As part of our current unit, How We Organize Ourselves, we have been looking around the world and learning about places and people really different from ourselves. This week, we have begun looking at news articles about global issues. In addition, we are watching a powerful documentary called Girl Rising. It’s a series of short clips about girls and their stories from different developing countries.
In all of these things, we are asking:
- How is this connected to anything that we know?
- How does this extend or push our thinking? What new things have we learned?
- How does learning this challenge us? What questions do we have?
Students have printed out articles of their choice from Newsela.com and are reviewing them by Friday.
Here is a trailer for Girl Rising. It might be a good talking point for home as well.
Why is it important to have an awareness of global issues?