Since I home school my kids I thought that it would be a great opportunity to show them what it means to take part as a citizen in out country.
Both my kids have strong political leanings and have been asking to go to a demonstration for awhile. Now I think that they know enough to understand my instructions so the lesson plan for tomorrow will consist of the following:
History of Civil Disobedience, protests, and Occupy movement
Packing a bag for the protest.
What riot gear is and why police use and why police aren't safe to go to in a protest
Basic first aid, how to treat pepper spray exposure, what to do if we get separated, and our escape plan
I think this will be a valuable lesson for the boys. Sounds like a full day. Anybody want to come?
Do you take or would you take your kids to a protest?