ERIC Number: ED395855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Service Learning in the Social Studies.
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.
This booklet describes the relationship of service learning to the social studies and examines public policy issues as a crucial step in the service learning process. Service learning is defined and explained using the ACT (Active Citizenship Today) approach whereby students: (1) define and focus on their community; (2) research community problems, select one, and research it more fully; (3) analyze and evaluate public policies related to the problem; (4) design and implement a service project to address the problem; and (5) reflect upon and evaluate the process. Student handouts are included, as well as a resource list for further information. (EH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Community Programs, Community Relations, Community Services, Law Related Education, Public Affairs Education, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Social Responsibility, Social Studies
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, 407 South Dearborn, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60605.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Commission on National and Community Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.