Community Service Teacher Resources
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New Review Drafting Board: Community Service
Should schools impose community service graduation requirements? In the final lesson of the Drafting Board series, learners solidify their practice of crafting an argument supported by sound reason and evidence.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Community Service Project
Analyze community issues and design a theme-based project to meet community needs. They plan, set goals, problem solve, make decisions, and practice interpersonal communication while working on this project. They develop a timeline for activities in the project and set a date for implementation of the community service project.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills 17 Views 42 Downloads
Should the Government Impose a Mandatory Year of Service?
Polling is an important aspect of research. Here's a skill-building activity that models for pollsters how to poll and how to analyze the results. After reading an annotated text that presents arguments for and against mandatory community service, individuals use a provided matrix to poll classmates and to record these informed opinions on the question.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Making Service Count
Students investigate the importance of community service by creating their own project ideas. In this volunteering instructional activity, students research stories of Peace Corps Volunteers and how they were able to have a positive effect in their community.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 22 Downloads
Project-Based Learning: Community Service
Community service is the basis for a project based learning experience. Your class participates in four weekly activities that require them to research community issues and contribute their time and talent to assist those in need. This is what I call community, collaboration, and great learning.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 40 Views 95 Downloads
Good for Goodness Sake?
After discussing their opinions of performing community service, young learners read an article about different benefits of serving the community. They participate in a debate about whether their school should require pupils to perform community service or not.
6th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 64 Downloads
Ornaments for Nursing Home Tree
Students participate in an activity that will allow them to create a gift for a nursing home patient and give their gift to someone who needs a caring hand. In this community service lesson, students learn compassion, and also understand the feeling of community, by doing for others.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Eleventh graders brainstorm the failures of government, work in a small group to design and construct a visual exhibition of the on-going development of our American democratic government, and list areas that students themselves could do community service work
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Garden in Lawndale
We are all capable of changing the world for the better; all it takes is a spark. Read about a group of seventh grade students in Chicago, IL who took it upon themselves to improve their community by turning a vacant lot into a garden. After finishing the passage, learners are asked to identify the main idea and supporting details in order to write a brief summary.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Unit 8: Ordinary People-Extraordinary Impact
Students explore, brainstorm and assess the roles they play in their community, their rights and responsibilities as citizens, as well as the impact they can have on their local communities and globally by the choices they make. They participate in a local community service project with global connections.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 47 Downloads
Geometry: Teaching Math Through Community Service
Motivate your learners with this lesson on geometric shapes. Second graders review the characteristics of plane figures, compare and contrast solid and plane figures, and create quilts focusing on the use of geometric patterns.
2nd Math 4 Views 20 Downloads
Community Service Award
Give back to your learners for giving back to their community. At an awards ceremony or on any day of the week, you can hand out certificates for community service. This document is editable, so feel free to personalize the award with a student name, the date, and your name and title.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Remember Our Soldiers
Learners talk about and grow in their understanding of the important role our troops play, and the important role citizens play in keeping up our troops' morale. They involve themselves in community service by writing letters for, or gathering things to send to, our troops.
K - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 143 Downloads
Service-Learning Links Curriculum to the Read World
Students explore examples of community service events across the world. They discuss the "Hands Across America" campaign, a project to assist a community with their economy through the use of a science project, and a project where students work to clean up the environment.
8th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Words to Action
What's better than talking about water quality issues in your hometown? Doing something about it! Scholars come up with a community action plan to take care of a local environmental issue having to do with the water supply. They determine the problem, come up with a plan, implement the idea, and evaluate the success as a group.
8th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Fame, Fortune, and Philanthropy
With your middle schoolers, develop concepts such as philanthropy, civic responsibility, community service, and common good. Discuss famous philanthropists and what we can each give of our time, talent and treasure to better our communities.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 36 Downloads
What Every 4-H Leader Should Know
Designed as an overview of the benefits of a 4-H program, this presentation, created by faculty from Purdue University, would provide a terrific introduction. Those who are interested in starting a 4-H group or club could explore the program through viewing this resource.
Higher Ed Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Concern for Community
Students read selections from The House on Mango Street and choose a community service organization to support. In this The House on Mango Street lesson, students read and discuss selections from the novel and identify examples of social injustice.
7th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 317 Downloads
Interactive Media Community Service Project
Students create an informational campaign for a school or community need. In this community service instructional activity, students pick a cause to create a PowerPoint presentation on. They also need a project outline, written summary, logo, letterhead, brochure, and newspaper ad.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads