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Leadership Development Through Community Action

Leadership Development Through Community Action

The service learning curriculum, Leadership Development Through Community Action, is a multi-faceted resource for teachers to help youth learn life and academic skills through group activities and community-based experiences. Targeting middle school youth, it is based on a model that begins with understanding self and their group before moving on to explore their community and issues of concern. They then select an issue they want to address and plan a project(s) to impact the issue. After evaluating their "results" and "process", they decide on future individual or group action. The seven-module curriculum includes thirty lessons, each about one class period length, which have multiple experiential activities, ideas for reflection, handouts, visual masters and Illinois Learning Standards identified. Each module also gives ideas for student portfolios or basis for evaluation by the teacher. The complete curricula (Publication #CLV99-1) includes a teacher guide with all lessons and teaching background and a notebook of visual and handout masters. Additional teacher guides may be purchased separately.

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