So far we are about half way through the Crimes Against Humanity unit. Please think of at least three things you have learned so far about this topic, and write a brief summary of them.
I also would like you to browse at least three peer other blogs and leave comments for them. The comments can be editing advice or you can respond with discussion on their topic.
Remember: Comments will not be approved if they do not follow C.U.P.S., or if they're off topic.
Please explore the link below which summarizes some of the possible crimes against humanity.
The article linked below explains the history of law pertaining to crime against humanity. Please read through this article completely.
Please respond to the following questions: Is it the responsibility of the world to prevent crime against humanity? Are the nations of the world doing enough to prevent crimes committed against humanity? What preventative measures should be put into place to keep these crimes from happening? *What questions are remaining about this subject that you would like to research further for a research project?
*Make sure that it's something you're very interested in because you will spend a lot of time reading and writing about it.
REMEMBER: Comments submitted must adhere to the C.U.P.S. and must be on topic. You will be asked to re-write your comment if you do not follow these rules. My suggestion is that you type out your response in MS word and have a peer check your work before you hit send.
Today begins day one of our new unit called, "Crimes Against Humanity." This unit will be informational and historical. The main crime against humanity that everyone should be familiar with is The Holocaust which occurred from 1941-1945. This was a genocide orchestrated by Adolf Hitler which targeted people of the Jewish religion in an attempt to wipe them from the face of the Earth. Unfortunately, this was not the first or last genocide which has occurred throughout history. Luckily, there were a few survivors of this tragedy that were willing to share their stories with the world. We are so lucky to be able to have first hand accounts of this tragedy available to us. Today, I would like you to use some time to research The Holocaust and refresh yourself about what happened and why it happened. Then, I would like you to look up a survivor of The Holocaust and read his/her story. Please comment back with with the survivor's name and a summary of their story.
Remember: You will not receive credit for comments that do not adhere to the C.U.P.S. rules or that are off topic. My suggestion to you is to type it out in MS word and have a neighbor check for mistakes before you send them to me.
I'm looking forward to this awesome new unit!
Welcome to 2015, students! Today is our first day back from winter break, and I thought I would let you know what we will be up to for the next few days. This week the plan is to spend some time practicing our creative writing skills. Everyone will be required to create their own short story or narrative about whatever they want! That is the beauty of this assignment--you may write about anything your heart desires (as long as it is school appropriate)! I'm looking forward to this because I know this will be a wonderful opportunity for some of you to really show off your imagination and talent. As far as your commenting goes for today, I'd like you to spend a few moments brainstorming ideas about which you'd like to write. Please respond with some of the ideas you have about your short story.
Remember: comments must use correct grammar, capitalization, and punctuation or you will not get credit for your work. Also, comments must not contain any inappropriate information.