Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Extracurricular Activities

    Extracurricular activities exist at all levels of education. Activities are usually voluntary, non-paying, social, and philanthropic as opposed to scholastic. School faculty usually runs the activities, although student-run initiatives are also common.

    Extra curriculum first began in colleges in the nineteenth century. The first extracurricular activities were student literacy societies, debate clubs, and Greek letter fraternities and sororities. Students also initiated and organized early athletic programs on American college campuses.

    In high schools, extracurricular activities such as sports teams and school newspapers have been around since the World War One era. High schools also have activities that require extra time outside of school hours, and some of these include bands and choirs.

    Schools and companies seeking employees may not look entirely at a student’s grade point average; employers might look at extracurricular activities to ensure that applicants are the best suited and most rounded.¹ A few examples of extracurricular activities include volunteering, student government, Model United Nations, yearbook, and Moot Court.




    1. About. What counts as an extracurricular activity for college admissions? Retrieved May 14, 2014, from http://collegeapps.about.com/od/theartofgettingaccepted/f/what-is-an-extracurricular-activity.htm

    Image Source: Flickr

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com May 24, 2024, 11:43 am ad1c9bdddf

    BrainMass Solutions Available for Instant Download

    Sample Lesson Plan: Science, Fourth Grade

    Using the below, please help me plan a lesson. * Select a new topic within a subject that you teach or that you would like to teach * Create a formal lesson plan that describes the topic, materials, and methods. * Delineate the topic by creating 2 learning objectives using the audience, behavior, condition, and degree

    Movie Analysis of 'Lean on Me'

    In one page or less, respond to the three queries below: - State what you perceived were the fundamental elements of character, the values or virtues the lead character in your film exemplified. - Select one dilemma or issue your protagonist/character dealt with. How did his/her values or morals help or hinder the decision-ma

    CCSS and Technology Discussion

    Discuss how the flipped classroom idea can be used in conjunction with CCSS (Math or English Language Arts) Ways you could incorporate technology used in the flipped classroom idea to support the Framework for 21st century learning in the classroom as it relates to decision making based on student assessments. Discuss if

    Elementary Interdisciplinary Tree Unit

    I need a list and brief description of some activities (12-14) for elementary age students engaged in a unit on trees Please help me find a variety of types of activities, including ones that would involve the community.

    Middle School Math Lesson Planning and Assessment

    Multi-step word problem solving using formulas, fractions, or algebraic equations. Create or select a tool that could be used to teach and to rehearse these problems. Complete the following 7 steps Step 1: Select an appropriate tool the assignment. Use the following guidelines to help you select an appropriate tool. •