Thursday, August 28, 2008

We Have a Dream

Today is the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" and the day that Senator Barak Obama will deliver his acceptance speech as the first African American presidential nominee. We are going to celebrate this momentous date by discussing some of our dreams.

We are not going to talk about the dreams that we have when we go to sleep, but the dreams we have for our world. This activity will help us practice our constructive conversation skills, where other people believe and express ideas that we may or may not agree with. We will have many of these discussions this year, and I simply cannot wait to hear what you all feel about current issues.

Here are some of the dreams you came up with:

"That money will not rule social status"

"That the world will have peace and wars will end"

"That sexism will go away"

"That there is no such thing as a minority"

"That more money and food will go to Third World countries"

"That the word 'normal' will be nonexistent"

"That teen parents will be respected"

"That oil companies will lower their gas prices"

"That our government will fail and we'll slip back into the old days"

"That all countries will get along"

We had great discussions about two of these items-- We didn't make it very far because several of you had so much to say about a couple of these. But, that's what makes an awesome discussion!

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