Tourist travel from across the country to visit the Lincoln Memorial site to see where Dr. King stood, and to read his many famous quotes. 1. Location of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, I Have a Dream Speech, and his famous quotes seen around the world (Bruyneel, 2014). 2. The National Monument that was built in reverence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (Bruyneel, 2014).
In the readings Hidden Intellectualism, Gerald Graff and Blue-Collar Brilliance, Mike Rose both authors talk about intelligence, and what we understand intelligence to mean. Graff’s uses the words “book and street smarts” to explain his meaning of intellect. Rose uses his mothers and uncles job life experience to explain his. Both authors make it clear that to be intelligent doesn’t always relate to your knowledge of textbooks and readings, but to how you take what you learned in those reading and put them into everyday life experiences. Graff street smart intelligence is someone who is intelligent about life.
In her article “Unconscious Plagiarism,” Rachel Tool describes how she experienced been plagiarized by unmeant from her friends and her students. Also she might use other people’s ideas by accident. She told her students that famous writers sometimes steal other famous writer’s ideas or writing structures because they want to build their tension and use fluid transitions. Long time ago, lots of students use rote memorization when they learning how to write, and students just re-transcribe what they learned from other people. When the writer heard that students always use her ideals to play jokes and communicate after class, she is kind of happy cause she thought this is likely a form of flattery.
Per John Lennon of The Beatles, Presley influenced him to take up music. In, The Beatles Anthology, Lennon is quoted “When I heard Heartbreak Hotel, it was the end for me. Once I heard it and got into it, that was life, there was no other thing. I thought of nothing else but rock 'n' roll" (11). Elvis Presley impersonators all over the world continue perform his songs so a younger generation can enjoy the music of Elvis Presley.
Graff thinks that a lot of kids would much rather read a magazine or book about their favorite sports player, car, or fashion designer rather than read Shakespeare or other writer you read about in school (270). Students like to learn about what they like to do, and even if they don’t like to write about what they read Graff explains “ Even if they don’t , the magazine reading will make them more literate and reflective than they would otherwise” (270). Writing is writing as long as the student likes to write, they will get better at it no matter what they write about. Graff would much rather have, “the student anytime who writes a sharply argued, sociologically acute analysis of an issue of Source over the student who writes a lifeless explication of Hamlet or Socrates’s Apology” (270). A student who writes well doesn’t have to be writing about great works throughout history, they just need to know how to write well even if it comes from a
Researching Ayers’ life, Lopez talked to people who knew him and learned that he was once a classical bass student at Juilliard, but left school due to his illness. Writing a column about Nathaniel in the paper, he soon heard back from Al Rich, the CEO of Pearl River Piano Group America, who was interested in Ayers’ story and sent over some model instruments to replace Nathaniel’s old, worn violin. Steve convinced Nathaniel to store them at a local shelter and play there, so he’d have somewhere safer to be than the
Without individuality and creativity school is lifeless. Not only does this affect these students, but can also affect the other students by taking away their chance to build social skills and other important life skills. Alix Spiegel uses more examples such as a conversation that took place between a mother and her son. Within this conversation, the mother goes on to tell her son that smart adults talk about books. This was her response to the comment that was made about him and his friends talking about books during recess.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers was present at the dedication where I was provided my first opportunity to speak publicly about my father’s life and death. She was so moved, she returned to D.C., submitted a Bill to the floor of Congress that gained momentum in the House and the Senate, until the Act was signed into law by President Obama to rename a VA Medical Center for my father. Shortly thereafter, I would be asked to be keynote speaker at the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial with the Mayor and Commander of Fairchild. Soon I was contacted by a(n) historian from Joint Base Lewis McChord consulted with me on a website he was writing for on historylink.org website was created now recognizing my father as a(n) historical figure nearly 50 years after his death, and the following year, I would design and gift a museum quality display to one of the leading schools in the Nation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, where my father and I graduated and my children now attend. The main library at the largest military base in the Pacific Northwest was also built, dedicated, and named in his honor and memory in the early 1970’s.
An article from L.A. Times written by Megan O'Neil discusses the pros and cons of teaching the book in schools. The author interviewed a teacher who supported high schoolers reading the book and she had only positive things to say about the novel, "Capote’s work is a great fit for the class, because it introduces students to the American judicial system and the death penalty, among other contemporary topics. It is also superbly written and allows students to form their own opinions" (Ciotti). Ms. Ciotti believed the book would benefit her students greatly by introducing them to the controversial topics and letting them give their own opinions. A school board president agreed with Ms. Ciotti and had her own reasons for allowing the novel, “I whole-heartedly support the adoption of this book, not just because it is on the AP list, or because it represents a milestone in literature as the first nonfiction novel.
His teacher Miss Riley encouraged him to accomplish his goals. Sometimes he got frustrated and wanted to give up but she kept him going. The community wanted him to enter the national science fair and even paid to have his stolen tips and nozzles to be replaced. After we read the book, we had to create a poster full of information about the book. Mr. Sanders gave us goals to do in order to make a good
I think I 'll end up in Europe or Canada, or Argentina, but not here; not New York. The other book is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. The time I read To Kill a Mockingbird was one of the most life-changing moments for me, as I heard to Tears for Fears 's music hits. The music and the book were the perfect combination, and I 'm questing for one more of those moments. It may be delusional, since To Kill a Mockingbird was the improved draft of Go Set a Watchman, but I 've per-ordered on Amazon already.
But he smiles at us as we file into class”(10). This imagery that the author uses shows Us how the authors feels towards Mr. Freeman and some of her other teachers. How might Melinda Sordino change throughout her experience of Merryweather High School? Will she be treated differently? Melindas secret is out and about.
After a five-day tour in New York City with jazz vocalist Diane Reeves, Peter Sprague returned home, opened his guitar case, and discovered the neck of his guitar broke somewhere between New York and San Diego. If that not enough reason for him to retire from playing guitar, his diagnosis with arthritis 15 years earlier should have given him reason. But instead of quitting his passion, he continues to play in concerts and produce his own and other people’s CDs. Whether playing to the sounds of his favorite jazz legends or the memory of guitar rifts, Sprague enjoys setting his world to music. When he sets out to produce a CD, he says, “I just look at things that interest me.
Pete Seeger, is the son of Charles and older brother of Mike and Peggy, who "Is known as America 's Most important folksinger. "(loc.gov/folklife) Pete had authored and co-authored many important songs for example, " If I Had a Hammer." He fell in love with the banjo while attending the North Carolina Folk Song and Dance Festival in Asheville. Later he got the chance to work at the Archive of American Folk Song in Washington D.C. by his good friend Alan Lomax and then moved up to a position in the music half of the Library of Congress. Pete had met Woodie Guthrie out on the road and then eventually toured out west with him.
Not So Fast” Andrea Lunsford researched students’ writing for 30-plus years to see what effect new technology has on how students learn. Lunsford discovered that students are actually improving their own writing skills with the help of mass media. Not only does it allow students more access to educational resources and information, but it also encourages students to do more creative thinking and writing outside of class which Lunsford refers to in her article as “life writing.” In her research she recalls the account of a student who sent a friend a text message which was completely informal and would be considered unprofessional by most piers. However, the same student also sent a very formal and professional report to her faculty adviser later on. The reason Lunsford includes this account of events is because it proves that while mass media might seem like its dumbing down the younger generation it is actually teaching them different kinds of writing and when to use different contexts.