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26 resources with the keyterm nonprofit organizations

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Investigations in Aid: Identifying the Need

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate the needs in emerging nations. In this emerging nations lesson, students research the conditions for needs in the given countries. Students are assigned to the country groups of Honduras, Nigeria, Bosnia, Cambodia,...
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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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I am a Hero for Animals!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the humane treatment of animals. In this character development and civic responsibility lesson, students define "hero" and brainstorm related attributes. Students complete an action plan using the "rational approach"...
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Getting Involved: Increase the Feeling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students examine the role of nonprofit organizations and develop their own philanthropic youth organization within their school.
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A Thousand Points of Light

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore philanthropy in the United States. In this character education and U.S. history lesson plan, students analyze a quote from President G.W. Bush requesting that U.S. citizens put more time into service projects. Students...
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Who Works for Nonprofit Organizations? (6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore career opportunities in the nonprofit sector. In this career exploration lesson plan, students listen to guest speakers who work for nonprofit organizations explain their jobs. Students also examine the role of nonprofit...
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Careers in Philanthropy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare businesses that are nonprofit and for profit. In this philanthropy instructional activity, students sort photographs of local businesses into profit and nonprofit businesses. Students construct a Venn diagram to compare...
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Investigating Nonprofits

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars detect and explore local and national nonprofit organizations. For this research project, students explore nonprofit mission statements, activities and career opportunities. Young scholars complete a research question...
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We the Community

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. For this service learning lesson, students design and create informational books regarding nonprofit agencies and philanthropists in their community.
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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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Exploring Nonprofits

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research nonprofit organizations. In this philanthropy lesson, students use the Yellow Pages to identify nonprofit organizations and graph the organizations according to category.
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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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What Would You Do Without Nonprofits?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research nonprofit organizations within their community. In this nonprofits instructional activity, students use the yellow pages to identify the number of nonprofit organizations in their community. Students graph the number of...
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Service Learning Project

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

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss different community organizations. In this philanthropy instructional activity, students define for-profit and nonprofit organizations. They identify examples of both and discuss the common themes and characteristics of...
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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 instructional activity, students use a decision-making model to choose a local organization to work with and keep a journal of...
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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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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit (A)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars interview a representative from a local nonprofit organization and share the learned information with the class. Each group gives basic information regarding the work of the nonprofit, then speaks to the class about some...
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Nonprofits in our Community and World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the role and impact of nonprofit organizations within their community and prepare to interview representatives. They identify and develop questions to ask representatives of local nonprofit organizations. Students must...
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What Does a Nonprofit Do, and for Whom?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate key local and national nonprofit organizations by researching their histories, services, and target populations. Student pairs present their information to the rest of the class. Each student will be responsible for...
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Nonprofits?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners distinguish the nonprofit sector from the for-profit sector. They define and give examples of nonprofit organizations, name and illustrate examples in the local community and compare and contrast nonprofits to the for-profit...
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Democratic Values and Philanthropy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine and then discuss a list of philanthropic organizations. They conduct Internet research on nonprofit organization mission statements. Working in groups, they identify the core democratic values in assigned mission...