Are you looking for constructive things to do with your kids now that they’re home from school? We have six one-hour service learning lessons for you on topics like social justice advocacy, cultural heritage, and recycling.
We designed these lessons for local middle schools over the last couple of years, but they can be adapted for high school as well. We have decided to make them public to help ease the burden of practicing social distancing with your kids over the next few weeks. We also recognize the difficulty teachers face in creating a new virtual classroom on the fly and hope resources like these can help mitigate that challenge as well.
While nothing is more important than minimizing contact with others for the time being, these lessons are an opportunity to teach kids about the importance of actively making our community a better place for all. This is underscored by the Illinois General Assembly recently mandating civics education for middle school students starting next year. It’s never too early to get a head start!
Click on the images below to access each individual lesson. Leave any tips, lessons, or resources for others in the comments.
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