SPRING LAKE PARK, Minn. — Lighthouse School in Spring Lake Park is filled with students who are eager to learn. If you head into Mrs. Kaleen Tison Povis' class, you'll find some kiddos who are eager to teach, too.
The biggest lesson they want to teach is inclusion.
"All throughout my life when I've been in history classes, women have always been kind of like an afterthought," said Lauren Scherer.
A team of 12 students was eager to help change that. So, they volunteered months of their time to help create a unique board game that makes remarkable women the center of our attention.
It's called HerStory.
In the game, you're an acclaimed author, writing a book that tells the stories of phenomenal women who helped shape our world.
"You have to do interviews or do research, get firsthand sources, hypothetically. And as you hypothetically do that research, you earn tokens," said Kaleen Tison Povis, learning facilitator at Lighthouse School. "You use your tokens in order to build your chapters. Once you build eight chapters about eight women, then your book is complete, so you're racing to the publisher."
While teachers helped choose the 120 women players learn about, students researched the facts you see on the back of the card.
This project is something they're all very proud of.
Now that the hard work is done, students are eager to play against their friends.
Whether they know it or not, their eagerness to teach has opened up a door for the next generation to be changemakers, too.
You can find HerStory right now on Amazon for $50.
Part of the proceeds will go to The Malala Fund, which helps educate girls all over the world.
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