Writing Activities 10 Kids Who Changed the World

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35 Ratings
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5th - 8th
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This was a great addition to our conversation about changing the world. I really wanted to show my students young people making a difference, and this is that! Thank you!


Expository and creative writings abound with these real life, fact based connections to ELA, history, and science! Fun, creative, and educational, yet uses critical thinking skills to introduce 10 Kids Who Changed the World through coloring format handouts with 20 writing activities.

Ryan Hreljac, Ryan's Well Foundation for clean water for kids
Malala Yousafzai, education for girls in Pakistan
Ryan White, HIV/AIDS foundation for kids
Anne Frank, Holocaust author
Louis Braille, inventor of Braille
Olivia Hallisey, inventor of new Ebola virus vaccine
Jacob Barnett, expanded Einstein's Theory of Relativity & founder of Jacob's Place for kids with autism
Cassandra Lin, inventor of process for recycling cooking oil for heat
David Zhao, creator of Instruments for Change
Alexandra Scott, Alex's Lemonade Stand for kids with cancer

Writing Handouts Include:
genre explanations
blog writing
Braille writing
brainstorming activities
charts for business writing and KWL
cause and effect writing
diary writing
informative writing
governmental act writing
letter writing
medical/business flow chart
personal narrative writing
persuasive writing
poetry writing
secret code writing
service learning project map
using chronological/sequential/time order
using transitions

Fact Based, Real Life Topics Include:
benefits of....
business planning
climate change
community service
communication skills
goal setting and meeting goals
handicap guidelines and regulations
ethical/moral choices, decisions, and outcomes
government acts to improve quality of life
influential people in students' lives
personal strengths
point of view of kids who changed the world
sensitive medical topics: Asbergers, autism, bullying, cancer, HIV/AIDS, Holocaust
service learning
setting up a non-profit organization
survival & techniques
reflection on school and learning

Excellent for across curriculum writing connections, discussions and debates, homeschool, flipped classes, teaching empathy, teaching real life application, introducing career and workforce connections, introducing service learning projects, and student assessment of writing genres and writing skills.

Please note that sensitive topics are included in this lesson plan.

Unique, unusual, and fun interactive writing assignments! Cooperative learning with an emphasis on social skills!

Can be used with Christian based curriculums.

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