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Service learning intro packet

  1. 1. If Everyone Cared like…!Name:___________________________ Pd:___ Betty Williams Bob Geldoff Human Rights World Hunger organized a Peace March in in 1984 worked to end world response to violence in hunger by organizing “Live Northern Ireland; 2nd march = Aid” concert & raised $150 35,000 ppl! won the Nobel million in 1 DAY! Peace Prize in 1976 . Heroes Highlight the hero that inspires you most. Nelson Mandela Human Rights 1920s South Africa against apartheid (racial segregation); imprisoned 27 st years for treason; 1 democratically elected president in SA & 19 million ppl voted! He ended apartheid.
  2. 2. Open-Ended ResponseIn 1961, 2 students in Portugal raised their glasses to freedom and were imprisoned for 7 yrs.Peter Benenson wrote a letter to a local paper to rally support for the students & protestthis injustice. His founded Amnesty International.• If you were in Beneson’s shoes, what would you do? Would you be a bystander or would you stand up?RACE“Never doubt that a small group of common people can change the world. Indeed, itis the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologistParaphrase Mead’s Quote:
  3. 3. "If Everyone Cared NickelbackFrom underneath the trees, we watch the skyConfusing stars for satellitesI never dreamed that youd be mineBut here we are, were here tonightSinging Amen, I, Im aliveSinging Amen, I, Im aliveIf everyone cared and nobody criedIf everyone loved and nobody liedIf everyone shared and swallowed their prideThen wed see the day when nobody diedAnd Im singingAmen I, Amen I, Im aliveAmen I, Amen I, Amen I, Im aliveAnd in the air the firefliesOur only light in paradiseWell show the world they were wrongAnd teach them all to sing alongSinging Amen, I, Im aliveSinging Amen, I, Im alive(Im alive)And as we lie beneath the starsWe realize how small we areIf they could love like you and meImagine what the world could beIf everyone cared and nobody criedIf everyone loved and nobody liedIf everyone shared and swallowed their prideThen wed see the day when nobody diedWhen nobody died...Wed see the day, wed see the dayWhen nobody diedWed see the day, wed see the dayWhen nobody diedWed see the day when nobody died
  4. 4. Student handout Excerpt from ‘The Drum Major Instinct’ A Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, February 4, 1968!!"#$%&"()*!"#$"%#$"&!&"!()*&!+),-./%!+"-0*!.-)(!&"!*+1"2!!! !…If you want to be important—wonderful. If you want to be recognized—wonderful. If you want to be great—wonderful. But recognize that he whois greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s your new definition ofgreatness. And this morning, the thing that I like about it . . . by givingthat definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great. Becauseeverybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. Youdon’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have toknow Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know thesecond theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need aheart full of grace. A soul generated by love. And you can be that servant… Copyright: Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Copyright renewed 1996, Coretta Scott King. Used by permission of Writers House, LLC, New York City.
  5. 5. Student handout EXAMPLES of Service Learning TopicsEnvironment • Global Warming • Recycling • Deforestation (Rain Forests) • Threatened Environments (Coral Reefs, Ice Caps Melting) • Pinelands Preservation (i.e., Black Run Preserve in Marlton) • Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Preserve • Water Pollution (access to clean water) • Air Pollution • Light PollutionMedical • Aids • Cancer (Breast, Leukemia, Hodgkins, Ovarian, etc)Public Safety • Disabilities (Hearing, Developmental, Learning, etc) • Drug or Alcohol Abuse • Drunk Driving • Teen Suicide • Cigarettes • Organ Donation/Transplants • Obesity • Eating Disorders • Drugs and SportsAnimal Welfare • Animal Testing (i.e., Iams Cruelty) • Puppy Mills • Dog Fighting • “Unchain your Dog” • The Seal Hunt • Gorilla Poaching • China Fur Trade • Elephant Poaching • Animal Shelters: Make Adoption your first option • Spay & Neuter pets • Bear Baiting (South Carolina, Middle East) • Circuses (animal abuse) • Dolphin slaughter in Japan (The Cove)Human Rights • Poverty/Homelessness - focus on 1 country or continent • Polygamy • Child Abuse • Genocide in Darfur • Taliban and treatment of women • World Hunger • Malnutrition in Malawi: Project Peanut Butter • Women’s Rights in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, etc • Civil War/ Rape in the Congo • Cyber-bullying • Childhood Prostitution/Enslavement • Bullying • Capital Punishment • Cyber-safety (online risks) • Terrorism • Torture • Education For All : Pakistan (author, Dean Mortenson), India • Discrimination (race, religion, gender, ethnic, Immigration)