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Mental or Physical Pain: Which is More Detrimental?

February20

In Lois Lowry’s The Giver, Jonas experiences mental and physical anguish. Which one causes him more pain? Which one compels his actions?

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good.” Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

February20

Each time we experience the reaction to Jonas’ revelation about warfare in Lois Lowry’s The Giver, I am reminded of Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize 2002 Acceptance Speech that was delivered on December 10 in Oslo, Norway. What is Carter’s argument about war and peace? Based upon his speech, do you think […]

“Bam! I gotcha!”

February20

When confronted with the realities of warfare in The Giver, how does Jonas, Lois Lowry’s protagonist, react? Using textual evidence, explain why you think he responds the way he does.

According to a National Geographic study, redheads are at risk of becoming extinct.

February17

In Lois Lowry’s The Giver, the author writes on page 98: The Giver chuckled, suddenly. “We’ve never completely mastered Sameness. I suppose the genetic scientists are still hard at work trying to work the kinks out. Hair [red] like Fiona’s must drive them crazy.” Although redheads reportedly represent only 2% of the world’s population, in […]

Let’s do everything we can to support safer communities. Visit http://1millionhearts.sandyhookpromise.org/

February14

Yesterday, the principal made a final appeal to students to comply to the backpack policy.

February5

How do you think students will respond?

How can we ensure that guns are not on our school campus?

February4

Friday, in the aftermath of the shooting at Price Middle School, I asked my students to respond to this writing prompt in class. Today, they are posting the comments as written.

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