About two weeks ago, a reporter and camera crew from Brooklyn Review, local programming on public access television, came to capture my 9th grade Government’s class discussion surrounding South African townships. My classes were lucky enough to have Jenny Buccos and Lindsey Clark from Project Explorer visit class that day to view specific clips about the Soweto Township and the Soweto Uprising. Jenny and Lindsey also spoke to the students about their own respective travel experiences from the United Kingdom to being chased by pirates in the Indian ocean. Needless to say, the kids were ready to board a plane at that point and take-off on their own journeys.
The last thing I would like to comment on is that the level of questions and connections that my students are beginning to make about the world demonstrates a true understanding of being a global citizen and what that requires of them. I am proud of my students!