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Create a Student-Led Organization

Students will brainstorm ideas for a student-led organization that is all-inclusive. They will iron out the details for how it will work and design a logo and other items that reflect their "brand." Then they will create a brochure that will entice fellow students to join their group.

PROCESS:

  1. Have students brainstorm ideas for a student-led organization in your school. Inform them that the group must be all-inclusive, but it can focus on any topic they choose.
  2. Have students focus on the details. How would they get other students to join? How would the organization be funded? What would they call the organization? And how would that name reflect their "brand." 
  3. Encourage students to design a fitting logo for their group. If group members will be required to wear uniforms, have them design those, too.
  4. Based on the information they have compiled, invite students to create a brochure that will entice fellow students to join their group.

ASSESSMENT: 

Have students share their brochures with the class. Check each brochure to ensure that students identified the group, displayed its logo prominently and answered vital questions potential members might have about the group.

CUSTOMIZE THE LESSON:    

Grades 3-4:
As a class, brainstorm ideas for a new organization and come up with a name for the group. Then divide the class into small groups. Challenge each group to create a logo for the organization. Have them include the logo as they develop a brochure. Invite groups to share their brochures with the class. Have students identify elements in each brochure that would entice potential members to join the new group.

Grades 5-6:
As a class, brainstorm ideas for a new organization. Then divide the class into small groups. Challenge each group to come up with a name for the organization, create a logo and design uniforms for members. Then have them create a brochure. Invite groups to share their brochures with the class. Challenge groups to explain how their name, logo and uniform design reflect the organization's "brand." Encourage classmates to identify elements in each brochure that would entice them to join the new group.

Grades 7-8: 
Divide the class into small groups. Have groups brainstorm ideas for a new student-led organization. Instruct them to come up with a name, develop a logo and design uniforms for group members. Challenge them to also design other items related to the group such as badges or a flag. Then have them create a brochure. Invite groups to share their brochures with the class. Challenge them to explain how their name, logo, uniform and additional elements work together to reflect the organization's "brand." Encourage classmates to identify elements in each brochure that would entice them to join the new group.

Grades 9-10:
Divide the class into small groups. Have groups brainstorm ideas for a new student-led organization. Instruct them to come up with a name, develop a logo and design uniforms and other items related to the group such as badges or a flag. Then have them create a brochure. Invite groups to share their brochures with the class. Instruct them to explain how their name, logo, uniform and additional elements work together to reflect the organization's "brand." Challenge them to explain how their new group would meet an unmet need in the school, community or nation as a whole.