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What are your pupils' life philosophies? Help them explore their beliefs in this lesson, which uses the Switchfoot song "Gone" and Robert Herrick's poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time." The lesson includes a graphic organizer and prompts pupils to watch a scene from Dead Poet's Society (not included) to open the activity. A Six-Trait writing process takes them through writing their own poems about life, time, and the meanings of each.
Facilitate your learners' exploration of the concept of community service. They define service and reflect on personal experiences and perspectives on community service, including whether requiring it dilutes the purpose. A philosophy of service document and service reflection mentioned are not attached, however, a rubric is included.