Lesson 3: Service Is Not Simple
You signed up for PSL. You served many hours over the last four months. So what? Why does your service matter? What motivates you to serve? Is the service you do good? Although these questions may appear to have easy answers, Adam Davis, the Director of the Center for Civic Reflection, contends that those who fail to discuss their service run the risk of turning service bad. Take active reading notes on Davis' article titled "What we don't talk about when we don't talk about service" and be prepared to participate in a Socratic discussion in small groups.
Anticipation Guide and Active Reading Graphic Organizer
- Complete the anticipation guide and graphic organizer working cooperatively in groups.
- Take a picture of your group's final product and use it to prepare your response to the following midterm conference question: How are the people you serve oppressed? What are some of the possible causes of this oppression? What level(s) of civic engagement have you practiced to address this problem? In light of Adam Davis' article titled "What We Don't Talk About When We Don't Talk About Service" evaluate the strengths and limitations of your actions.