Extra Curricular participation and Success in School

21 10 2007

Since I’ve chosen to take several weeks out of the school year to focus on an activty requiring students to look closely at an extra-curricular activity, I was wondering: is there any data out there that would suggest a correlation between increased participation in extra-curricular activities and success in academics?

Students are required to interview advisors and members of specific extra-curricular activities and then report on them.  The hope is that, given a little knowledge about activities that are out there, students may be more inclined to participate in them (and then maybe have a greater bond with school and subsequently more success).  Maybe it’s a stretch.

Any thoughts?

Here is the lesson plan: Extra-Curricular Documentary