How would you feel if you spent every night in a camp, knowing that you could be kidnapped any second? How would you feel if you were sexually harrassed every day? How would you feel if you were forced to kill your parents? Did you feel terrified, violated, helpless, desperate? This is how thousands of children feel every single day because of a single man known as Joseph Kony.

Who is Joseph Kony?
Joseph Kony is a Ugandan rebel. He created the Lord's Resistance Army to fight against the Ugandan government.

What does the Lord's Resistance Army do?
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) abducts many children. The boys are often used as soldiers and the girls are often used as sex slaves. Kony has been reported to have abducted over 20,000 children. The LRA also attacks villages and commits murders, rapes, and kidnaps.

Why is Kony doing this?
Kony says that if the LRA wins this civil war, Uganda will become a theocracy and follow the Ten Commandments as their laws. He says that angels and spirits order him to commit these crimes.

Why should you help stop Kony?
Put yourself in the place of one of the abducted children. Do you feel their misery? Their pain? Their helplessness? Their fright? Their desperation? Joseph Kony is the man who caused these horrid feelings. He is the man who destroys childhoods, he is the man who ruins lives, and he is the man that must be captured.
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Global Issues Reflection

  • Enduring Understanding: Responsible choices are part of being a global citizen.
  • Essential Question: How does one participate in global citizenship and why is it important?

  1. Based upon your prior knowledge and current studies develop a response to the essential question that includes topic sentences and details with examples. Place your response below using as much space as you need to form a complete answer.

Global citizenship is about caring about world issues, knowing about world issues, and doing something about world issues. You can live and interact with the world but you aren’t a global citizen unless you care about the world.
For example, pollution has been a big problem in the world for many years now. You know about it, but do you necessarily care and do something about it? If you do care about it, then you would do something about it. You might walk or bike more often to help diminish car pollution.
Or, many people know about poverty. It’s a well known issue and while you know it, not many people care too much about it. Many people focus on their lives. But a global citizen would know how those less-fortunate people feel and would do something about it. They might donate money to a charity or visit a country where poverty is high and help out.
Global citizenship isn’t just about living your life in the world, it is about helping out others in the world. You can know about an issue but unless you do something about it, you aren’t a global citizen. Start caring about global issues, start knowing about them, and start doing something about them!

  1. Tomorrow you will be presenting the research process to grade 5 students. You will need to explain the purpose of our studies. Think about your learning and make a list of those things that you discovered to be useful to you as a researcher/learner.

Inspiration 9:
-different types of writing pieces
-personal narrative
-venn diagrams
-KWL chart
-tree diagrams
Noodle Tools:
-MLA format
-cite a website, book, video, etc.
-Google Docs

The following spaces will need to be designed by you. Please know your scoring guide so you do not miss what is expected. The important part is this: You are showing your thinking as a researcher and your research process.
(P) Put brainstorm here.
What I Know Inspiration document
(P) Broaden Your Knowledge
  • Think about:
  • Books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Online Articles
  • Websites
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Statistics
  • Charts
  • Data Bases
Include notes about your
reasoning for your choices in red
I am using this page because it has the basic facts about Joseph Kony. This website page about Kony is a good place to start for my research.
Britannica is reliable website. All the articles are written by experts. I have used Britannica before and it has a lot of detail.
This website tracks all the reports about the movement of the LRA. I can use this to find out specific stories and problems or sightings that happened. I can then search these stories, find out more details, and post it on the page as examples of Kony and what he can do.
The link here is for an article from CNN on Joseph Kony. I think that I should have at least one news article on him. This article has quotes from people that have been talked to about Kony. It also contains some of Kony’s history. Articles are good sources of information because they are facts, not opinions.
I believe that I should have a primary source, and this is it. This is an article on Jacob Acaye. He is a victim of Kony and this article contains quotes, stories, and facts on his experience. It will be very helpful in understanding what these children go through.
The video to the campaign against Kony is this link. Though this has been known to be a little far stretched, I can cross reference and find out what is true and what is a bit stretched. This video is useful because it has an inside look on Kony and the LRA. It contains stories about the experience of a man when he was exploring the LRA.
This video is a clip from CNN about Jacob Acaye’s story. This is a good inside look and I think that it will help my research.
Jolly Okot is a part of the crew in Invisible Children. This article contains an interview with her. Apparently, she was abducted also. So, she has information about how it felt and what they did. This is a good source of information.
(P) 2nd Time Around Brainstorm
Add to original Inspiration
or do another.
Record your metacognition using
the note feature of Inspiration.
(P) Define your topic: write a statement
(thesis) that clearly shows your research.
Joseph Kony has violated too many children, he has scarred too many minds, and he has changed too many lives; he must be stopped.
(P) Form questions:
  • Form - What is it like?
  • Function - How does it work?
  • Causation - Why is it like it is?
  • Change - How is it changing?
  • Connection - How is it connected to?
  • Who, What? Where, When, Why,
  • How, What if? How? So what?
(P) Make an outline of the areas you are
(P) Make a list of key words to locate
child soldiers, sexual slavery, abduction, Joseph Kony, LRA (Lord's Resistance Army), Uganda, mutilation, murders, rapes
(L) Locate a variety of sources; evaluate 2

(L) Select resources from your list & build
works cited using Noodletools
Works Cited
Craine, Anthony G. “Joseph Kony (Ugandan Rebel).” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., n.d. Web. 26 May 2012.

Glick, Garrett. “From Suffering to Joy: A Conversation with Jolly Okot.” The WIP. N.p., 22 Apr. 2010. Web. 26 May 2012.

“Joseph Kony.” NNDB. Soylent Communications, n.d. Web. 26 May 2012.

KONY 2012. YouTube. Invisible Children Inc., 5 Mar. 2012. Web. 26 May 2012.

LRA Crisis Tracker. Invisible Children Inc., n.d. Web. 26 May 2012.

McKenzie, David. “Joseph Kony Victim Demands Justice.” CNN. N.p., 12 Mar. 2012. Web. 26 May 2012.

McKenzie, David McKenzie. Jacob Acaye from ‘Kony 2012’ Shares Journey . YouTube. CNN, 13 Mar. 2012. Web. 26 May 2012.

Whiteman, Hilary. “Joseph Kony: Brutal Warlord Who Shocked World.” CNN. Cable News Network, 9 Mar. 2012. Web. 26 May 2012.