Service Learning Projects: Lead to Make a Difference
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. — Aristotle
In its 9th year, the service learning class, a class unique to KCS, is a resounding success! Service learning links what students are learning in their classes to community service. The grade 7 and 8 students connect their geography learning to projects that benefit the local and global communities. The grade 7 theme is natural resources and sustainable development and the grade 8 theme is global challenges. Students must use their learning skills and demonstrate their learning through a written report, an action project, a reflection, and a presentation.
This year, the grade 8 students are working on group presentations about solutions to the Millennium Development Goals
. Students in grade 7 are designing and constructing: books, games, presentations, video games, websites, and activity books for younger students to teach them about pollution, global warming, habitat loss, fossil fuels, renewable energy, and endangered species.
Thank you to these student leaders who are helping to make a difference through these meaningful projects.
Grade 7 Teacher & Citizenship Education Coordinator