Tuesday, 21 January 2014

GINS Post #6: Charter for the World

     We were tasked with the project of creating our own Charter for the world. In groups of four we chose the top issues from our various Global Issues Novels and from there made laws that we thought would solve the problems we identified in our novels as well as some other basic rights and freedoms we considered important.
     To begin my group members (Kirsten, Lada and Daphne) and I got into a huge argument about the differences and definitions of what makes a right a right and a freedom a freedom. Some said that a right could not be taken away while a freedom could and others said the opposite. We spent a while debating this because we believed that it was important to establish what everyone should have weather they do or not and what were privileges that certain people should have. Once we finished our discussion it was easy to decide on what should be included in our Charter. Individually we went through the Google Drive and added in the laws we believed would solve one of the main issues occurring the novel. In my novel, The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles) I said one of the largest issues the citizens of Iraq faced during the many years of war was war. There were several things that led to the war including a corrupt government. In the Charter we made a specific point to cover this topic by saying, "No government of any country can stay in office for more than five years unless the country in distress caused by war, plague, natural disasters or invasion."
If you're interested in seeing more of the rights and freedoms we established, take a look at our Google Drive: https://docs.google.com/a/cssstudent.com/document/d/1TovEGpltYI3u8hvKUdXnbayUKpcY15FnJx_FuqJJBnI/edit#
Thanks for Reading,
~Jami

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