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Practice public speaking in this oral presentation lesson. Middle schoolers list the characteristics of a powerful speaker. They watch a video of two speakers, compare them and discuss the qualities of a good speech. Afterwards, they prepare and present a 10 minute speech about volunteering for a philanthropic organization.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
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
Reward your pupils for volunteering in class. This editable PDF certificate allows you to type in the recipient's name, the reason for the award, the date, and the teacher name and title. The award is great for reinforcing positive classroom behavior!
Pre-K - 10th Social Studies & History
New Review Civic Responsibility
Extra extra, read all about record levels of civic duty and social responsibility! Here is a handout featuring USA Today news articles on recent surging volunteer rates, such as among college freshmen, celebrity activists, or in the Peace Corps.
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Volunteer Coupon Packets
Students brainstorm a list of things they can do to help people in their community or at school. Using construction paper, they design and create a coupon book to give to others for them to use when they need help. To end the lesson, they pass them to those in their community.
1st - 6th English Language Arts
Therapeutic Riding Volunteer
For students who have a love of horses becoming a therapeutic riding volunteer may be a perfect fit. This short showcases how therapeutic riding helps both special needs students and horse lovers alike. Students will hear what they would be required to do and what they'd need to know to become a riding volunteer.
4 mins 4th - 12th Social Studies & History
The musician Usher helps Elmo understand the meaning of the word volunteer. By using examples involving Sesame Street inhabitants, Usher makes the meaning of this word clear. This is a great video to use to help learners develop new Language Arts.
1 min Pre-K - K English Language Arts
A Story of Philanthropy
Help your class define philanthropy and recognize philanthropic activities. Ask them to identify examples of philanthropy in literature and explore the philanthropic deeds of themselves and others. To wrap up, create a class display with the pictures and paragraphs under the definition of philanthropy.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Young students view this presentation which goes over the concepts of being a good citizen, what volunteers do, what our basic rights are, and what types of organizations in our society are considered to be led by volunteers. The last two slides of the presentation invite students to talk about what rights they have, and the way members of a community show good citizenship.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Volunteering for Others
Students research the kind of volunteer options for teens in their area, using the Internet and calls to local agencies. Students conduct a simple survey in your school or ask volunteer organizations you contact to help you get in touch with those who volunteer in your area.
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Exploring the Duties & Responsibilities of a Citizen
What does it mean to be an active, responsible citizen in the United States? What citizen requirements are mandated by law? Learners begin by brainstorming the duties of citizenship, and then read and discuss an excerpt from a speech by President Barack Obama in 2005.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable