Learners will construct a questionnaire as a needs assessment tool to determine the roles of senior citizens in their community during World War II. Learners will interview the seniors at a local seniors’ residence to obtain primary source information....
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Unit: Watch Me Grow
This lesson is designed to teach children about living things, such as trees and the different types of plants. This will not only help them understand science benchmarks, but will also help them understand more about their service learning project.
Students will identify some community and school needs. They will respond to literature about being a good person and making a difference. Working as a group, the students select a philanthropic project, formulate a plan, and execute that plan to address the need....
Unit: Welcome to Middle School
In this lesson the students reflect on the power of volunteerism and gain some perspective on the immense impact volunteers make on our economy and society. They will determine what they contribute to their school community.
Two picture books -- The Three Questions by John J. Muth and Have you Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud -- help students reflect on "doing good" for others. Students walk around the school and community to identify some community and school needs. ...
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.
Unit: Go, Johnny, Go!
Students learn that Johnny Appleseed planted trees for selfless reasons as well as reasons related to his own interests. The students use their time and talent to plant trees in a common area.
Explore the local community to identify nonprofit services available. They compare these to the services of business and government to understand the different sectors. They investigate motivations for nonprofits and individual giving.
The learners explore characteristics of "For-Profit" and "Not-for-Profit" businesses and organizations. They identify the role of volunteerism and research the incentives often used to attract volunteers. They will use this information to promote...