Lend a Helping Hand
Starting with the Acadia National Park quarter, the students will research the park’s website to learn about the contributions of various Americans to the success of Acadia and other national parks. The students will learn about different forms of support, including philanthropy, community service, and volunteerism. Through the “I Can Lend a Helping Hand” worksheet, the students will brainstorm and propose ways to help their own communities, then put the proposals into action using the “My Helping Hand Proposal” worksheet.
Acadia National Park Quarter Reverse
United States Map
I Can Lend a Helping Hand
Circles of Service
My Helping Hand Proposal
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National Council for the Social Studies (www.socialstudies.org)
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- Civic Ideals and Practices
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