We Need Cash
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Animal Mascots
A pet can offer comfort, friendship, and loyalty in the most stressful of situations. Here is a lesson plan that explores the important role animals played during the Civil War. Class members read informative texts, complete a KWL chart,...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Human Interactions with Living Systems
Middle schoolers work in groups to research how humans impact living systems. After selecting a topic the group feels is interesting and urgent, they use the media center’s resources to collect data and prepare a three-minute iMovie...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Bridging the Gap by Doing Philanthropy
Turn your middle schoolers into civic-minded members of the community with this lesson. 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
Just-Us and Kindness: A Voice for Children: King Day
Eighth graders investigate philanthropy. In this service learning lesson plan, 8th graders read human rights literature and use information gleaned to discuss children's rights around the world. Students discuss scenarios meant to prompt...
8th English Language Arts
Taking Action! Educating as a Form of Service
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 lesson, students read the book and then prioritize...
4th - Higher Ed English Language Arts