Starting on the 7th of December, the fifth grade PA students will begin a mini-research project on an inspirational young person that they will turn into a TED talk to give to the class. All of the specifics will be shared in class, but the link above is a great place to start. The TED talks are all given by young people about one of their passions...sound familiar? This short TED talk will prepare the kids for the big Capstone TED talk that everyone will be giving in May. I'm sharing this link to Time Magazine's "30 Under 30" list of inspiring young people with the kids next week: http://ideas.time.com/2013/12/06/these-are-the-30-people-under-30-changing-the-world/
This list is just a suggested starting place, but the students can give their TED talk on ANY inspirational young person.
Note to Parents: Skip the TED talk titled " A Warrior's Cry Against Child Marriage" as it contains material not appropriate for 5th grade.