We've started reading War Brothers in class. It is a story about teenagers in Uganda who get abducted by a group of rebels and forced to fight as Child Soldiers. It is going to be a very difficult topic to work through.
Our first activity is to research Uganda. Students are posing a question about Uganda and researching the answer. They are practicing the skill of evaluating websites (to ensure they are good sources of information) and co-creating a Google presentation about Uganda.
So far, questions include:
- What is Krest? (a type of soda mentioned in the book that students want to know more about it)
- What type of food do they eat in Uganda?
- What type of sports do they play in Uganda?
- What is traditional clothing in Uganda?
- What is the most popular religion in Uganda?
- Is there racism in Uganda? (the book has parts where children say "white man, white man", which prompted this discussion)
- What to people do for fun in Uganda?
- What do people do to earn money (work) in Uganda?
- Where do they go to school in Uganda?
- What are village buildings made out of in Uganda?
- What is the population of Uganda?
- What does Uganada "look like"? (geography)
Do you have any questions about Uganda to add to our collection?
Our spark activity (which today was a walk/run) ended up going a little longer than anticipated because it was so nice out and we have some great runners in class! We will complete our Uganda presentation soon and share it here.