29 November 2007

Oh The Places You'll Go!!

It's never too early to think about college!

I do not believe in growing up faster than necessary. At the same time, I do not think it is such a bad idea to think about where you'd like to be in 10 years. Believe me, you will change your mind about 100 times between now and then, and that is totally cool, but having goals and a direction you'd like to follow is key, no matter what path you choose. You guys are so lucky! You have the world in front of you and so many areas to specialize in that you probably don't even know about yet. Well, I'd like to offer you a few links to careers that are hot and getting hotter!

11 November 2007

Pride and Prejudice: The Real Thanksgiving Story

You are all familiar with different points of view. When we read Encounter by Jany Yolen, we were faced with the story of Columbus through the eyes of a young Taino boy who witnessed his home of San Salvador taken over and exploited by the European explorers.
A mere 115 years after this travesty, the pilgrims arrived in the new world. The Native Americans (or Indians, as they were called) recall a very different story of the first Thanksgiving than we have all been taught. As you might have guessed, there is another story about the European settlers (Pilgrims) and the Native Americans (Indians) that is longing to be heard.
What do you think about this? Which story do you believe? Why? Provide evidence for your answer!!