After studying the process of composting, learners will recycle paper from their school to be taken to a compost pile in a local nursery. A return visit to the nursery will show students how their paper has become part of the compost pile and is no longer recognizable as the shredded paper they brought to the nursery. A part of this compost pile will be returned to help beautify the trees that the learners have previously planted.
Learners will use their time and talent to pot and care for young trees. They will identify the needs of the trees. They will discuss possible common areas to plant the trees.
The learners will use their time, talent, and treasure for the common good by transplanting trees in a common area.
In this lesson, the students learn about the value of trees to the environment and all sectors of society. They also learn their personal responsibility for caring for trees. Students act out story of The Lorax and recognize that trees are a limited natural resource. They brainstorm the benefits of trees and group (and regroup) the benefits into meaningful categories. A guest speaker on Day Three teaches them what trees need to survive.
In this lesson, the class compares a Native American version of the Cinderella story with other versions. Students explore the character traits of good and evil characters and discuss the meaning of good character. Students demonstrate what they have learned about fairy tales by writing original fairy tales.
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the characteristics of fairy tales as a genre to the students. The students explore positive and negative character traits and universal themes in the story of Cinderella. The service plan is introduced in this lesson and carried out over the next weeks.
Students read an African version of the Cinderella story so that they can compare versions and increase their sense of story.
This lesson will give the students a working definition of philanthropy through the use of song. The students will sing the definition of philanthropy to a familiar tune.
Students will decide on a service-learning project and create posters to advertise the event.
This lesson introduces students to the concept of philanthropy. As a class, they brainstorm possible ideas for the word philanthropist. The students will learn that even young people can be philanthropists. The following lessons lead to students planning a fundraiser.