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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Service Learning

Learn how to design projects that boost civic engagement in students and help them take initiative to strengthen their community.

From Selfies to Service: The Power of Civic Engagement

As Millennials feel driven to succeed while struggling with self-esteem, switching the focus to civic engagement can bring them perspective and purpose.

The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.

Maya Angelou's Poetry: A Lesson in Service, History, SEL, and Civics

Maurice Elias outlines a high school lesson with Maya Angelou's poem, "A Brave and Startling Truth."

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

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Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

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Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

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Outdoor and Environmental Education: Resource Roundup

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Fishy Business: A Class of Kids and a School of Fish

A high school hatchery protects endangered species and demands academic excellence.

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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork
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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork

Fourth-grade students make meaningful contributions to science through the nationwide NatureMapping program.

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NatureMapping Takes Kids -- and Technology -- Outside and into Active Learning

A data-collection program brings real science to elementary schools -- and startles the professionals.

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Wetland Watchers: Kids Care for Their Environment
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Wetland Watchers: Kids Care for Their Environment

Through this nationally recognized service-learning project in Louisiana, students have become stewards of the area's fragile wetlands.

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Barry Guillot: Service Learning

Barry Guillot is a seventh grade science teacher at the Harry M. Hurst Middle School in Destrehan, Louisiana. Mr. Guillot launched the LaBranche Wetland Watchers project in 1998. More than 1,000 students participate in this award-winning project...

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Swamped: Louisiana Students Become Wetlands Custodians

The Wetland Watchers program is part of a schoolwide emphasis on service learning at Hurst Middle School.

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Hula to High Tech: Hawaiian Students Re-Create History
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Hula to High Tech: Hawaiian Students Re-Create History

A Honolulu elementary school uses technology to illuminate an ancient heritage.

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Environmental Education Through Environmental Action

Explorer, social entrepreneur and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau suggests that, with young people already aware of the environmental crisis, the next step is youth-driven environmental action.

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From Selfies to Service: The Power of Civic Engagement

As Millennials feel driven to succeed while struggling with self-esteem, switching the focus to civic engagement can bring them perspective and purpose.

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Fishy Business: A Class of Kids and a School of Fish

A high school hatchery protects endangered species and demands academic excellence.

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A Teaching Moment: The Peace Corps as a Source of Inspiration

Maurice Elias remembers the origins of the Peace Corps and shares some ideas for related service learning activities.

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Treasured Island: Giving Students Real Skills and Real Responsibilities

A tiny offshore Maine school's self-sufficiency makes it an inspirational island apart.

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Stand Up for Alaska: Alaska Youth for Environmental Action
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Stand Up for Alaska: Alaska Youth for Environmental Action

Members of this high school environmental education and leadership program created a presentation about climate change, gathered more than 5,000 signatures from fellow students, and went to Washington, DC, to persuade one of their senators to take action on...

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Down on the Farm: These Vocational Educators Get It

Project-based learning on the farm.

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