Source: Zoom into Action
Funding for the VITAL/Ready to Teach collection was secured through the United States Department of Education under the Ready to Teach Program.
In this segment from Zoom into Action, students from the Kids Care Club at East Hanover Middle School in New Jersey have created a project called Bags of Love. The club collects and bags donations of clothing, bottles, and other supplies for mothers of infants, and children who cannot afford these supplies on their own. Angelica believes it is important to do community service, or projects that help local neighborhoods. Angelica says that it is very rewarding to know that you are helping others and making them happy. Community service builds awareness that there are people who need kindness and support.
Social studies, community service
The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for elementary or middle school students using this video in an English language arts or social studies lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame (ELA) What information is important to include in a news report?
Focus (ELA) If you were to write a news report about the Kids Care Club, what would you want to include?
Follow-up (ELA) Discuss news reporting and newspaper writing. Are these types of reporting a service to the community? Why or why not? For example, how might a report about the Kids Care Club influence a community? How do reports about political candidates affect elections?
Frame (SS) What is a community service? What types of community services are you aware of?
Focus (SS) How does the Kids Care Club help its community?
Follow-up (SS) What other types of community services could a school group such as the Kids Care Club successfully implement? What type of service would you like to activate? How would it help society?
Angelica: My name is Angelica and I’m from East Hanover Middle School in New Jersey. “Bags of Love” is program where we collect baby materials and things that you need for mothers that don’t have money to buy these things. We’re donating it to WIC, Women, Infants and Children. And they hand it out. We posted up posters in our school, we made announcements, the students brought in a lot of materials, some stores made donations. We collected bibs and diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, clothing. I think it’s very important for children to do community service because it makes them more aware how people are less fortunate than others. The best part of this is the feeling you get afterwards knowing that you made someone’s life happier.
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We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.