The Orphan of Ellis Island, Book review

The Orphan of Ellis Island is a phenomenal book.  It’s about a boy named Dominic. Dominic is an orphan, his parents both died when he was a baby.  During his class trip to Ellis Island there is a part where the guide is asking questions but he doesn’t want to answer them, so he hide from the group. Then Dominic travels back in time to Italy.  This book teaches you to be thankful for family. I would highly recommend this book especially if you like adventure and time travel.

What might happen if there were no rules, laws or government?

Imagine you live on an island far away.  There are no rules, no laws, and no government.  There is no one to tell you what to do.

  1. Would anyone have the right to govern you? Would you have the right to govern anyone else? Why?
  2. Would you have any rights? What might they be?
  3. What might people who were smarter or stronger than others try to do? Why?
  4.  What might people who were not as smart as others or who were weaker than others try to do? Why?
  5.  What might life be like for  you, your family and everyone else in a state of nature?

Why We Give

Sometimes when we give to others, we receive even more in return. Watch this video. Try not to cry, then think of a time when you or someone you know made a sacrifice or did a good deed for the benefit of someone else. Briefly write about this time. Try not to cry.

How Do You Define Sport?

How do you define sport or athlete? There are nearly 60 events in the Summer and Winter Olympics, but each year there are some that get people to stop and ask, “How is this a sport?” And then there’s another event that’s become very popular in competitive sports world — Sport (Cup) Stacking. Watch this video to learn about this fast growing sport! Then reply to this post with a response to the question — What makes cup stacking a sport?

Taylor Swift Inspires

With the Grammy Awards Show coming up later this month, a video featuring the acceptance speech of Taylor Swift from last year’s Grammys has been turned into an inspirational video. 

This video is meant to embolden girls. Why is this message targeting girls and not boys? How are boys supposed to feel about this video?