The UN Public Service Day, June 23rd, celebrates the value and virtue of public service.
The UN Public Service Day celebrates the value and virtue of pubic service to the community highlighting the contribution of public services in the development process, recognizing the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
Students read the following two stories to learn more about young heroes making a difference in the world. Consider what you and your class can do to make a positive impact and share your story with MY HERO.
On the first day, Greta Thunberg, a climate activist with aspbergers, protested outside of Swedish Parliament alone. Now, she's leading 1.5 million students globally.
Having survived the February 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting Florida, Emma co-founded the gun-control groups Never Again and March for Our Lives.
Great for ESL/EFF Students
This story is available in text and audio so students can listen and read along.
Students read the story about Bilaal Rajan who is passionate about child rights and equality around the world. He works to make the world a better place for disadvantaged children. After reading the essay, consider the discussion questions and activity below.
Bilaal Rajan is the founder of Making Change Now and Canada's child ambassador to UNICEF.
Students read the story about John Rose, the founder of Waves for Water, and watch the film to learn how Waves for Water helped after the Nepal earthquake. Consider the discussion questions.
Jon Rose and Waves For Water's Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort. (Running Time 4:30 minutes)
2. Research what causes limited access to clean water and the effect that has on the people who live there.
3. Students brainstorm ways they can help people have access to clean water and create an action plan.
4. Students are encouraged to share the story of their efforts to bring clean water to those who need it with MY HERO.
Students will deepen their awareness about how one person can make a difference. Students will develop research and critical thinking skills as they explore the issue of clean water. Students are encouraged to create an action plan for what they can do to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
The Public Service Day lesson plan was created by MY HERO Teacher and Learning Circle Director Laura Nietzer.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom
Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Organizer created on 5/9/2019 8:38:21 AM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 5/9/2023 1:39:41 PM by Laura Nietzer