If you're a 15-year-old, and you're on Facebook, chances are good that you've either watched this YouTube video or read a wall post about the Kony 2012 campaign.
There's lots to talk about when it comes to the Kony 2012 project. My global studies teachers plan to lead a discussion on Monday.
Their main goals are to make students aware of the following:
- Social media is a powerful tool, though not 100% reliable
- To fully understand an issue, you need to look at it from multiple perspectives
- Thorough investigation of an issue is necessary before donating $
- There are MANY, MANY important concerns that deserve our attention
If you want to put together your own Kony bulletin board, here and here are my text files. You'll have to find your own images. I included source information in the second file. Remember, these are quick summaries for a bulletin board - we may have oversimplified the issues, but we tried really hard not to make any political statements.