Volunteering & Fundraising Resources
||Encourage students to become engaged in their community during National Volunteer Week or any time of the year through individual and group service projects. Use these worksheets, references, and activities to teach children about volunteering, fundraising, charities, and service-based learning. Students will learn about important health and social issues and propose fundraising ideas for them.
- Zebrafish Discussion Guide
Engage students in conversations about illness, activism, community, and friendship with these discussion questions and activities for Zebrafish, a graphic novel by Peter H. Reynolds and Fablevision.
- Three Cups of Tea and Listen to the Wind Community Reads Brochure
Inspire action and expand your horizons with the community-building suggestions in this printable for Three Cups of Tea and Listen to the Wind. Children and educators will create a common dialog based on this story of a true hero, Greg Mortenson. They will evaluate their own skills, abilities, and desires as they consider how they can make an impact. Use this in addition to the literature guide for the book, which will encourage critical thinking about the issues Mortenson experiences.
- Three Cups of Tea & Listen to the Wind Discussion Guide
Explore themes of peace and generosity as you discuss the story of Greg Mortenson and his journey to change the world. The discussion questions, research projects, and cross-curricular activities in this literature guide will enhance the reading of Three Cups of Tea and Listen to the Wind for students, educators, and communities. In addition, use our brochure to engage in community-building activities.
- Fundraising for World Orphans
Teach your students about the millions of children throughout the world who are orphaned or homeless due to poverty, war, and disease. Students will suggest fundraising ideas that will help orphaned children throughout the world.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
In this printable worksheet, children read a passage about the human spinal cord, research spinal cord injuries, and write a proposal to raise funds for and awareness of spinal cord injuries.
Charities & Volunteers
- Clara Barton Reading Warm-Up
In this printable warm-up, students read a short biography on Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, and answer reading comprehension questions.
- Heroes – Resources for Teachers
Discover the impact of heroes past and present, with these lessons, activities, and printables. Honor veterans, civil-rights activists, suffragists, family members, community workers, and more.