Students learn about the need and rules for bicycle safety and teach them to others in the community. Learners become aware of the basic vocabulary associated with philanthropy as they prepare for their service activity, such as fundraising activities and construction of a bicycle safety course.
Focus question: What is a citizen's responsibility to advocate for health and safety?
The learner will:
Two opportunities are provided in this unit for effective service learning, demonstrating the essential elements of service learning, and aligned with themes of philanthropy and content standards and benchmarks.
Lesson Two: Funds for Fun and Safety employs a bakeless bake sale to raise funds for bicycle helmets.
Lesson Three: Use Your Melon uses the construction of a bicycle safety course to inform other learners, parents, guardians and community members of the need for safety instruction and the use of helmets.
The assessment should provide the teacher with feedback concerning how well the learner understands the stated lesson objectives. It may include such items as evaluations of student work and/or performance, traditional tests, teacher observation, scoring guides and rubrics. Learner contributions to discussions and cooperation in peer groups should also be evaluated. One part of the assessment includes student self-evaluation through reflection as described in the three-part reflection process described in Lesson Two: Funds for Fun and Safety. A rubric is provided in Lesson Two: Funds for Fun and Safety for the friendly letter. This rubric may easily be adapted for the business letter.
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
Lessons Developed By:
Monroe Public Schools
Riverside Elementary School
77 Roessler N
Monroe, MI 48162
Mona Shores Public Schools
Lincoln Park Elementary
2951 Leon Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
Twin Lake Elementary School
3175 Fifth Street
Twin Lake, MI 49457
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