Evaluation Is Reflection

6, 7, 8

Students will evaluate their learning about philanthropy and the service project by completing a written reflection on their experience.  The reflection will not be just a recap but a looking back to identify with "new eyes" those aspects of philanthropy that came to light through the experience.

Lesson Rating 
One Forty-Minute Class Period

The learner will:

  • reflect on and evaluate contributions to the common good through acts of philanthropy.


  • Journal
  • Student copies of Reflective Writing Rubric ( Attachment One )




  1. Anticipatory Set:When the learners enter the room, have the following statement on the chalkboard:“ I can contribute to the common good of the community each time I. . .” Encourage the learners to add a phrase to the board that completes the sentence before taking their seats. Discuss.

  2. Distribute student copies of Reflective Writing Rubric ( Attachment One ). Discuss the reflection/evaluation task. Give the learners the rest of the period to respond to the rubric.


The teacher will collect and read the reflective evaluations of the service-learning project.
Annotate and evaluate their responses based on the rubric given to learners.

Cross Curriculum 

None for this lesson.

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.I Definitions of Philanthropy
    1. Standard DP 01. Define Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.1 Define philanthropy as individuals and organizations providing their time, talent, and/or treasures intended for the common good throughout history and around the world. Give examples.
  2. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 05. Philanthropy and Government
      1. Benchmark MS.1 Identify different types of communities with which an individual might identify.

Academic Standards

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