Experts agree that students learn best when their learning experience is hands-on, immediate, relevant, and what they are learning is directly tied to an experience with another human being. Service-learning is a teaching strategy that connects a service experience in the community to classroom curriculum. This book highlights ways teachers can engage students in service-learning projects that will both satisfy the core content guidelines and make learning more meaningful for students.
Keep in mind that this document only briefly touches on how to utilize service-learning to meet required core content. While the ideas contained in this document just skim the surface of the possibilities for blending core content concepts with service-learning, it is hopeful that the information contained in this document will lead you to explore other avenues for integrating service-learning with the core curriculum.
Kentucky Department of Education, "Linking Learning & Serving: Teaching Core Content through Service Learning" (2000). Curriculum. 30.
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