Power, Rights, and Freedoms
Claim: The amount of power you have creates your rights and freedoms.
I know this becasue I have learned that people/countries lose and gain power over time, causing different degrees of rights and freedoms. In class I learned how our rights, freedoms and amount of power effect lives. I learned this by debates in class about human rights, school, beliefs, and freedoms. I learned about human rights and freedoms through videos of peoples experiences of their feelings toward them and through timelines we made in class decribing our own rights and freedoms. I learned about belifes through videos of peoples home/school life , belief systems, and the way they were raised. I learned about school through videos about the diferent education styles people are presented with and through debates about dress code and the importance of our education. I also learned that through all this not everyone sees these topics the way I do, there are different ways to look at them and realize that there are two sides to everything and that you must look at both to truly understand the topic. I find that everything I have learned is like recycling. A material that is made for a purpose-represents the world, then thrown away-represents the problem we are faced with, then recycled-represents the solution, then used for a totally new purpose-represents the world, then thown away again-represents a new problem.
In my life I have my own rights, freedoms, and power. Everyone does, they just might not always realize it. An example of my rights is that if I were to ever be arrested for a crime that I did or did not commint I am entitled to a trial before being sentenced to a punishment. An example to show my freedoms is that I have the freedom to say what I want when I want to say it. An example of my power is I have the ability to make a change and stand up for what I believe in. On a nation level my rights and freedoms are generally the same as every other human in the US, excluding certain ones dealing with my age and living conditions. One of these is my right to an education, some people don't have this do to slavery. On an international level my rights and freedoms are different than other in different countries because of the power their country has, living conditions, ext. One of these is the freedom of speech, because some other places are being controlled by religion. This is also in other classes such as my math class. I have the power to either do my work like I should or to just sit there and not get anything done, I have the freedom to say what I believe is the true answer or not to answer a question, and I have the right to my education meaning I can learn as much as I want while there.
Are you ready for what's coming?
Do you know, I bet not..
Extra: Survey (based on responses)
I had a lot of fun with this project and many debates with my family/ extended family during the holidays too!