....because we're talking about the real world and not some carefully selected cross section picked to highlight some specific concept.
In part because of rehearsals for the play, this week has been lower on written assignments and heavier on discussion and research.
We've begun our look at our next theme: Systems. We're taking a look at the political, social and economic systems of various European and Middle-Eastern countries, with a specific eye toward the refugee crisis in Syria.
One of the my favorite kid comments this week led to the title of this post. In response to this video:
It's a reasonable response to a hideously involved, situation with it's roots in 1500+ years of religious, social and cultural conflict. However, it is something that we can tease a lot out of.
Regardless, instead of teaching a lesson about European Geography and asking kids to fill out an endless line of blank maps, the kids are developing a real sense of what countries are why as they think about the flow of refugees through Europe.
|To further our understanding of European governments, we took a detour to look a little bit at our own.|