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Community Service Inquiries

Teachers should support students to understand their role in their communities and engage in community service inquiry projects. Students, like adults, belong to several different communities which vary in scope and may include family, neighborhood, friends, grade, class, school, programs, clubs, teams, religion, city/state, national, international, etc. Students will use an inquiry cycle to identify a need, collect data related to that need, create and implement a plan to meet that need, collect data to reflect on the plan to meet the need and reflect on next steps. Students should support each other with their community service projects. Students may have the option to work together. Students should not be required to commit any time beyond class hours. High school students should be able to earn community service credit hours for this work.