Swimming for her life

 

I don’t know about you, but I am in awe of this story. I think of all of the difficult days that I have had, as a teacher, a mom, a wife… and this story makes my problems seem very small and insignificant. It makes me very grateful for the country that I live in and the peaceful transition of power (although not without controversy) that is about to take place with the inauguration of a new president. It makes me feel very lucky to teach in a school where each student gets their own iPad. I have the freedom (somewhat) to teach what I want, and that is a luxury that I often take for granted. Above all, this video makes me think of think of the incredible things that humans are capable of accomplishing in the face of unsurmountable odds. What is your response to this video? Here are some questions to think about discussing in the comments:

*How might you respond if you were ever faced with something incredible difficult?

*What is a refugee?

*What responsibility does the world have to refugees?

*What does it mean to triump and persevere?

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  1. Ben Rose at |

    I couldn’t imagine being in her situation that would be so difficult i probably would have given up. A person who escaped a bad situation and is safe now is a refugee. The world should help refugees by giving them food and shelter. To triumph would be to win and to preserve would be to save.

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  2. la84921 at |

    I can’t believe the adversity they had to go through. I can’t imagine having to sacrifice the things they sacrificed. Us Americans should open the doors for refugees not close them.

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