Citizenship: Duties, Rights, and Liberties
Session 6: Community Service
- Student essays
- Computer with Internet access
NOTE: The following Web sites may be useful to teachers and students during a study of community service:
• Corporation for National and Community Service.
- Begin class by asking students to read their essays on the most important responsibility.
- Brainstorm a definition of community service.
- Lecture and give notes on ways for citizens to participate in community service:
• Volunteer to support democratic institutions (e.g., League of Women Voters).
• Express concern about the welfare of the community as a whole (e.g., environment, public health and safety, education).
• Help to make the community a good place to work and live (e.g., by becoming involved with public service organizations, tutoring, volunteering).
- Explain that a democratic society requires the active participation of its citizens. Therefore, your class is going to do a community service project.
- For homework, have students look around the community and make a list of things they feel need doing. Bring the list to class.