A Personal Perspective
Arrange a presentation with a child advocate. Have the advocate speak to the class about abuse and the system that helps those abused.
Have students join a mentorship program involving working with kids.
Movies with a Theme
Watch a movie that has to deal with child abuse. Suggestions include Mystic River, Sleepers, First Born, and Mommie Dearest.
Child Abuse Presentation
Have students get into groups of 2-3 and create a PowerPoint (or other media) presentation based on educating others on "tell-tale" signs of child abuse.
From the Begining, Please
Have students read "A Child Called It" and "The Lost Boy."
Find a video of one of David Pelzer's motivational speeches. Preview speech before showing it to the class.
And the Numbers Say...
Have students research the statistics associated with child abuse in the United States. They should create a presentation of...
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