English 1 Journals

Journal 1 - Letter to self
 
Journal 2 (honors) - Presidential campaign platforms
 
Journal 3 - Tell me about a cultural touchstone 
 
Journal 4 - Are we inherently good or bad?
 
Journal 5 - Should we use animals in testing and research?
 
Journal 6 - Should we have a school dress code? 
 
Journal 7 - What super power would you want? Would you use it for good or bad?
 
Journal 8 - What makes a hero? 4 qualities 
 
Journal 9 - Tell me about a long physical, mental, or spiritual journey you took.
 
Journal 10 - How do you treat guests?
 
Journal 11 - Would you rather go 200 years into the past or 200 years into the future? 
 
Journal 12 - What's the best and worst gift you got over the holiday break?
 
Journal 13 - Look back at the journal you wrote to your future self. Take stock of what you said you wanted for yourself. Now that we're halfway through your freshman year, how do you assess where you're at. Are you meeting expectations? Exceeding them? What's been some of the bigger challenges so far? What's been easy? What's been unexpected? What do you hope to do with the rest of the year? 
 
Journal 15 - Creative Nonfiction #1: Watch this B-Roll of a crowd on a New York City street (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktKTPiOld1g). Let your eyes train themselves on a face, on a particular person, then imagine what their day will be like from this moment. Give them a name. Where are they going? What are they doing? Who is that person? Go overboard with details. Characterize them. Consider giving them a conflict. Write at least a two paragraph mini story about a person from the video.
 
Journal 16 - Pick three places that are important to you and tell me about them. Why are they important to you? What are these places? Where are they? Did something happen there? Importance doesn't necessarily imply good. You might, for instance, pick a place for a "bad" reason.
 
Journal 17 - Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or one horse-sized duck? Why? How do you think you'd fight them? How would the fight go?
 
Journal 18 - Finish the statement. If and when I have children, I'll never...
 
Journal 19 (standard) -  Electricity is a very recent discovery. List 12 things to do when there's no power. 
 
Journal 19 (honors) - With a partner, jot down as many clichés as you can think of in ~30 seconds. Next, choose one that strikes your fancy and start a short poem with it. You can take the cliché literally or figuratively.
 
Journal 20 - Tell me 2 truths, 1 lie.
 
Journal 20 (standard)/21 (honors)
1)  Put yourself in Scout and Jem's shoes. Would you be fascinated by someone like Boo? How do you think you'd react to a neighbor that you heard similar stories about? Would you avoid them? Want to get closer? Why?
2)  Based on what we read in chapter 1. Compare Candler to Maycomb. How are we similar? How are we different?
 
Journal 21 (standard)/22 (honors) - Write about the meaning of COURAGE. Give examples of courageous behavior. Which kinds (or examples) of courage seem to be most admirable?
Journal 23 (honors) - Most states allow people to get a driver's license at the age of 16. Some people feel that 16 is much too young for the responsibility that comes with driving a car and that teenagers should not be allowed to drive until the age of 18. In your opinion, at what age should people be allowed to drive, and why?