What Would You Do to Change the World?

What’s more, we are the first nation to be founded for the sake of an idea — the idea that each of us deserves the chance to shape our own destiny. That is why centuries of pioneers and immigrants have risked everything to come here. It’s why our students don’t just memorize equations, but answer questions like “What do you think of that idea? What would you change about the world? What do you want to be when you grow up?”

-President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address

Ask your students that question. In a discussion, as a journal prompt, as an essay assignment, in a brainstorming session…ask the question.

Then share the answers. Read them out loud, make them into a bulletin board or a collage, put them in your letter to parents, post them on a blog.

Help your students shape their own destiny.

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