Make a Difference

Make a Difference

How can we take action to make a change in our community?
Subjects: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Grade Level: Elementary
Timeframe: 12-15 hours

Final Product

Students will design and take part in a community service event.

Project Description

Adults aren’t the only members of the community who can make a difference. When children are encouraged that they too can affect change, they begin to feel empowered and engaged. This project provides an opportunity for young students to take on the role of change agent and begin to explore how they can meet their civic responsibilities. As they work on this project, students explore potential roles in their community, as well as civic virtues.

Key Standards

College, Career & Civic Life (C3) Framework

  • D2.Civ.2.K-2 Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in a community.
  • D2.Civ.6.K-2 Describe how communities work to accomplish common tasks, establish responsibilities, and fulfill roles of authority.
  • D2.Civ.7.6-8 Apply civic virtues and democratic principles in school and community settings.


  • ELA-LIT.RI.1.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
  • ELA-LIT.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • ELA-LIT.RL.1.2

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