2013 September 11 一 Bell Ringer. Get out your Civics Flash Card papers. Pick up a question you haven’t had before from the front cart Write the question on your paper. You have two minutes left to write. Answers Time. I will read out the answers I have.
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Get out your Civics Flash Card papers.
Pick up a question you haven’t had before from the front cart
Write the question on your paper.
You have two minutes left to write.
Select one person from the class to write on the board today.
You have one minute to make your selection before I pick for you.
What problems in our school would you like to see changed?
Writer, please take six suggestions from the class.
I need two volunteers to pass out worksheets.
After you have chosen two problems, we need to come up with action steps to solve these problems.
An action step is a good starting point when you are looking for a solution.
Use the suggestions on the next page for ideas. You may make up your own. Write one action step for each problem.
After you write an action step for each problem, explain how that action step could help solve the issue.三 Solutions!
On the worksheet, write down the two problems with school that you care MOST about.
If you hate them all, make up your own.
* whine about it to your friends
* write letters to companies
* write to City Hall and the mayor
* write to the President of the United States
* write to the school board
* write to the principal
* write to Santa Claus
* write to your representative in Congress
* write to your representatives in the legislature
* write to your senators
blog about it
complain about it to your pet dog
make Facebook posts on all of your friends’ timelines
make posters for your school
open your own store
prepare a report and present it to your city council
put up fliers in your neighborhood
raise money by selling chocolate
raise money with a lemonade stand
start a neighborhood watch
tweet about it
whine about it to your friends
I will now separate you into groups.
You will be completing the back of the worksheet together.
If you want to solve a problem,
you have to work together.
The next step is take action on your problem.
No matter what you want to change at school,
writing one letter might not get things done.
You have to use the power of numbers.
In your groups, you are going to compose a short persuasive paragraph explaining why the principal or a teacher needs to help you make whatever change you want.
Get our a CLEAN, BLANK sheet of paper.
I am writing to you to tell you about a problem in our school. That problem is ________. This issue is important to me because ________ and ________. If we could fix this problem, life would be better at school because ________. The causes of our problem are ________ and ________. A good first step to solving this problem would be ________. Thank you for reading about the problem of ________ in our school. I hope you will join me in trying to address this issue.