With media, breaking news, and social networks in the palm of your hand, it becomes easier and easier to have a voice and influence others. Time Magazine puts out an annual list of young people who seem to do this best a dub them the "Most Influential Teens." This year's list includes many from last year. Most notably: Jazz Jennings, Shawn Mendes, Jaden Smith, Malia Obama, Lydia Ko, the Jenners, Malala Yousafzai, and Bethany Mota.
The articles below give a quick description of what the Most Influential Teens do, how they have influence, and what they say. Check it out to see what people may be influencing your student.
Discussion Questions with MS students: What people most influence you? Do you follow any of these people? Why/why not? Do you know what they stand for or why they are famous? How do you feel about these issues? Do you think their influence is positive or negative and why?