This assignment has students do one of the greatest activities out there: PAY IT FORWARD!
Every year, I have my students "Pay it Forward" in their community somehow. In this assignment, they do the following:
*Pre-writing about how they want to pay it forward in their community (it does NOT have to cost any money!)
*Take a photo of them paying it forward in their community
*Post-writing & reflection about their experience
*Trade with a partner to see what others did to pay it forward in their community!
The last page of this assignment adds an alternative / additional idea for your students -- creating a "Pay it Forward" poster, where students reflect and demonstrate how they helped out their community. They can present these to the class and the posters can be displayed throughout your school or classroom.
NOTE: Before doing this assignment, I search YouTube for videos of people paying it forward and demonstrating random acts of kindness. There are a TON out there; additionally, there are a lot of current event articles online describing pay it forward events, which makes a fantastic addition to this assignment.
I hope you enjoy! :)