Thursday, June 19, 2008

Kids creating and maintaining their own community

There was a show on nbc or cbs about a community of children that had to build their own community, live in it, and govern it. I never saw the show but it now strikes me as interesting when thinking about literacy. The children in this show had to divide up the responsbilities among themselves and had to vote one person off the community, really the show, every so often. Did anyone watch this? If so, can you see how this could be a new literacy application? Or was it a way to occupy kids while their parents worked? I wanted to think that it had a new literacy meaning to it but now I'm not so sure.

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