Presentation on theme: "Fred Walk Normal Community High School Using the Mother Road as a Primary Source Illinois State University Teaching American History Summer Institute 2003."— Presentation transcript:
Fred Walk Normal Community High School Using the Mother Road as a Primary Source Illinois State University Teaching American History Summer Institute 2003
Building Bridges--Connecting History/Social Studies and Community through Service- Learning. Essential Elements of Quality Service Learning.
What is Service Learning? n Young people learn and develop through active participation in actual community needs. n Integrated into the academic curriculum n Extending student learning beyond the classroom.
n Provide students with opportunities to use newly acquired academic skills and knowledge in real life situations in their communities. n Structured reflection on service experience n Provide additional opportunities for continued service learning
Why Service Learning? n Serious Decline in Civic Organizations n Parent Teacher Organizations--Lions, Jaycees, Elks, League Of Women Voters
n Enhance the Learning of Historical Content n Provide Students with Real-World Understanding of Issues n Develop Civic Participation Skills n Develop a Sense of Caring for Others
Why Service Learning? n Introduce Teachers to their Community n Develop and Enhance a Professional Relationship between Teachers n Create Positive Publicity for the Teaching of History/Social Studies
n Professional Opportunities--- Organizations, Conferences, Publishing
Get Your Service Learning Kicks on Route 66 Historic Route 66: A Geographic Journey, Towanda, Illinois USA