I also mentioned the Pope's visit to the Deheishe Refugee Camp. I mean, we just finished watching Promises. I've been corresponding a little bit with Sanabel. I feel like I've heard a lot about Deheishe in the past couple weeks.
I also answered another one of the questions I received in that letter the other day: why isn't Israel considered to be part of Africa? ...Because when we have a short amount of time to teach, and many students struggle with the basics - the basics is all you get. But you're right - it's subjective. But you've got to get the basics down so that you don't look foolish. (No offense, Bieber - you know we love you.)
So, each one of the above paragraphs could be an entire blog post. That's problem with keeping a classroom blog - there is so much that goes on in class every day. There are so many different things I want to write about.
But I promised my students (and my brother) that I would post some of the Social Studies Propaganda Pictures my students made.
In our discussions of North Korea - and how the country uses propaganda to its advantage, I started wondering, why don't I do that? Why don't I have my students make "Social Studies Propaganda?" I mean, it would give them a better understanding of what propaganda is, how it works, and why it's used. Also, maybe I can get some cool artwork for my classroom.
For those of you reading/discussing the blog with an adult, find a sheet of paper and write down which of the pictures is your favorite - then tell me why. Have the adult you read the blog with sign the paper. Put it in the extra credit tray when you get back.
In the meantime, have a great 3-day weekend.