Service Learning Texas June 2011

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Service Learning Texas June 2011

  1. 1. Service Learning TexasJune 2011 Institute<br />Friday Focus Group<br />Social Studies and <br />English Language Arts<br />
  2. 2. Four Corners<br />Levels of Practice<br />Continued Needs<br />
  3. 3. Success<br />
  4. 4. Learning Through Conflict<br />
  5. 5. ELA and Reading TEKS<br />110.20 ELA and Reading. Grade 8<br />b. Knowledge and Skills<br />Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusion about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.<br />(D) synthesize and make logical connection between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar of different genres and support those findings with textual evidence.<br />
  6. 6. ELA and Reading TEKS<br />110.20 ELA and Reading. Grade 8<br />b. Knowledge and Skills<br />Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to:<br />(D) produce a multimedia presentation involving text, graphics, images, and sound using available technology.<br />
  7. 7. The Path Through Books<br />
  8. 8. Migrant Workers<br />
  9. 9. Migrant Workers<br />
  10. 10. Immigrants<br />
  11. 11. immigrants<br />
  12. 12. diversity<br />
  13. 13. diversity<br />
  14. 14. diversity<br />
  15. 15. Poverty and aspiration<br />
  16. 16. Elders/friendship/death<br />
  17. 17. Elders<br />
  18. 18. environment<br />
  19. 19. Environment/disasters<br />
  20. 20. environment<br />
  21. 21. environment<br />
  22. 22. environment<br />
  23. 23. Poverty/hopelessness<br />
  24. 24. hunger<br />
  25. 25. Poverty/teen pregnancy<br />
  26. 26. Children and war<br />
  27. 27. Children and war<br />
  28. 28. bullying<br />
  29. 29. tolerance<br />
  30. 30. Visioning<br />
  31. 31. The important thing<br />About a spoon is <br />That you eat with it.<br />It’s like a little shovel,<br />You hold it in your hand,<br />You can put it in your mouth,<br />It isn’t flat,<br />It’s hollow,<br />And it spoons things up.<br />But the important thing<br />About a spoon is that you eat with it.<br />The Important Bookby Margaret wise brown<br />
  32. 32. Holocaust and bullying<br />2005-2006<br />
  33. 33. Holocaust and bullying<br />2005-2006<br />
  34. 34. Holocaust and Bullying<br />
  35. 35. Holocaust and Bullying<br />
  36. 36. Holocaust and Bullying<br />
  37. 37. Holocaust and Bullying<br />Anti-Bullying Group<br />Denmark<br />
  38. 38. Holocaust and Bullying<br />Terezin<br />Holocaust in General<br />
  39. 39. I felt like I wasn’t the only one teaching them, but they were teaching me, too. ---Kiarra<br />“If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long dark and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without insight.”<br />---Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.<br />When the majority hears something from a higher power, they’ll believe anything they hear. ---Jacob M.<br />At the very beginning of the Holocaust project, I didn’t really care about it because I thought that the past was the past, and nothing would ever happen like that again.---Elizabeth<br />
  40. 40. “…with enough people, we can stop what’s happening.” ---Lucas<br />“ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”---Margaret Mead<br />“…I know for sure that it brought me closer to other people I don’t talk to very often because I talk to them a little bit more than I did before this project.”---Jessie<br />…I feel that we, the 8th grade kids of EMS, left behind something that nobody is ever going to forget and that, to me, is very satisfying!”---Tori<br />
  41. 41. LEADERS Model<br />LEADERS Component<br />Curriculum Integration<br />Youth Voice<br />
  42. 42. Marketing Service Learning<br />
  43. 43. Marketing Service Learning<br />
  44. 44. Making connections<br />

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