After talking about World Vision and our middle school students possible involvement in the 40 Hour Famine or the Make Poverty History, I found the following YouTube video embedded in Rocky Jensen's blog. Tracing it back to YouTube, I found it was part of a series of videos compiled by Adam of Stir, a youth targetted site for Australians wanting to be involved in making a difference in the world. After hearing an inspiring keynote last year at the International Middle Schooling Conference from Hugh Evans, these videos make a great starting point in discussing poverty and other world issues in the middle school classroom. The one I've chosen to showcase here combines the music from one of my favourite Aussie bands, silverchair with images and messages for this year's 40 hour Famine. I actually think that kids today are far more socially and gloablly aware than my generation for sure. Enjoy the music and allow the video to get you thinking.
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This is a great post that I have forwarded to our high school world cultures teacher. We are trying to instill in students the knowledge that they have a voice, they have the ability to influence others and make a difference in the world through the incorporation of all digital media available today. This is an exceptional example of a persuassive video which hopefully will move others to action. Thanks for posting this.