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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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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 that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community service,...
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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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Community Helpers

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Differentiate instruction with a unit focused on community helpers. A pre-assessment levels scholars into three groups. Learning contracts offer participants the choice of activities to complete and show what they know about specific...
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RETHINK: Bullying Prevention Curriculum

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Adopt a school-wide approach to bullying prevention guided by a program packet that is designed to engage the full school, families, and the entire community. Participants are asked to consider the roles power, control, and privilege...
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Community

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What is a community? Find out with a lesson that sheds light onto the different types of communities—school, local, and global. Scholars read informational text detailing the life of a young girl from Cape Verde and take part in a...
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My Community: Up Close & Personal

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help your young citizens explore their community in this thorough lesson. They research attributes of their neighborhood and collaborate to design a slide show that features the community. Individually, they design, create, and present a...
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Lesson 1 - Community Social Studies Unit

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Some problems are so big it takes an entire community to solve them. So was the case in the children's book Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story by Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall. This primary grade instructional activity uses a class...
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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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Building a Community of Trust

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Barrio de Paz is the story of Nelsa Libertad Curbelo, a nun, who works with the gang youth of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The 17-minute documentary focuses on her explanations for the rise of gangs and for how gang culture reflects societal values.
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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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Community Mural / Poster Campaign

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewEvery piece matters. A creative lesson provides an opportunity for scholars to create murals or posters that represent their views on social justice. Academics work on smaller posters or pieces of a mural that will ultimately be...
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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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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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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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Community Puzzle Mural

For Teachers K - 2nd
New ReviewEvery piece of the puzzle is important. A lesson gives individuals the opportunity to create artwork that spreads a message of inclusion and tolerance. Class members work in teams to create pieces of the mural that form a larger picture....
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Restorative Justice in the Classroom Lesson 1 The Community Web

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine methods for resolving conflict. For this conflict resolution lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to identify their classmates for specific roles in a conflict resolution activity.
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Planning a Service Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine global issues by planning and participating in a service project. In this Peace Corps activity, students use the provided guidelines to determine the type of service project they will complete in their community...
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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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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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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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Who Can Help Me at School?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
New ReviewA discussion about community helpers opens a lesson about the helpers in your school. Scholars list responsible adults found at school, a list they can reference while they complete a graphic organizer that answers a series of questions...
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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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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...