J2 students participate in Blog Action Day

Posted: November 6, 2013 in Academics, Blog Action Day, Electives, Journalism

By Cori Gibson
Cougar News Blog

CCJH journalism teacher Jason Davis had his students take part in Blog Action Day on Oct. 16 where this year’s theme was human rights. Each year, bloggers around the world participate by making a post about a chosen issue.
Students in Davis’ class took part in the activity because he wanted them to realize that not everyone has the rights and freedoms they deserve. Eighth grader Holly Stillman thought of the idea that got everyone thinking about the world they live in.
Davis said, “I gave very few directions on the assignment because I wanted to see what the students would come up with on their own and I was very impressed with the responses.”
This year, there were over 2,200 blogs in over 130 countries participating. This is however, the first time that Davis’s class has taken part in this activity and it was enjoyed by many of the students.
Stillman said, “I believe that students will now have a better grasp on what human rights are and how to apply them to their life.”
This activity was designed to get students to think about where they are in the world. It teaches them not to take what they have for granted.
Davis said, “I think it’s really difficult as a human being to know that I’m only one person in 7 billion, but I still want to do things that make the world a better place.”
The journalism classes will be participating in Blog Action Day again in the future. Many of the students enjoyed it and Davis did too.
Davis said, “The writing showed a lot of understanding and compassion for people and didn’t get political, which was exactly what I wanted.”
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Comments
  1. Maranda says:

    I love doing this! Not meaning to brag but we’re so going to win!

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