The purpose of this lesson is to have the students create a map showing the route from their school to the soup kitchen that they visited. They will share the map and describe their experiences at the soup kitchen with their caregivers and/or classmates.
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Students will develop a collaborative definition of "community" and realize the unique attributes of our community.
Unit: Smiles Change the World
This lesson introduces children to the importance of facial expressions and their impact on other people. The feelings behind different facial expressions are discussed and the benefits of smiling at each other are emphasized. Students prepare to fill an unmet need for friendship by creating a...
Unit: Cinderella Project
The students write letters to thank donors and sponsoring organizations. The students prepare, practice and present their completed project to a representative of the receiving organization.
Teacher Note: Several weeks prior to teaching this lesson, the...
Unit: Bedtime Bags
In this one period lesson, students learn about people and children who are homeless and make bedtime bags for children in shelters as their service project.
"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." - Lily Tomlin...
Students conduct and evaluate their service project, then celebrate their success. After the service project, invite guests, volunteers, community members, and other students to celebrate with the class.
Based on the results of the survey, the students determine the top five character traits that need improvement in the school. They design a service plan and make mascots using the engineering design method. The mascots act as advocates for improvement in school climate. This lesson focuses...
Students define philanthropy and discuss the joy of giving, as well as various ways to give through nonprofits in the community. They learn how GivingTuesday uses the power of social media and combining efforts with others to make a big difference. Students explore their giving passion and...