Teach your students that kids can be activists and change the world through the stories of four famous child changemakers: Malala Yousafzai, Kid President, Greta Thunberg, William Kamkwamba.
⭐ This resource will teach your students about activism and social change through nonfiction articles, multimedia and videos, and other websites. This unit is broken up into four children who have changed the world. Students will read a nonfiction biography, watch videos, engage in read alouds with comprehension and critical thinking questions, learn about the person’s mission, and reflect on a quote the changer maker said. Students will also enjoy watching inspirational videos and songs relating to the theme. They will come up with a cause that is meaningful to them and draft a plan to make change.
⭐ This unit is cross curricular and integrates reading comprehension, social studies, and writing.
⭐Includes a print and Google Slides digital format. Please note, this unit does include multimedia, so the print version includes scannable QR codes that link to the videos. YouTube videos are a portion of this resource, so please ensure your school allows access to YouTube.
- Important Vocabulary
- Introduction to children changemakers
- Malala Yousafzai
- Kid President
- Greta Thunberg
- William Kamkwamba
- Take Action
⭐This resource was created to promote critical thinking. It is geared towards 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. The passages included are at a reading level that spans all of these grades; however, if your 2nd graders read below grade level, they will need assistance reading these texts.
*Please Note: This resource does include YouTube links.
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