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Service Learning

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

  • Teenagers participate in community food drive

    How Community Service Supports Students in Tough Times

    Giving struggling middle and high school students opportunities to help others may ease some of the stress they’re feeing this year.
    Sean Cassel
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  • Building a Culture of Kindness With a Day of Service

    Building a Culture of Kindness With a Day of Service

    When Maryland middle school students spend a day focusing on helping others, they see their own capacity to make a difference in their community.
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  • High school students planting roses in a community park

    Using Community Challenges for Learning

    Find tips on how to collect real-world problems for your students and a framework to start and monitor their projects.
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  • Girl taking notes on a clipboard at an exhibit

    10 Ready-to-Borrow Project Ideas

    As you consider the following project possibilities, ask yourself: Would this project help my students meet important learning goals? Would my students find it engaging?
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  • Community Projects: Hands-On Learning With a Purpose

    Building Empathy Through Community Projects

    Twice a year, students and teachers in Eminence, Kentucky, collaborate for three days on meaningful projects that serve their community.
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  • Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

    Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.
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  • Three teenagers with one adult handing out canned foods to those in need.

    What the Heck Is Service Learning?

    Here's a simple definition for service learning with details and resources for planning a unit.
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  • Student answered to the teacher in a classroom.

    Empowering Kids to Be Part of the Solution

    Giving elementary students a project in their community provides a real-world application for their content learning.
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  • Two girls jumping up in front of a large tiled wall of a sun

    Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens

    Teachers are uniquely positioned to teach empathy, which will help children not only discover personal success, but also contribute to the betterment of society.
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  • two high school aged students working with a teacher around a computer

    Resources for Building Community Partnerships

    Learn how schools can benefit from the support and expertise of local businesses, organizations, and individuals, and discover strategies for fostering successful business and community partnerships.
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  • 5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

    Teaching your students about poverty and hunger can be a powerful experience for them. VideoAmy shares a series of videos that explore the issues encountered by four college students who lived on one dollar per day in Guatemala.
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  • A team of students manages a school store together.

    Promoting Empathy in Middle School

    Diverse teams of students build a stronger school culture by working together on service projects to address community needs.
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  • Special Education: Promoting More Inclusion at Your School

    Dr. Maurice Elias makes the case for promoting inclusion of students in special education in all school activities.
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  • Social Justice: A Whole-School Approach

    Read about a social justice-based school that addresses larger issues as a learning community, builds curriculum around service learning, and regularly involves families.
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  • 5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Videos About Generosity and Giving Back

    There isn't a better time to teach your students about generosity and gratitude than the holiday season. VideoAmy has uncovered 10 great videos that can be used as teaching tools to inspire the giving spirit in students.
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