September Writing Prompts

Need some good September writing prompts? Well, look no further as here are 30 political-themed prompts– While many of today’s students were born after 9/11 or are too young to remember the day, they’ve still experienced the repercussions and effects of the tragic historic event.  They will learn about the day in history books and they need to understand its significance, but it’s also important to avoid dwelling exclusively on the sadness.  This September, invite students to think about the type of positive changes that the world could use.  As America celebrates Patriot Day, students can consider their wishes for the world with a series of all new journal prompts.

In these 30 daily prompts, students will reflect on political issues facing our world today.  They’ll consider the benefits they enjoy by living in America as well as the challenges that being an American presents.  Prompts about world peace, environmental concerns, and poverty also encourage students to think about the issues that are larger than they are.  At the end of the month, students will have spent time writing about and reflecting on the types of important topics that will shape their beliefs over the next several years.

Use these journal prompts to teach students about important world issues from a lens of positivity.  With a new school year just beginning and commemorative Patriot Day events taking place, September is the perfect time for students to think about the challenges ahead of our world.

 30 September Writing Prompts

  1. Write about something that causes stress in your life.  What can be done to change it?
  2. What does the world need most?
  3. What are some good examples of charitable behavior?
  4. Is it difficult to be understanding of other cultures?  Why or why not?
  5. Why is it important to look at issues from multiple perspectives?
  6. What is the greatest thing about living in America?
  7. Write about a model of good in your life.  How does this person inspire you?
  8. If you could solve a single political issue, what would it be?  Why would you choose this particular issue?
  9. What does it mean to give back to the community?  Why is it important?
  10. Write about living in America at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.  What would life have been like?  How has our quality of life changed since then?
  11. If you could invent anything to help other people, what would you create?
  12. Is world peace possible?  Why or why not?
  13. How is life in other countries different from life in America?
  14. How can you influence others to be more positive?
  15. How can you try to relate better to people with different ideas?
  16. Write about three great ways that the world has changed over the past 100 years.
  17. What will happen to our environment in the next 100 years?
  18. If you had the chance to live in another country, would you take it?  Why or why not?
  19. Why do people have wars?
  20. Can war solve problems?  Why or why not?
  21. What is the greatest concern facing our world today?
  22. What is the best way to create change in our world?
  23. Write about someone you know who is giving and selfless.  How can you be more like this person?
  24. How can you help in the fight against poverty?  How can you encourage others to do the same?
  25. Write about a technological development you’d like to see.  How would it help people across the world?
  26. How do you feel about America’s military?  Do you know anyone who serves or has served?
  27. Where do you think America will be in 30 years?
  28. How would you explain life in America to someone from another country?
  29. Write about a person who is doing good things in the world.
  30. What is your greatest wish for the world?

Until next time, write on…