Community service learning closes the gap between youth and the elderly. Through community service learning, students not only study subjects like English, history, and science, but also gain perspective about the lives of our senior population. This arrangement allows students to dispel false assumptions as they learn about the lives of seniors, and, in the process, develop empathy. Using an intergenerational theme, teachers satisfy several educational objectives by offering activities that facilitate both cognitive and affective learning.
Laplante, Lisa, "Middle School: Intergenerational Experiences Support Teaching and Learning" (1995). Intergenerational. 38.