Service-learning project helps Ore. students boost skills, connect with activists

04/29/2014 | Edutopia.org

Students at an Oregon high school developed literacy skills through an interdisciplinary service-learning project in which they researched and wrote about individuals involved in social justice, writes project-based learning advocate Suzie Boss. In this blog post, Boss describes how students involved in the Freedom Fighters Project connect with their subjects and present their research through crafting essays, speeches, books and exhibits. "I told them, you guys need to be the next Freedom Fighters," said English teacher Shawn Swanson, who worked on the project with history teacher George Bishop.

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