ERIC Number: ED493152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Building Character through Community Service: Strategies to Implement the Missing Element in Education
Rizzo, Margaret; Brown, Joyce
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Developing a community service project for middle school students can be a daunting task. The sheer number of contacts necessary for the project to be successful can be overwhelming. This manual will provide materials and guidance to simplify this process and ensure its success. Included in this workbook are sample letters, worksheets, lesson plans and other documents needed to set up a community service project, whether it is a one-day event or a year long activity. The step-by-step process involved, including suggestions for the timing of the activity, making connections with agencies, grouping students, recruiting chaperones, arranging for transportation, and evaluating the activity, are also detailed, along with in-house activities, strategies for publicizing an event, and useful web sites and references. This book contains the following twelve chapters: (1) Getting Started; (2) The Agencies; (3) The Students; (4) The Teachers and Staff; (5) The Chaperones; (6)Transportation; (7) Publicity; (8) Preparing the Students; (9) The Community Service Day; (10) In-School Projects; (11) Follow-Up Lessons; (12) Evaluating and Assessing the Community Service Day; and (13) Planning for Next Year.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Participation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teacher Role, Student Role, Citizenship Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
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