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CIVICS & ELA ACTIVITIES TO CREATE CHANGE

GRADES 7—12

LESSON + ESSAY CONTEST = ENGAGED TEENS

Inspire your class to take civics into the real world and research ways they can improve their community through elected office. Then empower them to share their plan in a persuasive essay contest—they’ll have a chance to win a $1,000 grant and a laptop to help mobilize their community and address the issues that matter to them!

Lesson & Activities

LESSON Empowering Students
to Make Change
GRADES 7–12
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ACTIVITY Essay Research
Organizer
GRADES 7–12
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ACTIVITY Contest Essay
Planning Sheet
GRADES 7–12
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POSTER Inspiring Examples of
Teen Change Makers
GRADES 7–12
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Student Essay Contest

Inspire students to take civics into the real world by researching and writing a 2- to 3-page persuasive essay about how they can address a community issue by running for office.

STUDENT PRIZES: Three (3) Student Winners from grades 7–8 and three (3) from grades 9–12 will each receive a $1,000 grant and a new laptop to empower them as they enact community change.

TEACHER PRIZES: Teachers of the winning students will each receive a $500 gift card for use in their classroom!

Deadline:
March 29,
2020
STUDENTS
CAN WIN
$1,000
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Chance to Win Free Books!

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