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Take Action! Service Learning for Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Inspire young scholars to make a positive difference in their community with a compilation of lesson plans detailing service learning projects, volunteering opportunities, and community service options. Designed for kindergarten through...
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Get Involved: Service Learning Projects for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young teenagers may be aware of the problems in the world, but they may not know how close the problems are in their own community — and the many ways they can help. Mobilize their concern with a number of projects about local outreach,...
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Real World Learning: Service Learning

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Participate in service learning projects to get your upper elementary learners excited about helping their community. The resources in the collection help build skills that bring attention to their communities and offer opportunities for...
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High Schoolers Get Involved

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Looking for ways to integrate meaningful community service and service learning opportunities into your curriculum? Check out the suggestions in this collection designed for high schoolers. Included are articles, lesson plans,...
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Service Learning in the Social Studies

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Active Citizenship Today (ACT) is a "unique social studies service learning program" that requires young scholars to learn about the public policy associated with community issues they identify in their local community. This web site...
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Earth Day Number Sense

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Elementary schoolers count and order objects using numbers 1-300. They bring recyclable items from home. Students group the items, skip count by 2's, 3's, and 5's, and arrange the items on a number line. Recyclable plastic bags are put...
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Photo Essay Exhibit

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewLet the pictures do the talking. Children tell their stories using provided guidelines for a photo essay exhibit. Discussion questions and checklist materials help pupils brainstorm and create photo essays to help inspire social change.
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Responsibility Launcher

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
So how would pupils solve a town's problems? Using a video game, scholars tell residents of a town how to solve their problems by taking steps such as going back to school, voting, or serving in the military. As they make good choices,...
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Activate

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Community service happens anywhere! A video game helps scholars practice their change-making skills. Using a simulation, pupils work to help their families, clean up local parks, or end bullying with a computer game offering real-world...
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What Good May I Do: Franklin and the American Civic Association

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Benjamin Franklin may have been a Founding Father of the United States, but he also founded a number of civic associations. Learners explore his legacy using a biographical essay and collaborative activity. After their exploration,...
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The Junto Meets Again

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Out of the classroom and into the streets! With Ben Franklin’s Junto society as inspiration, learners develop their ideas for improving their communities and put them into action. After analyzing meeting notes to discover what the Junto...
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Episode 2.2: The Problem

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
School's out ... forever? Episode two in a seven-part Global Problem Solvers series follows the team as they touch down in hurricane-ravaged Tampa. After meeting with a local principal and teacher, the group begins to formulate a plan to...
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Episode 2.3: The Solution

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When times get tough, divide and conquer! The third of seven episodes in Global Problem Solver's second season shows the team working toward a solution for displaced pupils and teachers. After dividing into two teams, the Problem Solvers...
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Episode 2.1: The Storm

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When a hurricane strikes Tampa, Florida, who will help? The first episode in a seven-part series follows the Global Problem Solvers as they embark on a new mission. The team's main line of communication with Tampa gets severed, leaving...
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Preparing for My Future

For Teachers 8th Standards
Your future is what you make it! Eighth graders launch their career searches in the first of six career and college readiness lessons. Scholars research to discover their extracurricular options both in and out of school, then locate...
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Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Great leaders are made from the inside out! Learners explore the multi-faceted world of teen leadership through three units of differentiated lessons. Working in pairs or small groups, scholars examine topics such as conflict, community...
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Youth Power Curriculum

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Want to help foster teen leadership in your school? Pave the road to success with a well-designed unit that promotes planning skills, organization, and communication. Pupils participate in projects to gain an understanding of creating an...
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4-H Teen Leadership

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Take your 4-H teens to the next level! Help them learn how to be an active part of their communities with a teen leadership development unit. Individuals, together with school and community partners, create and execute a service-driven...
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YELL Louder Than Ever Before!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here's one teen leadership unit that will have everyone yelling! Young scholars engage in highly effective leadership training using a mixture of group and individual activities. Each section of the lesson plan focuses on a key attribute...
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Counties Work

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Turn learning into a game by asking pupils to play an online interactive activity! Learners choose their own characters, departments, work toward building the population of their towns, earn money, and must maintain an approval rating...
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Gaining by Giving

For Teachers 9th Standards
Community service is a win-win! Scholars discover how to gain valuable career skills through helping others using a lesson about volunteer work. Second in a six-part career and college readiness series, the activities focus on...
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National Service

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Uncle Sam wants you to serve! Scholars investigate the role of mandatory national service in an open democracy. They research, watch a video, and hold a debate surrounding the issue of requiring one year of service to gain a better...
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What Does Community Mean to Me?

For Students 7th - 12th
Having a strong and supportive community is key for adolescent success. Teenagers explore the circles of their own communities, including the rights and responsibilities of being in their families, peer relationships, and their country,...
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Your Place in the Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners identify their beliefs and values and compare how these values relate to those of their community. They then determine how their values affect the roles they play in different situations. A quiz about values and beliefs...
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Create a Volunteer Spirit

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Motivate young citizens to make a positive difference through volunteering. Scholars examine the local and school community to discover ways the class, as a whole, can volunteer their time to help one or the other, then reflect on their...
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Why Volunteer?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Inspire scholars to volunteer their time to make a positive change in their community. With help from research, a public speaker, and reflection, learners define and asses what it takes to be a volunteer in a business, non-profit,...
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It’s Up to Us

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Giraffe Heroes Program is designed for teens willing to stick their necks out to make a difference, and to create community service projects that tackle real world problems. The resource guides teens to choose an issue, design a...
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Food Swap Meet

For Students K - 12th
Food insecurity affects more than one family — it affects a community. Spread awareness of local poverty and hunger with a local Food Swap Meet in your neighborhood, in which people swap healthy, homegrown foods instead of using money.
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Gardening For Good

For Students K - 12th
Help fight hunger in your community by growing food in a garden. Young gardeners grow vegetables and maintain their gardens in order to donate their food to local organizations. The project is a great way to incorporate the study of...
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Smart Breakfast

For Students K - 12th
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; unfortunately, millions of children go to school hungry due to lack of breakfast. Let kids help kids through a service learning project that has them collecting breakfast foods and making...
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Documentary Film Screening

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Watching documentaries is a good way to become well-informed about important issues. Middle and high schoolers organize a screening of a chosen documentary that describes current crises around the world, including homelessness, hunger,...
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What Kind of Citizen Are You?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Through class discussion and role playing scenarios, scholars share their perspectives regarding what character traits make up an ideal citizen, as well as what constitutes a negative citizen. 
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Targeting Problems in my Community

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Inspire scholars to make a positive difference in their community with a lesson that sheds light on local issues. Here, class members identify community problems and take part in a grand conversation to determine solutions needed to...
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Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a lesson plan that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community...
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Teaching Community Helpers

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Youngsters discover who the leaders in their community are and what it means to build a community in this four-lesson unit. 
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Taking Action!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Students, Engage!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Discuss as a class some problems that you would like to see changed in your school or community, and then take action! After your young citizens determine the appropriate steps they should take to accomplish their objectives, they will...
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Identifying Career Interests in the Volunteer and Government Sectors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Project-Based Learning: Community Service

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Making Service Count

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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...
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Refugee Voices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Foster empathy and expose your class to the hardships of refugees. First, learners listen to, read, and analyze the poem "Refugee Blues" by W.H. Auden. They then use this poem as a model for their own poem that uses voice, imagery, and...
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4-H Line and Design Advanced Leader's Page

For Students 5th - 7th
Incorporate 21st century graphic design skills into an advanced line and design activity worksheet. 4-H'ers will have a blast using a computer graphics program to re-create an image, unscrambling design terms and matching them with...
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Writing Pattern Books

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Have your older middle schoolers assist young children with writing in this community service and literacy lesson. Middle schoolers become partners with a local elementary school. They assist the grade school children in writing a...
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Bridging the Gap by Doing Philanthropy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Turn your middle schoolers into civic-minded members of the community. After engaging in a service learning activity, they write about it in a journal, an essay and an observation report, then complete a project summarizing their...
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Treasure of Community Service (A)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Class members identify needs in their community, research community resources that deal with these needs, and reflect on the organizations they have an interest in supporting.
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A Garden in Lawndale

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
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....
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Taking Action! Educating as a Form of Service

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students read the story Happy Hearts in Manabí by Peace Corps Volunteer Kristen Mallory to consider how educating others can be a form of service. In this health education and service instructional activity, students read the book and...
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Why Does Service Matter?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils determine how community members serve others. In this service learning lesson plan, students interview community members who volunteer by serving others. Pupils then determine how they could serve their community.
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Words to Action

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
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...
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Throw A Tennis Ball Into The Service Court

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners are engaged in the introductory skills of playing tennis and develop the ability to overhead serve. They practice serving a ball over the net without a return being made. This is done to work on technique and speed of serving...
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Service-Learning Links Curriculum to the Read World

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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Create a Book on Tape

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
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...
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Watch Out for the Blind Spots

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Applying engineering concepts to the field of medicine, pupils design a device to help test peripheral sight. The class learns and follows a specific design process for engineers before separating into groups; each group builds a...
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Engineers Love Pizza, Too!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Help overcome challenges in eating pizza. Scholars work in groups to design a device that assists a physically handicapped person eat pizza. They build a prototype of such a device to test their designs before building. To finish, groups...
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4-H Citizenship Activity Page - Beginning Level

For Students 5th - 8th
This is a 4-H citizenship activity that asks learners to examine county government, city councils, the three branches of the United States government, and complete a community service project. It also includes a word search, directions...
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What Every 4-H Leader Should Know

For Teachers Higher Ed
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...
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Do Your Own Thing Guide for Kids

For Students 3rd - 7th
Inspire scholars to take action into their own hands with a how-to guide for planning and conducting a service learning project. The guide takes pupils through a detailed planning process to guarantee a successful project idea and...
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Haring Inspired Wall Murals

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Students complete a community service project for their school. For this community service lesson, students and volunteers help paint murals on the walls of the school.  Students learn about Keith Haring and paint their murals using his...
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National Service: Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Young scholars explore and take postions on the concept of mandatory community service. They then debate the issue in class as a learning model.
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Playground Design

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students design recreational equipment for a community. In this architecture lesson, students work in pairs to design the equipment. Students select materials and begin designing. Students assess themselves with a pre-made rubric.
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Child Literacy

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students read information on the importance of literacy and complete a worksheet. In this community service lesson, students evaluate children's literature and practice reading fluency. Students spend two hours per week reading to...
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Proud to Be of Service

For Teachers K - 12th
Observe the National Day of Service and Remembrance with a service learning lesson plan. After discussing the events of September 11, 2001, learners plan and implement their own service learning project in honor of American heroes.
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Digital Video Interviews

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the jobs in their community. In this career education lesson, students interview a community member about his or her job in the community. Students video the interview.
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Concern + Action = Clean Air Solutions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers participate in a service project about improving air quality. In this air quality lesson, students understand the problems and solutions for improvement of air quality issues. Middle schoolers discuss and choose an air...
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Philanthropy Framework

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students become community philanthropists. In this social studies lesson, students learn the definition of philanthropy and apply it to Martin Luther King, Jr. The next day, students complete 3 T-charts for 3 historical figures. Finally,...
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Rosie the Riveter

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify and interpret the power of symbols. Then they research and identify what type of information that they can locate at the Library of Congress website and list what they learned from it in the time allotted. Students also...
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Working for the Common Good

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the concept of the common good. Using primary source documents, they read accounts from volunteers in the Dominican Republic and discuss how they work for the common good. They reflect on the topic in their journals to...
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Can We Be Both Conservationists and Consumers?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore their role as consumers and conservationists and what roles they play in today's economic climate. They explore resource allocation issues. Students analyze data and draw comparisons between historical and...
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Graphing the Annual Food Drive

For Teachers K - 12th
Students graph the number of items contributed to the food drive. They compare daily results to other days or to an overall goal and answer questions based on the graph.
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Remember Our Soldiers

For Teachers K - 12th
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...
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Service-Based Engineering Design Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do some good for the community while learning about engineering. Groups complete a service-based engineering design project over the course of five weeks. The resource provides guidance on how to conduct the project and help pupils get...
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Get Involved: Hunger Action Month

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Chances are that food insecurity touches the lives of your students so dive in to understand the problem and look for ways to help
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Read to Learn

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore the concept of community helpers.  In this community helper lesson, students brainstorm the community helpers in their neighborhood after reading a book about jobs in the community.  Students then host a community helper...
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Community Helpers

For Teachers K - 1st
The book, Doctor Ted is used to kick off this lesson on Community Helpers. Young learners make connections to their own life by dictating a story of their own, and inventing other jobs that Ted can do.  
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Clara Barton's House: Home of the American Red Cross

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fabulous lesson on the life of Clara Barton awaits your class. They describe how Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, and the role it played in organizing help for those in need. Additionally, young historians explain how...
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Community Helpers

For Teachers 1st
An excellent lesson on members of a community awaits your first graders. Student pairs share about their mom and dad's job, then a class list is made. Next, an excellent PowerPoint on Community Helpers is shown. Learners then go to the...
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Student Handout –People Helping

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
When you're in the workplace you need to know how to ask for and give help. Special needs individuals can look at each of the three workplace pictures and use the provided questions to practice asking for help. There are three questions...
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Acting for the Common Goods

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The first of a three-part series on bullying, this plan has class members present skits about bullying, write and sign an anti-bullying pledge, and complete a service project. For the skit, learners use information from previous lessons...
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Ornaments for Nursing Home Tree

For Teachers K - 5th
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...
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Haring Mosaic

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders design and create a tile mosaic in a public place inspired by the work of artist Keith Haring.  In this Haring Mosaic lesson, based on an actual project in Germany, 8th graders study the artist's work, design and execute...
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Giving Cheer

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore kind behavior. For this values development and literacy lesson, students listen to The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, then generate a class list of ways the tree helped the boy and ways in which the boy helped the...
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Nutrition Mission

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students monitor and teach second graders about nutrition and exercise. In this community service lesson, students teach cooking, monitor bingo and matching games related to the food pyramid and exercise at stations.
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Animal Shelter Service Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners complete a community service project. In this community service activity, students discuss the needs of animals in animal shelters. They contact an animal shelter and help with one of these needs. 
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Create Your Own Service Project

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students 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.
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Teamwork and Leadership

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students complete activities as an analysis of leadership, teamwork, and community service. In this teamwork and leadership lesson, students discuss teamwork and read an example of it. Students participate in a teamwork building activity...
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Red Cross

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the history and the accomplishments of the Red Cross. In this philanthropy lesson, students research the Red Cross and other volunteer organizations. Students present their findings to their classmates and determine...
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Fighting Hunger

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a service-learning project to help combat hunger in their community. In this current events lesson plan, students discuss possible causes for hunger in the United States. Students read a short story, conduct...
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Write About These People

For Students K - 3rd
In this writing practice instructional activity, students write 12 original sentences about the 12 people pictured on this instructional activity.
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Mission Shield

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners engage in a lesson that is about the mission of a community oriented education plan. The class has created a plan and each member of the class has responsibilities. They draw a shield and use it as a graphic organizer and fill...
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Red Crescent/Red Cross

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers engage in a study of the Red Cross and its history. They conduct research using the internet and other varieties of resources. The lesson plan includes background information for the teacher to use. The information is used...
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Why Does Service Matter?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students were required to interview local community service volunteers. In groups, they present the information they gathered from the interview and determine if these people have made a difference in the community as a whole. They end...
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Thinking About Our Troops

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine various ways to support America's military troops. They conduct Internet research, and compose and send online letters to troops overseas through the "Operation Dear Abby" program.
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Charting the Course

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list and describe the characteristics of a good citizen relative to democracy. They see that philanthropy is part of good citizenship and exemplify philanthropy through random acts of kindness. Each group will be responsible for...
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Heimlich Maneuver

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students read Red Cross handouts on the Heimlich maneuver, then describe and explain all the steps in the Heimlich maneuver. They view a computer simulation of a choking victim, then practice the Heimlich maneuver skills with partners.
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Community Wellness Fair

For Teachers 12th
New ReviewSeniors work with teachers, counselors, and administrators to organize a community wellness fair. Committees take on the responsibility for the various tasks (publicity, set up, hospitality room, agency contact, thank you letters, etc.)....
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Be the Change...

For Teachers 6th - 12th
An engaging lesson empowers individuals to make a difference in the community. Pupils work together to identify problems within the community and draft possible solutions. Scholars then take it to the next level by volunteering their...
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Passion into Action

For Students 9th - 12th
Find your passion. Find service opportunities. Decide how to serve. An instructional packet offers step-by-step directions for getting involved in community service. The practical suggestions and helpful worksheets make what may seem to...
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Senior Meal Share

For Students K - 12th
Senior citizens are among the growing population of Americans facing food insecurity. Middle and high schoolers work on a service learning project focused on a senior meal share, inviting seniors in their community to join them for a...
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Do Your Own Thing Guide: For Teens

For Students 8th - 12th
What do your teenagers feel passionate about? Incorporate their ideas and concerns into a service learning project. After researching the topic that interests them the most, learners implement their ideas to help their communities, both...
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Mind The Gap

For Students K - 12th
Class members organize a think tank to research and address the need for a summer meal program in their community. Participants create and conduct a survey of the barriers faced by those who need access and develop potential solutions to...
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Winter Break Survival Kit

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Help parents and children survive the long winter break with this collection of fun activities. Offering suggestions for volunteering during the holidays and making family New Year's resolutions, as well as a variety of crafts and games,...
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Call to Arms: A Service Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Sick of selling candy and washing cars? How about hosting a Digital Day or a Learning Lunch? The suggestions here make fund raising fun and rewarding. Raise money to preserve important maps and other primary source documents.
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Should the Government Impose a Mandatory Year of Service?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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...
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Community Service Award

For Teachers K - 12th
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...
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Choosing to Participate Posters

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
"A poster exhibit to encourage dialogue, engagement, respect, and participation in our communities..." This is a set of attractive posters that reference influential historical figures, such as George Washington and Albert Einstein, and...
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Celebrate Make a Difference Day on October 26, 2013

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Join millions of volunteers around the world by uniting for a common mission to improve others' lives.
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Landscape Garden Makeover

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A project-based learning plan focuses on landscapes in the community. After identifying problems, such as dead trees or misplaced automatic sprinklers, learners design solutions, contact local organizations to fix the problems, and do...
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Study Skills, Time, and Money Management

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Enhance your high schoolers' time/money management and study skills. In each of three sessions, they examine their current habits and practice new strategies to best use their time and money, and to study most effectively. A service...
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UN's Millennium Goals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Whose responsibility is it to improve schools in developing countries? How does quality education affect my neighborhood? Questions of responsibility, whether global or local, form the heart of this activity. Using the UN’s Millennium...
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Community Helpers

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders define the role of community helpers in a community. They interview a community helper, write about the job, then role-play the character. A very nice lesson!
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Community Helpers

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the different products and services provided by community helpers. In this community helpers lesson plan, learners participate in a role playing activity where the students transform into community helpers. They...
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Careers - Community Helpers

For Teachers 2nd
Different types of community helpers are the focus of this sociology lesson. Learners read the book Community Helpers from A to Z, choose a community helper to focus on, complete a graphic organizer, draw a picture of their helper, and...
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Introduction to Community Helpers

For Teachers K
Learners are introduced to the concept of community helpers. They read a story about community helpers, brainstorm previous knowledge about these occupations and people, illustrate a chosen community helper and write a sentence to go...
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Community Helpers

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Community Helpers are the focus of this sociology lesson. Learners brainstorm the many different jobs done in their community, discuss why they are necessary, and think of ways they can be community helpers. 
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Who Can Help Me At School?

For Teachers 6th
As a way to explore the roles of community helpers, learners take pictures of people who work at their school. This lesson, in which pupils take pictures of the principal, custodian, guidance counselor, media specialist, etc. and...
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Get To Know Your Local Philanthropic Organizations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop appropriate interview questions, interview a philanthropic organization, and present information to the class. They use pamphlets and/or other materials gained during their interviews to mount a display about the local...
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The Meaning of Philanthropy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy and be aware of its presence in the community. Students analyze mission statements and state at least two ways each one supports philanthropy.
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Fame, Fortune, and Philanthropy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Service Learning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the value in helping others.  In this ethics lesson, students use videos, worksheets, Internet articles and group discussion to develop a personal perspective on what it means to help others.
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Homelessness

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Student explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, pupils participate in a service project and take a test on homelessness.
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Drumming from the Heart

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete a craft activity using recyclable containers and read a story to a younger child. In this service lesson, students read the story 'The Drum' and do a service project retelling the story and making a drum from recyclable...
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Plants are Growing and Changing

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore living things. For this agriculture lesson, students read the book A Tree is a Plant and participate in an experiment to explore the patterns of change in living things. Students continue to observe the plant throughout...
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Trusted Adults

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this health problems worksheet, students name 3 people in their community who could possibly help with every day problems. Students then draw a picture of each person named and tell where they could find them in the community.
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Community Workers

For Students K - 1st
For this ESL community workers worksheet, students examine 7 pictures that depict citizens in different jobs. Students match these to the word or phrase that describes the job.
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Health: Safety Day

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discover what safety organizations are located in their communities. During Physical Education classes, they examine safety equipment on exhibit from various organizations. Upon completion of the program, students write a...
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the Not Forgotten - Sharing History & Archaeology

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students create a catalog of gravestones in a cemetery that includes a burial ground from the Revolutionary War. They photograph and document the grave sites, research the Battle of Bunker hill and work with community members to create...
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The Mission of the Red Cross

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils explore and discus the mission aims of the International Committee of the Red Cross. They draft a letter about the work of the ICRC to the US Secretary of Defense which includes personal opinions on: the mission of the Red...
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Introduction to Philanthropy-Recognizing Good Citizenship and Philanthropy in Our Community

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the term philanthropy and recognize it in everyday situations. They list three philanthropic activities occurring in their own home, in their classroom, or in their school. Students identify at least one act they might...
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Looking at Our Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the way that the media views the community that they live in. They poll residents about the strengths and weaknesses of their community and devise ways such as community service projects that they can improve the image...
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Take a Dip: The Water in Our Lives

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students explore the function of storm drains and the importance of keeping them clean of debris. They obtain permission from local authorities and perform community service painting stenciled messages near existing storm drains.
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We Need Cash

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners describe charitable, religious, and civic services in their community, and argue for the value of these services. They write a one-page explanation as to why this service is important to the community and why it deserves $5,000.
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Making Connections

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars reflect on their experiences and interest in volunteer service. They develop service plans for communities in need around the world and connect them to virtual volunteers.
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Uncommon Americans

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students view a documentary called, Uncommon Americans, a special presentation of Biography, highlights the efforts of three extraordinary average citizens who have made a difference in their communities. Discussion and a creative...
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Community Action

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How does community involvement make good citizens? Use all or a few of the included ideas to foster a better understanding of what it means to be a good citizen. Learners will brainstorm community issues, discuss how to get involved, and...
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Whose Hat?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Here is a wonderful supplemental activity that would go great with a unit or lesson on community helpers or community workers. Kids will color in each of the provided images and they put the images together in a book. The book is then...
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We Are All Pieces of the Puzzle

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are shown a small puzzle. They are explained that without all the pieces, a puzzle is not complete. Students are explained that the same principle applies to the world of work. They are also explained that each person who...
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Caring for Others - Interview Questions

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A worksheet produced by the 4-H organization challenges youngsters to consider seven questions regarding caring for others. They must choose five of the questions, then interview one of their peers by asking them the five questions. One...
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The ABCs of Our Nation

For Students 4th - 5th
In this social studies worksheet, students are directed to a Web site to find out what makes our Nation special. Students create an acrostic poem about our country. Students then explore the need for responsible living within a community...
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Job Description Tool

For Students 7th - 12th
Here is a simple worksheet that youngters can use to describe what they are doing for a service project. Job title, specific skills needed, time committment, and job responsibilities are all listed.
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Community Involvement

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Your class may be active in the community, but what about showing appreciation for what others do? Turn the tables with this fun idea as learners celebrate those who have worked to make their campus better. They discuss the ways in which...
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Jobs in School

For Teachers K - 1st
Talk about the types of jobs found at school, in the community, and in families. This discussion-based presentation encourages the class to talk about what jobs they see, what they think those people do, and what they'd like to do when...
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People in My Community

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Identify illiteracy in the community and locate places that assist with reading. In this literacy lesson, students examine several centers and libraries in their area that can assist the underprivileged with reading assistance. ...
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Talking Trash

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Define vocabulary related to global waste. Creative thinkers review and illustrate terms for the Global Garbage Picture Dictionary. They play a vocabulary game in which co-operative skills among players in encouraged. A great way to...
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Trick or Treat for Unicef

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Creative thinkers develope advertisements. They work in groups to create an advertisement featuring the importance of contributing to UNICEF. They research, learn about point of view, and present final projects to the class.
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Community Helpers

For Teachers K
Becoming familiar with the roles of community helpers through reading and posters is the focus of this sociology instructional activity. Young learners identify community helpers and what their jobs are by engaging in a class discussion.
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Community Helpers

For Teachers K
Kindergartners learn who community helpers are and what contributions they make for the community. They will hear a story outlining various community helpers, their jobs, and tools, create a graphic organizer connecting community...
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Create A Picture Book

For Teachers K - 1st
Students create a picture book of community workers. In this writing and community worker instructional activity, students view books and online "Community Club" stories before interviewing a community worker. They develop a picture book...
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Benjamin Franklin, Working for the Common Good

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars examine Benjamin Franklin's community service in Philadelphia. In this American history famous heroes instructional activity, students make text-to-self-and-world connections between the Philadelphia community service...
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A Visit To The Station

For Teachers K - 1st
Students discuss the role of the firefighter. In this firefighter lesson, students visit a fire station and see the equipment that firefighters use. They complete a math page on numbers and write a journal entry describing their fire...
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Deciding to Serve

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine different ways where they can be most effective in sharing their newly acquired financial expertise.  In this cross curricular lesson plan, 7th graders participate in a service project. Students design a service...
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Read'n'Give- Sharing our Treasure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a service project. In this giving lesson, students donate books they've collected. Students reflect on their experience and how they were affected by the service project.
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Philanthropy in Your Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students brainstorm how an action to benefit others is a type of philanthropy. They identify the commonwealth approach to philanthropy, plan and carry out a philanthropic action in their community and reflect how their action qualifies...
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Hmmm-What is Philanthropy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners develop an understanding of philanthropy through definition and actions. Students to get to know themselves and their classmates by engaging in activities imbedded in this lesson. They investigate the types of philanthropic...
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Goods and Services

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
This PowerPoint presents facts about goods and services. The presentation defines goods and services in simple language and links to webpages that provide further information. Students may also review the information by clicking the...
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Community of caring Service Projects

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students identify needs within the community.  In this community service lesson, students look around their community for areas that are in need of service/assistance.  Students contact the appropriate people and set forth to help their...
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Homeless

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars study the plight of homeless families. In this homelessness lesson, students read a book about homeless people. Young scholars brainstorm ways to help and complete a worksheet. Students then implement a service project for...
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Role of the Citizen

For Teachers 1st
First graders access prior knowledge of community helpers.  In this role of the citizen lesson, 1st graders illustrate a school rule that betters the school community. Students role play community helpers. Students complete a worksheet...
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Home Away from Home

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders listen to stories about homeless people.  In this public service lesson, 2nd graders recognize the problems of being homeless and the importance of community activities.  Students listen to Fly Away Home and create home...
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Helping People Who Are Hungry

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss the concept of hunger.  In this hunger lesson, students discuss the book, The Story of Stone Soup.  Student then brainstorm a possible service project ideas and create plans to carry out their service project.
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Honoring the Veterans of WWI

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students raise money for a memorial. In this community service lesson, students support the building of a memorial for WWI veterans in Washing D.C. Students educate their community about the memorial, raise funds, and explore their own...
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Animals Matter

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore philanthropy. In this character education activity, students define and give examples of philanthropy. Students listen to the story A Symphony of Whales and describe how the characters helped the whales. Students discuss...
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A Thousand Points of Light

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore philanthropy in the United States. In this character education and U.S. history lesson, students analyze a quote from President G.W. Bush requesting that U.S. citizens put more time into service projects. Students view...
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Our Community Helpers

For Teachers 1st
First graders draw a picture.  In this community helpers lesson plan, 1st graders discuss different kinds of community helpers, draw a community helper using educational software, write a sentence about their drawing and use their...
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Closing Ceremonies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Promote volunteerism in your art or writing classes. In this service learning lesson, middle schoolers create promotional materials that include photographs and newspaper articles based on their personal service experiences in local...
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Community Helpers Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 1st
Students identify a police officer as a community worker.  In this community studies instructional activity, students answer questions about police officers, review when to use 9-1-1, and use an inkpad to make their fingerprints. 
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Dress The Fireman

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore community helpers. In this memory and community helpers lesson plan, students dress a fireman in the correct order. Students discuss what firemen do, what they see, what they ride and how they help us.
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Map Your Community

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students study their community's assets and needs to create a service project that would meet the needs. In this community project lesson, students research their community and look for the strengths and weaknesses of the community. As a...
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Citizenship City

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students design labels promoting civic responsibility to distribute to the community. In this civics lesson, students engage in a simulated reunion and discuss their future careers and research various community organizations and...
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Community Helpers in our School and Town

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create a PowerPoint presentation. In this community helpers activity, students discuss community helpers and create a t-chart to list what each community helper does. Students watch a PowerPoint presentation, walk through the...
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Meet the People In Your Neighborhood

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize various occupations and their roles in the community. In this communities lesson, 1st graders read the story I Stink and view a Powerpoint presentation of "Community Helpers." Students create a costume to...
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Following in Their Footsteps (Private-Religious)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students serve in their community. In this community action lesson, students read "First They Came for the Jews" and discuss what happened when people didn't take ethical action. Students discuss the actions they could take to help in...
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A Community of Givers

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore charitable organizations. For this character development lesson, students read about children who have contributed to charitable organizations, research a variety of these organizations, plan a project, and prepare a...
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The Planning Commission

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design a sound community. In this communities lesson, students take on the role of city planners and identify the needs of the community. Students develop a blue print to meet the needs of the community and include new...
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Purchasing Power

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in a lemonade sale and record their sales in a journal. In this fundraising lesson, students donate money they have raised from a lemonade sale and make a plan for how the money should be spent.
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Phil's Garden of Good

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read "The Rainbow Fish" and discuss how the fish benefited by giving others. In this sharing lesson, students prepare plants and letters for senior citizens. Students present their letters and plants at a visit to a senior...
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Sharing is Caring

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students sharpen their problem solving skills. For this service learning lesson, students work collaboratively to solve a problem involving scarcity.
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Providing Service for a Nonprofit

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in a non-profit organization. In this citizenship lesson, students volunteer at a non-profit organization and apply the concept of philanthropy. Students reflect upon their experience.
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Homeless in our Community

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore homelessness in their local community. In this service project/social studies lessons, children research local areas where homeless people reside, discuss global acceptance and unity, and visit a local food bank.
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The Job of the Police Officer

For Students 1st - 3rd
For this community helper worksheet, students look at a photograph of police officers, and read a short job description. They answer and correct 5 online multiple choice questions using the online tool.
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Jet Delivers Books to Kids Overseas

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners identify the function of organizations, then read a news article about an organization called Room to Read that is sending books to poor countries. For this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a...
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Community Helpers

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this community workers worksheet, students read a one page text that has information about 8 community helpers and their jobs. Students then answer 8 matching questions and draw a mini poster that tells why community helpers are...
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The Kindness Company

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students organize themselves into a simulated company complete with applications, interviews and training. They identify a community need they can fulfill related to cooking or sewing and work to make and deliver the designated product.
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Our Town

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners discover what makes a community run smoothly by reading signs and visiting various places in their community. In this social studies lesson, small groups of students take photographs of community signs and places and then ask...
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Women's Shelter Service Project

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students research ways to help a women's shelter in a service project. In this service project lesson, students develop ways to meet needs of a women's shelter. Students select a need, plan, and conduct a service project to meet that need.
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Evaluating Our Success

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students collaborate to determine the success of a service learning project that their class completed.
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Why Are People Hungry?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students discuss why many people don't have a balanced diet with nutritious food in order to not be hungry. In this hungry lesson plan, students learn what it means to eat healthy and start a service project for their community to help...
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You Are Uniquely You

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover their unique attributes and complete a group service project. In this service project lesson, students work in groups to define an audience, create a service project based on boosting the audience's confidence, and then...
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Making a Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners create a plan to better their school. In this civil service lesson, students will deepen their understanding of the term "philanthropy" by reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech and a quote by John F....
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Community Helpers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify the different jobs of people in the community. In this careers lesson, students read Helpers in My Community and have parents come into the classroom to do a short presentation on their jobs.
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Designing Your Philanthropic Collage-Penny Drive

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine how philanthropy is a daily activity. In this philanthropy lesson, students identify philanthropic traits in themselves and reflect upon acts of everyday philanthropy they were involved in.
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Funding the Arts: Art from the Heart

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore means by which community arts might be supported. In this "community" social studies lesson, students research various local non-profit organizations. Students role-play as members of the board of a philanthropic...
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Where Do I Work?

For Students Pre-K - K
In this community workers worksheet, students draw a line from each of 3 workers to the pictures of where they work. Students choose one worker and write a sentence about how the worker helps us.
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Whose Hat?

For Students Pre-K - K
In this community workers worksheet, students create a flip book. After stapling the book together, students cut the pages. Students flip the pages to match the pictures. The book contains seven pages that print in color.
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Pee Wee Scouts

For Teachers 1st - 4th
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...
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Expent Advice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a question and answer session with a community expert concerning the problems of the local environment. Each geographical area could seek a different type of expert based upon its own set of challenges.
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Do Something

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice verbal and nonverbal communication in order to help clarify true feelings of tragedy. They communicate also about the gratitude for people who are community helpers.
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Philanthropy and Philanthropists' Qualities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the meaning of the term "philanthropy" and the qualities that philanthropists share, especially good character and personal virtue. They list and describe how three volunteer groups act for the common good and summarize...
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Philanthropy - What Is It?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the meaning of the word philanthropy and identify examples of philanthropy in their home, school and community. They design a poster to communicate the meaning and impact of philanthropy.
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Philanthropy and Native Americans

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the philanthropic traditions of early Native American communities. They use graphic organizers to record information and share their ideas with classmates. They create three-panel comic strips depicting philanthropic...
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Getting the Hang of Philanthropy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify examples of philanthropy in the family and community. They describe the economic impact of philanthropy on the family and community. They compare volunteer activities people do today with activities done in an earlier...