Boulder Preparatory High School
Service Learning Class Syllabus
The purpose of Service Learning is to acquire new knowledge through the process of giving back to the community. The Service Learning Class at Boulder Prep has two components: cooking lunch for the school and volunteering at Community Food Share or other agencies. The theme to this service learning class revolves around food, so learning objectives will be oriented around this theme. The grading for this course is based on five components:
|SERVICE HOURS- 70%
* If the extra time was done at the school, be sure to log the time on the log sheet in the kitchen and have it signed by a teacher.
|FOOD SAFETY TUTORIAL-5% By cooking lunch for the entire school, YOU are responsible for making sure that the food is prepared safely. The health of our community is in your hands, and we do not want anyone getting sick due to poor handling of food. To ensure that you know how to properly handle the food, you will be required to complete a food safety training by going to the following link: http://firstnetcampus.com/foodbank/entities/cfs/login.htm From there, you will register as a new user. You will register as a “Volunteer”. Then select the food safety training. When you complete the training, print the confirmation showing that you passed, and turn it in as soon as you have completed the training. Please note on the sheet how long it took you to complete the training. Training must be completed BY Mid-Term.|
|RESEARCH PAPER-10% Students will write a 1-2 page research paper on ANY topic relating to food. Sample ideas: Food Inequality, Food Bourne Illness, Organic Food, Food Allergies, Genetically Modified Foods, Composting, Farming Practices, Pesticides, International Cuisine. Draft of paper must be completed BY Mid-Term. Final paper is due by Friday of week 7.|
|REFLECTION PAPER-10%Students will write a 1-2 page paper reflecting on their experience in the Service Learning class addressing the following questions:
Outline of reflection paper must be completed BY Mid-Term. Final paper is due by Tuesday of week 8.
|PREPARE A MEAL-5%
Worldview There are 3 main stages in how we see the world: survival, identity, and unity-based. It can be broken down into a mantra of Me, I, and We. When we are survival-based, we are only thinking about our own needs(Me, Me, Me); in an identity-based worldview, our thoughts and actions shape who we are as individuals (I, I, I); and in a unity-based worldview, our goal is to work together in order to create a better society (We, We, We). We move through these stages as we move through our lives. The ultimate goal is to be unity-based, but sometimes we find ourselves addressing personal needs and desires rather than the good of the many. When we volunteer with different agencies like Community Food Share, cook food for the students at Boulder Prep, or commit other acts of altruism like cleaning or helping someone with their homework, we experience things that change how we view the world. Certainly, it feels good to help people, but there can be struggles along the way that test our resolve. It is through these struggles that we grow as individuals. As you participate in the Service Learning class, think about what stage of human development you are in, especially when you are doing something outside of your comfort zone. Use these experiences to shape your final paper in this class.