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