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Change Makers

March 22, 2023 | Rebekah Lowe

Second and third graders are starting a new unit on change makers in history for our last social studies unit.  They will get to read, learn, and research change makers.  A way to do that is through reading biographies and watching videos about different people in history who have brought positive change to our world.

On Tuesday, students got to read the first part of a biography with eighth grade students.  Eighth graders came into the room, and read to/with the second and third graders.  Then, they were asked to consider a few questions:

  • What change did the person make?
  • What events led them to make that change?

We will do this shared reading a couple of times to have a diverse group of individuals to learn about.  Then, students will hear about the people we read about and decide who they might want to study in depth.

Next week sometime, students will choose one person to research and learn all about in anticipation of our Change Makers Museum, in May (more information will be coming before spring break).

This is an exciting time to learn about different people from our country as well as other countries who lived (or are living) noteworthy, change-making lives!


Rebekah Lowe

Teacher, Grades 2&3

Rebekah Lowe knew that she wanted to be a teacher ever since middle school when she was inspired by an English teacher who developed interactive games and creative acronyms for many of the topics that were discussed. Because of her teachers, Ms. Lowe attended the education program at the College of New Jersey, where she experienced a variety of classroom environments, and earned a teaching degree. She was also a part of the Education Honor Society. After graduating, Ms. Lowe taught English in South Korea, and during this time, she was able to travel around Asia and experience new cuisines and cultures. Her love of travelling increased, and she hopes to travel more in the future! She began her teaching career in the United States at Mustard Seed School in 2018 as a second and third grade teacher in the Meadows class. She’s excited to be a part of the school community and share her many experiences with her students.

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