Students get outside and play in nature and recognize the beauty of diverse living things in their environment. Their service project is to share nature with someone else in a creative interaction.
Students use visual literacy skills to talk about an artistic image. They listen respectfully to the different opinions and perspectives of their classmates. The students identify a need at their school and create a simple image that tells others to think differently or take action to improve something at school.
Students learn about the environmental effect of crayons and their own power to make an impact. Students collect gently used crayons from restaurants and other places in the community. They sort them by color, repackage them for re-use, add a kind note, and donate the new packages where they identify a need. This elementary lesson includes an art lesson with crayons, pictured here. This lesson is enhanced when it involves collaboration between classrooms from elementary to high school.
The handouts below are evaluations that may be completed by parents and families, community partners, students, and teachers. These evaluations may be used in conjunction with any Learning to Give lesson, toolkit, or resource. The goal is to help you collect information about the...
Food Security and Food Justice Service-Learning Projects
The best service-learning projects are related to classroom instruction, involve student voice and choice, address a researched need, and work with local resources. This toolkit is focused on Detroit/Wayne County...
Environmental Justice Service-Learning Projects
The best service-learning projects are related to classroom instruction, involve student voice and choice, address a researched need, and work with local resources. This toolkit is focused on Detroit/Wayne County but may be...
The best service-learning projects are related to classroom instruction, involve youth voice and choice, address a researched need, and work with local resources.
Teach Learning to Give lessons to connect service with academic subjects...
In civil society, different people come together to form community. While differences may cause conflict, for the sake of the common good, we practice empathy and respect for others. Students respond to literature about how people from different perspectives see the same thing. They learn to communicate respectfully with someone of a different opinion and to seek common ground or compromise. The lesson concludes with a service project in which the students create posters to bring people in the school or community together.
We are made by history. Students study philanthropic African Americans and influential related events that made America what it is today. Students participate in a service project in which they create an informational "Pop-Up Museum" to tell stories of black history and philanthropy.
In this lesson, students examine myths about immigration and research credible sources to find truths to share with others in a Myth-Buster poster. For younger students, they celebrate differences in our school and local community as strengths.