Here are the journals for this semester:

1/24/18- What is the role of education?  How do you feel about our current educational system?  Would you change anything? Why/Why not?

1/25/18- Define philosophy.  Do you feel it is important? Why or why not?  What is the function of philosophy in our society?

1/29/18- "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark, the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid if the light."- Plato-  What does this mean? Apply it to our society.

1/30/18- "The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once."
Rene Descartes

1/31/18- Write ten context heavy sentences with 10 of your vocabulary words.

2/1/18- Describe a character using only indirect characterization and by only describing the room the person is in.

2/6/18- "The world is made up of two classes, the hunters and the huntees." What does Raisnford mean by this? Do you agree? Give examples from our society.  

2/8/18- Write 10 sentences using each of your vocabulary words.

2/12/18- "By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." - Confucius: What does this mean? How can we apply it to our lives?

2/13/18- "Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe" Abraham Lincoln-  What does this mean and how should we apply it to education?

2/15/18-  Write 10 context heavy sentences with your vocabulary words

2/19/18-  What do you think is the root or source of the concept "hate." Can we eradicate hate in our society?

2/21/18- What is the most important quality of an individual to you? Why? Do you embody this quality yourself?

2/26/18- "Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all" Alexander the Great. 

2/27/18- Write ten context heavy sentences using your vocabulary words.

2/28/18- "Perhaps it is impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be," Orson Scott Card

3/5/18- Why do we seek revenge? Is it ever worth it?

3/6/18- Write 20 sentences with your vocabulary words

3/8/18- What is the greatest story you have ever heard, read, or watched? What made it so great?

3/12/18- "The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates  
What do you think he meant by this? How cab you apply this to your individual life?