This TED Talk lesson is intended to be used with Karim Abouelnaga's talk, A Summer School Program Kids Will Actually Want to Attend.
This TED video and worksheet can be completed in one class period. (I often follow-up with a class discussion the following day.)
This video and worksheet are appropriate for most high school-level English and Social Studies classes.
TED lessons can be used as mini-lessons or to supplement a prepared unit. I often assign TED lessons as make-up work or extra credit. TED Talks also make great lesson plans on "sub days."
In the US, most kids have a very long summer break, during which they forget an awful lot of what they learned during the school year. This "summer slump" affects kids from low-income neighborhoods most, setting them back almost three months. TED Fellow Karim Abouelnaga has a plan to reverse this learning loss. Learn how he's helping kids improve their chances for a brighter future.