ERIC Number: EJ1101387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Service Learning and the Compass Trail
Morris, Ronald V.
Social Studies, v107 n4 p137-144 2016
Students used a compass trail to show how they could perform service to their school. When students performed service learning, they completed a real task that was needed for a grateful audience conjoined with academic content in the lesson. Students worked on the school grounds and used content from their regular curriculum while looking for real-life connections to academic applications. Students became involved in real projects that they found meaningful while making contributions to the community. Students learned about geographic tools and used those tools to accomplish their service projects. The students realized that the experience was real from their preparations, through the execution of the project, and the formative evaluation.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Science Activities, Navigation, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Task Analysis, Student Projects, Geography Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Grade 3, Outdoor Education, Map Skills, Skill Development, Student Centered Learning, Active Learning, Learning Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana