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ERIC Number: EJ872088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Children Making a Difference: Developing Awareness of Poverty through Service Learning
Fox, Kathy R.
Social Studies, v101 n1 p1-9 Jan-Feb 2010
Service learning is an accepted practice in many middle and high schools as a means to develop empathy for others and promote character. In elementary classrooms service learning may be considered a one time a year occurrence and carried out as a school-wide project. This article addresses a more integrated approach to service learning, wherein children can participate in a year long approach to contributing to their community. Teachers direct them in making connections to the local community while at the same time developing life long habits of participation and service. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 15 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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