In the past 50 years, the world has seen many new countries form. When a new country is born, a new national identity must emerge. And this is hard. What does it mean to one day be a citizen of the Soviet Union and the next to be a citizen of Georgia or Belarus? What about Kosovo – a new country that is recognized by over 50% of the world, but is not recognized by Serbia, the country that surrounds it on almost three sides. What is it like to be a citizen of a country that is the subject of such global dispute and despised by your nearest neighbors?
In this Challenge, you are being asked to explore and investigate the essence of national identity for youth living in one of the world’s newly formed countries (of your choice). The video deliverable is the introduction of a fictional person from this country. You are creating a portrait – as based on your research, which will delve into social media research as well as traditional research – of a female or male teen living in that country.