Can fictional books teach students about social issues and how to deal with them? Fiction allows students to explore different situations and events, that they have never experienced. A novel can contain all sorts of themes, conflicts, and lessons. In Looking for Alaska, each character is different because of the way their life problems have affected them and how those around them make them feel. Despite the school board’s recent sentiments regarding the lack of value that fiction provides, fiction should remain in the school’s curriculum due to teaching social issues that can occur in life, people can go through these social issues even relate to them, and students can take life lessons from fiction books if they exist in real life.
I`ve been on planes, cars, and many things in my life but I have never been on a cruise, and on this Alaskan Cruise I was able to try new things. In our ship they had swimming pools, ping pong tables, casinos, and a extraordinary ice cream bar. One of my favorite parts of this trip was holding two baby sled dogs that were two weeks old. I also liked kayaking, plus I shared a kayak with my sister, Mia, and I controlled the kayak from the back. After that my family and I went on a bus ride to see caribou, bears, and glaciers. I also went on a hike and float with the Kendal`s (who are my cousins), because there daughter Annie was sleepy. I saw cool trees and fascinating wildlife. I even was allowed to eat berries that tasted like watermelon, but
Transcendent means beyond or above the range of normal or merely physical human experience. I think people would go to the Alaskan wilderness to find a deeper meaning in their life because they want to transcend into another stage in their life. The wilderness can be a great place to do that because it is isolated from society. Also you are one on one with nature and the wild is your playground. Noone is there to stop you or hold you back. All your thoughts are able to manifest freely. To reach that transcendent state requires sacrifices. Such as moving from society or your family. These things are needed because you are trying to dig deep inside yourself and while you do that you can’t be worried about the things around you. All distractions
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a miner during the gold rush? Or have you ever thought about the conditions they had to go through to even get to the location of the gold? In “Klondike Gold Rush ~ Yukon Territory 1897,” the reader learns about difficult tasks and horrid events that the miners had to withstand in order to mine gold. In “A Woman Who Went to Alaska,” by May Kellogg Sullivan the narrator expresses how they feel the Canadian Dominion government is unfair and how the miners go through more just to get to the mines then it's worth. In both pieces, the authors both heavily feel that the conditions are terrible for the miners and how much gold they collect was cruel for how much work they put in. In both passages, the author was
I never in my life did expect one day to write an essay for the Spanish Travel Scholarship and to write it in English! Fifteen year ago I was a typical Italian architecture student who, beyond doubt, had not yet established her role in the local, national, and global community, or her purpose in life. I spent my college years making my parents proud, and fulfilling teachers’ expectations. Nevertheless architecture wasn’t my college decision. It was my dad’s dream. When I was six years of age, he lost his engineering firm because of a stroke. He reinvented himself various times, after the stroke, but he has never been able to rebuild his engineering firm from the ashes. My architecture degree was his last opportunity to reopen his beloved
“Losing Alaska” narrator in the podcast stated that “The debate about climate change is not about science but about human behavior”. I consider “sacrifice and relationship” the intersection between climate change and human behavior. It was also mentioned in the podcast interview that “Divide’s on climate change is not scientific facts but social interaction”. When people notice that they are personally being affected by climate change in such a negative way whether it be financially or physically I am sure that the effect will cause them to observe their personal relationship and actions with the environment around them.
Has the thought of losing your own identity cross your mind? Not your personal identity, but your cultural identity. I have thought about this a lot over the past few years, and it scares me a lot. Your ancestors is what makes you who you are today, and I believe we will always have a special connection with the ones that came before us. It could be through name giving, traditional hunting and gathering, ceremonies, traditional dances or anything that makes us who we are today. Many of the ones that came before us have fought hard to keep our cultural identity alive during the contact with Europeans, and it is our turn to fight to keep our cultural identity going.
a. There are different races here in Alaska. The population of the people of Alaska has increased due to baby boom and other things. The gold rush era ended about 1912. The population of the territory declined and when the U.S entered World War I. More people left Alaska. The population in 1920 was indicated as 55,036. That census was the first to noted more non-Natives than Natives in the territory. Alaska's population did not somewhat increased again until World War II. Large naval stations opened at Sitka, Kodiak, and Unalaska and large army posts opened at Fairbanks, and Anchorage. A number of soldiers and construction workers decided to live in Alaska after the war. There were many job opportunities. The military started to build communication
I want to go Alaska for multiple reasons. The most important reason is that Christians are told to go and tell others of Jesus. I really want to see if I can be any help to the people, especially the kids, of the village. Another reason is that I, admittedly, desperately want to see the world and become more culturally experienced. I have always wanted travel, but I'm rather fearful to begin doing it on my own. That make a Bethel led trip a good stepping stone for future exploration. Finally, I want to go because missions have been such a confusing and important part of my life.
Moving to a new house it’s exciting but moving to a new country it’s terrifying. That’s how I felt when I moved here to the states, terrified. Entering unknown land without knowing a sense of English can be very overwhelming at a young age. Leaving my family was definitely one of the hardest thing I’ve experienced because I couldn’t just drive back to visit them. Even though I was only 12 when I moved from Venezuela, that journey has helped me grow and have a better mindset. I get to see things differently and have a different look on life. I would say that it has definitely help me transition from childhood to adulthood. Because moving with new people, learning a new culture and language is something special yet so stressing. At times I find
We are here! My family and I are at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska!! I hope that we are able to go kayaking because I hear that that is super fun. I am so excited to be going to the park that was established on December 2, 1980. Another thing that I hoping to see at the park is orca whales, one of the many animals that I have heard that are at the park. Since we are only here for a couple of days, I hope to see as much as I can of the 607,000 acres of land. Right now we are going to go on a hike. So far I have seen a mountain goat, squirrels, and a moose. Tomorrow we are going to go on a boat tour. We were told that it was going to be cold, so we were to dress warm.
Alaska has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the nation, bringing widespread impacts. Sea ice is rapidly receding and glaciers are shrinking. Thawing permafrost is leading to more wildfire, and affecting infrastructure and wildlife habitat. Rising ocean temperatures and acidification will alter valuable marine fisheries.
Living in Alaska and searching for an RV is hard. It started a couple of months ago with the hubs researching all options; diesel vs gas and class A vs class C. Like everything else in Alaska, RV's are expensive up here and are usually high miles. We ended up going to 2 RV dealerships to look at their older models that where in the lots waiting to be purchased. We started to notice a growing trend in the class C RVs is that the only size that we were going to be able to use was the 31ft size due us both liking our space and traveling with two cats that are both about 15 pounds a piece. Another deterant in the class C was that the shower size made me feel tall (I'm only 5'4" on a good day)
Cold, bitter, frostbite all season, what state am I in? Alaska is one state that people went to get rich with gold. The geography of Alaska make it difficult to explore and settle because of the climate, landscape, and wild animals.