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  1. Service-Learning and Education Related Websites
  2. Education Related Journals and Publications
  3. Massachusetts Public Schools Service-Learning Websites
  4. Service-Learning Related Bibliography
  5. Community Lessons: Integrating Service-Learning into K-12 Curriculum, A Promising Practices Guide
  6. Fulfilling Our Civic Mission: Service-Learning in Massachusetts
  7. Promising Practices
  8. Grade Level Project Ideas - Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  9. Massachusetts Service Learning Leader Award Program
  10. Contextual Learning Portal - Connect with others who are creating contextual learning experiences in classrooms and out-of-school settings. Browse projects and resources and submit your own. Be inspired by others; get insights into ways of planning and organizing projects; find resources; and share your results! Great service-learning examples can be found here!
  11. Service-Learning in Massachusetts 2010-2011: Summary Report Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document

IV. Service-Learning Bibliography

The following is a bibliography of service-learning and civic education related resources including service-learning and civic education research, curriculum resources, books and other publications.

Bartsch, Julie. Download PDF Document Community Lessons: Integrating Service-Learning into the K-12 Curriculum [4.0MB], A Promising Practices Guide. Malden: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2001.

Berger Kaye, Cathryn. The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 2003.

Berger Kaye, Cathryn. The Service Learning Bookshelf: A Bibliography of Fiction & Nonfiction to Inspire Student Learning and Action. Los Angeles: ABCD Books.

Carnegie Corporation of New York and Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. Civic Mission of Schools. New York: Carnegie Corporation, 2003.

Coles, Robert. The Call of Service: A Witness to Idealism. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

Corporation for National and Community Service. Students in Service to America. Washington, DC: CNCS, 2002.

Education Commission of the States. Every Student a Citizen: Creating the Democratic Self. Denver: ECS, 2000.

Education Commission of the States. Download PDF Document Learning That Lasts: How Service? Learning Can Become an Integral Part of Schools, States and Communities. Denver: ECS, 2002.

Education Commission of the States. Service-Learning and Standards Toolkit. Denver: ECS, 2001.

KIDS Consortium. Kids As Planners: A Guide To Strengthening Students, Schools, And Communities Through Service-Learning. Lewiston, ME: KIDS Consortium, 2001.

Kinsley, Carol and McPherson, Kate (Eds.) Enriching the Curriculum Through Service Learning, Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1995.

Kinsley, Carol and Laplante, Lisa (Eds.) Things that Work in Service-Learning. Springfield, MA: The Service-Learning Center, 1994

Lewis, Barbara A. The Kid's Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 1995.

Lewis, Barbara A. The Kid's Guide to Social Action. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 1991.

Loeb, Paul R. Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Melchior, Alan. Download PDF Document Summary Report National Evaluation of Learn and Serve America School and Community-Based Programs. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Center for Human Resources, 1999.

National Commission on Service-Learning. Learning in Deed: The Power of Service-Learning for American Schools. Battle Creek: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2002

National Dropout Prevention Center. Linking Learning with Life Series. Clemson: NDPC.

Last Updated: March 22, 2012
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