Service Learning HS       Download PDF 

Credit Hours: 0.5

Course Length: 1 Semester

Course Description

This project may be used in a variety of ways—as a stand-alone project, in conjunction with another course, or as a foundation around which to base a one-semester course. An introductory unit presents instruction on the nature of service learning. Students are taught how to identify community needs, select projects that are meaningful to themselves, apply practical skills, reflect on their learning experience, and behave responsibly in a service setting. Students then move on to design and conduct service learning experiences of their own, according to the requirements of their projects. Documents to support teachers in guiding students through the project are included.

Course Prerequisites

None

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

None

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to the Project
  2. What is Service Learning?
  3. Research Service Opportunities
  4. Identify a Need
  5. Plan a Service Learning Experience
  1. Set Learning Goals
  2. Get Plan Approval
  3. Perform Service
  4. Reflect on Service
  5. Complete Service Learning Experience