Lesson Plan

In Our Own Words: A Story Book with a Purpose

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Academics turn into storytellers in an engaging activity on activism. The activity focuses on promoting social change in local communities with stories. Young historians plan a storybook to target a specific audience and social issue and work in groups to create the text and illustrations. Budding authors also participate in group discussion, use graphic organizers, and have the opportunity to share their work with others. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign learners to read their finished stories to family members as homework
  • Arrange for the pupils' stories to be put on display in the school library for others to read 
Classroom Considerations
  • Final installment of the four-part series titled "Dealing With Dilemmas"
  • Lesson includes handouts geared toward both elementary and middle school scholars 
  • The resource uses art and storytelling to reinforce key concepts in the lesson 
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