4: Taking Action for Human Rights
Active Citizenship Today (ACT):
A Field Guide. Constitutional Rights Foundation &
Close Up Foundation, 1995.
Anderson, Marna and Karen Kraco, eds.
Good Things Happen When Students Take Action. Partners
in Human Rights Education, 1997. Order from Human Rights
USA Resource Center, 888-HREDUC8.
Cairn, Rich Willits and Dr. James C.
Kielsmeier, eds. Growing Hope: A Sourcebook on Integrating
Youth Service into the School Curriculum. 1991,1995.
Order from National Youth Leadership Council, 800-FON-NYLC.
Cairn, Rich with Theresa Coble. Learning
by Giving: A K-8 Service-Learning Curriculum Guide.
1993. Order from National Youth Leadership Council, 800-FON-NYLC.
Fiffer, Steve and Sharon Sloan Fiffer.
Fifty Ways to Help Your Community: A Handbook for Change.
1994. ISBN # 0-385-47234-X
Goodman, Alan. Illustrations by Fiona
Smyth. Nickelodeons The Big Help Book: 365 Ways
You Can Make a Difference by Volunteering! Tappan,
NJ: Paramount Publishing, 1994. Order from Mail Order Department,
Paramount Publishing, 200 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, NJ
Lewis, Barbara and edited by Pamela
Espeland. The Kids Guide to Service Projects:
Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make
a Difference. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing,
1995. Order from Free Spirit Publishing, 612-338-2068.
Silcox, Harry. A How-To Guide to
Reflection: Adding Cognitive Learning to Community Service
Programs. Brighton Press, 1993. Order from Brighton
Stephens, Lillian S. The Complete
Guide to Learning through Community Service: Grades K-9.
Allyn & Bacon, 1995. Order from Allyn & Bacon, 800-278-3525.
Urke, Brenda, Carver/Scott Educational
Cooperative and Maddy Wegner. Profiles in Service: A
Handbook of Service-Learning Program Design Models.
National Youth Leadership Council, 1993. Order from National
Youth Leadership Council, 800-FON-NYLC.
Wade, Rahima C. ed. Community Service-Learning:
A Guide to Including Service in the Public School Curriculum.
State University of New York Press, 1997. Order from State
University of New York Press, 607-277-2211 (Customer Service),
The Kids Guide to Social Action:
How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose - And Turn Creative
Thinking into Positive Action. Minneapolis: Free Spirit
Publishing, 1991. Order from Free Spirit Publishing, 612-338-2068.
Learning by Serving: 2,000 Ideas
for Service-Learning Projects. SouthEastern Regional
Vision for Education (SERVE), 1994. Order from the SouthEastern
Regional Vision for Education, 800-755-3277.
Pocket Guide to Service Learning.
National Dropout Prevention Center, 1995. Order from National
Dropout Prevention Center, 803-656-2599.
Service Learning 2000 Center. Service
Learning in the Middle School Social Studies Curriculum.
Service Learning 2000 Center 1995. Order from Service Learning
2000 Center, 415-322-7271.
The National Service-Learning Cooperative
Clearinghouse at the University of Minnesota produces
an annotated list of the following videos. For a full
listing contact the Clearinghouse at 800-808-SERV.
Some of the listings are: Action
News 17: A Look at Service Learning; Route to Reform:
Service-Learning and School Improvement; School Connection
to the Real World: Service Learning, Service-Learning:
Building the Case; Service-Learning: Helping Everyone
Reach Out Through Schools; Service-Learning Introduction;
Service Learning in Student Teaching; Service Learning:
Transforming Education, Serving to Learn.
Organizations and Web Sites
National Helpers Network, Inc., 245
Fifth Avenue, Suite 1705, New York, NY 10016-8728. Telephone
212-679-2482 or 800-646-4623, Fax 212-679-7461.
Several booklets are available from
the National Helpers Network, Inc., including: Reflection:
The Key to Service Learning: A Guide for Program Leaders
(1991, 1995); Take Action! Exploring with 3-5 Year
Olds; Take Action! Exploring with 6-10 Year Olds;
The Helper Program: Getting Started (video package);
Teaching & Learning: Helpers Service Across
the Curriculum; Community Problem Solvers.
Youth Service California 415-723-3803
East Bay Conservation Corps: Technical
Assistance Center, 510-891-3900.
This Clearinghouse keeps an extensive
national database, including organization profiles, calendar
of events, service learning consultants, curricula, guidebooks,
and library materials. Send E-mail requests to: SvcLearn@aol.com
Mighty Media, Inc., 800-644-4898.
A consortium of educators, students,
and technology specialists whose mission is to empower
youth, educators, and organizations through the use of
interactive communications technologies. Youth in Action
is an on-line service designed to provide youth with a
fun and interactive way to share inspirational stories
and experiences by posting descriptions of their volunteer
and service accomplishments. http://www.mightymedia.com/act
National Service-Learning Cooperative
Clearinghouse, 800-808-SERVE, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Other organizations include:
California Conservation Corps
Close Up Foundation 703-706-3300
Learn & Serve America 202-606-5000
ext. 136, TDD 202-606-5256
National Youth Leadership Council
Service Learning 2000 Center 415-322-7271