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Leadership Development Through Community Action

Leadership Development Through Community Action

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Education is changing. Finding new ways to engage many of today’s students in the lifelong process of learning is a challenge greater than ever. Educators are being asked to teach the concepts of responsibility, commitment, and involvement alongside math, science, language arts, and social studies. A great idea if you have the right tools to evaluate self-esteem and critical thinking. But how?

University of Illinois Extension can help with Leadership Development through Community Action, a multifaceted service learning curriculum. The curriculum kit includes both a teacher's guide (you may wish to buy extras to supplement your curriculum kit) and a notebook of masters. The lessons are part of the teacher's guide, with a grid that maps lesson objectives to the Illinois State Goals for Learning and includes over 30 lesson planners.

The guide includes seven modules filled with activities that integrate language arts, math, science and social studies with the real-world experience of helping one's community

  • Module 1: Understanding the Self
  • Module 2: Understanding Our Group
  • Module 3: Getting to Know Our Community
  • Module 4: Learning about Issues in Our Community
  • Module 5: Developing a Plan to Address a Community Issue
  • Module 6: Implementing the Plan
  • Module 7: Evaluating Our Effort

A notebook of over 60 handouts and overhead transparencies completes the curriculum kit.