Complete Guide to Learning Through Community Service: Grades K-9 / Edition 1

Complete Guide to Learning Through Community Service: Grades K-9 / Edition 1

by Lillian S. Stephens
     
 

The underlying goal of today's focus on service learning is helping children experience joy in community service - in cooperating, helping, caring, and demonstrating civic responsibility - while engaging them in learning. It is also the main point of this incredibly practical new book. Truly a hands-on guide to every aspect of implementing "service learning," from… See more details below

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The underlying goal of today's focus on service learning is helping children experience joy in community service - in cooperating, helping, caring, and demonstrating civic responsibility - while engaging them in learning. It is also the main point of this incredibly practical new book. Truly a hands-on guide to every aspect of implementing "service learning," from organizing the very first project to building school/community partnerships, this resource provides the means to improving education for children of all ages. In it are over 400 involving activities and projects. Some of the projects can be completed in a short time, while others require significant time commitments. All are curriculum-related; drawn from the experiences of actual teachers around the country; and serve to build self-esteem, promote critical thinking skills, and enhance academic, social, and psychological development. For teachers and administrators working with children from kindergarten through junior high school and for parents, community agencies, and educators on all levels. Specific details show how to plan, select, and design projects of varying duration, and thorough guidelines explain how to implement the project. Separate chapters on community service with senior citizens, the homeless, multicultural groups, special children, and the environment provide what's needed to incorporate activities on these pertinent topics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205151325
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 10.99(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Organization
Introduction1
Pt. IAn Introduction to Service Learning7
Ch. 1Understanding Service Learning9
Ch. 2Organizing a Service Project17
Ch. 3Implementing a Service Project28
Pt. IIIntroducing Service Learning in the Curriculum37
Ch. 4Language Arts39
Ch. 5Social Studies53
Ch. 6Science67
Ch. 7Environmental Science: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle80
Ch. 8Health and Safety104
Ch. 9Mathematics113
Ch. 10Creative Arts126
Pt. IIIService Learning Themes in Interdisciplinary Units135
Ch. 11Service with Seniors139
Ch. 12Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness153
Ch. 13Interdisciplinary Programs162
Ch. 14Multidisciplinary Programs170
Pt. IVRelated Practices179
Ch. 15Multicultural Activities183
Ch. 16Students with Special Needs194
Ch. 17Resolving Conflict198
Ch. 18School Partnerships202
Ch. 19Career Exploration206
Ch. 20Critical Thinking208
Ch. 21Personal Reflections211
Appendix A Books for Students214
Appendix B Resources for Teachers223
Appendix C Suggested Forms225
Index of Schools and School Districts231
General Index233

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