Service-Learning

LESSON PLANS

Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy (BRIDGE)
Source: The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 2004
Curriculum with lessons on immigration, labor, and organizing.  Also see Building Immigrant Community Power Through Legislative Advocacy: A free downloadable workshop on taking action for immigration rights.
Grade Level: high school – adult
Subject Area: social studies, community service


Charity and Justice: What’s the Difference?
Source: Teaching Tolerance
Has students distinguish between charity (volunteering in a soup kitchen) and justice (working to end the inequalities that make soup kitchens necessary). It asks students to think about root causes (inequality) versus symptoms (poverty that leads to the need for soup kitchens).
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, service learning


Energy of a Nation: Immigrants in America

Source: The Advocates for Human Rights
Engaging, student-centered curriculum with activities that follow best practices for human rights education (HRE)  Students learn by exploring their own immigrant history; role-playing a refugee’s journey; deciding under what conditions they might risk being undocumented; playing games to understand the immigration system; drawing representative pictures of policies; rehearsing deliberative dialogue; constructing a gallery of nativism over the centuries; and creating a service learning project for their classroom or school.
Grade level: Middle school – adult
Subject area: social studies


Human Rights and Service Learning
Source: Amnesty International USA
An introduction to human rights service learning with a lesson on poverty.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, service learning