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 competitive game of "Stump the Chump" to assess your understanding of its main ideas.
- Following the in class discussion of Davis' article, prepare your response to the following midterm conference question in the reflection section of your notebook: 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.