The Samantha Smith Challenge: Creating Engaged Citizens in Your Classroom

Offered by:
  • 1 Plan: 3 Falls
  • Caitlin Hutt, Warsaw Middle School Educator
None required
  • Teachers
  • Other Educators

Audience: Middle-level educators

Description: The Samantha Smith Challenge (SSC) is a dynamic educational program for Maine middle school students designed to build a bridge between the classroom and the world and to create curious, courageous, and engaged citizens. In this session, you will hear how SSC projects teach students to identify, study, and work to solve the challenges and problems they see in their communities. Participants will explore past SSC projects completed by students during both regular in-person classes and during remote learning instruction. Come learn how to bring the Samantha Smith Challenge to your students whether the classroom is in person or virtual.