Community as curriculum

What could be a richer experience than sending ten teenagers out into their community to find problems?

They would go to the library, the public square, the bus stop, the health clinic, the gym, the convenience store or anywhere in between.

Task them with interviewing five people about their day, their story and their struggles interacting with the environment.

One student interviews, one student takes notes.

Bring them all back together to share out what they found. You’ll hear about the most pressing social issues of our time. Most importantly, you’ll hear about the issues that kids care about most. The issues that they see every day that they want to solve.

It’s hard to imagine a more powerful start to any learning experience.