Want to be an Activist? Start with Your Toys

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Who says you have to be famous to have your voice heard? A well-spoken 14-year-old tells her story of activism, and how it had a ripple effect that ended with toy company Hasbro inventing a whole new line of gender-neutral cooking products for kids. Follow up the video by completing the Think questions, which encourage learners to apply the video's lesson to their own lives.

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Pros
  • Powerful example for youths — someone their own age makes such a huge change by simply creating and promoting a petition to make the world she lives in a little bit better
Cons
  • The Dig Deeper section could use a little more oomph to help youngsters generate discussions and ideas for making a change in their own world