I thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Shelly, not only because I learned some lies that Drew and Lewis had told, but also made me realize what I have learned in class already that I can apply it to. One area of crossover between this interview and what I have been learning in class over the past four weeks deals with the concept Adapt Responses to the Life Stage of the Child (Knapp, 2008). After my interview with Shelly, it made me realize that how children grow up lying is essentially how they were taught about lying when they were children. For example if you relate this back to my question 7 where I asked what is the best way to teach children about honesty. She basically said by example, but also make sure that they know
Hitler managed to captivate and motivate an entire country by using propaganda, the youth, and the power, to make the entire population of Germans hate Jews. Hitler succeeded indoctrination of the German peoples, in many ways. The main form of indoctrination was the Hitler Youth. Hitler believed that children could be totally indoctrinated in their education. Using propaganda was a crucial part for acquiring and maintaining power.
In the interview he talks about how Mrs. Mudd was so done with her students she asked McCourt if he wanted to take over her job. (Only A Teacher, n.d.). This was important to add to my paper because this is how McCourt got his first teaching job. In the interview they also talk about how Mrs. Mudd left McCourt with old newspapers back from the war. For one of the first activities he told his students to read the newspapers.
Slavery has almost ended, but it still goes on everywhere in the entire world. That's just another reason we need to teach kids about the holocaust, but don't stop there. We need to teach them about all the genocide events that took place. They need to learn about the flaws of their world, so they can fix them. In conclusion, the holocaust should be taught in schools because, it teaches students about the thin line between good and evil, it was a major event of history in the 20th century, they should know the past early so they can prepare for the future, and it helps them deal with the world they live in
Disliking Books Summary Carl Roger’s once said, “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” In Gerald Graff’s, “Disliking Books”, Graff describes his academic and intellectual upcoming through his experiences with literature in school. Graff, an English major from University of Chicago and Stanford, was not always the scholar that he is now. Growing up in an unforgiving environment like Chicago often threatened Graff with menacing situations including the risk of being beaten by fellow peers if he was perceived to be knowledgeable or involved in his school work. Nevertheless, Graff’s encouragement at home and latent desire to be well-informed supported him through his adolescence and through college
One man whose name was Mahatma Gandhi has said, “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes” In my opinion I believe freedom is one of the most important things in life but I think most people take freedom for granted and unknowingly let it slip away as a consequence. It is not that difficult to guess that we have had a time when we said, “I can just do it sometime later” so we leave it for later, or we leave it for a while getting lazy and not even giving it a try so we eventually give up. If you had the chance to be the best you could be, why don’t you take it? For example, with the news daily reporting about threat of terrorism today, it 's more relevant to make sacrifice for the greater goods. Airplane
To most people the word “freedom” has a positive connotation. People view it as something that everyone desires. However, Theodore Dalrymple claims that most people would choose to have security over liberty, analyzing prisoners that he sees as examples of this. Looking at the quotations he analyzes like “they experience themselves as putty in the hands of fate,” one can reach the conclusion that they feel like they have no control over their lives, making their actions no fault of their own. Dalrymple uses prisoners’ quotes as examples to back up his premises that he believes many people would exchange their liberty for security.
Freedom allows for opportunity, happiness, security, and to have an opinion. Freedom has been limited, due to people who abuse the rights given. Notably, America is doing the best to provide an equal opportunity for all. There is always decisions: though they may not feel positive, they are
Freedom is the very principle on which our country is founded. We say that it is this freedom that makes the United States so great and powerful, it is this freedom that makes our country the best in the whole world. Yet the famed essayist and social critic H.L. Mencken says that, “The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.” In saying this, Mencken is basically stating that the allure of this country is not its freedom, but its safety and protection from the dangers of the world.
In Nazi Germany, books were removed from classrooms by censors and textbooks were rewritten, after-school meetings of the Hitler Youth and the League of German Girls trained children to be faithful to the Nazi party. In both countries, teachers taught students blind obedience to the party, love for Hitler & Big Brother (who were both dictators), and anti semitism. In school and out, young people celebrated such occasions as their ruler’s birthday and the anniversary of his taking power. Corrupting children is a key component for a government to stay in power because when the corrupted children grow up , they will grow up to be trained to be obedient to the government and tell the police if they witnessed any crimes. For example, Winston’s next door neighbor, Parsons; had children who were trained by the government to report any suspicious activity and to have blind obedience to the Party.