Best Day Ever!

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What does it mean to be a member of a community? 

Photo credit: Teen_Volunteers by Corinne Okada is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students are asked to evaluate the use of their time, talent and treasure by choosing activities to fill a typical non-school day. They will be expected to take a look at the benefits and opportunity costs involved in sacrificing personal time for the common good of their community.

Service Experience 
Select a volunteer or action idea from the brainstorming session that the class can do together. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Best Day Ever!
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students look at how they typically spend a free day and see what that same free day would look like when it is infused with philanthropy. Students plan a free day, substituting their usual routine with activities that give back. They discuss the benefits and opportunity cost involved in sacrificing personal time for the common good of their community.