Assessment as part of the instructional cycle: Volunteerism and Public Participation

The content topic for this module focuses on volunteering in society. Individuals can make a difference in their communities whether by helping the poor, improving the environment, or enacting neighborhood improvements. The focus of the pedagogical concept is assessment. Assessment is a critical step in the instructional cycle and can be used as a motivational tool for students and as a way to ensure high levels of student performance.

Volunteerism Activity Bank

Volunteerism Activity Example

Example taken from "Clean Up Australia"

1600 Volunteer and Civil Education Lesson Plans and Education Resources

An incredible amount of online resources and full lesson plans that teach everything from environmentalism, volunteerism to civic engagement. Includes online training and certificates from the Max M. Fisher Online Institute. M. Fisher Institute

All lessons and curriculum match US state-approved directives and guidelines.

1600 lesson plans for grades K-12

Also includes online resource center Resource Center

and Generation ON which encourages kids from around the world to act and includes 65 ways kids can make a difference 65 Ways For Kids to Change the World and for teens Teens Make a Difference

This connects Georgian kids and teens to the global community.

Get a Teaching Volunteer Certificate - Additional Philanthrophic Teacher Training

The Max M. Fisher Online Institute supports 10 philanthropic and civic engagement teaching modules for teachers that grant certificates of completion (mailable to Georgia) when completed. They are a wonderful complement to ELCE/ELTT and are available free of charge.
The Max M. Fisher Online Institute
"The institute focuses on the methods of thoughtful service and civic engagement in order to build character and empower young people to "do good" in their community, the nation, and the world. This institute teaches the benefits of philanthropy education (giving time, talent, and treasure for the common good) and the methodology of service-learning."

Assessment of Young Learner Literacy

The Council of Europe's European Centre for Modern Languages has a useful publication worth looking through if you'd like further information about assessing the literacy of your young learners:
Also of potential interest is the chapter on assessment in this publication:
For both, you'll need the username and password in order to log in and retrieve the information.
username: elceonline
password: cowboy1

Reading & Documents and Links

Lesson plans (with grade and level)