Treasure of Community Service (A)

This Treasure of Community Service (A) lesson plan also includes:

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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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign groups different community volunteer organizations and have them create a poster that details the services the organization offers, the volunteer opportunities, and the work required of volunteers
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a copy of Margaree King Mitchell's
  • Class members must obtain school or district as well as parent/guardian permission for outside of school activity
  • Instructors should contact nonprofits in advance to identify the opportunities available for students
  • The materials list indicates the other items required for the lesson
  • The writing assignment presumes class members have previous experience crafting a reflective essay

 

Pros

  • The packet includes a brief plan, assessment suggestions, and a list of Websites for community services agencies
Cons

  • Rubrics are not included for the project or for the essay
  • While the concept is engaging, the lesson lacks scaffolding