Lisa Delpit’s book, “The Skin We Speak”, talked about language and culture, and how it relates to the classroom. How we speak gives people hits as to where we are from and what culture we are a part of. Unfortunately there are also negative stereotypes that come with certain language variations. There is an “unfounded belief that the language of low income groups in rural or urban industrial areas is somehow structurally “impoverished” or “simpler” than Standard English” (Delpit 71). The United States is made of people from various cultures and speak many different variations of languages. As teachers we must be aware of some of the prejudices we may have about language and culture.
On September 11, 2001, foreign terrorists hijacked and deliberately crashed commercial airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The attack and resulting loss of nearly 6000 lives have changed the way Americans view the world and life in their own country. This was mentioned to show how education is part of our ongoing culture, how schools have responded to crises in the past and how schools can promote democratic values and multicultural understanding in a time of crisis.
The term “privacy” as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary is “a state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other people”. The word not is the key message in that definition.
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -- Helen Keller
Terrorism has drastically affected our recent way of life. It has disrupted our way of life by just the thought of at any moment we could be hit again. We as a people to counter act this threat we turned to laws and policies that would change our thoughts on civil liberties forever. Becoming and staying a free society is a very difficult balance in which we must maintain or security by not limiting our freedoms. Liberty in America rests on our complex constitutional system of checks and balances. But sadly this very fabric of liberty and freedom was shattered on the morning of September 11, 2001.
For years the people have fought for power, and freedom to govern and live free and together as a strong united nation but due to recent events our nation and our views have been getting more distant and distant. It seems that the main focus between the people is on rather or not we should be pro-security or we should be pro-privacy. And of course there are those who look at both sides and sit in the middle. But, at this present time what does our nation really need to stay strong and stay protected from the threats that wait in and outside our front doors. That is what I will be discussing in my essay I will be covering both sides of the argument providing evidence to show why people of either pro-security or pro-privacy would feel the way they do. But, ultimately I will be stating my point as a pro-security person. My main arguments will be how security is of higher importance than privacy, the impact of having less security, why telling the people more of what the government is doing will be a negative for the nation.
September 11th, 2001 is one of the worst days in the United States of America’s history by far. It all began at 8:45am when a stolen airplane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Many people believed that this was...
On the morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorist extremists hijacked four commercial planes, the planes deviated from their original routes. Two of the planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, one of the planes crashed into the Pentagon and the fourth plane crashed en route to either the White House or the Capitol. Nearly 3000 civilian lives were lost that day.
On September 11, 2001 two planes hit the World Trade Center buildings. I vividly remember the phone call from my husband telling me about the first building being hit. I turned on the television, and while watching live, I watched the second tower get hit by the airplane. I watched in disbelief, feeling emotions of pain, suffering, and loss as the towers crashed to the ground. It was at that moment I knew the devastation of this event and the lives that would be affected.
Abstract: Electronic mail is quickly becoming the most prevalent method of communication in the world. However, e-mail systems in corporate, institutional, and commercial environments are all potential targets of monitoring, surveillance and ultimately, censorship.
... on that Tuesday morning, to mourning the loved ones lost each year. Since the attack, America has taken precautions to reassure that an attack will not occur again. Sending troops, spending more money, and increasing security is just some of the many ways America is trying to keep the people safe. The horror displayed on September 11th, 2011 has forever changed the way Americans live each day.
The International Baccalaureate program that our school is a member of has adopted and implemented the IB philosophy of promoting intercultural understanding and respect. We encourage our students to become active in our communities, to think critically about themselves and the world around them, and to become compassionate, lifelong learners. Before I had heard of the IB program, I had already adopted this concept. I realize that my pre-teen students are so absorbed with our American pop culture and technology, thus somewhat oblivious to the real world around them. There are many opportunities to connect with others from around the world versus friends across the county using My Space or a cell phone. Yet that is what our children do, a lot! I feel that it is my job as an educator to nudge them out of their bubble to see how others live in other lands. It is so important for our children to realize there are bigger things outside of their schools and neighborhoods. In addition to becoming globally connected, our American children need to peel their eyes away from their iPods...
September 11, 2001 is known as the worst terrorist attack in United States history. On a clear Tuesday morning, there were four planes that were hijacked and flown into multiple buildings by a terrorist group named al Qaeda. This group, led by Osama bin Laden, killed nearly 3,000 people. Out of those 3,000 people more than 400 police and 343 firefighters were killed along with 10,000 people who were treated for severe injuries. Many lives were taken, and to this day, people still suffer from the attack. September 11th is the most influential event of the early twenty-first century because it made an increase in patriotism, it caused a rise in security throughout the nation, and it had a tremendous effect of thousands of lives.