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54 resources with the concept non-profit organizations

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We the Community

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning instructional activity, students design and create informational books regarding nonprofit agencies and philanthropists in their community.
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What Would You Do Without Nonprofits?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners research nonprofit organizations within their community. In this nonprofits lesson, students use the yellow pages to identify the number of nonprofit organizations in their community. Learners graph the number of nonprofit...
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Nonprofit Organizations in Our Community: Interviewing Representatives

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students interview representatives from nonprofit organizations. In this philanthropy lesson, students prepare questions for a representative from a nonprofit organization. After conducting the interview, they are to prepare a short...
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Who Works for Nonprofits?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore career opportunities in the nonprofit sector. In this character development and career lesson, students identify job opportunities in a nonprofit organization and research the necessary skills needed for these jobs. ...
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Service Learning Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students plan a service project to contribute to their community and then reflect on their experience. In this service project instructional activity, students help in a food pantry or donation center in their community. Students then...
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Nonprofit or For-Profit?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the concept of philanthropy. In this philanthropy lesson, students compare and contrast nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
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Volunteering Our Time

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a service learning project. In this philanthropy lesson, students volunteer their time at a local soup kitchen and reflect upon the experience in a journal.
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PULSE: A STOMP Odyssey (6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how non-profit organizations support the arts. In this non-profit lesson, students learn how foundations provide funding that supports arts in a community which contributes to the common good. They watch the movie...
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Stitch in Time for the Common Good

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students discover the medical breakthroughs provided by profit and non-profit organizations. In this nonprofit and profit organizations lesson, students learn philanthropic terms, research recent medical breakthroughs, then construct and...
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The Unsung Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the unsung heroes associated with local foundations and non-profit organizations. In this unsung heroes lesson, students decide on the characteristics associated with heroes, and research foundations and non-profit...
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Nonprofit or For-Profit?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners discuss different community organizations. In this philanthropy lesson, students define for-profit and nonprofit organizations. They identify examples of both and discuss the common themes and characteristics of each group.
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Pathway to Philanthropy

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students implement a plan to carry out a service project with a nonprofit organization. In this philanthropy lesson, students use a decision-making model to choose a local organization to work with and keep a journal of the service...
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Breakfast for Champions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students prepare an event to honor philanthropic activities in their community. In this common good lesson, students send out invitations to local non-profits or to those who engage in philanthropic activities and plan an awards...
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Exploring Nonprofits

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research nonprofit organizations. For this philanthropy lesson, students use the Yellow Pages to identify nonprofit organizations and graph the organizations according to category.
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Water Resources and the Role of the Independent Sector

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore how water conservation is influenced by the four sectors of economy. In this social studies economics lesson, students brainstorm problems and solutions related to water conservation. Collages are created to represent...
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Sheltering and Caring for Animals

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students learn about animal shelters and adoption agencies. For this animal care lesson, students watch a video about the ASPCA and discuss what an animal shelter is, how it operates and what services it provides animals and the...
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Song Mapping

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore locations on the United States map. In this map skills lesson plan, students recite the song This Land Is Your Land and locate various places listed in the song on the map.
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Funding the Arts: Art from the Heart

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore means by which community arts might be supported. In this "community" social studies instructional activity, students research various local non-profit organizations. Students role-play as members of the board of a...
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How the Community Meets Needs: The Drive

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the four sectors of the economy. In this character development lesson plan, students experience giving up "their worldly possessions" and then discuss feelings that might occur when people experience homelessness or the...
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The Void Filled by Nonprofits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the significance of nonprofit organizations in a democratic society. They conduct research on a selected nonprofit organization, complete a questionnaire, and present their findings to the class.
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Banking on the Future: Penny Drive

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study why philanthropy is needed and learn to complete a penny drive. For this philanthropy lesson, students learn the need to invest money for future purposes and identify a cause in the community to hold a penny drive for.
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Investigating Voluntarism in the Nonprofit Sector

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research a nonprofit organization of their choice. They interview a member of the organization and present to the class their findings. They list the job opportunities found there and volunteer for the organization.
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Identifying the Nonprofit Sector

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the roles of a nonprofit organization. They identify why they are important in a democracy. They list the nonprofit organizations in their community as well.
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Power to the People

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers work together to research leaders of disadvantaged groups. They identify how these people use the nonprofit sector to make positive changes. They discuss how the leader uses the democratic core values and present the...