After the 21-minute viewing of NGC’s documentary “Too Young To Wed“, I engaged my learners to connect with the presented societal issue.
The opener was, “Today, imagine yourselves as teen ambassadors meeting at the UN Headquarters. You are gathered here for an important purpose – Make your voices heard!”
Then the interaction turned very positive. One learner suggested funny means of giving light to the problem. Another male student suggested that a law should be passed banning men from riding buses (to avoid gang rape from happening among Indian girls). The other boys reacted in chorus. Some others managed to share very serious suggestions. It was, indeed, a fun classroom encounter with my 2nd year high school kiddos.
I’ve learned, too, that…
1. I should be thankful that my girls are blessed to grow up in a culture where arrange marriage is never considered as an answer to perpetual societal flaws. These kids have so much future ahead of them.
2. When you encourage learners to go out of the box and let them be on other’s shoes, you’ll realize how amazing they can be… the right word is inspiring.
Here is the video my kids and I viewed.