One-three Forty-Five Minute Class Periods with several 10-15 minute read-aloud sessions prior to this lesson
The learners will:
Anticipatory Set:(This is an unusual anticipatory set in that it will last over the period of several days)
The teacher will:
After each reading of the individual books, have students discuss in groups how each character in each book has contributed something philanthropic to his/her community. Then call individuals to report for their group. The teacher will record their responses onto a chart (See Attachment One: How Have They Helped?).
Through observation, the teacher will determine the students’ understanding of needs and possible service projects that would be appropriate for the class to perform.
Interactive Parent / Student Homework:
See Lesson One: Attachment Two: Home Letter
Lesson Developed By:Mary Petro
During the past week I have read several stories to the students about people who helped to improve their community. In our Social Studies/Learning To Give lesson today we discussed possible service projects that our class might be able to perform. I have asked the students to do more research with their parents. Would you please share with your child any service projects that you have been involved in or projects that you’ve heard of that may be ones in which our students can be involved? There are many web sites that provide several suggestions. The Learning To Give service-learning toolkits http://learningtogive.org/genonltg/servicetoolkits/ provide examples of service projects for youth. We will share these suggestions with the class during tomorrow’s lesson. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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