Monthly Archives: March 2012

3-20-12 holocaust reflection

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1.Why should students learn about the holocaust?

Students should learn about the holocaust because it will help the new generations try not to make the same mistakes. Teaching people about the horrible treatment of the people during the holocaust and the destruction can show people to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again. Along with that people just need to be very aware and educated about tragic events like the holocaust because it was such a huge thing in history. 

2. What contemporary issue would you be interested to learn more about and take action on?

Of course its no where near as bad as what the jews in the holocaust had to go through, but i think the issue of people being so strongly against gay marriage is very stupid. Of course gay people arn’t being killed and sent to camps or anything horrible but some kids are bullied to the point of breaking and gay marriage still isnt legal in most states. I don’t see why people have to keep them from being happy just because they don’t agree with it. I don’t see why people are so obsessed with something that has nothing to do with them. Why can’t two men you don’t even know or see get married? Because you don’t like it? Because your religion says its “wrong”? Thats ridiculous. I’d like to learn why they are so against it. A way i can take action on this problem is just showing my support for them and letting people see its not such a terrible thing. 

Textbooks becoming dust AOW

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At first I disagreed with the article because I’m not really a fan of the whole idea of school getting into technology but the article pointed out some really good points that made me reconsider my choice. Things like the fact the textbooks cost so much money to make and how kids are carrying around 2-3 heavy textbooks all day when they could be just having all of that on one small easy iPad. It could be easier to do work outside of school if I could just carry about a small lightweight tablet because it’s very rare I carry my 5 textbooks everywhere with me.  

Doing papers and assignments could be easier again if I had it all on o e thing because I’d have the world at my fingertips instead of spending hours running through my hundred page textbooks trying to find one small section.  I think this way of learning is better because you can end up learning way more.  You can get your work emailed to you and not get behind on school.

Group Reflection

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In my group discussion we talked about how today we don’t realize how lucky we are to have simple things like a bed of our own or clothes that fit. Reading the diary of anne frank she talked about how she felt so selfish almost because her hiding place and situation was amazing compared to people in other places or in the camps. She had hardly anything but felt like she had everything when today we all want luxurious things and don’t think how lucky we are. In Anne’s diary she really changes as a person over the two years. She has very mature points of view and even write in the book how she feels shes growing up and becoming more wiser when she used to be teased by her family for acting childish.

An issue that bothers me today is the amount of homeless and poor children in the world. Something I’ve done with my family is volunteer at a homeless shelter where we serve them food and get them clothes.