Using the I can makeChange Social Action Project Planning Charts
Hannah has learned that planning the steps you are going to take and the outcomes you want, can help best achieve your goals. It is true that as adults, many worthy social projects fall short because of lack of planning. It is an important skill to learn and an important tool to use.
One of the goals of the Program is to teach students to plan, and to plan at progressively more sophisticated levels as they get older. For that purpose, the Program includes Planning Charts, to teach planning skills and aid teachers and students in planning their makeChange projects.
Plans can be completed using the hard copy provided with the Program, or by making use of the online Planning Charts available at the I can makeChange web pages at www.ladybugeducation.ca.
The online Planning Chart is an editable pdf, which works similar to a Word document. You can enter your plan directly on the form and save a copy to your desktop, files or CD. By saving a copy, you can work on the plan in sections to build a complete makeChange Project plan.
The Planning Chart can be used by teachers to create a written “narrative” plan, as a guideline for discussion with students on planning or simply as a class preparation tool.
The Planning Chart provides cues to help understand and complete your plan for social action. Post your plan in the classroom near the thematic poster where you can easily refer to it and track your progress.