Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Someday We'll All Be Free" by Alicia Keys; "Fragile" by Gordon Sumner; "Redemption Song" by Wyclef Jean]

Today is the 11-year anniversary of 9/11. Why do people celebrate anniversaries? What is it about noting a date on the calendar and following an associated ritual (giving gifts, going to a house of worship, taking a day off work, shooting fireworks, eating turkey, et al) that we find so important?  [UPDATE: And why do we focus our attention on something traumatic?  Doesn't every Little League coach say, "Shake it off and get the next one"?  When is it important to remember, when is it important to move on, and is there a way to do both?]

1. Journal
2. Reading notes & quiz
3. Vocab
4. Beginning a new chapter

1. Check quiz against reading/notes; revise notes and post to your blog

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