The book Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario is a nonfiction book based on a real story told throughout 367 pages. The reason why I decided to read this book is that it was highly recommended by one of my former English teachers. I was extremely persuaded to read this book by her but I also personally believed that by reading this book I would gain a new understanding of life by really opening my mind to new experiences that other people go through. This journey begins in Honduras, a country in Central America, then continues into Mexico and finally in the United States where Enrique ends up living for the remaining of the story. The story definitely took place a couple decades ago when Enrique was younger.
Native American Arts “Class, today were going to learn about Native American Arts.” Our teacher told us. “And, I know everyone of you is bored of histories, especially Native American.” She said pointing toward me. “But today is our special Native American day, September 25, 2015. So I would like to teach all of you about Native American Arts, and I promise it would be interesting.” And that catches me, I really like interesting things. So I sat properly, clean my desk, and opened my ears and stared to listen to my teacher.
The additional information I knew prior to reading Sitting Bull’s speech is everything I had learned in high school about Native American history. Mentioning my background knowledge, had helped me want to write more and read more in depth about Sitting Bull’s speech. I had known about these IRA’s, but I never knew how famous Sitting Bull’s speech could
One reason I think this is because she is spending so much time with Ky. She is with him everyday at hiking class and he is teaching her to write in cursive so they are growing closer. I think that Cassia has feelings for Ky that are stronger than her feelings for Xander. Another reason I think this is because Cassia found out it wasn’t a mistake that she saw Ky’s face on her microcard. When she was talking with Ky he said that the officials accidently gave him a match even though he wasn’t supposed to have one. “Then they showed me a picture.
Rationale: In this essay I will be writing a biography about Ishmael Baeh a child soldier from Sierra Leone that wrote the book ‘A long way gone.’ I have chosen a biography because we were reading this book in class for a very long time and that’s how I got interested in the life of Ishmael. In my essay I have tried to get on a personal level with Ishmael which makes the essay more interesting. I’ve done this by writing in a lot of detail. In my essay I also talked about the child soldiers that are active now, because of the main topic in the book ‘A long way gone.’ This essay is aimed at people that read on of the books of Ishmael or are willing to read a book of him, with this essay they will understand the writings of him better because they know more about his personal life. The challenges I got during this essay was the research about Ishmael because there wasn’t much information available of him from after he left Sierra Leone.
Adams, a Great Man! Before taking this class I had only every studied history in high school, and like most I had a vague idea of the events that had passed. After ready thru the units and the other reading assignments my perception of the past has changed greatly. At first I had a hard time trying to find a figure of great importance on which to write my assignment on, but once I read of Samuel Adams and the unbelievably great things he did for this country my choice had been made for me. He was a great man and a true patriot.
The Outsiders is considered a cult classic and is typically assigned reading across the U.S. She always loved reading but did not like the books they had for young adults so she decided to write some herself. This paper is going to discuss expectation, description, comparison and review. The target audience for this book is teens and young adults making it a book chosen by middle school teachers for a class to read. So of course for most this book’s expectation was set
The first time one is able to comprehend the meaning of a word is a momentous childhood moment that is forever engraved in one’s memory. Books and reading are significantly impactful to people’s lives; Mark Twain said that, “books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” This statement is apropo for Sherman Alexie, who was a Native American living on a reservation during the time he learned to read. Sherman Alexie convinces his audience that an education is crucial to being successful by using personal anecdotes to captivate and create a connection with his audience and repetition to reiterate the importance of having an education. Alexie's use of personal anecdotes fortifies the impact he has on his audience. Alexie's personal
The book is worth reading for students and for a class. When I started reading this book I just couldn’t put it down. I thought the book was a masterpiece. Once you start reading the book, you will not be able to put it down! It addresses some of the major themes in our lives such as love and betrayal, rape and father-son relationship.
The only class I would say that felt like an actual honors class would have been my AP world history class. Coincidentally, the instructor of that class was also the adult mentor of the National Honor Society program at my high school. My involvement in that AP world history class actually changed my perceptions as to what education meant to me. Despite being only one class, it was enough to ignite a desire within me to really love learning and really compel me to figure out how I wanted to further my education. I asked myself this question, "Do I want to be passive and keep my head down or do I want to participate and see where it takes me?"
Who is John Carver you may ask? Well for starters Mr.Carver is a U.S history teacher who served in both cold wars, was also in theater before becoming the teacher he is today.John Carver a 8th grade U.S History Teacher at Frontier middle school. I interviewed Mr.Carver with joy and pride to be interviewing the teacher I really looked up to as an eighth grader because he always pushed me to try my hardest. Mr.Carver was in the military he looks at teaching middle school the same way as being in the military “ you figure out the best way to execute it and when I 'm teaching I 'm told what I have to teach and how to teach it.” Mr. Carver looks at teaching in the eyes of being in the military, Carver loves what he does he is proud of his
I feel grateful for the guidance and friendship that my advisors at Park have given me. While there are many things I hope my next advisor learns about me, and there are two important things I would like my Dana Hall advisor to know about me. Over the years, I have grown passionates for many different hobbies. I have always had a passion for arts and craft and I started doing more in second grade After a long day at school, I began to attend crocheting lessons as something fun and relaxing. At first, I didn 't think I would enjoy it, but after I completed my first project, a headband, I felt very proud of myself that I made a headband designed by me that I could wear.
Momaday had many purpose’s in writing his novel Rainy Mountain. The main purpose is to educate the public about the Kiowa tribe that lived between the 18th and 19th centuries in the United States. Although the Kiowa tribe may have been forgotten by the prodominence of the population, Momaday refuses to let the history fade away into oblivion. Another purpose to writing the novel was the loss of his Grandmother who was a Kiowa symbol to him. His Grandmother was the last of the Kiowa’s known to Momaday so writing the novel helps keep the history of the Kiowa’s alive and proves to be very important and personal to him to continue his family name and culture through the novel.