Thinking Guide - Civic Action: Then and Now

During the lesson, invite students to reflect on the following prompts:

Before the case study

  1. What is one thing you would like to change in your school, community or society?
  2. What could you do to change it?

After the case study

  1. What could happen to a civic action if you removed one of the four ways to take civic action? (Example: If a bill is introduced in Parliament, but there is no public support; OR there are a lot of individuals taking action, but no groups are organized.)
  2. Would the events of the case study be similar or different today?

For individual reflection

  1. Consider the action you wrote down at the start of the activity. What kind of civic action is it?
  2. Consider the thing you would like to change. What would it look like if you changed it for the better? What results would you like to see?
  3. What else could you do to take action on the thing you would like to change? Create a civic action plan using the Ways to Take Civic Action template.