CEP English 12 will begin discussing life after high school this week.
Ms. Kea of the Guidance Department will visit the class and share information about the college application process.
Nostalgia is a sentimental yearning for how things used to be or how they were for a brief moment.
Do you ever feel nostalgic about your childhood or other times in your life?
In “Beware Social Nostalgia,” Stephanie Coontz warns readers:
In personal life, the warm glow of nostalgia amplifies good memories and minimizes bad ones about experiences and relationships, encouraging us to revisit and renew our ties with friends and family. It always involves a little harmless self-deception, like forgetting the pain of childbirth.
In society at large, however, nostalgia can distort our understanding of the world in dangerous ways, making us needlessly negative about our current situation.
… There’s nothing wrong with celebrating the good things in our past. But memories, like witnesses, do not always tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. We need to cross-examine them, recognizing and accepting the inconsistencies and gaps in those that make us proud and happy as well as those that cause us pain.
In my work as a historian and in my relationships as a friend, teacher, wife and mother, I have come to think that the most useful way to understand the past, and make it work for you, is to look at the trade-offs and contradictions that, however deeply buried, can be uncovered in every memory, good or bad.
On this Throwback Thursday, write a post answering the following:
Please note: this is the essay prompt that was due on December 1st with Ms. Adrian.
Name: Ms. Barbour
Understanding Self and Society Unit
Out of Class, Single Text Essay
Over the last few weeks, we have studied two texts whose authors are beginning to recognize their own identity. As we have discussed, these personal journeys do not occur in isolation; each author had interactions with outside forces that helped them define who they are. As a result of negative events in their lives, these authors were able to strengthen their own resolve and identity.
In a well-written and clearly organized essay, please examine how Angelou or Douglass was able to recover from a negative experience, analyzing both external and internal actions and reactions.
The paper is due on ______________ for Section 1 and ______________ for Section 2. This paper must be typed and follow M.L.A. formatting. This means Times New Roman font, 12 point size, and double spaced. The heading should be:
CEP, Per. ___
Welcome to the first week of 2015!
Here's what you can expect.
Monday, 1/5 (B Day)
Tuesday, 1/6 (C Day)
Wednesday, 1/7 (D Day)
Thursday, 1/8 (A Day)
Friday, 1/9 (B Day)