Teens Making An Impact: Melati and Isabel Wijsen

Teens Making an Impact
Many teenagers today are concerned about their places in the world and their roles as global citizens. They’re developing a sense of social responsibility. They’re also developing a personal sense of values and looking for role models. This month, we’re pulling from our programs for teenagers to share real stories of teenagers who are making an impact on their community and on the world.

Melati and Isabel Wijsen
Melati and Isabel Wijsen are two sisters from Bali, a tropical paradise in Indonesia. In 2013, they started a campaign called Bye Bye Plastic Bags. Their work led to a plastic bag ban on the island. In this TED Talk lesson from Perspectives 1, learn more about the great work these sisters are doing to make a difference in their community.

From Perspectives Level 1 Unit 8

Link to TED Talk and corresponding classroom activities: https://eltngl.com/sites/perspectives/student-resources/american-english/level-1/level-1-video

Your turn! Think about the things you do every day – what could you and your friends do to make your world a better place?

And don’t forget! Join us for a webinar about how we can use the English classroom to empower teens to make an impact, hosted by Luciana Fernandez, on November 7. Register here!  

Author: National Geographic Learning

National Geographic Learning’s mission is to bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life. With our English language programs, students learn about their world by experiencing it. Through our partnerships with National Geographic and TED, they develop the language and skills they need to be successful global citizens and leaders.

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