Have you ever asked your students who their role models are or who they admire? Their answers probably aren't surprising. Today, many young people are influenced by social media and look up to those who sometimes aren't outstanding role models. Educating young people about those who set goals and make important contributions to society is a way of promoting character education in the classroom. The posters and activities in this packet highlight people who impacted and had a positive influence on the lives of others around the world. They had strong work ethics, set goals for themselves and became successful contributors to society. Class discussions about them encourage critical thinking skills by engaging students in meaningful and personal reflection. Create a "People Who Changed the World" center and display the posters and student work. Complete instructions included. Download the free preview of this packet to learn more about the activities. Included in this packet:
4 posters featuring people who changed the world
4 cloze student worksheets with answers
1 author biographical worksheet
1 corkboard poster for student pictures
1 poster for students to sign stating their teacher knows they will change the world
Many websites for reference and student participation.
Leonardo da Vinci extension activities with student worksheets and websites, some with interactive online projects.
Detailed teacher suggestions and directions.