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ELA
Social Studies
Grades
6-8

Community Voices

How can we use data to tell a local story that will inform and motivate community members to action?

Project Summary

In this project, students are invited to present compelling stories about community issues that need attention as part of a local, TED-style Ideas Summit. Students interview community members and gather both quantitative and qualitative data, then present their stories as a means of inspiring others to take action. 

Students produce and present a TED Talk–style presentation, using a digital presentation tool, that tells a compelling data-based story about a high-needs community issue that needs attention.

This project has a strong literacy component. You may want to collaborate with an ELA teacher and teach this as an interdisciplinary humanities project.