Lesson Plan

Change Agents in Our Own Lives

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Everyone has the power to change their own lives. Young historians learn how they can become agents for change in their own lives and the community. The activity focuses on positive role models and what motivates individuals to promote change or stand up for injustice. Academics reflect on role models in their local communities, interview family members, and complete graphic organizers to understand how different people respond to social injustice. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have older students find a local hero to interview
  • Allow younger learners to draw a picture of their role models and explain why 
Classroom Considerations
  • Installment three of a four-part series called "Dealing with Dilemmas"
  • Lesson includes extension activities if time allows
  • The resource includes an activity for English learners 
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