Category Archives: Service Learning

What’s Your Takeaway?

The goal of this blog post is to begin a conversation during the first night of study hall tonight among students in all four of my classes about individuals’ reaction to our community text, Mark Shriver’s  A Good Man. Please reflect … Continue reading

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Challenging Students To Become Curators

Because we use a digital blog for a classroom, I am constantly reminded of the opportunity for us to share what we learn and show how we learned it. This project of having individual students connect with one piece of … Continue reading

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The Ancient Burial Ground in Harford Stands as a Good Model for our Burial Ground

The Ancient Burial Ground in Harford Stands as a good models for our Burial Ground. Perhaps the most moving monument is the African American gravestone near the east side of the burial ground, just next to the steps of the … Continue reading

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The Lighthouse Tour at Peoples State Forest

This trail in Peoples State Forest is another reminder that colonial artifacts can be just off any nature trail in the state of Connecticut. The signs along the trail are very informative as they point out parts of the community, … Continue reading

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