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Card 21 - Peacekeepers Project

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

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7th Grade
Polaris Charter Academy
Chicago, IL

After studying deeply the U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment, middle school students worked to address the plague of gun violence in their urban community. Hundreds of incidents of gun violence occurred around the school each year; 96% of students personally knew a victim.

Students researched local efforts to address the problem. They met with community leaders and police; created PSA’s that aired on local TV and were shown to legislators; interviewed local activists, clergy and members of law enforcement working for peace, and profiled those heroes in text and photos in a published book, Peacekeepers of Chicago.

Peacekeepers
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Students also organized a “City-wide Day of Peace”, during which gun violence disappeared for one day in their area of Chicago for the first time in history. They organized community “Sweep and Greet” events: neighborhood gatherings with music and food where citizens worked together to clean up the streets.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org

Related School

Topic

Grade Level

7th Grade
Polaris Charter Academy
Chicago, IL

After studying deeply the U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment, middle school students worked to address the plague of gun violence in their urban community. Hundreds of incidents of gun violence occurred around the school each year; 96% of students personally knew a victim.

Students researched local efforts to address the problem. They met with community leaders and police; created PSA’s that aired on local TV and were shown to legislators; interviewed local activists, clergy and members of law enforcement working for peace, and profiled those heroes in text and photos in a published book, Peacekeepers of Chicago.

Peacekeepers
Click on the image to learn more about this project

Students also organized a “City-wide Day of Peace”, during which gun violence disappeared for one day in their area of Chicago for the first time in history. They organized community “Sweep and Greet” events: neighborhood gatherings with music and food where citizens worked together to clean up the streets.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org