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
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
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!
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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You can find literally hundreds of websites dedicated to To Kill a Mockingbird. I have picked out my favorites and put them in the literature resources on the right side of the page. For your extra credit this six weeks, surf around and find some interesting information that will be useful for students studying To … Continue reading To Kill a Mockingbird and Extra Credit for Honors English I
We will be reading The Bridge of San Luis Rey! A few weeks ago, I posted a request for funding through Donors Choose, a website that helps schools fund educational projects, so that we could have enough books to read this lovely novel. I just received word that we have received funding! Our books will … Continue reading Thank you!
Write for The New York Times The New York Times is holding a contest for student writers. This is your chance to write for the big times! So, if you've ever wanted someone other than your teachers to read your writing, now is your chance! "Between now and Nov. 24, 2015, [The New York Times] … Continue reading Calling All Critics
As everyone knows education is always underfunded, and my school is no exception. We do the best with what we have, but our schedule changed this year, and where I formerly only had a maximum of 30 students who would read a novel at one time, I now have 64. This means that we need … Continue reading We Want to Read The Bridge of San Luis Rey