What can WE do to help?
Students will better understand how they are part of their community and explore ways in which they can make a difference.
A class discussion and gallery walk can be used to start this off this learning segment. During this activity, student group tables will be prompted to answer the following questions:
- What is community?
- Who is part of community?
- What is community service?
- What does community service look like?
- How does community service tie into my own learning?
During this lesson, students will be required to complete a gallery walk. A gallery walk is a series of proposed questions or problems are given to students in groups and/or individually. Students will work in groups to brainstorm ideas to find possible solutions to the problems. These ideas and then placed on large sheets of butcher paper that have been previously placed around the classroom. Next, the class as a whole or in groups will "take a walk" viewing the multiple answers looking for similarities and common themes. This activity allows students to be actively engaged as they walk throughout the classroom. It also illustrates the diversity of views in a short amount of time without requiring the discussion of all the ideas.
- Butcher Paper
To end this lesson, have students briefly discuss and answer one last question, "What can WE do to help?" Prompt the students to thinking about what community service projects they might like to complete as part of their project.