Shaping the world

In the face of a multitude of global problems, it can be difficult to see how an individual can make a difference. What can one person really do? It turns out quite a lot.

The Shaping the World series has been written to support teachers to drive thinking and dialogue encouraging young people into action and change.

Social impact can be defined as the “effect an organization’s (or individual’s) actions have on the wellbeing of the community.” 

The people featured in Shaping the World helps students to reflect and remember just how much of an impact one person can make on the world. These social impacts are tangible, lasting and real. We believe in the power of individuals to make a difference. In fact, it’s the mission of this series.

How to access this series

Shaping the World is available through a Sound Beginnings Shaping the World membership. Your membership provides eBook access that you can open on your laptop, tablet or cellphone. From there, you can share it directly from your screen with your students, or screencast to a television in your classroom.

Series titles

An ordinary kid who grew up to do extraordinary things. Fred helped restore sight to more than 2,500,000 people worldwide.

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“If we save our wildlife, we will ultimately save ourselves.” Steve made it his mission to help save wildlife.

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“Dream, Believe, Learn and Achieve”. Evonne gives indigenous children opportunities as they make their way in the world.

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Turia shares her story to encourage others to be grateful for the things in their lives.

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