Let's Make Lemonade

Unit of 6 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Mathematics
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What is philanthropy? How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good? 

 

Photo Credit:  Lemonade Stand by Bre LaRow is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students gain understanding of philanthropy through literature, media and personal experiences. The students create and run a lemonade stand to raise funds for a local non-profit organization.

Service Experience 
  Students design a lemonade stand and hold lemonade sales as many times as needed to reach the determined goal. Lunch time or after school sales are excellent opportunities for students to learn about sharing their time. The final lesson includes a trip to a local food pantry. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Let's Make Lemonade
Lesson 6 of 6
Grades: 
K
1
2

Students will visit a local food pantry to present money from the lemonade sale and determine when and how food will be purchased for the community. (If a trip is not possible, a representative from the food pantry may be asked to come to the classroom to receive the donation.)