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Teaching Tips: Service-Learning

These sites provide resources for service-learning activities. Learn what service learning is and how to integrate service-learning into your curriculum. See exemplary service-learning projects in schools.Includes training guides, service-learning curriculum ideas, downloadable toolkits, and videos. There is a link to eThemes Resources: Writing: Letters: Friendly, Business, and Thank You.


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Read research articles on how service-learning works and its effects on young people's learning, schools, and communities. Teaching resources are included. NOTE: This site has links to external websites and discussion forum.
These are service-learning projects that won the Sherry Unger Award. Read how these projects align with best practice guidelines.
This site has information about service-learning workshops, conferences, grants, and how to participate in service-learning competitions. Includes project ideas by content area and grade level.
Find out more out the Corporation for National & Community Service. Discover their Learn and Serve program. Learn how to tailor it to meet your needs. Includes information for organizations, for individuals and more about their programs.
Find out more about turning ideas into action. (Total Running Time: 2:23) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
This video from Learn and Serve America highlights to benefits of service learning. (Total Running Time: 8:23) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Learn about what research says about service learning and how you can use it in your classroom. (Total Running Time: 4:20) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
These sites provide examples of friendly and business letters. Includes explanations on the different parts of letters and general writing tips. Also covers thank you notes and how to address envelopes. Includes an interactive quiz and a Powerpoint presentation. There are also letters from famous people from George Washington to J.K. Rowling.

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