Reflection and Assessment

3, 4, 5

The students will write, illustrate and publish individual books describing the volunteer opportunity and their knowledge of philanthropic and economic concepts.

Lesson Rating 
PrintOne to Two Forty-Five Minute Class Periods

The learner will:

  • identify the opportunity costs in personal decision making situations.
  • explain a personal choice.
  • distinguish between natural resources, human capital, and capital equipment in the production of a good or a service.
  • describe how they act as a producer.
  • trace the origin of clothing items and the possible trade flows that brought them to the United States.
  • Storybook Guide (see Attachment One)
  • Storybook Templates (see Attachment Two)
  • Vocabulary (see Attachment Three)
  • Paper
  • Crayons/markers
  • World Maps (small)
  • Displayed charts from previous lessons
  • Vocabulary


  1. Anticipatory Set: Tell the children that today they will each write, illustrate, and publish a book about the service learning project.

  2. Give the students the Storybook Guide (see Attachment One), the Storybook Template (see Attachment Two), and, if necessary, Vocabulary (see Attachment Three). Go over each and answer any questions.

  3. Have the students complete the assignment independently referring to the charts, decision making model, and vocabulary when necessary.


This storybook serves as the final assessment of the student's understanding of the economic concepts as they apply to the chosen service learning project. A rubric is included for scoring.

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.IV Volunteering and Service
    1. Standard VS 05. Integrating the Service Experience into Learning
      1. Benchmark E.3 Identify outcomes from the service.