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    Lawrence in Arabia

    Lawrence in Arabia is a biography written by award-winning author Scott Anderson, who spent many years as a war correspondent, covering stories first hand from combat zones. His journalism during war likely inspired his writing of this novel which...

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    • Thanks for sharing your perspective of this book. It’s always great when books go past the biography aspect of the story and play on your emotions, especially in a book on war. Like you said, “We often fail to understand the emotions behind it all…” so it’s great when a book can show those emotions.

    • Hey Atticus,

      As someone who has always wanted to watch “Lawrence of Arabia”, this sounds like the perfect book to read before watching so I could get an understanding of what really happened, and what was just silver-screen magic. Thanks for the suggestion!

    • It’s good to hear about the more human side of war being talked about, especially from somebody who was in the war. Most of the time all you hear about is why its being done and patroness of it all, its good to have a good change of perspective.

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    @atticus Hi Atticus, I tried to help with your citations in this discussion post, but I was unable to find two of them. Can you, please, add the two citations that are missing?


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    I believe that Earth is becoming extremely overpopulated, and due to that, we  will experience many issues in the future such as pollution, running out of natural resources. The only way to solve this issue is to educate people...

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    • I completely agree with you Atticus about that the earth is becoming overpopulated because of all of the pollution. I truly think the way to stop overpopulation is to properly educate people about the dangers and how tow do it safely.

    • I really liked some of the points that you brought up in your post! I agree with you that the Earth is extremely overpopulated right now. If you think about it, there are over almost one and a half billion people that live in China and that is in just one country. It is very alarming how much waste and trash are out in the oceans, and I find it very sad that there is so much plastic that has been ingested by wildlife. I fear for the coming future when there will be so many people in the world that we use up all of the resources.

    • Dear Atticus:

      I am impressed by your post, “Overpopulation,” because it is horrifying how Landfills, polluted rivers, and entire islands are made completely out of trash are a common place in our society. As ypu stated the Earth is becoming extremely overpopulated, and due to that, we will experience many issues in the future such as pollution, running out of natural resources. I think we as a society should put an end to this.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “In order to solve these devastating effects of overpopulation, I believe that giving people proper sex education to avoid unwanted pregnancies, which only increases our population is necessary.” I think this is awesome because sometimes people or teens don’t know what they are doing and educating them can really make a change.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.


    • Dear Atticus:
      I am intrigued by your post “Overpopulation,” because the population needs to see the crisis that we are in. There are too many people in America and we need to control this as this is also causing lots of harm to our planet.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “By the year 2040, the world will most likely be completely drained of its natural resources. ” I think this is sad to hear because we should be taking care of our planet, not polluting it. With the number of people in our population, we should be controlling it and teaching people about how much pollution there is on our earth.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you write about very interesting topics. You also use many sources to back up your ideas and views. 

  • Andrea,
    As an athlete myself, I 100% agree with this post. Having a positive attitude is vital to a good performance.

  • Maritza,
    I enjoy the opinions you’ve shared on your post “Computational Thinkers NOT Robots”. I especially liked the various examples from Scratch that you’ve provided. I personally used scratch from 6th-9th grade for various projects, and I completely agree that it teaches young kids how to problem solve, but furthermore I believe that it a…Read More

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