Sam Heie: Unit 3, Passport Assignment

I really enjoyed the passport activity for two reasons. First, the drawing of what nationality we were from a jar full of papers (each with a different nationality) accurately presented citizenship as a lottery system; we don’t get to choose where we are born, we simply have to deal with it. This put my luck of being an American citizen into perspective. The additional benefits I receive as a result of my luck seem unfair. Fortunately, I was not lucky in the drawing of the nationality in the activity in which I was awarded citizenship to St. Kitts and Nevis. Secondly, the actual craft side of the activity (folding, punching, and sewing the passports) was a relaxing break from the conventional classroom education of the day.

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