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2014 Service-Learning Symposium: History of Street Names of St. Simons' Harrington, South End, and Jewtown Communities

2014 Service-Learning Symposium

Presentation Details

History of Street Names of St. Simons' Harrington, South End, and Jewtown Communities:  A Service-Learning Project with the Friends of Harrington, Inc. and St. Simons Island African-American Heritage Coalition

Authors: Michael Felix, Philip Fendig, Jordan Fry, Erica Gantt, Nia Garrick, Robert Hubert, Carlee Hutchinson, Joshua McCracken, Korie McQueen, Kathy Morten, Amelia Reid, Cameron Smith, Sydney Smith, Jennifer Takatori, Joseph Teston, Breland Thompson, Johnathan Williams, and Anslie Wilson

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Wurz

Abstract:

Students (first-year freshmen) in ENGL 1101 accomplished course learning outcomes and service-learning outcomes while researching and writing about Gullah-Geechee culture, discussing the impact of housing development on St. Simons, interacting with organizations that focus on community-development through historic and cultural preservation projects, discussing ways in which heritage tourism affects communities, ensuring reciprocity for students and community partners through service-learning, and developing a sense of civic agency.  Students can apply the skills learned in this service-learning course to future college courses, in the workplace, and as life-long learners.