Print50 Minute Class Period/3 Individual Sessions

The learner will

  • present their projects.
  • reflect on all of the presentations.
  • discuss potential service-learning projects to plan and carry out.
Teacher Preparation 

Before this day, invite local community members and parents to participate in the presentation day.

The curriculum wraps up with final presentations by the students. For a classroom of 30 students, there may be 7-8 teams of 3-4 members. With 8 teams, 3 teams present on Days 1 and 2 and 2 teams present on Day 3, leaving extra time for overall wrap-up and conclusions on Day 4.

The Chalk Talk handout provides an option that can be used to help structure the reflection or teachers may use more traditional methods to help students draw conclusions.

On Day 4, the session ends with a wrap up. The Sample Questions handout, which the teacher reviewed Lesson One can be used to help guide discussions throughout the closing session. Students can complete this handout on their own, in groups, or the teacher can choose to do the handout as a class.


  1. Tell the students the order of presentations and expectations of those listening and taking notes. 

  2. Teams take turns sharing their projects with cla​ssmates and taking notes on those they observe.

  3. Reflections: The manner in which students reflect is not as important as them just taking the time to reflect and learn. Choose one or two ways to have students reflect:

    • Write a paper
    • Have a discussion
    • Draw a picture
  4. Hold a final discussion on Day 4 to summarize findings, determine next steps for promising projects, and review the rubric and criteria to determine where students excelled and where they could improve in future projects. (See Sample Questions Handout.)

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.I Definitions of Philanthropy
    1. Standard DP 02. Roles of Government, Business, and Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.2 Give examples of needs not met by the government, business, or family sectors.
  2. Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
    1. Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.1 Define and give examples of the motivations for giving and serving.
      2. Benchmark MS.5 Describe the responsibility students have to act in the civil society sector to improve the common good.
  3. Strand PHIL.IV Volunteering and Service
    1. Standard VS 02. Service and Learning
      1. Benchmark MS.2 Identify specific learning objectives from the academic core curriculum that are being applied in the service-learning project.
    2. Standard VS 05. Integrating the Service Experience into Learning
      1. Benchmark MS.3 Identify outcomes from the service.