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Exploring Our Community
Middle schoolers identify nonprofit and profit organizations in their community. They discuss why it is important to have both types of organizations. They create a land use map of their community.
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Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community
Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a activity that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community service,...
K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
4-H Citizenship Activity Page - Beginning Level
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...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
What Kind of Citizen & Community Member Are You?
What makes an ideal citizen? How can we as individuals do to impact our communities in a positive way? Discuss this important concept with your class with an interactive, creative activity and follow-up role play.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Service-Learning Links Curriculum to the Read World
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...
8th - 12th Science
What Makes Our Community Special?
Explore websites, complete research, and use technological tools to create a final multimedia presentation on what makes a community special. Learners of all ages work with a partner to research an interesting aspect of their community,...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Building a Community: Responsibility and Leadership
Somewhere around 660,000 South African children have been orphaned due to AIDS diagnoses in their family. Carol Dyanti, or Mama Carol, has dedicated herself to providing for these children. Discuss other prominent figures and their...
8th - 10th English Language Arts