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Sixth Grade Wishes for the World

By: Sixth Grade Teachers Debbie Brummit and Jim Holmes

December 6, 2016

Mr. Rogers said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” In the sixth grade, students write a research paper about a world challenge for which they are passionate. The students then research that topic, take notes, create an outline, and write a research paper educating others about the important issue. Throughout the research process, students discover people who are heroes for their cause. They share with the class heroes they find and what heroic actions these people are taking to help. The students then select one of the heroes and write a biography about this person.

In the beginning of the year, we ask the students to think about what they believe the world needs. Sixth grade students are enthusiastic and care about many issues as identified in the video below.

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