Friday, July 22, 2011

Art and Service Learning, Module 4-2 Digital Literacy

"Be not simply good-be good for something."
                              -Henry David Thoreau

I recently read an article for class discussing service learning and the art room.  It talked about making every day (not just Earth Day) a learning day in regards to the environment.  They suggested things that are easy, such as paper recycling (and having students go into classrooms and explain the importance of paper recycling). Another easy idea would be collecting aluminum tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, or making and selling bookmarks to help out a local Food Bank in your area. A more elaborate idea might be making, repairing, and cleaning out nesting boxes for birds.  The whole idea of service learning is that it is something local and that students feel the humanity in the project that you choose.

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