Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful!
Goal: Give peace a chance. This goal was inspired by recent tragedies around the world, meeting the inspirational Mallory Fundora, and a project by Georgia Psarra.
Accomplish this goal: Have your students join a global project or start a project to spread peace. Students can also create and spread messages of peace through social media via a graphic, digital poster, or video. Try digital poster or graphic tools to create your projects, such as EduBuncee, Flowvella, Sway,HaikuDeck, Adobe Slate, Canva, Tackk, Visme, Smore, ThingLink, Biteslides, and EduGlogster. Spread messages through short videos created with Instagram,Animoto, Magisto, Powtoon, Voicethread, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, orWeVideo. Below, I have listed the steps to problem based learning and several resources.
One of my favorite kids on social media is Kid President who spreads encouraging messages for other young learners to be awesome and make a positive impact on the world. I’m sure you’ve seen this inspiring video. I believe when our learners see this 8 year-old’s impact (the age he started), they are inspired to be a positive force. We need more of our students to care enough to be peace advocates. Our learners have the ability to transform their world by thinking of ideas to deal with world issues and spread these ideas on social media. Will you be the teacher to allow them the opportunity to transform the world or will you be like so many who put up obstacles or say it isn’t in the curriculum? I have heard way too many students say their principals and teachers failed them or made their road to transforming the world difficult. Students can both learn and spread peace. Below, are ideas to help you be a facilitator and support to your learners.
Steps to Problem Based Learning
Find a list of games, websites, and projects for learning about other cultures and researching world problems to help students create their messages of peace. Some of the projects may have expired, but you can get lesson ideas and see student examples: