Students will evaluate their learning about philanthropy and the service project by completing a written reflection on their experience. The reflection will not be just a recap but a looking back to identify with "new eyes" those aspects of philanthropy that came to light through the experience.
One Forty-Minute Class Period
The learner will:
- reflect on and evaluate contributions to the common good through acts of philanthropy.
None for this lesson.
When the learners enter the room, have the following statement on the chalkboard:
“ I can contribute to the common good of the community each time I. . .” Encourage the learners to add a phrase to the board that completes the sentence before taking their seats. Discuss.
- Distribute student copies of Reflective Writing Rubric ( Attachment One ). Discuss the reflection/evaluation task. Give the learners the rest of the period to respond to the rubric.
It is hoped that learners will want to accomplish more service learning projects during the academic year as a volunteer.
Lesson Developed By:Carolyn Lausch
Directions: Think about the “Advisory: A Call to Action!” unit and the service learning experience and complete a reflection/evaluation in five paragraphs. Each paragraph should include eight to ten sentences.
Introduction: What is philanthropy/service-learning?
Explain your role in the service-learning project.
How did the project build a bridge between you and the community in which you served? Include both joys and frustrations and five examples of acting for the common good.
What would you recommend to the next student who might follow you in the same assignment?
“Why is it important to be involved in a project like this?”
Conclusion: Respond to the question, “How do I see myself in relationship to the community?”
All rights reserved. Permission is granted to freely use this information for nonprofit (noncommercial), educational purposes only. Copyright must be acknowledged on all copies.