Unit Overview 

Students learn about the need and rules for bicycle safety and teach them to others in the community. Learners become aware of the basic vocabulary associated with philanthropy as they prepare for their service activity, such as fundraising activities and construction of a bicycle safety course.

Service Experience 
Two opportunities are provided in this unit for effective service learning, demonstrating the essential elements of service learning, and aligned with themes of philanthropy and content standards and benchmarks. Lesson Two: Funds for Fun and Safety employs a bakeless bake sale to raise funds for bicycle helmets. Lesson Three: Use Your Melon uses the construction of a bicycle safety course to inform other learners, parents, guardians and community members of the need for safety instruction and the use of helmets.
Lessons in This Unit 
Protect Your Melon
Lesson 2 of 3

The purpose of this lesson is to promote helmet safety through a fundraising activity, culminating in providing helmets to children. Learners will demonstrate using their time, talent and treasure to provide for the common good.

Instructor Notes: As one of the objectives, learners will compose a friendly letter. This template consists of the date, greeting, body, signature and salutation.