Monday, September 28, 2015

Tomorrow College Reps

Friday, September 18, 2015

Are you special?

David McCullough’s commencement speech went viral, earning more than 2.5 million views on YouTube. While many viewers praised his message, he also was criticized by people such as Yale Professor Erika Christakis, who argued that his tone was unnecessarily harsh and that children should be raised to believe they are unique and special. Specifically, she argued that celebrating the individual has helped to create a generation that is more open to diversity and differences than previous generations and that teens who do good works in the world primarily to pad their college applications are still improving the world. “Don’t we sometimes acquire our moral values as a result of our actions, and not always the reverse?” she asked in a public response to McCullough’s speech in Time Magazine. “Isn’t building a medical clinic in Guatemala–even if the motivation was, as McCullough suggests, ‘What does it get me?’–better than not building one?” Thinking about these two opposing philosophies, where do you stand?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Game day!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Featured Projects Unit 1 Project 1 Juniors and Seniors

I am going to (try) to feature awesome projects every time we are done with the projects.

Unit 1 Project 1-Seniors
The Seniors are looking at ethos, pathos, and logos for this project. This awesome group's project looked at ethos, pathos, and logos in commercials. They identified examples in each commercial and provided the commercial as well.

Unit 1 Project 1-Juniors
The Juniors are starting at the beginning of American Literature with Puritan Literature. But first, we need to get a good idea of who Puritans were. Students compared the Puritan culture, current American culture, and a culture of their choice. The featured group used a cool Web 2.0 tool called Smore. Smore lets you create online flyers. This group compared Spain, the US, and Puritans in regards to family values. Check it out!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Recent Twitter Grammar Games Points

Juniors and Seniors-I just found out I can put the specific tweets for you to respond to on my blog rather than you having to scroll through Twitter! Reply if you have not yet for Grammar Games points!