Friday, March 9, 2012

Considering Kony in the Junior High

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
To facilitate discussion and raise awareness of the above goals, we put together a quick bulletin board today. 

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.

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