This local community exploration activity [pdf] [docx] familiarizes students with Charlottesville and Albermarle County, Virginia. It asks them to experience community events, learn local history, and talk to community members. Useful for introducing students to their local community and getting them off campus. May serve as a model for similar assignments in other local communities.
Developed by Edith C. Lawrence, Ph.D. Professor, Curry Programs in Clinical & School Psychology Director, Young Women Leaders Program Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.