- enhanced abilities and inclinations to think effectively;
- deeper understanding of the curriculum;
- increased engagement in the world;
- greater willingness to act in thoughtful, ethically responsible ways.
To support our understanding of how these things work -- and by no means is this final -- we will have a small, creative assignment:
As the Geography portion of the year comes to an end, we will be taking a look at a French film that mirrors some of the ideas we explored in the Passport assignment. Bilal, the main character in the film, Welcome, is Kurdish Iraqi and wants to make the journey to England to visit his long, long love. At some point, on his journey in France, he is placed in a Refugee camp near Calais. This is across the channel from Dover, England. The rest, will unfold as we watch the film. For those who can't see it, here is the trailer:
With this being a small part of the assignment, it will keep this at the front of their minds, ideally. The due date for this, and other work, is posted on the Homework board, in the class.