Tag Archives: Forbidden Books

Civic Engagement, Week 3 ~ ZF

Civic Engagement is all about contributing what we learned to others around us. Through this unit, we wanted to create an accessible way for other students around Chicago and the world to understand the values and work ethic behind GCE.We were split into groups of 7, each with a specific value that GCE holds, Autonomy, Read More…

Polio Vaccine In China

For our global cure class we made posters about a medicine/vaccine in the country assigned to us. My country was China and I did the Polio Outbreak.  

Podcast: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

People are diverse Their opinions may differ Do we censor them?  

“The Color Purple” Podcast

just censorship, hiding true realities, who are we to judge?

The Internet Apology

The assignment given to us was to write an apology speech similar to the one that Socrates gave to the court when he was being tried for corruption of youth and practicing the wrong religion. Socrates was a philosopher that was famous for asking questions and taking both sides of an argument and deconstructing them Read More…

9/11 Memorial

Studying verses in the Qur’an and Bible taught me a lot about what religion is really trying to say. I also had a very long and interesting conversation with my Rabbi, Rabbi Michael Weinberg, about what the role of religion is in everyday life. The transcript of the interview is copied below. Taking from those Read More…

#whitegirlproblems: The Womanifesto

CA and I were tasked with writing a poem about the problems addressed in the novels we read, hers being The Color Purple by Alice Walker and mine being Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut while also using the themes we learned about during the Climbing PoeTREE workshop yesterday. While talking about the different issues in our Read More…

#whitegirlproblems the womanifesto

Today in class, ZF and I were challenged to write a poem drawing from themes that Climbing PoeTREE spoke about and those of our two banned books, Slaughterhouse-Five and The Color Purple. In our discussions we started talking about how as wealthy, white girls who live in the suburbs, we feel removed by default from Read More…

WikiLeaks: Syria, Lebanon and money, Unit 3: Economics

The Communist Manifesto has a lot to say about private property, namely, that it should be abolished. WikiLeaks is an organization that does not believe information should belong to one person, but it should belong to everyone. For our unit 3 milestone about economics, it was interesting to study all the ways that WikiLeaks affects Read More…

Forbidden Books Field Exp. 2

For this field experience, I interviewed my pastor at my church about the values taught by Jesus in the bible. The reason why I did this was to get a better understanding of religion and its interpretations for my presentation of my 9/11 memorial idea. When I asked him questions about the ideals taught, he Read More…