Grade 12

The Change You Want to See

How can you create a digital footprint that showcases your purpose?

Research shows that happiness in life is less about what you do and more about why you do it. When your actions have purpose, they lead to positive results -- both for you and the world. Help students use the power of the internet to turn their personal passions into positive impact.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Explain what it means to find your purpose and why it is beneficial.
  • Consider different ways that people have used their digital footprint to make a positive impact on the world and whether you would do something similar.
  • Reflect on what your own purpose might be, including a problem you want to solve and how you might go about solving it.
Key Vocabulary: digital footprint  ·  purpose
digital footprint:
all the information online about a person either posted by that person or others, intentionally or unintentionally
the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something
Digital Footprint & Identity
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards

Lesson Plan

50 mins.

What You'll Need

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Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Turning Purpose Into Impact Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources