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Two 30-minute Sessions
Show Kid President’s video “How to Change the World.” Discuss how the world can be changed by ordinary people.
Whole Group Activity:
Read Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. Discuss how she made a difference in the world and how others are making a difference in the world.
Using the People Who Make a Difference Interview worksheet, have students interview a person in their life who is making a difference in the world. Allow a few days for students to return the completed interview.
Have students write a paragraph about the person they interviewed.
Have students read their paragraphs to partners or to the entire class. Ask the class what they learned from the interview. Then, ask them how they could try to make a difference now and when they grow up.
Class participation, interview sheet, paragraph
Invite some of the interviewees to school to speak to the students.