I agree that women are not treated as equals to men in the world and it has been a large issue for a very long time. I like how you ended with a question because it has a lasting effect on readers! Great job with integrating statistics throughout your post as well. Nice job with the post!
Biases have always been present in our society. Although most people know about the existence of biases, not many are aware of how much of an impact they have on our society. Biases are present in almost all parts
Hi Sejal! Great job with your info-graphic! I like how you really went in depth and had explanations for the different uses and issues regarding stem cell research. I can tell you put a lot of work into it. I’m proud of you!
Stereotypes and biases have always been a difficult subject to approach and it’s not typically one that people delve into. However, in order to stop the negative effects of stereotypes from happening, we
Hi Abinaov! It is sad to think about the number of child abuse events that has taken place during this time period. Although society knew it was wrong, they just didn’t know what steps to take to prevent it from happening! Nice job!
Hi Abinaov! Great post! I agree with you that Ms. Watson unintentionally normalized slavery. I believe that the journey that Jim and Huck embarked on truly gave a chance for them to connect and see each other not as society saw them. If you think about it, this novel is truly a work of art. It flawlessly brings attention to the issues during that…[Read more]
Hi Sejal! Great post! I love how you pulled in that direct quote and embedded it so flawlessly into your argument. Your view that Mark Twain was not racist is one that many people would agree on, including me! The part where you discuss that Twain gave Jim characteristics that he wouldn’t have if he’s racist, is solid evidence. Nice job!
Hi Emily! Great post! While reading your post, I could truly see that you were really passionate about gymnastics. It’s great to see how much a sport has changed your life and what positive effects it has caused. Risk-taking is definitely that a lot of people struggle with, including myself! I think it’s just the major fear of “something could go…[Read more]
Hi Sejal! Wonderful post! I totally agree that laughter is the best medicine! I’m a person that tends to stress about the smallest things so whenever finals approach or when there’s a big test, my anxieties increase significantly. However, whenever I’m stressed I can always look to my dad to cheer me up. He just always knows what to say to make me happier!
Hi Ben! Great post! I agree with your opinion that Huck is still growing up and doesn’t really lead well yet. It is every obvious in the story that he considers Tom as his role model and I think he does everything that Tom asks because he isn’t used to having someone in charge to look up to. However, there are also moments in the story where Huck…[Read more]
Hi Maggie, Great post! I totally agree with you that more people should be informed about statistics about Capital punishment before creating views on it. It took a lot guts to address such a controversial subject and I think you did a great job with trying to include both sides of the argument! Nice job!
Hi Mary, I totally agree on your views on how deforestation is a major issue in the world. I actually wrote about taking better care of the environment for the Letters to the next President project! I think you did a great job in bringing in key pieces of evidence to support your stance and I also think you did an amazing job with explaining how…[Read more]
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In some point in their life, every student has received a grade that they are not satisfied with. I knew that it was inevitable that the same would happen to me, but I didn’t realize that it would teach me such a
Great job on this piece, it really spoke to me. I think everyone can relate to your story somehow. Stereotypes are becoming too prevalent in society, especially in high school. Students need more things to boost their confidence, not degrade it. Trying to fit a certain stereotype is the opposite of what high schoolers should be doing.
I believe that the the four corners discussion led by Abdullah, Grant, and I was a success! I think the idea of having these discussions was really ingenious because it allowed students to share their thoughts on
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