7th Grade Current International Issues Class Researches Global Protest Movements
William Buckley, History Teacher

Currently, there are over 230 worldwide protests covering every continent. The seventh grade has been very busy researching and presenting on these global protest movements. Using the live database on global protests compiled by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, students chose a global protest to research. Some of the protests that students researched included: Hong Kong Protests, Opposition Protests in Pakistan, Yellow Vest Protests in Paris, India Deregulation Law Protests, SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) Protests in Nigeria, 2020 Abortion Rights Protests in Poland, Australian Wildfire Protests, Armenian Government and War Protests, Brazil Education Protests, Thailand Anti-Government Protests, Black Lives Matter Protests in London and Woman Abuse Protests in Mexico.
Students focused their presentations on what events triggered the protests, the motivations behind the protests, the key participants, the peaceful/violent nature of the protests and the outcomes. Students also created their own protest posters from their research.

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