What’s in a name? Some sources — such as the U.S. Government — call Myanmar by its former name, Burma. Others — such as many journalists — use Myanmar. Review this Channel One News Explainer to explore the issue further.
Consider the issue of name choice—Myanmar or Burma—in the context of Media Literacy. The choice of name can tell readers something about the author’s point of view. Have students meet in small groups to discuss the following:
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I would like to live there
I would hate to live there.
In the past there was no freedom, everyone or people that spoke out or did not believe in was the military believed in they would get put in jail cells where they were physically and mentally abused. And now there is steal the jail cells for people don’t believe. She was charged
I think Burma is better because it is what the people that live there think.
Myanmar, I would LIVE there!