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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.

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  • Benefits of Service Learning for High School Students

    Service learning and volunteering help high school students give back to their community and grow as individuals.
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  • Schoolwide Community Service and Volunteering in the Elementary Grades

    Opportunities for service learning and volunteering don’t just help the community around the school—students benefit as well.
    391
  • Reaching Out to Businesses for Meaningful Career Education

    Regional initiatives can offer high school students hands-on learning experiences with businesses to prepare them for life beyond school.
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  • Using PBL to Teach About Homelessness

    A project-based learning unit on homelessness can provide middle and high school students with valuable information and foster empathy for the unhoused.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Developing a Robust Community Engagement Program

    A look at three key considerations in designing the most appropriate service program for your school.
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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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  • 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.
    607
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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