The objective of the Activate module is to empower students to create campaigns and plan actions that have the potential to raise awareness, influence behaviour and create change. The lessons contain examples of different kinds of activism and teachers are encouraged to supplement these examples with current and relevant examples.
Students will be guided to create action plans, delegate tasks and enact these plans (where possible). If you have limited class time, we recommend that students investigate the examples of “what activism looks like” in Lesson 1, and use these as inspiration for their planning process.
As with all our resources, choose the activities and lessons which suit your needs (and those of your students) the best. The lessons which we consider to be a “core” component of the Passport to Democracy program have been highlighted in red in the downloadable resource.