Today, students responded to the journal prompt below. Students with an excused absence should write a half-page response to the journal and submit to Mrs. Evans with a completed absent work form.
2.3 | Journal #28
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” React to this quote. Do you agree with Dr. King? Why do you think people shy away from hard and solid thinking? What might be something that distracts people from thinking deeply? Do you think you struggle to come up with your own conclusions on important matters? Why is it sometimes so easy to go with the opinions/thoughts of others? Explain your thoughts.
Then, students read independently. Students with an excused absence should read independently for 20 minutes and submit a half-page summary of their reading and reactions to their reading with an absent form attached for credit.
Then, students were given the article “That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It” and were to read it and annotate it for class tomorrow.