Tuesday, February 21, 2017

EL121 Day 1 Recap

So a lot of great ideas were brought up in our last class and I thought I'd share some relevant and interesting things with you regarding our very first unit.

Remember when we talked about imagination and creativity? The below picture speaks the truth.

  

We also talked about how the book was mistaken by associating "protagonist" with "good" because the word 'protagonist' only refers to the main character and nothing else (whether s/he is good is another matter). It is true that in most stories, the protagonist is a good person, but the protagonist doesn't HAVE to be good as we saw in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Actually the protagonist can be a horrible and sadistic person as you will see in the examples below:

"Split" is a wonderful new movie (playing in cinemas at the moment) where the protagonist is a mentally disturbed man who has multiple personalities. Check out the trailer here.

Click here to also see an interesting list of Top 10 movies with villain protagonists.


Interesting questions to think about!

1. Do children have a wide imagination? Is it necessary for their development? If so, how?

2. Why does our imagination seem to shrink as we get older?

3. Can adults do anything to broaden their imagination?

4. What is the difference between how kids used to play in the past compared to today?

5. Is it ethical to kill those who kill others? Why do you believe so?

6. Is it acceptable for poor people to steal food? Why?

Monday, February 20, 2017

EL121: Unit 1 Quiz

Click here to do the quiz! 


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Use 'Ecosia' instead of 'Google'

'Ecosia' is a search engine equally as amazing as Google but the only difference is that by using 'Ecosia', you're actually helping the company plant trees. You can even check to see how many trees you've planted. Click here to know more.  

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Saturday, February 19, 2011

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