Service-Learning (Trail)

Project: Service-Learning (Trail)

Guided Discovery

Through reading about the benefits of trails, walking the actual trail, and meeting with the community partner. Students analyzed the YRBS data.


While walking the trail, students discovered the limitations of the trail. As a class, we brainstormed the problem and possible needs of the trail, along with possible solutions to help improve physical and mental health.

Lesson Plan/Activity

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Students were able to improve the entrance of the trail to make it more visible and welcoming to the Tewksbury community. Students also enhanced the trail with directional signs and plant identification.

Community Impacts

The trail is now more accessible to community members.


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SEL Competencies

Self Management

Social Emotional Learning

The students learned why people have different perspectives. Students were encouraged to self monitor their progress and advocate for themselves when needed. They practiced the difference between criticism and constructive criticism. They also utilized FOCUS to help become better listeners.

Contact Information

Marc Demers THMS phone number 978-640-7825 Shelli Ryan TMHS 978-640-7825

District Name

Tewksbury Public Schools

School Name

Wynn Middle School


Credit Recovery Program / Summer School

Number of Teachers


Number of Students


Grade Level(s)



3 weeks, 30 mins/day, every day for 15 days

Community Partners

Michelle Dick, Janet Gordon and Paul Decker

Content Areas

[“English Language Arts & Literacy”,”Mathematics”,”Science & Technology Engineering”,”Arts”,”Comprehensive Health”]

Skills or Knowledge Learned

Math – Analysis of Daily Skills Report (7-8th) 8.SP.1, 8.SP.4 ELA – Article “Health Benefits of Getting Outside” and comprehension questions (7-8th) 8.RI.1, 8.RI.2