Thursday, October 11, 2012
Being THE KEY
I get just two days each week with my 7th and 8th grade students (Mondays and Fridays), as the class I teach, is an elective. I'm told by several parents that their kids choose to put more time in for projects, in my class, than their other classes combined. Maybe that's a compliment- that the students like the class which happens to be, video production. This year, I decided to take a new approach in teaching. Instead of just learning about how to produce videos, we are stepping outside of the box. We are seeking to make a difference for the Kingdom by letting God guide us in our content and creativity. Project One: The students were challenged to come up with a peer topic or cause and make a whole campaign around it! They had to think strategically about their audience. We look to the current election and all that has gone into those campaigns! As for my students, they chose the following campaign topics: Child Abuse, Teen Suicide, and Human Trafficking. Whoa- right?! Some pretty deep topics. As a whole, our entire class has learned a lot about these topics... especially human trafficking. We have looked to resources such as Joyce Meyer Ministries and the A21 campaign. On October 18, we will be wearing keys, just as the A21 website tells us to do... we will attempt to: wear the key, share the key, raise the key, and be the key... to ending human trafficking. Another way we have chosen to help is by writing letters to the rescued victims of human trafficking. We understand that some of these gals carry the letters in their purses and get them out daily, for encouragement. That's one small thing we can do, that God can bless in a BIG way. from all over the world. The majority of victims come from Eastern Europe.