Global Activism and Social Activism are an important part of the middle school and secondary school curriculum. See this article: Educators are inspiring a new generation of social justice warriors in Macleans magazine.
Listed below are great resources which can be used in the classroom to encourage students to become a Changemaker!
Program for Middle Grades 6 to 9
video about program
lesson plans online:
Click on the image above to find out:
How to become a mahout
Being a female mahout, in India, was not an easy feat, considering it is a male-dominated territory.
Parbati Barua, broke stereotypes and became the first female mahout in India in 2015. Click on her photo to read more about her.
Amazing Elephant facts!
Elephants are very smart and will make tools everyday. For example, Elephants will move an object to stand on to reach fruit high up on a tree. Elephants have also been known to use sticks to scratch themselves in areas they couldn’t otherwise reach, and make fly swatters out of branches or grass. Others have been observed digging a hole to reach drinking water, and then plugging the hole with a ball formed from chewed bark to prevent the water from evaporating, thus saving it for later use.
Here is a great link to some more amazing facts: