This week we are focusing on raising awareness about issues that are important to us. We will take action through our writing.
What could you write about?
1) Ever been inspired by the actions of a person in your community?
We have many Ripple Kids at our school who are helping to make our community and the world a better place. Who is someone that makes you want to be a better person. What have they done to make our world better and what could you be doing?
2) Is there an issue that inspires you?
Think about Malala and her role in improving education for girls around the world.
Al Gore raised awareness about Global Climate Change in An Inconvenient Truth.
In some countries, you could be put in jail for blogging about issues that the government doesn’t agree with. Raise your voice for these bloggers and journalists.
3) How can technology help in times of disaster?
Often the people of a country can quickly work together in times of disaster, before government departments get organized. Think about bushfires, floods, tsunamis, cyclones and hurricanes- how could you raise your voice at this time?
4) Indigenous people in your country
In the United States the indigenous people are the Native Americans. Often the indigenous people do not have their voices heard especially when it comes to land rights, voting, the environment and multinationals on their land. How have Native Americans been mistreated and what could we do to raise awareness?
5) Refugees and immigration
Often the people of a country are prepared to have refugees live in their country while governments may take a more negative route. What is your opinion on how you can raise your voice for refugees?
Did your parents or grandparents move to the United States from another country? That makes them immigrants. Talk to them and share their story.