Monday, January 09, 2006

Linking local history with community service

CiviConnections

CiviConnections, a program of the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), links local historical inquiry with community service-learning activities nationwide in 3rd-12th grade classrooms. CiviConnections projects during the 2006-20007 school year will focus on poverty, health care, discrimination, and/or the environment. Maximum Award: $7,500. Eligibility: teams of three teachers from grades 3-12 in the same public school district with membership in NCSS, or agreeing to join if selected. Teams must partner with at least one local community agency and meet certain other requirements. See the website for details. Deadline: February 24, 2006.

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8 comments:

Len said...

This project sounds like a good idea. I'm going to watch to see if its implemented in my state.

Deb Sistrunk said...

Len: Hopefully, some school districts in your state will take advantage of this opportunity. It sounds like a great learning experience for students.

Malik said...

Cool. This is good info.

Brea said...

I'm baaaack!!!! Hope you had a great New Years!!! :)

Jaimie said...

Not my grade level, but it sounds cool.

DCS said...

Brea: Hey, girl!! I hope your new year is off to a good start. We're all glad you're back.

Malik and Jaimie: As always, thanks.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I think this is a wonderful idea.

~Deb

DCS said...

Dr. Deb: It should be interesting to see which schools participate in this project and how they progress.