The students volunteer their time at a local soup kitchen. Before the visit, the students gain sensitivity to the people who visit the soup kitchen through discussion and role-playing. After the visit, the students reflect on the experience through writing.
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Unit: Children Changing Hunger
This interdisciplinary unit involves working with staff to plan an evening fundraising meal and with the art teacher to create clay bowls. There are many "empty bowls" within a community, and students get involved in planning and advertising for a dinner to fill them for one night. ...
Students view a video about a girl named Carly who is forced to leave her home. They define the term refugee and discuss the problems Carly faces in her travels to find a safe place to live. The students examine the reasons refugees must leave their homes.
Unit: We the People... Project
Students will use various investigative procedures to compile a list of government or volunteer service opportunities.
To determine students' knowledge of opportunities for volunteerism in the community and the current level of student volunteer activities.
Community members share stories of experiences in philanthropy.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty
Unit: Our Land
We explore the difference volunteers make in our world. Youth recognize that even they can volunteer and make a difference in their community....
This culminating activity gives youth an opportunity to teach about our land to others. They spread the word that "commons" are needed, and that when people work together they can make something better....
Unit: Bridges for All
Students describe the brave work of one female Quaker who served a lifeline for fugitives and freedmen before the Civil War. They research several examples of the philanthropic work of individuals and organizations before, during, and after the Civil War....
Students research and present information on the pros and cons of various types of renewable energy. Student groups make a plan to advocate for energy stewardship in the community.