Division Students Talk Politics From Across the Globe
Division Avenue High School students in Laura McCue's Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics classes had the unique opportunity to speak with students at St. Andrews Secondary School in Glasgow, Scotland via video conference on Nov. 3 about political and social issues in the world today.
Facilitated by McCue, the Division Avenue students answered pressing questions from the Scottish students who were interested in hearing more about America. They asked about crime, racism, guns, politics, the death penalty, healthcare, immigration and more. In return, the high schoolers at Division Avenue asked questions about the educational system in Scotland and their political views.
Through polls and discussion, the Division Avenue students shared their personal experiences with the students in Scotland in relation to the issues being presented. They also openly shared their thoughts on the various issues, providing a wealthy source of information for the Scottish students.
"The goal was for my students to listen to the type of questions their students had and to be able to identify the stereotypes of the United States and our politics," said McCue.