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Students explore ways to volunteer. In this volunteerism and philanthropy lesson, students brainstorm how the early Americans benefited from philanthropy, then discuss how others benefit from our philanthropy and how we choose ways to give. Finally, students choose and complete a volunteer project.
Students analyze multiple sources and write a cohesive report for what they learned about kids' volunteer activities. In this service learning lesson, students watch videos about kids who volunteer and complete an organizer for the activity. Students write a report about some things kids did to volunteer.
Analyze the use of balanced sentences and parallelism in a narrative. Included in this resource is a narrative about serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan titled, "The Train Ride Home". Middle and high schoolers review vocabulary and employ the techniques taught in order to write grammatically correct, balanced sentences.
Students study the Dominican Republic through watching and discussing a video about the country and its people. They explain life in the Dominican Republic and describe the emerging picture of the Dominican Republic as viewed through multiple data sources (the video, demographic data, maps, and direct observations of Peace Corps Volunteers).
Students evaluate how volunteering helps others. In this philanthropy instructional activity, students define what a volunteer is and brainstorm a group volunteer project to implement in the school. Students write an essay describing how volunteering can influence others.
Students compare water access in the United States with that of Africa. In this water access lesson, students located Ghana and Kenya on a globe before reading Peace Corps Volunteer accounts of the difficulty of accessing clean water. They write a book that compares water access in America with Kenya and Ghana.
Fourth graders explore the concept of volunteerism. In this Habitat for Humanity lesson, 4th graders read an interview with a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and discuss the impact of volunteerism. Students plan and implement projects to benefit their local Habitat for Humanity group.