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
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
Honors English I Extra Credit 2017 Is Hollywood running out of original ideas? It might be hard to argue that this isn’t the case given the number of films in recent years based on novels and comic books. The Marvel Avengers franchise has earned $4,938,269,569 in the US market and $12,500,929,951 worldwide. One might … Continue reading Watch a Book on the Big Screen
First, if you have not already read the material here on Logophiles Unleashed, go to the page on duality, and read this material. Next, hop on over to the BBC's site on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. They have some excellent background material to help you understand the novel including some great videos. After … Continue reading Exploring Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Dreaded Run On Sentence! On your first papers, I noted an unfortunate number of Commas Splices and Run On Sentences. You need to understand that a sentence is a group of words with a subject and a verb that conveys a complete thought. That is ONE complete thought, not two, not three, not an … Continue reading That’s my sentence, I wrote it it’s good!
Loss of Innocence As we discussed in the introduction to the novel, loss of innocence is dominant theme in To Kill a Mockingbird. To review, loss of innocence goes hand in hand with coming of age. Coming of age is generally a more positive term, often accompanied by some ritual. For a good discussion of … Continue reading Honors English I Extra Credit 2016-17 First Six Weeks
I will be meeting my new Honors English I students in just a few hours, and I'm very excited! I just wanted to share some information with you. First, you can sign up for text reminders for important updates through the Remind text service (formerly Remind 101). Next, if you visit the page created especially … Continue reading Welcome 2016 Freshmen!
Students in the 2016 Honors English I class have spent the last six weeks honing their research and writing skills creating a website from scratch. They worked on every aspect of the site from design, creating hypertext, organization, finding images, and of course, researching and writing articles. Students delved into Thornton Wilder's 1927 classic novel … Continue reading Students Author a Website!
Letter writing used to be a very important part of our culture. A part of what we study when we study history and literature is personal correspondence. Would your personal correspondence be anything posterity could learn from? If your answer is no, you are not alone. Fewer and fewer people are writing personal letters today. … Continue reading The Lost Art of Letter Writing
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.
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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