for profit sectors of the economy work together in a mixed economy, and match career opportunities to personality styles and interests.

Unit: 
Who Am I and How Does This Impact Where I Am Going?
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Learners will describe the work of nonprofits and research their role in the local community. They will research which local nonprofits welcome the work of volunteers and provide a data base for other students who are looking for community service opportunities.