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 look at the benefits and opportunity costs involved in sacrificing personal time for the common good of their community.