Lesson Plan

Why Volunteer?

Inspire scholars to volunteer their time to make a positive change in their community. With help from research, a public speaker, and reflection, learners define and asses what it takes to be a volunteer in a business, non-profit, family, and government setting then set forth to make a difference themselves as a volunteer.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If you do not wish to give homework, make time in the day to complete the at-home assignment using newspapers from home, or visit the computer lab to search the internet for resources 
  • Revisit the lesson throughout the school year to encourage continued community involvement  
  • If a field trip is not applicable, invite someone from a non-profit organization to speak to pupils in the classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson is the fourth of five resources created to shed light on volunteering 
  • Outlines lesson directions in seven easy-to-follow steps 
  • Links lesson parts at the top of the page makes for quick navigation
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