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G2 Text Set: Change Makers


Sometimes, all it takes is one person to show others that change is necessary to improve their lives, their community, or the world. Using stories of environmental activism, social justice, and inclusivity, this text set explores the theme of change makers.

Essential Questions

1. What are reasons that people want change? What might spark change to happen?

2. How do people create change?

3. How do people respond or react to change happening around them?

4. Why is change necessary? What might the world be like if there was no change?

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Wildlife Lessons

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Picture this: You live in a village in Botswana, Africa. You leave home one morning and start walking to school. Suddenly, a gigantic elephant is standing in your path. “It’s really scary to come across an elephant when you’re on…


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New Scouts

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Best Inventions of 2018

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The Last Straw

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Justice for All

December 29, 2017

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