Week 32 -- "My Social Impact - Be the change" -- Grade 9
Suite360 Student Lesson: My Social Impact - Be the change
Brief Summary: This lesson examines what it means to be socially conscious in today’s world. We begin with a look at the development of one’s beliefs and how to be a critical thinker. Next, we explore ways to engage locally and globally with an issue to help students learn how to start making a positive impact on the world and make socially conscious choices.
- Students will define what it means to be socially conscious.
- Students will discuss how their morals and feelings impact the causes they choose to support.
- Students will describe the importance of critical thinking in evaluating social causes and deciding what actions are appropriate.
- Socially conscious – being aware of social issues facing others
- NGO – Non-government organization
- Moral compass – an internal guide that helps people determine right and wrong
- It is important for you to think critically about your stance on social issues.
- Learn about all sides of an issue, and be prepared to make socially conscious decisions.
- Connect with others who share your passion and views on social topics.
Continue the Conversation:
- The connectivity between thinking-feeling-doing:
- How can we connect what we think about the content we just reviewed to how we are feeling?
- What actions can you take to apply this information in a meaningful way?
- Self, Others, World:
- How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help yourself?
- How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help your friends and family?
- How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help other people you may encounter?
- Brainstorm possible topics and issues that are important to students. Discuss what they can do to have an impact in those areas.
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