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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 14 Views 40 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
Interactive Media Community Service Project
Young scholars create an informational campaign for a school or community need. In this community service 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
Making Service Count
Students investigate the importance of community service by creating their own project ideas. In this volunteering lesson, 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 4 Views 20 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
Students explore community service. In this character development and community lesson, students sing a song based on the fable The Lion and the Mouse. Students participate in a discussion about kindness, and generate ideas for community service projects in which they might demonstrate kindness.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 26 Downloads
Pee Wee Scouts
Students read books to discover the importance of friendship, teamwork, and community service. After reading the book, they discuss conflict resolution strategies. Students discuss healthy eating food pyramids. They write an essay about role model.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 11 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 31 Views 92 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
Young scholars 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 12 Views 142 Downloads
Planning a Service Project
Students begin the lesson by discussing what type of project they are interested in and how much time can be devoted. They also discuss why it is important to focus on the community and are introduced to the criteria to implement the project.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 20 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
Talking Trash About the Oceans
Students create a community service advertising campaign that raises awareness about the importance of keeping trash out of the marine ecosystem. They work in teams to create different ad campaigns geared toward particular target audiences.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Understanding Service Learning
Students define service learning and reflect on the purpose of the Global Youth Service Day. In this service learning lesson, students discuss and define service learning projects and the role youth has in their community. Students write their personal views on service and watch a movie about the topic.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 6 Views 27 Downloads
Students explore services in their community. In this community services lesson, students discuss community services and work in teams to list the jobs within the service. Students may also shadow a worker from that community service area.
4th - 7th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 7 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
Create Your Own Service Project
Young scholars develop a community service project. In this service project lesson, students identify a concern within their community, set a goal, from a plan, and carryout a service project using the project guidelines.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads