Lesson Plan

Introduction to Service Learning

This Introduction to Service Learning lesson plan also includes:

Introduce scholars to Service Learning with a lesson that distinguishes between Service Learning and Community Service. After reading about others involved in Service Learning, class members generate a list of issues in their communities and then select one to use for a Service Learning project.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Remind pupils to keep all materials generated for the module in their Overcoming Obstacles course folder
  • Ask class members to locate and bring in the articles about people who have engaged in service learning projects
Classroom Considerations
  • First of nine lessons in the "Service Learning" module; the lessons are designed to be taught in order
Pros
  • Participants must craft persuasive arguments for why the whole class should adopt a particular issue
Cons
  • None