To give or not to give - that is the question you should ask before you donate to one of these charities listed in this series of special reports on the Worst Charities in America. It is important to research charities before you contribute. Did you know that Americans have given almost one billion dollars to some of the charities on the "worst" list, which give almost nothing to the needy? However, there are many worthwhile legitimate charities that need help. Consumer education and research is essential! Tell students to conduct research on 3-5 charities they think are legitimate. Compare and contrast the different charities. Evaluate the costs and benefits of the different choices. Which charity do you think is the best choice? Why?
SS.8.FL.1.2 Identify the many decisions people must make over a lifetime about their education, jobs, and careers that affect their incomes and job opportunities.
SS.912.FL.1.3 Evaluate ways people can make more informed education, job, or career decisions by evaluating the benefits and costs of different choices.
Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.