Connecting Past and Present
Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in History

Paper: 978 1 56377 020 3 / $35.00
Published: January 2000  

Lib E-Book: 978 1 62036 019 4 / $95.00  
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Published: December 2011  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
220 pp., 6" x 9"
Series: Service Learning in the Disciplines Series
The question that animates volume, 16th in the Service-Learning in the Disciplines Series, is: Why connect service-learning to history courses? The contributors answer that question in different ways and illustrate and highlight a diversity of historical approaches and interpretations. All agree, however, that they do their jobs better as teachers (and in some cases as researchers) by engaging their students in service-learning. An interesting read with a compelling case for the importance of history and how service-learning can improve the historian’s craft.

Table of Contents:
About This Series—Edward Zlotkowski
Introduction—Ira Harkavy and Bill M. Donovan

Part One: Perspectives on History and Service-Learning
Service-Learning as a Strategy for Advancing the Contemporary University and the Discipline of History—Bill M. Donovan
Service-Learning, Academically Based Community Service, and the Historic Mission of the American Urban Research University—Ira Harkavy
Emerson's Prophecy—John Saltmarsh
Service-Learning and History: Training the Metaphorical Mind—J. Matthew Gallman

Part Two: Case Studies—American History
The Turnerian Frontier: A New Approach to the Study of the American Character—Michel Zuckerman
Reflections of a Historian on Teaching a Service-Learning Course About Poverty and Homelessness in America—Albert Camarillo
History as Public Work—Elisa von Joeden-Forgey and John Puckett
Reclaiming the Historical Tradition of Service in the African-American Community—Beverly W. Jones

Part Three: Case Studies—Latin-American and European History
Service-Learning as a Tool of Engagement: From Thomas Aquinas to Che Guevara—Bill M. Donovan
Serving and Learning in the Chilean Desert—Marshall C. Eakin
Classical Studies and the Search for Community—Ralph M. Rosen
The Unspoken Purposes of Service-Learning: Teaching the Holocaust—Steve Hochstadt

Annotated Bibliography—Bill M. Donovan and John Saltmarsh
Contributors to This Volume