Explorer West Students Tackle Tough Issues to Change The World

Every year, the eight graders at Explorer West Middle School, under the tutelage of Social Studies teacher Tim Owens, tackle their choice of social issues and complete group projects aptly named “Change The World.” This year, they raised the bar. Congratulations to each group, which researched, polled and set out to create change that matters. They presented their findings to all grades and to a panel of social advocates. We all learned a lot. These students are entering high school soon and we know they will Change The World!

The students  canvas and collect signatures to support their action. Tim Owens received this feedback from a couple:

“My husband and I were out in the Junction and met several of your students. I was extremely impressed! It was interesting to hear them talk about their project.  Your students were very articulate and confident in approaching adults on the street, which can be difficult for people of any age! Most impressive was the fact that all four young men took turns answering questions – it was the perfect example of how students should work together in a group. THANK YOU for your great work with these students. I asked them if they liked their social studies teacher – they all responded with a very emphatic YES. It was apparent that they enjoy your class!”


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