Grades 7 – 10: Unit 1 Civic Engagement
Civic engagement means working to become more involved in one’s community through learning, advocating, and educating yourself and your peers about important issues and working to improve quality of life.
Harriet Beecher Stowe did not know it at the time, but her book Uncle Tom’s Cabin changed the way Americans viewed slavery and enslaved people forever. This was just one way in which Stowe became involved and used her words to change the world.
What can you do to become more involved in your community and make a difference?
Civic Engagement 101
Download “Civic Engagement 101” worksheet from the “Grades 7 – 10: Unit 1 Worksheets” post and then go to http://www.youthactivism.com/Success_Stories.php where you will find a list of youth organizations created and run by students like you. The worksheet will help students explore these different organizations and help you brainstorm ways to put your passion and ideas into motion.