ALL GOVERNMENT CLASSES
All citizens lead two lives in the
The well being of American constitutional government depends on the informed and effective participation of citizens concerned with the preservation of individual rights and the promotion of the common good. If students want their voices to be heard, they must become active participants in the political and community process. To be effective citizens, students must master the skills necessary for a truly rewarding and successful civic life.
In order to meet Fairfax County Schools POS Standard for Civic Responsibility:
1.1 - b, c, e, f 1.9 - a, b 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8
You are to complete a minimum of 15 hours (only 10 of the 15 hours can be school related) of volunteer activity in an endeavor of your choosing subject to the approval of the instructor. You may complete this project during the 1st or 2nd quarter of the school year. However, the last date to submit your Hours Log, Student/Parent/ Supervisor Agreement form and your journal or essay or PowerPoint is 1/12/09 (Both A and B classes). After this date, a late penalty will be assessed as follows: missing after 2:30 PM on due date, grade drops to a “C” – missing on the 2nd day, grade drops to a “D” – missing on third day results in a zero! This project will count toward your project grade for the 2nd quarter regardless of which quarter you submit your project.
SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ON OR BEFORE 1/12/09 (Both A and B classes):
SEE THE INSTRUCTOR FOR IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS AND APPROVAL OF YOUR PROJECT!
Possible examples: (must be voluntary)
Website for volunteer opportunities:
Please follow these guidelines when preparing your community service presentation. (Minimum 20 slides)
v Submit all completed and signed paperwork separately.
v Introduction slides with details on: agency – supervisor - duties
v Provide a visual of you at work - either a picture or a sample of the work you performed
v Your presentation slides must be detailed and address the following:
o The purpose of the organization
o Explanation of three ways in which the organization contributes to the community
o What you did to contribute the organization?
o Share one or two anecdotes from your experience
v Presentation slides analyzing and reflecting on your duties, experiences, relationships and hours.