Targeting Problems in my Community

Inspire scholars to make a positive difference in their community with a lesson that sheds light on local issues. Here, class members identify community problems and take part in a grand conversation to determine solutions needed to change them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Reflect on the lesson with a blog post; direct pupils to answer discussion questions and reply to their peers 
  • Highlight individuals that serve their community after school or on weekends 
  • Take a field trip to fulfill one of the solutions listed
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is the first of six lessons in a series that showcases the importance of contributing positively to one's community 
  • Coordinate with a local government official to speak to the class about current problems facing the community 
  • Promotes awareness of local issues and voting in elections to support positive change
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