Why I want my students to be involved in volunteering and service, etc.
All students should be given the opportunity to absorb learning activities that meets established objectives but are congruent to those that are necessary for the betterment of their future and our society. As a facilitator in the classroom and a model citizen of the 21st century, it is vital to design opportunities for participants to exhibit their newly developed skills and knowledge in a digital, oral and/or paper format that is suitable for their learning style. In the end the student should be able to envision themselves as an active participant of our global society.
Tips for infusing philanthropy...
Service-learning and philanthropy are infused in a variety of ways. First, students should witness examples of service-learning/philanthropy through my examples. This can come in the form of helping another student, faculty or someone in our community. I believe that we must examine issues in our community before examining that issue in its global aspects. For instance, we examined bullying in our school which lead us to skyping with another group in England. We collected books to trade with each other before participating in International Literacy Day. I encourage students to talk with their parents and invite them into our classroom.
I taught this LTG lesson
We are currently using, Center Stage--Focus on the Elderly (Grades: 6, 7, 8), to understand the differences/similarities between the different generations.
How I adapted the lesson for my learners
This unit was adapted to integrate the activities that were required by our committee for American Education Week.
Although the project seemed to be two 45-minute sessions, we are still working through some parts and incorporating our own activities.