Cross-generational high school social studies service learning curriculum and area learning centers





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This capstone consists of curriculum developed in response to the guiding question, what does cross-generational high school social studies service learning curriculum in an area learning center look like? The author teaches high school social studies in an ALC setting and wanted to start a service learning project. The author was influenced by the environment of a previous job, educator family members, teaching peers, and previous experience in service learning, as well as the research of Billig, and Shumer and Belbas. The result is a unit plan for students who have previously learned about a recent historical period. Students peer interview, develop sets of interview questions, interview a cross-generational community member, and document their findings, which are shared with the community. Reflection and celebration are also included. The author concludes that this project would be beneficial to all stakeholders.

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