Our school, our community and our country needs young people using their voices for issues they are encountering. For this project, the students will be identifying an issue that they have at East Middle School. The lessons will include Greek and Roman government, how to address an issue by defining the issue with details, understanding how and who needs to hear their voice and what actions are necessary to solve the issue. By learning about complex organizations as part of the five characteristics of civilization, students will actively engage in the process of change in our school building, in our school district and possibly decide to include the local government.
Challenging Question or Problem
How can you solve an issue you have at East Middle School?
- levels of government
- local - City Government - using City Council and Mayor's pages
- state/federal - iCivics - using games to learn about the different responsibilities of government branches
- school levels of government
- building - East Middle School
- district - Rapid City Area Schools - Board of Education
- School Board Governance and Operations - click on the Policy (Example - BA or BBAA)
- state - South Dakota Department of Education
- student activism
- how fractions are used everyday
Jason Salamun - Rapid City City Council President
Matt Stephens - Rapid City Area School Board President
The product will be identified by the students as they take an active role in their learning process.