Service project combined with math and science…
Prairie School (Wisconsin) demonstrates “the public purpose of a private school” through its Center for Developing Excellence (CDE), a four-week experientially-based summer program for students following their seventh, eighth, and ninth grades. Our goal is to motivate and increase the number of southeastern Wisconsin students enrolling and succeeding in higher level (AP and IB) math and science courses, motivating and preparing them to pursue university studies grounded in high-level math and science skills.
LINK: Spotlight on Prairie School (Wisconsin)
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-A cool idea and possibly easy way for students to get connected to this one
“For the millions who live in the shantytowns of the developing world, there are better things to spend money on than electricity. But many corrugated-iron-roofed shacks, like the ones seen throughout the poorer neighborhoods of Manila, Philippines, lack windows to let in natural light, leaving residents the choice of complete darkness or running expensive electric bulbs all day. However, a new development project called Liter of Light aims to solve that predicament through an unexpected and highly affordable technology: old soda bottles.” CONTINUE TO FULL ARTICLE
For Milan Patel, class of ‘09 at Miami Valley School, it was a moment he will never forget. More than 3,000 miles away from the comforts of home, he stood in Buena Vista, Peru, surrounded by a group of villagers who only spoke Spanish. This was no ordinary high school Spanish exam.
FLASHBACK: Students spend Immersion teaching Peruvian villagers about recycling.
This lesson plan will help you introduce and ‘teach’ your students about the ideas behind service learning.
Lesson Plan – What Is Service Learning?.
As part of a grant writing course offered through the Community Service program, students identify various needs and service locations, then research, write, and present grant proposals before a panel of community leaders…
Baylor School: Student Life » Community Service » An Opportunity of a Lifetime.