Reflecting on the Power of Volunteerism
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students contribute to society by examining volunteer activities that benefit others. Students collaborate to create a skit to promote volunteerism.
6th - 8th English Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Should the Government Impose a Mandatory Year of Service?
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...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not
Who fixes the swings at the park? The class creates a community bulletin board to explore the goods and services provided for their community in both the private and government sectors. They discuss taxes, consumers' wants and needs, and...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Service Learning in the Social Studies
Active Citizenship Today (ACT) is a "unique social studies service learning program" that requires students to learn about the public policy associated with community issues they identify in their local community. This web site provides...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
6th - 8th 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
"The Kid in the Red Jacket": Book Activities
Learning stations aren't just for little ones; middle schoolers can have fun while learning about the main character in the book, The Kid in the Red Jacket. Outlined are three different activities that are completed as each small group...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Bridging the Gap by Doing Philanthropy
Turn your middle schoolers into civic-minded members of the community with this lesson plan. After engaging in a service learning activity, they write about it in a journal, an essay and an observation report, then complete a project...
6th - 8th English Language Arts