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The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
Homeschooling by Subject
Social Studies for Homeschoolers

Community Service and Humanitarian Efforts

by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006

"Catch the Spirit of Volunteerism" -- an informational brochure shows
the many ways that kids can volunteer in their communities

USA Freedom Corp for Kids -- lots of ways kids can give back to their

USEPA Environmental Club -- learn about environmental projects in your
community and find ways to help

Volunteer Match -- find community service opportunities of all sorts in  
your zip code area

Youth Service America -- YSA envisions a global culture of engaged
youth who are committed to a lifetime of service, learning, leadership and

SERVEnet -- enter your zip code or choose by metropolitan area, or enter
your skills, interests, and availability and be matched with organizations
needing help

American Red Cross -- Start or join an American Red Cross club for high
school aged students, or participate in a Red Cross Service Project

Service Canada  -- charitable giving and volunteering info
for Canadian youth ages 15 to 30

People to People International -- to enhance international
understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and
humanitarian activities, several student programs available  

KidProj -- an online community where students join and/or design global
projects and see what others around the world have contributed.  Lots of
current and ongoing projects to choose from, multiple languages.

Peace Games -- an organization that provides classroom training to
children and families in conflict resoultion, cooperative games, etc.

YouThink! -- answers to kid's questions about global issues, from the
World Bank

Related Resources

Literature That Teaches Kids Values from Mrs. Rushton's Spectacular
Second Grade -- a nice list of books by topic

Guide Star - great for checking out nonprofit organizations.  Gives info on
mission, programs, leadership, and finances -- to help you make informed
decisions.  Basic User option is free (but you need to register)
(back to)
hands-on social studies
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high school at home
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to
change them yourself." -- Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

"If you haven't any charity in your heart,
you have the worst kind of heart trouble."
-- Bob Hope (1903 - 2003)

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
~~ Sir Winston Churchill