As update to a previous post, our MYP 1 Humanities unit on Current Events is in full swing. I’ve been totally amazed by the energy and investment in learning from my students. Collaborating with my former and future colleague @LanaMLautamus from Bangkok, my unit has unfolded with a daily sharing of news.
Every day of class, my students come ready to share a news story they’ve read. Four students are chosen at random and they step up to the news desk and report. I’ve been amazed at the depth of their reporting. To date, they’ve tackled #bringbackourgirls, the continued conflict in the Ukraine, racism in the US, Shariah laws in Sudan, the Indian elections, and media bias in South Africa. I ask them to summarize the main idea of the story and the main people/groups/countries involved. Continue reading