Making The World A Better Place
Anyone who cares about something can make a difference
in some way.
Chose something that you feel needs "fixing" in the world. Describe the problem;
describe any efforts that have been made to help the situation; present any arguments for not changing the situation (i.e.
devil's advocate), if there are any, and try to work out why it hasn't been solved yet; and then outline and document
something practical which you can actually do in order to change the situation, or plan something you can do in the future.
The project MUST include:
- A cover page (topic, your name, date of handing in to the teacher).
- Introduction (Cover Letter): Be specific! Write why you chose this topic and what you liked/disliked
about this project.
Write what you learned when doing this project. Relate to the project process and not only to facts
you learned through researching your topic.
you would like to do to improve your English (taking into consideration your experience from this project).
- The problem: describe
it, describe any efforts that have been made to help the situation, present any arguments for not changing the situation (i.e.
devil's advocate), if there are any.
- Plan something you
can do to change the situation.
webliography: should include at least 3 Internet sites or books/articles. Follow these bibliography guidelines: Author
Name of book, magazine, article, Internet site
Date of publication
Internet address (URL)
Written Project Presentation
PARTS OF PROJECT:
3. Problem and suggested
4. Internet (and other) sources
Your project must
be typed and presented in a folder or binder. NO plastic
page covers, please! Each item will be assessed
on the quality of the content, quality of the writing (grammar, spelling,
expression) and the effort made in your project work.
may add pictures.
Pay attention to the Assessment Rubric below.
sites that may help:
|Time is running out!
To those who haven't done it yet, the final version MUST be handed in till May 10th
Read the article about an activist teenager on this site:
This girl gives an example how to choose a topic and work
poems give inspiration to work for more than just yourself. They show that the individual has the power to change things in
society. Read the poems:
First they came……….(Pastor
Martin Niemöller 1892–1984)
First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t
because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the sick, the so-called incurables,
and I didn't speak up,
because I wasn't mentally ill.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t
because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me, and by that time there
was no one left
to speak up for me
The Power of One
One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
star can guide a ship at sea
One word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey,
must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with
One heart can know what's true.
One life can make the difference
You see, it's up to you……