Learn how to design projects that boost civic engagement in students and help them take initiative to strengthen their community.
- Twice a year, students and teachers in Eminence, Kentucky, collaborate for three days on meaningful projects that serve their community.
- Diverse teams of students build a stronger school culture by working together on service projects to address community needs.
- 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.
- Teachers are uniquely positioned to teach empathy, which will help children not only discover personal success, but also contribute to the betterment of society.
- 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?
- Giving elementary students a project in their community provides a real-world application for their content learning.
- Here's a simple definition for service learning with details and resources for planning a unit.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dr. Maurice Elias makes the case for promoting inclusion of students in special education in all school activities.
- Read about a social justice-based school that addresses larger issues as a learning community, builds curriculum around service learning, and regularly involves families.
- 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.
- Help your students find a larger sense of purpose in their schoolwork even as they achieve educational goals.
- In the conclusion of his 11-part series, Kevin Jarrett reviews the capstone projects that illustrate both the triumphs and flaws of his middle-school makerspace program's launch year.