Effecting change through writing...
Posted 05/03/2013 08:52AM

Effecting change through writing...

By Carolyn M. Parker, MYP Coordinator

Grade 6 has recently been focusing on writing social commentary and thinking about how issues that they see around them can impact lives. They have investigated and researched topics that have moved them, and found ways how they can use their writing to influence and help create a change in their community. 

Throughout this unit they have focused on the Significant Concept of "When carefully crafted, an opinion can influence others" and they have tried to answer the question "How does writing have the potential to change the world?"

Carolyn Elsner created a presentation to help educate people about Asperger's Syndrome. She talks about some of the problems that sufferers encountered on a daily basis and made suggestions about ways in which they could be supported. She learned a lot personally while researching this topic and would love for others to be able to share in her learning.

Check out her presentation at: http://prezi.com/bxwlxlt1yzfh/untitled-prezi/

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