What are you Thinking Now?

Now that you have completed the investigations in People and Places, use your knowledge to explore connections to your life today. Do one or more of the following activities.

  1. Leadership can take many forms and may even depend on the kind of situation or challenge presented. Who are the leaders you most admire? What qualities do they show? Create a collage poster, poem or a rap to show how your favourite leader demonstrates these qualities.
  2. In consultation with your teacher, host a ‘Leadership Day’. Invite important leaders in your community to visit the school and discuss the qualities of good leadership.
  3. Expecting to be treated fairly and without discrimination is a right of all people. Can you think of situations in your community or your school where that might not have happened? Design a class presentation in which you highlight those situations, and provide fair solutions to those problems.
  4. For your next class or student council elections, design qualifications for enrolment, and consider the following questions.
    • Why have you chosen the criteria that you have?
    • Do you think your criteria are fair? Why?
    • Why do think there are qualifications for enrolling to vote?