Differentiating paid work from unpaid work

  • Age group:
    Students ages 8 and 9
  • When:
    April and May
  • Time required:
    5 hours and 26 minutes

Area of learning:

  • Citizenship and community life

Financial and cooperative skills

  • Differentiating paid work from unpaid work
  • Understanding that money is earned by working


Students organize a volunteer activity for a local organization.


  • Time required:
  1. Discuss some volunteer activities students could do in the community.
  2. Choose an activity and start the process to make it happen.
  3. After the activity, discuss the sense of satisfaction the students felt after donating their time and make a connection with the subject, paid work.