My students need 30 copies of Lost Boy, Lost Girl to learn about far away places and people.
This project expired on May 5, 2014.
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I want to show my students an area of the world they may not have seen. Learning about the world's newest country and its history will open their eyes to other cultures.
My 8th graders come from high-poverty homes.
Most of them haven't been farther out of state than a trip to Oklahoma. Although they have Internet access, the way social media is working now, their worlds are becoming smaller and more focused on their age group, rather than the incredible world that surrounds them.
We will delve into the recent history of Sudan and South Sudan using Lost Boy, Lost Girl. This book does an excellent job of explaining the conflict in Sudan. We will be able to learn the geography of Sudan and the countries around it (an area not studied often). The book also shows the love story between the authors, and that will catch my students' interest. Finally, we'll be able to go on-line and learn more about recent events in South Sudan.
Students need to see the changing world around them.
The history of the world's newest country is something they don't know about. This book is an approachable way of learning the history, geography, and customs of a different culture. By learning about others, we learn about ourselves and how we need to participate in our global community.
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