service learning anthropology Essay

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On November 21, 2014, I went to Edmonds community college to take part in learning project I signed for. The learning project was in the Edmonds community college farm and I found the project instructive and at the end of the day it was a great experience. In this report, I will try to define and give the importance of the service learning, and describe what I did the farm and try to explain the relation between the service learning and anthropology. Service learning is a method of teaching that combines classroom instructions with meaningful community services. Service learning offers students immediate opportunities to apply the work of local agencies that often exist to affect positive change in the community. It is intended to incite a sense of civic responsibility by encouraging students to assess their impact upon the community as active contributions to society. The importance of the service learning is multiple. It enables students in active learning and integrates disciplinary knowledge with practice. The experience I had with working at the Edmonds community college farm was amazing. It was my first time participating in such activity. There, I met Allia who was our instructor for the day. I also met other student also who were there working on their learning project as well. In total, we were nine students, and Allia put us in a group of three students. In my group we were in charge of building and rebuilding the farm bed. In addition we were getting the sand to fill the new bed. When the bed was filed up with sand, we ammonized the level of the sand in the bed. One of the other group was assigned to put some bottles around the new bed, and the last group was assigned to remove roots in the sand before putting in the bed.
After working on the farm, my first question was how did agriculture evolve and how did over the time tools for agriculture were improved, and how farming emerged from food gathering about 10,000 years ago. As the time goes one and people move from place to place, the first appearance of domesticated plants and animals has given way to questions about how domestication occurred under a variety of ecological conditions at different times and places.
Hunting and gathering, horticulture, pastoralism, and the development of agriculture demonstrate different ways in which people have adapted to their environment to feed themselves
In my understanding, possibly people in the past used old tools in agriculture. The Neolithic is a prehistoric period marked by the emergence of the first sedentary