The story was fantastic, intense, and needed no embellishment.
Some facts about his home country:
Government controls the media: TV, newspapers, internet, radio, etc...
People are imprisoned for no reason.
When imprisoned, they are detained indefinitely.
People are not given a trial.
People have to have permission to leave the country.
People have to have permission to move around within the country.
I won't tell the whole story on here. (Parents, if you're reading this my students can tell you why. Random reader - if you exist - you'll be left in the dark. I'm sorry.)
If you want the extra credit today, read and discuss the blog with an adult. Discuss the following questions/ topics:
- What did the speaker mean when he said many Americans take their freedoms for granted?
- How can Americans protect the freedoms they have?
- Why do you think dictators take away freedoms?
- If the dictator were to die, would that be good, bad, or unknown?