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Teacher's College: Teen Activism Starter Packet Text Set

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This is the last set of resources provided by Ms. King. The lexile range is 660 to 840. Double click to access the document.

The Buzz E-waste (820L) Malala: Save My Nigerian Sisters (820L) Mahlala's Mission (630L) Malala's Attackers Arrested in Pakistan (830L) Malala Yousafzai: 'The Day I Woke Up in the Hospital' (660L) Malala's Dream (800L) What's a Bully (800L) How to Make Yourself Bully-Proof (700L) Child Labor - On a Crusade for Kids (830L) Child Labor - Hard at Work (830L) Why is Community Service Important? Florida National University Students and Faculty attended the "Walk Now for Autism Speaks" walk Doing community service provides students with opportunities to become active in the community and positive contributors to society.

Why is Community Service Important?

Community service or volunteerism enables students to acquire skills and knowledge as well as provide a service to others that need it in some way. There are multiple benefits and gains from community service. Some of these benefits are: Psychological benefits: life satisfaction, feeling good about yourself, and decreases stress and depression.Social benefits: Engages students with the community, creates special bonds with the population served, as well as increased social responsibility.Cognitive benefits: Helps students enhance their knowledge, earn new experiences, and develop new skills.

Doing community service not only makes a difference to the organization being served, but also makes a difference on the students. How to Become an Activist: 12 Steps. Edit Article163,019 views 30 Editors Edited 4 days ago Three Parts:Finding Your MotivationMaking Your Voice HeardBecoming a Leader Activists are people who see the need for change and devote their time to doing something about it.

How to Become an Activist: 12 Steps

They are driven by passion and a vision for a better future. Activism comes naturally to some, while for others, it's thrust upon them when they experience situations that hurt them or those they love. Whatever your reason for wanting to become an activist, you have the ability to do so no matter your age, your means, or your background. Ad Steps. Alex Lin, Teenage Activist. What Kids Can Do. The Clock Is Ticking: Youth and Environmental Activism by Joi Officer, 15, Laura Cockman, 17, and Rebekah Taft, 17 of Y-Press Young people have a unique relationship with the environment: They are often the first affected when something goes wrong, yet the least represented when decisions are made.

What Kids Can Do

They, more than any other generation, have been raised to feel a responsibility toward the environment. And that’s important because they will be the first generation in charge of correcting the problems caused by the widespread pollution of the atmosphere and rampant misappropriation of natural resources. Youth today feel the “clock is ticking in terms of the amount of time we have to deal with the major issues like clean air, clean water and global warming,” says Sharon Smith, program director of Brower New Leaders at the Earth Island Institute, a support group for youth environmental campaigns and initiatives. Growth in activism Smith has seen firsthand the growth in environmental activism.

Environment Set

A Heroic Return. On March 19, Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old Pakistani student and women’s-education activist, returned to the classroom on for the first time since being violently attacked by a member of the Taliban on October 9, 2012.

A Heroic Return

Malala was shot on her way home from school in Mingora, Pakistan. The Taliban group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) took responsibility for the attack. The group said the attack should serve as a warning to others. TTP’s members follow a strict version of Islam and believe girls should not go to school. Malala was targeted because she is vocal about girls’ rights to education in Swat Valley, Pakistan. Malala recovers from the attack at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. Supporting education and activism on Malala Day. On her 16th birthday Malala Yousafzai will be leading the first youth takeover of the UN General Assembly.

Supporting education and activism on Malala Day

Malala’s Day Since surviving an attempted assassination by the Taliban last year, Malala has continued to act as a powerful advocate for girls’ rights around the world. In 2009 Malala began writing an anonymous blog for the BBC Urdu service about her life in Pakistan and the restrictions to girls’ education. Later her identity became known as she began making public appearances in local and international media.

Malala and Girls Education Set

Our Story - Free The Children. Free The Children began with a story one boy couldn’t ignore.

Our Story - Free The Children

Free The Children’s mission is to create a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. And we couldn’t have a better blueprint for success: the organization was founded by Craig Kielburger in 1995 when he gathered 11 school friends to begin fighting child labour. He was 12. A morning to remember. Scholastic News In-depth: Child Labor.

Child Labor Set

Pet Overpopulation. American Humane Association Position Statement on Animal Population Control Pet “overpopulation” encompasses two primary factors: (1) allowing cats and dogs to reproduce with little chance to find homes for the offspring and (2) pets being relinquished by owners who can no longer keep their animals, or who no longer want them.

Pet Overpopulation

Every year, millions of cats and dogs are euthanized in our nation’s animal shelters because there are more pets than there are responsible homes for them. Until this issue is resolved, American Humane Association believes that all cats and dogs adopted from public or private animal care and control facilities should be spayed or neutered (i.e., sterilized). Teenage girl is dogs best friend.

Abandoned Pets Set

Anti-Bullying activist spreads message of Kindness. Have you ever been bullied?

Anti-Bullying activist spreads message of Kindness

According to DoSomething.Org, 2 out of 3 teens are verbally or physically harassed each year. Alex, star of hit documentary, moves on from tragic reality of America's 13million bullied schoolchildren. By Hannah Rand Published: 14:05 GMT, 21 May 2012 | Updated: 14:41 GMT, 21 May 2012.

Alex, star of hit documentary, moves on from tragic reality of America's 13million bullied schoolchildren

Bullying Set