- Thinking & Reasoning
- Social & Civic Responsibility
Service learning combines academic instruction, meaningful service and critical reflective thinking to enhance student learning and civic responsibility. Service learning is more than just service "projects", academic integration and relevance are critical.
- Information obtained in the classroom is relevant and can be used to make a real improvement in the world.
- What are the problems facing my community?
- How can information gained in the classroom help solve those problems?
- How can I make a difference?
Main Curriculum Tie:
Social Studies - U.S. Government & Citizenship
Standard 4 Objective 2
Investigate ways in which responsible citizens take part in civic life.
Background For Teachers:
- The National Service Learning Clearinghouse has an excellent website which gives basic and in-depth information about Service Learning and the Service Learning process. For a definition and basic information consult the following Website. Service Learning Clearinghouse
- Another excellent source for effective practices/projects at all grade levels and for all subjects is found at the Epicenter Website
Intended Learning Outcomes:
- Students will understand the problems facing their community.
- Students will understand how information gained in the classroom can help solve those problems.
- Students will understand how they can make a difference in the world.
See the "Materials" and "Teacher Background" sections of this lesson for links to excellent resources.
Created Date :
Aug 07 2002 13:20 PM