Lesson 6: Finding an Issue of Interest

Lesson 6

Get Started - Finding An Issue of Interest

Reading & Researching to Find your Spark: What Inspires you to Act

Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Select an issue or issues that sparks their interest enough to take action

Overview/Purpose:
Students will research to discover issues that ‘spark’ interest – that inspire them to action.
Guiding Questions:
  • What human rights issues, with a focus on children’s rights, and social action advocacy, compel me to take action?
  • What makes me feel compelled to take action about these issues?
Recommended Time:
90-120 minutes

Common Core State Standards:
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
Key Ideas and Details
Materials:
Technology Required:
1. Computers with Internet access
Lessons design:
  • Inform students that they will be spending two to three days conducting independent research in an effort to identify their ‘sparks’ – issues that inspire them to take action.

  • Distribute the Spark handout and go over it with students.

  • Model how to use the handout to guide note-taking and text response on an electronic document.

  • Students begin reading and researching, using the handout to guide their note-taking and text response. They should not write on the handout, but take notes in an electronic document as modeled by the teacher.

  • At the end of the lesson, students print their notes and turn them in to the teacher for evaluation.
Rock Your World is a program of Creative Visions
Rock Your World is a Program of Creative Visions, a 501(c) (3) organization that supports creative activists - individuals who use the power of media and arts to create positive change in the world.
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