A Whole New Magnificent World

What would one imagine of a new world located over seas that one has read so many things about? When puritans and pilgrims first heard of the New World, they formulated dreams of a foreign land that included fresh opportunities and adventures, God’s support, and hard work. The puritanic American dream can be strung together by using their literary works such as “The General H...
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Arts Integration as a Method of Alternative Education in the ESL Classroom

English Second Language students suffer in the American classroom every year due to a lack of proficiency in English. These students often get left behind because of the severe language barrier, and too frequently get to an educational low point from which they simply cannot recover. But what if there was a way to better incorporate these students into daily classroom activi...
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The Real High School Experience

High School is different than expected in the following ways. First, people are mean. You think it’s gonna be like a High School Musical type deal but it’s not. High schoolers are mean and cruel and like being spiteful. More often than not if you don’t like being mean to other kidsthen you’ll end up being the one that all the ‘popular’ kids are mean ...
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Jamestown – A Civilization That Changed History

The year was 1578. Walter Raleigh peered out the window of the Queen’s chamber. He was here to discuss vital matters, but the queen was stubborn with her decision. Time was ticking. He would have to try one last time to persuade the queen into setting up colonies in the New World, or else dire consequences could possibly follow. “Your highness. The colonies are perfect to en...
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Scoring in basketball

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties”, challenged Helen Keller (Keller). When Helen Keller was two years old she caught meningitis and became blind and deaf after the illness. Much like Helen Keller overcame theobstacle of not being able to communicate, I too overcame my obstac...
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Author Study

In the 1700’s many great poets came about. Though it is very difficult, we can still compare and contrast the writings of those times. I chose to write about two very different poets, Jane Austen and Phillis Wheatley. Jane Austen was born in December of 1775 to George and Cassandra Austen. Jane had 7 brothers and sisters (James, George, Charles, Fransis, Henry, Edward and C...
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Is truth absolute?

A pear is a fruit. A pear is a fruit that grows on plants. A pear is a fruit that grows on plants from the genus Pyrus. These statements are all truths. However, are they all absolute? The second statement, though, is a more complete truth than the first, and the third is more complete than the second. If the second statement is more “truthful” than the first and the third mo...
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What social influences affect the choices we make in society?

A recent experiment was carried out that showed how 9 out of 12 people would give an electric shock of 450 volts, a life threatening amount, to a stranger if instructed to by a non- violent authority figure. Would you? Now picture this: a girl has begun her first day at high school, and whilst in maths class, realises that an answer suggested by one of her fellow pupils is...
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Suicide Prevention

Suicide is known as the act of trying to intentionally end one’s own life. Often committed out of despair, depression can be a big factor in deciding to commit suicide. In addition, stress can become so powerful over our lives. Even though many suicides happen because of mental diseases, alcohol, or drugs, ordinary everyday people commit suicide too. And the worst part- somet...
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Put down the Phone or Get off the Road

I think most people can say that they have texted while they were driving at least once in their life. Laws have been made in an attempt to stop people from texting while driving, but some people still do it. Texting while driving not only puts us at risk, but it puts our cars and other people at risk, too. While there is no national ban on texting or using a handheld device...
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