4 Practical Resources for Linking Service-Learning and the Florida Sunshine State Standards

In 2000, Florida Learn & Serve began compiling information showing linkages between service learning and the Sunshine State Standards. Local practitioners and trainers examined existing documents from Kentucky, Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Vermont, and made recommendations for a product that encompassed three key areas:

  1. Detailed profiles of effective service-learning projects across subjects and grade levels, with lists of the key standards that those projects addressed.
  2. A table listing the standards, with ideas/suggestions of service-learning activities that match each standard.
  3. A table listing the standards, the elements of service learning, and identifying which standards are addressed under each element/aspect of an effective service-learning project.
  4. Examples of service-learning lesson plans--from multiple grades and subjects as well as types of activities--and the standards those plans/activities address.

This document is the culmination of three years of effort to identify, assemble, organize, compose, review, and edit examples of the many ways that service-learning addresses education standards. Florida teachers and program administrators involved in service-learning provided most of the content of the publication.

Entire Document (1.89 MB) - alternatively you can download 4 Practical Resources section by section. This download does not include the cover which is available seperately below.

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Cover (303 kb)
Notebook Spine Insert (70 kb)
Title & Acknowledgements
(158 kb)
Table of Contents (37 kb)
Introduction (130 kb)

Part 1: Profiles of Effective Service-Learning Projects, and Standards they Address (464 kb)

Part 2: Service-Learning Activities that Address the Sunshine State Standards

Part 3: Tables of the Intersection of Service-Learning Elements and Education Standards

Part 4: Examples of service-learning lesson plans and the standards those plans/activities address


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