One of my goals for my 7th grade curriculum is to burst the bubble my students live in. Part of that is studying A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. As part of our preparation for reading this book, we watched National Geographic's documentary on the Lost Boys of Sudan, "God Grew Tired of Us." Although this week's video is significantly longer than most, I highly recommend watching this film.
Here's what we were thinking about after watching this last week:
- What's the conflict like in Sudan today? Where are others fleeing from?
- What are some of the challenges that refugees face, even once they have escaped from the danger of their home country?
- How can we be welcoming to the refugees (and other immigrants) in our own city?
- What "normal" things do we take for granted?