Classroom Diplomacy

Classroom Diplomacy

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In the first week of December, I participated in the video conference between Mountain View students and Plymstock School students in Southwest England. I was able to comprehend different perspectives of the students in England. They described the terrorist attacks being a problem of the government security forces and they articulated that the government needs to do something to fix this issue. However, Mountain view students responded with in a different way thinking about the importance of individual citizens with strong voices willing to stand up to the politics of fear. One of the Students said we shouldn’t be blaming just the government.

In the United States the first three words of our Constitution are ”We The People’,  We are that ones who have the power to make a change in Government. Basically, the student from Mountain View had an American Democratic point of view, but the students could have done better in having more time to listen and talk to each other. The students were challenged to think deeply and listen to student positions in England. Both Governments are similar but they also work differently, and they have different types of reactions by their citizens. I experienced the point of view from two different parts of the world. It was interesting see that our new generation is trying to find ways to have a more peaceful world without having to grow in a world of hate against each other.