This lesson is designed to engage the learners in a service learning project of their creation that will benefit members of the community.
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Unit: Earth Keepers
The purpose of this lesson is to engage the learners in the topic of environmental stewardship as it relates to the responsible use of land masses.
Students will play a matching game on teams to expose them to or reinforce their familiarity with many of the terms associated with philanthropy.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty
Students explore the meaning of community and describe traits of a healthy classroom community. They develop a class definition of a healthy community and learn how to promote healthy habits in the school community....
Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of participating in active citizenship through their contributions to society. Benjamin Franklin will be highlighted as an example of a person who engaged in active citizenship.
Through an introductory pre-test, the learners will establish their prior knowledge of key terms and concepts important to creating and sustaining a democratic society. The learners then will expand this knowledge and understanding through guided reading and presentations.
Unit: Bridging the Gap
Students will engage in a service learning activity, write about it in a journal, an essay and an observation report, and complete a project summarizing their experience. While written for a Christian Middle School, the lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
Using the school custodian as a resource, learners investigate the issues of litter and trash within the common areas of their school community. They work together to resolve these issues and create a plan for ongoing cleanup, engaging the whole school in the philanthropic efforts....