She is from a guy growing up with difficulties, from the not fitting in with the norm side and ostracism.
She is from the group Jews that practice nothing but good religious views.
She is from the encouragement to seek higher education, and being the caregiver of a possible familyShe is from the boys cannot cry and should not express too much emotion from the mother that would shame you if her son suddenly became a daughter and Father that would put in all his money for a boys education and absolutely nothing in a girls education She is from the who am I and what am I. From I should be able to be loved for who I am and whom I love. She is from the Jewish community that wouldn’t dare accepts her sexuality. She is from Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love but cant seem to be loved. She is from it all but wont let that make her fall.
If you haven't had the pleasurable opportunity to read Maniac Magee by Jerry Spenelli grab a copy from you local library as soon as possible. Allow me to introduce a style of writing that engages you into a story of a young boy trying to figure out where he belongs in this world of “equality” and understanding the community we live in. Jerry Spenelli is a fantastic storyteller, and write for his audience of adolescents. He has won over eight awards for his amazing books and creative way of telling realistic stories covering taboo topics of society, for example racism, sexism, and homelessness. In his writing he also includes humorous content to keep his audience excited to read on.
In september of my sophomore year I found out that I was in Mr. Blocks world history class. When finding this out I went to my sister which is and alumni of SLA for advice, thinking back I didn't really take it. I walked into the class thinking that it was going to be super boring because history is not what I would call my favorite subject in school. But immediately Mr. Block shut down the idea that it would be boring. The first day he gave out m&m’s and did an activity with us which I believe really engaged the class to learn more so they could possible get more m&m’s. This was just the beginning of many more interactive activities.
11 quotes from my work
1.) A messages that "The world is just" cartoon may be trying to get across to its audience is that the world will never be able to agree on what justice for all really means- Journal # 40
2.) People who work for social justice see the world as incredibly sad - pathologies of power worksheet
3.) American live in a fantasy land and fall in love with un real things- Vine Deloris worksheet
4.)It made us seem like freaks and that we do a lot of unnecessary things that when in reality thats not what the american culture is really all about. They totally twisted up our culture so just for this reason its not acceptable to judge another culture.- Journal #3
5.) How can another child of Buddah be trusted with knowing the truth?- Sacred text analysis
6.) Go to combat with HIV/AIDS, malaria and other popular diseases , without the education no one would be able to have the knowledge on how to control or overcome the disease.- Different views of development
7.)The point is that foreign investments are not the key to solving poverty. it might just be making them sink even deeper into poverty.- "Globalization worksheet"
8.) All I do is try.. I try but can never succeed in what I do. Being a stay at home has not been as good as the rich people make it look. My husband can not do this all alone… He is constantly losing his jobs because of his pride.- Keystone pipeline monologue
9.) The Congo exhibit it to show that colonialism comes from hatred of one culture to another culture and trying to enforce change- quarter four benchmark
10.)Good afternoon jurors we are all here today to to figure out who is the blame for “dehumanizing" workers and corrupting the environment of the workers.- Sweatshop Trial
11.) Though each party shares the blame we believe the consumers and poor party allege make up the largest portion of the shared blame. the country ruling elite are responsible for encouraging global sweatshops which is an important part in the problem. Without the encouragement from them there would be nothing pushing to have people working in ridiculous conditions. The consumers also take on majority of the blame because more than most of them are aware of the conditions the poor workers are living in and the ridiculous wages they make (or a lack there of), but they decide to ignore what they are paying for. we the System are innocent. the system is completely run by the people and the people who are running us could also put in the effort to change us if they feel the system is not good enough. there is us there are many other systems that need some changes but we can only change if the people change.-Sweatshop Trial
My Streams first unit in Mr. Block’s 10th grade WH( World History) class, we were to explore the pros and cons of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline is a pipeline that has been proposed to the U.S by TransCanada to carry about 1,179 miles of tar sands oil from Canada all the way down to the gulf of Mexico. This proposed pipeline has been a big part of the news for a few years now. In this unit we have put ourselves in the place of the people that see this pipeline to have a major effect on their everyday lives.
The $5.3-billion Keystone XL Pipeline Project is the largest infrastructure project currently proposed in the United States. Construction of the 1,179-mile pipeline will require 9,000 skilled American workers. The project will provide jobs for welders, mechanics, electricians, pipefitters, laborers, safety coordinators, heavy equipment operators and other workers who rely on large construction projects for their livelihoods. - http://keystone-xl.com/about/jobs-and-economic-benefits/
( What if it leaks)
While we must emphasize that a significant spill is unlikely, we must also be prepared for any potential circumstance. It’s important to understand that if a spill does occur, TransCanada is responsible for providing the cleanup expertise, equipment and personnel needed to reclaim a site to its pre-spill condition. - http://keystone-xl.com/safety/emergency-response/
( Who will be responsible)
‘’Canada is the environmentally responsible choice for the United States to meet its energy needs for years to come,” - http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/321089-canadas-keystone-pitch-to-us-work-with-us-on-climate
Each day in the U.S. more than 2.5 million miles of pipelines move oil and other energy products safely to where they are needed — that’s enough pipe to circle the Earth 100 times. In fact the U.S. Department of Transportation has stated that pipelines are the safest method of moving oil — safer than tankers, trucks or rail.- http://keystone-xl.com/safety/pipeline-integrity/#sthash.LAgW2N4Z.dpuf
Wife: Hey, umm can you point me to the white bread? ( wife runs) (store alarms go off)
Wife: (Silence)... sir please do not do this… I will give it back…I need to take care of my children… Please sir … Please...( starts to whimper)
( Sirens go off )
( Jail doors close )
Wife: All I do is try.. I try but can never succeed in what I do. Being a stay at home has not been as good as the rich people make it look. My husband can not do this all alone… He is constantly losing his jobs because of his pride.
Wife: no we have six kids 4 girls 2 boys miss.
Wife : And who are you?
Wife: What are you here for?
Wife: Maybe I shouldn't have asked that…Sorry… It's Sam correct?
Wife: Okay no more questions sorry.
Wife: But on with my husband… Do you have a husband… Sorry you don't need to answer that question… My husband though umm he is a great man that tries his hardest to take care of his family, he can get a little aggressive at times but I have to just calm him down a little… maybe a lot but thats not the point. He is a great man.
Wife: There is this new job opportunity for my husband that I pray to god becomes available to him it could definitely help us get out of debt and feed our kids… I'm afraid that if he does not… He might hurt me and our kids. The plan is for him to work with the Keystone XL Pipeline that is to be built underground to carry oil through the U.S. It will be carrying what I believe is called tar sand oil...Yes its a bad kind oil but his boss promises that it will be watched over and controlled by professionals like my husband 24/7 365 days a year. Should pay very well too.Wife: Sorry wish I could tell you more but... umm...my bail is here have a BLESSED day & stay out of this place… don't give the government more of a reason to want us blacks off the street.
Work at it's best.
Police cars pull up
Bill: Drop the items & hands up behind your head where I can see them. ( officer starts to arrest woman)
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law you have the right to an attorney, if you cannot afford an attorney one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind do you wish to speak to me?
( after a long day of work police officer bill rants to his wife Jennifer )Bill: Jennifer hunny do you know that I love you. You are just so beautiful. I could swear I have the best wife the lord could ever make. Could you… you know give me a little massage here… here...here...maybe a little down there and right here. Mmmmmm yeah... right there yeah you gotta know that yes you are awesome. How was my day? My day was a typical day on the job, giving people the same old same old speech about there right i swear they should have some sort of recording in our badges we could just push while we are in the process of the arrest. I mean look around there is all kinds of technology now a days you can basically do anything… Speaking of technology There was a major protest today that got a little out of hand. Ya heard about it? Yeah... yeah that one about that Keystone pipeline junk. Well today I had to take a lady elsewhere and as I was doing so she was explaining to me how bad of an idea this is and I learned a little something something about the XL crap. Jenn listen hun turns out those Canadians wanna build through our land and offer up over 20,000 construction jobs. Lord knows we need this for our country but why do they wanna do this to us? Why not send the pipeline up into Asia? Help them expand a little. Maybe they have some tricks up their sleeves? What do you think about it jenn? Why should it be good? Whatever I could care less I have a stable job. as long as canada doesn't have some crazy plan to blow up the U.S… I could care less about this stupid 1,700 mile long oil straw. What’s for dinner hun?
The Full Spectrum:
A generation of writing about gay,
lesbian, bisexual, transgender,
questioning, and other identities.
The book The Full Spectrum: ( A generation of writing about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and other identities) edited by David Levithan & Billy Merrell. This book has been research upon by the SLR ( School Library Research), a research journal of the american association of school librarians. They’re research shows that in every high school there should be a LBGTG literature for teens. Also on Goodreads it has over 1,000+ awesome reviews.
One of my favorite short stories/ journal in this book is “When you’re a gay boy in america” by Danny Zaccagnino. His section had an very engaging story about the way gay people are treated by society. When Danny was a young boy his boy scout counselor told him he was not a true scout.
Danny also shares about his tattoo on his back and what it symbols while also explaining how the same pain from the tattoo reminded him of the pain he went through for being a gay man. His tattoo is a dragon. The dragon represents a protector that will always have his back. But thats just one interesting story in the book of a teenager that went through plenty of struggle because of his sexuality.
I can somewhat relate to The Full Spectrum because a lot of these struggles I have witnessed happen to others as they were trying to come out of there shell if being “Straight” and being the sexuality of their choosing.
Yes I will love this book till death bring us apart, because one of the biggest strengths of this book is each journal entry they are all so unique it's almost like reading someones secret diary. If I could change any aspect of the book it would be to have sections for each theme of the book so that you kind of had a clue of what you were about to read.
Yes I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is mature enough to be able to have a sort of understanding of the fact that the stories in this book are very extreme on the way people put there feeling out there. These teens deserve respect.
¡ Hola ! Nosotros , Imani y Taylor, haciendo y casa para Señor Bey. El Señor Bey Casa es perfecto para una persona. Tiene mascotas es un perro. Tiene un bici y un moto. Uno personas van a vivir en la casa. No quirene niños. Donde es estu Señor Bey la casa? Señor
¡En la casa de sus sueños! La casa para Señor Don Marcos . Imani y Taylor
En el jardin hay un bici y moto
En el casa una persona, no niños
En el casa hay tres habitaciones
En el casa hay tres baños
El casa es la cuidad
Por aqui su casa es un parque, el transporte público, un banco, una playa.
Senor Don Marcos Casa donde Miami
En el casa es muy importante para ver la tele
Studding and getting to know more about teen depression has impacted my personality in such a great way. I now think differently on the way that i treat people. I always try to keep a good attitude even when things are bad. And i believe this could be a start in minimizing the amount of teens that feel depressed and commit suicide/ has suicidal thoughts.
Dejanyia Johnson helping me for my interviews.
yo-hola mi nombre es Taylor. i am catorce años. mi cumpleaños es junio veintinueve. mis ojos son marrones. Tengo un montón de amigos y familiares. yo vivo en Filadelfia, pero soy de Carolina del Norte
ella- es mejior amiga Nyellah. Ella es educacion philadelpiha high school for girls. su apoda es ella. Nyellah es cupliaños es enero doce. a ella le gusta baliar y actuar. ella es muy muy guapa. es importante para mi porque es una buenìsima amiga.
ellas- estos son mis chicas,shadiqua,sattera, y imani. todos ellos son muy inteligentes y les encanta jugar. son todos quince años excepta para mí.nosotros es estudiar Science Leadership Academy.me caen bien porque los verdaderos amigas.
ellos- son cole daniel nashay. Cole le gusta jugar al baloncesto, daniel le gusta hablar con las chicas, nashay le gusta ir de compras. que son importante para mí, porque es un buenisimo amigos
nosotros- esto es joslyn, joslyn mi novio. joslyn le gusta conversación por teléfono, escribir poemas y rap. su apodo es ja. joslyn es importante para mí porque una gran persona.
Adiós y gracias
¡Saludos desde Filadelfia! ¡Hola! Mi nombre es Taylor. ¿Como te llamas? Tengo 14 años. Yo estudio en Science Leadership Academy. ¿
For this project we are choosing a issue that effects people and or animals that is meaningful to us, and become an “Agent Of Change”! We must educate ourselves and our comunity about this topic to make a
For my project, the issue that im going to be educating people about is depression kids in foster care/ orphaniges go thru and how to make them feel better about the situation that they are going thru.
This topic really sticks out to me because not only have i come very close to this experiance but, i have a friend that went thru depression because of the foster care situation.
In the SDP AUP they describe what people can and can’t do or watch. In the SLA AUP they have a category of what you can and can’t do.
2. What is the most unfair rule from both AUPs
The most unfair rule in SDP AUP is that you can’t bring your own hotspot. The most unfair rule in the SLA AUP is that you can’t keep personal files on your laptop.
3. With your group come up with three changes for both AUPs to make the policies better.
We think that the AUPs are fine and the consequences seem fair.
4. Now imagine you have children write an AUP for your home network with your group.
AUP1. No inappropriate content.
2. No hacking into other people’s accounts.
3. Don’t touch other people’s computers without their permission.
4. Don’t download illegal things.
5. Don’t become friends with people you don’t know on the internet.
6. Respect everyone else on the network and on the internet.
Click the speaker button to hear how to say the words and what they mean in english.