Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)




This application project was developed to serve as an example and a guide for elementary teachers in the Hopkins Public School District on how service learning and existing curriculum can he combined to benefit and enhance student learning. The project reviews the current literature about service learning, provides information on it's history, and explains what some researchers believe are the best practices of the concept.

Included in this application project is an example of service learning that has been conducted with fifth grade students. The example describes the service performed and how the curriculum at that level was integrated with the service to allow students to use what they were learning in the classroom in a real activity which helped others in their community. It also includes examples of student work, their feelings about the service they performed and resources for teachers who choose to conduct service learning projects of their own.


SC 11.MAL.1999.Miller.SH