ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS FOR SOCIAL ACTION UNIT:
How can I use my creative and critical thinking along with my gifted abilities for the betterment of my society?
Which injustices concern me?
What is social action and how does it relate to me as an individual in this society?
Students will be able to transform their creative and critical thinking in to actions that make a difference in their school, neighborhood, town state or country. Students are capable of locating and solving problems; Students are able to make a difference in the world; students can find their own problems and design their own solutions.
Social action means taking steps to change the things that are wrong in our society and introducing new ideas and processes for doing things better in the future. All social action projects must
- • name real world problem with proof
- match your Myers- Briggs personality, learning style and gifted characteristics
- involve someone outside of Signet as volunteer and mentor
- be planned by your entire class
As a result of reading the article "Today's Kids Care About Social Action", we have added the 4 P's to our requirements. They are Problem, Process, Produce and Present.
2/28 - 3/2 I am conducting social action conferences with students about their projects. Individually, students and I will chat about anything related to their project. Students that don't have a project idea will email their parents letting them know they they do not have a project yet.
3/10 -17 We are adding logos to our social action projects. https://www.logomyway.com/good_logo_designers.php
All students should be able to answer the questions listed on the social action review card as they take ownership of their project and it becomes one that is completed outside of school. They will see theses questions again.
1. What is your social action project?
• 2. How does this project fit with your learning style? Personality? Gifted characteristics?
• 3. What is our goal and what do you plan to accomplish?
• 4. What was your first step?
• 5. What questions or steps did your peers ask or suggest that stood out to you? Please list them.
• 6. Have you been successful in achieving your goal? If so, why or why not?
• 7. What skills, ideas, or new information have you learned thus far?
• 8. Were there any obstacles or challenges? List them.
• 9. What changes occurred as a result of your social action project?
• 10. If this was a graded assignment, what grade would you give yourself thus far? Why?