Curriculum Resources

Service-Learning : Curricula Focused

Constitutional Rights Foundation

The Foundation provides programs, materials, and publications in Law & Government and Civic Participation. 601 South Kingsley Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90005. 213-487-5590. www.crf-usa.org.

DoSomething.org

Provides resources for students to start a service-learning club at their school, free tutorials and expert videos on developing projects, grant and scholarship resources for funding projects, and fundraising campaigns. 19 W. 21st St., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10010. 212-254-2390. www.dosomething.org.

Facing the Future

The website has in-depth curriculum on global issues and sustainable solutions, and a directory of information and opportunities for action and service-learning. 1904 Third Ave., Ste. 500, Seattle, WA 98101. 206-264-1503. www.facingthefuture.org.

GenerationOn

Mission is to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service. They provide tools and resources to address social issues through service-learning. The website provides over 1,500 lessons and teaching materials on service-learning education. 6 E. 43rd Street, 25th Fl., NY NY 10017. 212-850-4170. www.generationon.org.

iEarn Collaboration Center

An online platform for students and teachers worldwide to join interactive curriculum-based projects focused on global understanding and service. www.iearn.org.

Kaboom!

Free curricula on topics such as anti-bullying, classroom recycling, community ­gardens, famous peacemakers, and worm bin composting. 4301 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite ML-1, Washington, D.C. 20008. 202-659-0215. www.kaboom.org/build_playground/side_projects/service_learning_activity_guide.

Kids Consortium

Offers free, downloadable service-learning project ideas and summaries on curriculum areas such as health, the arts, the environment, and going green. 219 Capitol Street, Suite 5, Augusta, ME 04330. 207-620-8272. www.kidsconsortium.org/freeresources.php.

Learning to Give

An online library of more than 1,400 lessons and activities that teach about giving time, talent and money for the common good. 212-850-4170. www.learningtogive.org.

National Environmental Education Foundation

Provides environmental service-learning resources including curricula, lesson plans, quizzes, and a list of resources to find service-learning opportunities and grants. The curricula is correlated to state, national or NAAEE education standards. 4301 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 160, Washington, D.C. 20008. 202-833-2933. eeweek@neefusa.org. www.eeweek.org/resources/service_learning.htm.

National Youth Leadership Council

Provides articles, teacher tools, project examples, and research to help implement service-learning in classrooms and communities. 1667 Snelling Ave. N., Suite D300, Saint Paul, MN 55108. Tel: 651-631-3672. www.nylc.org.

Relight NY: Change a Light Bulb, Change the City

Most Americans use incandescent bulbs to light their homes, yet there are more energy efficient ones called compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFL bulbs, and they last ten times longer, use less energy, and save money on electric bills. These curriculum materials for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 encourage the use of these energy-efficient bulbs as a way to take part in protecting the planet. www.relightny.com.

Sierra Club

Schools can register to be a SC affiliate and connect with local campaigns to participate in environmental service-learning opportunities. 85 Second Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. 415-977-5500.www.sierraclub.org.

Special Olympics

Free “Get Into It” learning curriculum helps educators teach about the diverse gifts of every student, whatever his or her ability, and introduces young students to community service through a group service-learning project. 1133 19th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. 202-824-0300. www.specialolympics.org.