Week 37 -- "My Social Impact: Small Steps to Change the World Around Me" -- Grade 10

Week 37 -- "My Social Impact: Small Steps to Change the World Around Me" -- Grade 10

Suite360 Student Lesson: My Social Impact: Small Steps to Change the World Around Me



Brief Summary: This lesson discusses ways a teen can change the world around them.  Whether the change is a community-wide change or simply making a difference in the lives of those closest to them, teens will realize that everyone is capable of making a difference that matters.  Teen’s today are more aware of the community around them.  It is not uncommon to see young adults passionate about a particular cause.  Ending world hunger, equality, and saving the earth by recycling are just a few topics that are a constant topic for social change.  Teens can take small steps to change the world around them. Identify a passion, examine experiences within the topic, decide what should happen and how to contribute.  Donating money, volunteering time, getting involved are all ways to begin to see change. Change does not have to be big to be important.  Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference.  


Shared vocabulary:

  • Social Impact- how organizations’ or people’s actions affect the surrounding community
  • Change-make or become different
  • Impact-have a strong effect on someone or something
  • Passion- strong and barely controllable emotion or opinion
  • Contribute-give something in order to help achieve or provide something
  • Cause-a person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition



Key Takeaways:

  • Change does not have to be big to be important
  • Social impact is defined as, how organizations’ or people’s actions affect the surrounding community.


Continue the Conversation:

  • What are you passionate about in regards to social change?
  • Are there topics that you are uncomfortable supporting? Why?
  • Who is someone close to you who would say you has made a difference in other’s lives?
  • How do you see yourself making a social impact in the next 10 years?


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