Oregon's 30th Governor January 9, 1967 to January 13, 1975

Service-Learning Curriculum and Resources for Teachers

Photo by M. Walster

Troutdale sculptor Rip Caswell based this statue on the photo of McCall holding fish and fly rod as he splashed from the river in T-shirt and waders.


"We who are privileged to be in these chambers today can view the challenges we face as opportunities, not as reasons for despair. We can do this only if we blend our independent spirits in terms of reverence for life and respect for nature. Each of you might suggest different words, but our goal certainly is the same: a better Oregon." Inaugural message to the Oregon Legislature 1971

Written and developed by Marilyn D. Walster. Funded by the "Citizens for the Memorial of Tom McCall Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation"


"I've taught social studies and language arts for 14 years in Oregon public schools and it by far the best teaching resource on modern Oregon history and politics I've ever encountered." - Matt Love, author/editor and teacher

An Introduction
An introduction by Matt Love, Oregon teacher and historian
Purpose of Curriculum and Student Learning Goals

Study Units
Three study units which include state and national standards, classroom resources/activities, and service-learning ideas
Lesson Plans
Sample daily lesson plans
Multi Media
Media resources
Policies Guide
A guide to policies and actions referenced in the curriculum
Quotes by Tom McCall
Resource Section
A resource section which includes links to Tom McCall bibliographies, service-learning support and additional enrichment materials