How can students be active participants in identifying solutions for the problems in their community.
Learning Overview and Objectives
Student teams review and analyze the evidence they have collected, and seek out and collaborate with an community expert to explore and identify possible actions and solutions for their cause.
Students will ...
- Analyze the data and evidence they have collected regarding their cause
- Identify and interview a community expert
- Students will publish the third article on their community cause.
Time: 5 hours
Now that the student teams have collected evidence (research, photos, community interviews, etc.) they may have a clearer idea of possible remedies for their cause. But before they focus on building their solution, the input of an expert may be beneficial at formulating a plan of action. An expert may be someone who is involved in the current issue or a similar issue from various perspectives; academic, public policy, business, city planning, environmental, and other professions. They should refer back to their research to identify an expert or select someone from the pool of mentors and guest speakers.
ACTIVITY #1...Student teams Identify a community expert and contact them to schedule an interview.
ACTIVITY #2...Prep for Community Interview(s) - Using their YV Notebook student teams prepare for the interview, writing questions and developing an overall interview plan. They may conduction mock interviews.
ACTIVITY #3...The Community Expert Interview - Student teams conduct interview with a community expert who is connected to their cause. Student teams transcribe interview and using their YV Notebook build an article around the interview and the media they collected. Using the YV Online Portal student teams submit their article
SOCIAL MEDIA BLAST #5
The students along with their teams will share their article and invite their social media community to comment and share their thoughts.
Students from Mountain View High School interviewed El Monte official Minh Thai about their community improvement plan. Click on the photo to read about their discussion.