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ERIC Number: EJ1003166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
The Phenomenon of "Kony 2012": A Teaching Guide
Brown, Barbara B.; Metzler, John; Root, Christine
Social Education, v76 n3 p141-146 May-Jun 2012
"Kony 2012," the video by Invisible Children that went viral in March, offers an extraordinary teaching moment, as millions of teens across the country now know and care about a Ugandan warlord named Joseph Kony and the abducted children forced to serve in his militia. Many of these American young people hope to play a role in bringing him to justice, through a military campaign involving both U.S. military advisors and local armies. The film's theme is classic social studies: war and social justice. This guide provides four tools for teaching: discussion questions for media literacy, guidelines for teaching about an African crisis, background about Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army, and web resources for further exploration. (Contains 9 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; United States