The Lollipop Moment: Small Acts of Everyday Leadership

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  6 -  12
Estimated completion time:
 1 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 Common Core, ISTE-NETS
Subject Area:
 Character Education, Ethics, Leadership

In this activity, students will broaden their definitions of leadership by exploring the power of small actions. Exploring leadership through the lens described in Drew Dudley's "Everyday Leadership" TED Talk, students will reflect on the impacts of two small, but significant acts from the testimonies of two Holocaust survivors, as well as on an action taken by a pair of eighth graders in 2015. Using Dudley's concept of a "lollipop moment," students will construct and share short narratives about small acts which had substantial impacts in their own lives.

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