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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts
Making Service Count
Students investigate the importance of community service by creating their own project ideas. In this volunteering lesson plan, 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
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
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
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 instructional activity, students learn compassion, and also understand the feeling of community, by doing for others.
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Geometry: Teaching Math Through Community Service
Motivate your learners with this instructional activity 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.
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
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
Remember Our Soldiers
Students 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 English Language Arts
Service-Learning Links Curriculum to the Read World
Pupils 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
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
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
New Review Taking Action!
Motivate young scientists to stand up and take action with this environmental science lesson. To begin, the class works in small groups brainstorming actions that support the conservation of the earth before creating and implementing an action plan aimed at making positive changes in the community.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Career Interests in the Volunteer and Government Sectors
Here is a great way to give your class a real-life job experience, while also serving the community. They explore a variety of volunteer opportunities to build career interests, gain work experience, and help their community grow. This is a great activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 English Language Arts
Create a Book on Tape
Learners of all ages record themselves reading their favorite books with accuracy and feeling. They must read with sound effects and consider the audience for whom the tape is being made. They are assessed based on the quality of their readings and the things they did to make their recordings special.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable