This is the home of the online journals and musings of my American history students at Groves High School in Beverly Hills, Michigan begun in the fall of 2006. At this site, students will share their thoughts and feelings about the topics in American history that interest them. They will respond to journals as well as be responsible for posting once a week. I hope you enjoy your visit, and please feel free to leave a comment or two.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Blog #35 - Musings about history and peace
Pick one of these quotes and tell me what you think the speaker means by
it and what he/she is saying about history/peace specifically. Please make sure you don't restate the quote. Explore its meaning, especially for today's world.
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to
mankind...War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector
enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. John F. Kennedy
No man is good enough to govern another man without that
other's consent. Abraham Lincoln
Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver.
Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
People ask the difference between a leader and a
[political] boss. . . . The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert.
The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has
always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of
resistance. Woodrow Wilson
No democracy can long survive which does not accept as
fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities. Franklin Roosevelt
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to
the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those
who have too little.
200 words minimum. Due Monday, September 10 before class begins.