MyImpact Challenge gives students a robust understanding of the role of the citizen in civil society by exploring the pillars of citizenship: entrepreneurship, charity, and government. It is developed with multiple implementations in mind, including classrooms, afterschool programs, and social clubs. With original background essays, guided resources, and rubrics, students will write a research report on the impacts of these different efforts, then develop and implement a project that exemplifies everyday citizenship.
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MyImpact Challenge: “E Pluribus Unum”
This essay and accompanying discussion questions introduces this year's MyImpact Challenge theme.
MyImpact Challenge Lesson 1: Identifying Your Problem
In the first MyImpact Challenge activity, students will explore the purpose of the project and start their own project by identifying a challenge in their community they wish to address.
MyImpact Challenge Lesson 2: Defining Citizenship
In the second activity in the MyImpact Challenge series, students explore citizenship and civic virtues as they prepare for the next portion of their project.
MyImpact Challenge Lesson 3: Government & Community
In this MyImpact Challenge activity, students will describe the responsibilities and limits of federal and local government and explore the role government organizations might play in solving their project challenge.
MyImpact Challenge Lesson 4: Charity & Community
In this MyImpact Challenge activity, students will describe the examine how Americans have participated in charitable associations in the past before exploring possible connections between their own project ideas and current charitable organizations. They will participate in a peer review activity to help reflect on and refine their project plan.
MyImpact Challenge Lesson 5: Entrepreneurship & Community
In this MyImpact Challenge activity, students will examine the impact of entrepreneurship on civil society. They will weigh the pros and cons of the different solution options (government, charity, or entrepreneurship) and select the option that best suits their project challenge.
MyImpact Challenge Lesson 6: Finalizing Your Project
In this final MyImpact Challenge activity, students will refine their project plan using design thinking based questions as they prepare to put their plan into action.