Fostering Democracy: Empowering Young Students in the Classroom
Even complex concepts can and should be explained in an accessible way to students. On International Democracy Day, September 15th, we discussed democracy at school.
🙋♂️Democracy in Greek means “the people’s rule.” Ancient Greece began to decide all important state matters collectively with the people. If you agree, you raise your hand.
Today, we live in a democratic country, and each student has the right to make choices, such as what flavor of ice cream to eat or which school studio to join. Later there will be different, grown-up decisions to make.
Grade 3 and 4 participated in a real democratic process within the school context. They suggested and voted for Non-Uniform Day theme, which will take place on September 29th. The chosen one is “My Favorite Animal.” 🐾
In Grade 2, to explain the concept of democracy, we conducted a thematic game lesson “The Mitten.” In the democratic country of Ukraine, every person is important and has the right to vote and have a voice to make a change, just like in the mentioned fairy tale, every animal was heard and found a comfortable place in the mitten.