|For the past few weeks my team and I have embarked on an interdisciplinary unit about Sudan with grades 6-8. I have found, in the past, that to make cultural studies real to students, you really have to put a face to the issue. Yesterday, Achier Mou, a Sudanese "Lost Boy" with impeccable grace, kind-hearted humor, and an astonishing perspective on life, presented his reality to my students. |
Our classrooms must have no walls--we need to bring our students out into the world and bring the world in to meet them. Yesterday, the offical results of the Sudanese referendum were announced--and how amazing that our youth (and we!) are witnessing a new country being born! There is great hope in Southern Sudan, and with the median age being 18.4 years, we can anticipate this country being part of our students' reality for years to come. I hope that they will grow to be helpers...
This is the newspaper write up from our local paper:
Sudan Survivor Brings His Story to Holderness Central
February 08, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sudan Becoming Reality for My Students
Posted by Angie Miller at 5:55 PM