These three questions are from the latest Kid President video. His video is a call to action, specifically for support of #socktober, but also just a general call for people everywhere to ask themselves:
1. What am I not ok with?
2. What do I have?
3. What can I do about it?
With action being such an important part of the PYP, I couldn’t help but think how useful these questions are to help kids focus their thinking and ideas in order to take action.
Need an example? Take the dolphins.
1. I am not ok with the slaughter of dolphins or the trapping and raising of dolphins and marine animals in captivity for the purpose of human entertainment.
2. What do I have? Well, if I were Michael Beerens I would say that I have artistic talent and the ability and passion to create videos of my art. If I were Mirim Seo I would say that I also have the ability to tell a story through my art. Both artists also have the incredible power of the internet, a global platform from which to share their work.
3. What can I do about it? I can make a video. I can illustrate a book to get my point across. And then I can share my work online:
How could you use these questions to help your students in their quest to take action?
For additional resources on inspiring action in your students, check out Inspire My Kids – one of my favorite places on the web with inspirational stories about kids taking action. It has a wealth of resources and is the site you need to check out if you want to feel inspired by the young people of our planet.