Week 32 -- "My Social Impact - Be the change" -- Grade 9

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. 

 

Lesson Objectives

  • 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. 

 

Shared Vocabulary:

  • 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

 

Key Takeaways:

  • 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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