Find Activities to Inspire Community Engagement!


More and more, young people are getting involved in their communities. For those who want to do so, but don’t know where to start, or if you want to encourage your students to become involved, this helpful guide is for you!

This guide was prepared by Jessica Ellison, a teacher educator at the Minnesota Historical Society, where she creates professional development and curriculum for social studies teachers.

What’s Inside:

Tips and Tricks for Community Engagement

  • How to Choose Books
  • How to Identify Activism
  • How to Showcase Student Voice
  • Ways to Encourage Student Action
  • Cautions

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