A major part of this class is devoted to completing service-learning projects. These projects will ultimately account for 20% of the students' total grade (final exam). As such a large part of the grade, it is important that students choose their projects carefully. Besides meeting the obvious service-learning objectives, projects should also address the "Eight Cs": content, cultural awareness, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, credibility and creation. This page was created to help students during the initial brainstorming stage of the project. We hope that by looking at what students have done in the past, you will be inspired to do something awesome with this opportunity.
Project Wisdom Global Partners - Project Wisdom can connect you to one of our global partners. You can then identify a need and create a project to raise awareness or donations for the global partner.
Community Partnership - Same as above, but students connect with a local charity and try to help out in some way. Just remember, their must be a learning aspect to your project. In other words, other people must learn something. Simply volunteering is not enough.
School Service Day - It might be the Project Wisdom Pep Rally; it might be Earth Day. Whatever semester you are taking the class, there is a service day at the school for you to get involved in.
Start a Campaign - Write an article for HHS Newspaper, create a PSA for advisory, become YouTube famous, use the Project Wisdom bulletin - create something to educate the masses about an important global issue.
Help GLS - Create a mini-unit for next semester's GLS class; help improve and refine the Global Learning Center; lead the class project.
Project Wisdom - There is always something you can do to help out Heritage High's international service-learning program. Help plan an event; help manage its web site or YouTube channel; help volunteer.
Find Inspiration - Look over this page to see what past GLS students have done; click links below to see hundreds of other service-learning project ideas; talk to past students.
Talk to the Teacher - If all else fails, set up a meeting with your teacher.
Use these on-line resources to help you get started on your brainstorming.
Childhood Cancer Awareness
Two students conducted a survey (below) that showed an astonishing lack of awareness about childhood cancer.
Then, to remedy this problem, they arranged a field trip to the local Ronald McDonald House with GLS students. Students (below) collected boxes of much needed to donations to bring with them.
Give Back Night
On October 9th, GLS students traveled to Heritage Elementary School (HES) to help 2nd graders answer the essential question, "What would my life be like if I lived in Ghana?" The HES students will be collaborating with GLS students to collect donations to help our partner school in Ghana.
Two students embark on a journey to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis.
To Give or Not to Give
Global News Network
GLS students created a mock news network in order to address global issues in a teen-friendly way. Their web site is here. Their first news presentation is there (below).
The Global Bulletin
Check out this student-created web page that provides a forum for young people to engage global issues.
Nets for Nets
Check out what one local newspaper wrote about a student's GLS service project: Heritage High: A Different Take on Spring Break. The student partnered with Hoops Care Int'l. to raise funds for the purchase malaria nets for the community of Amunful in Cape Coast, Ghana.
Stop Hunger Now
Students collaborated with Wellspring Church and the Raleigh chapter of Stop Hunger Now to raise money and awareness for the upcoming Stop Hunger Now event. At the event, 40,000 meals were packaged and shipped to Haiti.
Week of Wisdom
GLS partners with James Kofi Annan and his organization, Challenging Heights, to raise awareness and funds for child slavery during our Week of Wisdom. Check out the video made for this class project below.
Cambodian Land Mines
A GLS student connect her grandfather's story to an anti-mining campaign in Cambodia.
Modern Slavery Infographic