Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things. Russell Baker
--How has the world changed in the last 100 years and 10 years? What is positive and what has been negative progress
50 death quote
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends. J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973), The Lord Of the Rings, Book Four, Chapter One
--How does this relate to debates in our society? Do we ever have the right to take someone’s life for the betterment of society? When has this idea been used as a negative political tool in history?
51 History quote
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)
--How do you think the history books of other countries differ from ours? What do think is skewed/biased in our history books? What topics do you think education/world avoid talking about?
52 Knowledge is power quote
Knowledge is power. Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
--How is this true? When in time and in the world is knowledge withheld from the masses? Does this happen in America? Does education always equal this kind of powerful knowledge?
Vocabulary Workbook due dates
Unit 4 Read pgs 51-53, Completing the Sentence pg 54-55 11/30
Unit 4 Synonyms Antonyms pg 55 12/2