The students in my course could choose from among three options for service learning.
Option 1 was to learn about “best practices” for children as articulated by various organizations. The students considered how best practices could be organized, found new ones, and thought about what areas of best practices might still be needed.
Option 2: Students worked with each other to create interactive, educational experiences for children at the Children’s Discovery Museum here in Normal, Illinois. The goal was to have them think about what they have been learning, and design related educational activities at a child-level to help local children to think about children from a global perspective. The students presented activities to the children and their parents on Saturday, April 14 from 10am-2pm.
Option 3: Students explored in detail why the United States is one of only two U.N. member countries that has not ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child treaty. They created a presentation about this, which you can see here.