Social Issues in History 9/22/18
Hi KI Families! We had a great first class this week as we began to explore social issues that are important to us.
I started class with a warm-up to get everyone comfortable with each other.
Next I gave students a term and asked them to think about a single word that they would use to embody that term. Two of the terms we used were: School and America. We got some interesting answers that led to a great discussion. What word would you use? Some words we got for School were: "complicated, optimistic, and decent". For America, we got: "indepenence, unhealthy, technologically-obsessed and....Vikings (yes, the people from across the sea).
The last part of class, we looked at a long list of social isses and the students collaboratively ranked them in order of importance. There was lots of great discussion and students did a great job defending their choices. Ultimately, students felt that protecting the environment was the number one issue of importance to them...And that's what we'll be discussing next week. Stay tuned!