Service Learning Lesson Plans

Curriculum-Based and Common Core State Standards Aligned

A Quality Curriculum Grows Skills for the Future.

Roots & Shoots is a simple and flexible program model which can be applied to a wide range of social and environmental justice issues, subjects, and lesson plans for in and out of the classroom instruction. Youth who are empowered to make a difference in their community, while also developing valuable leadership, compassionate decision-making and service learning skills.

Our Common Core-aligned State Standards curriculum that offers experiential learning, community service components, and social emotional learning strategies that positively shape youth in the classroom and beyond.

ELEMENTARYElementary Animal Lesson PlanElementary Animal Lesson PlanElementary Environment Lesson Plan
MIDDLEMiddle School Animal Lesson PlanMiddle School Human Lesson PlanMiddle School Environment Lesson Plan
HIGHHigh School Animal Lesson PlanHigh School Human Lesson PlanHigh School Environment Lesson Plan


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Roots & Shoots is opening my eyes that it all begins with the students and what they see. Because the curriculum is then tied into the service learning project...they are already engaged and will stay engaged.

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