ERIC Number: ED444920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Learning from Experience: A Collection of Service-Learning Projects Linking Academic Standards to Curriculum.
Babcock, Barbara, Ed.
Service-learning projects combine community service with student learning in a practical way that enhances academic knowledge and improves community environments and fellowship. This compilation is designed to show the service-learning process in action. The collection presents outstanding examples of successful service-learning projects as described by Wisconsin teachers representing every grade level, numerous disciplines, and a variety of student interests. The volume notes that current research indicates that students who participate in service-learning projects connect learning to their world and achieve better grades. Following an introduction that explains the service-learning process, the collection outlines 14 high school projects, 3 cross-grade-level projects, 4 middle school projects, and 5 elementary school projects. An Appendix lists Wisconsin's model academic standards (relating to the projects) for agricultural education, business, English language arts, environmental education, family and consumer education, health education, information and technology literacy, marketing education, mathematics, music, physical education, science, social studies, technology education, and visual arts. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Service Learning, Social Studies, Student Participation
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; Tel: 800-243-8782; Web site: (http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/pubsales).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin