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ERIC Number: ED446008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 114
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87986-083-9
Building Bridges: Connecting Classroom and Community through Service-Learning in Social Studies. NCSS Bulletin 97.
Wade, Rahima C., Ed.
This bulletin focuses on the method that teacher/authors use to connect curriculum with community: service-learning. The bulletin's introduction notes that, although service-learning projects can occur within any subject area, they have a particular suitability for the social studies, given the discipline's focus on the skills, values, and knowledge inherent in democratic participation. This bulletin features many examples of what service-learning can look like in the social studies curriculum. Chapters in the bulletin are: (1) "Community Service-Learning in the Social Studies" (Rahima C. Wade); (2) "Service-Learning Projects for Elementary Social Studies: Book Drive for Navajo Students" (Kate Foley); AIDS Awareness (Robyn Parks); B.I.G.--Bridging Intergenerational Gaps (Helen Bergey); and Marine Environmental Activism" (Gerri Faivre); (3) "Service Learning Projects for Middle Schools: Poverty and Homelessness: The Open Shelter Project (L. Richard Bradley; Kim Rhodes); Action, Advocacy, and AIDS (Michele Cerino); The Hunger Project (Diane Vliem); and Community Planning: Playground Redesign" (Deb Bradley); (4) "Service Learning Projects at the High School Level: Public Policy for the Homeless (Dick Diamond); Marion Community History (Marc Ferguson); Social Advocacy: History, Theory, and Practice (Barbara L. Wysocki); and Government Service-Learning" (Michaelean Monahan; Kathy Quesenberry Fout); (5) "Service-Learning in Social Studies Teacher Education" (Joan Rose); and (6) "Challenges to Effective Practice" (Rahima C. Wade). Appended are several resources for social studies educators and a position statement by National Council for the Social Studies on service learning. (BT)
National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016; Tel: 202-966-7840; Fax: 202-966-2061; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A