ERIC Number: ED413278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Service Learning in the Middle School Curriculum: A Resource Book.
Schukar, Ron; Johnson, Jacquelyn; Singleton, Laurel R.
This book incorporates teaching strategies to enhance middle school science and social studies using service learning. The book was developed by teachers who participated in a series of institutes conducted by the Social Science Education Consortium and the Science Discovery Program at the University of Colorado during the summers of 1993 and 1994. Chapters 1 and 2 provide an overview of service learning - what it is, what its benefits are, and how it is related to other current educational reforms, including standards-based education. Chapter 3 introduces the curriculum integration planning framework developed to guide the process of creating integrated science/social studies/service learning units for use in the middle school. Chapter 4 describes several of the integrated units developed in this project, including the two staff-developed demonstration units and six teacher-developed units. A chapter on assessment is included since assessment of integrated units with multiple outcomes is complex. The book concludes with a listing of resources useful to teachers wanting to learn more about service learning. (EH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Public Service, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Student Participation
Social Science Education Consortium, P.O. Box 21270, Boulder, CO 80301-4270.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, Colo.