ERIC Number: ED410148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Serving To Learn. K-8 Manual.
Gibson, Kathy; And Others
This manual contains ideas for integrating service learning into various disciplines for grades K-8. The integration of activities can add real-life experiences to the academic curriculum and help create the capacity for students to improve their school and community. The three types of service activities include: (1) direct activities that require personal contact with people in need; (2) indirect activities, commonly implemented in schools, involving channeling resources to the problem rather than working directly with the individual in need; and (3) advocacy activities that require students to lend their voices and their talents to help eliminate the causes of a specific problem. The four stages in a well-organized service learning lesson plan are preparation, service, reflection, and celebration. The manual is divided into sections for elementary and middle school, as well as for content areas within the curriculum (art, health, language arts, mathematics, physical education, science, and social studies). Another section addresses service learning in electives. Contains 72 references and an appendix. (EH)
Descriptors: Community Services, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Public Service, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Sciences, Service Learning, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Departments of Education, State Programs, State Standards, Student Participation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina