I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing

First Six Weeks Honors English I Extra Credit 2018 In 1971, the Coca-Cola ad featuring the song "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" became arguably the "world's most famous ad" (Washington Post, 2016). The message of peace and hope is unsullied by its commercial use because of the story of its conception. Bill … Continue reading I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing

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Exploring Pop Culture

Honors English I Third Six Weeks Extra Credit We've been reading literature this semester and exploring such themes as loss of innocence, good versus evil, duality, obsession, humankind's tendency to abuse power, and personal responsibility versus societal expectations, among others. The classic literature we read is not the only place you can find these themes. … Continue reading Exploring Pop Culture

Our Unknown Enemy: Mob Mentality

Read this excellent exploration of mob mentality provided by Tilburg University, and then be ready to participate in our discussions for To Kill a Mockingbird and “Thunder on Sycamore Street.” Consider how the characters in these works were influenced by mob mentality and how it affects the actions of people around you.

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by Racles Bogdan

There have been times in our lives when we’ve heard the expression ‘if your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do the same?’ from our parents or our teachers. We answered with ‘no’ most of the times. The sad fact is that, every now and then, without realizing why, we would jump with our friends. People follow people. It’s been like this for ages. The reason we blindly follow people is because we lose our sense of individuality and become part of a group’s mechanism. Most of the times, there are negative outcomes when this happens. Football fights, military units, witch trials, all of these are examples of why acting without individual thinking is wrong. You can do something about mob mentality.

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