martes, 30 de septiembre de 2014
martes, 23 de septiembre de 2014
Imagine what it would be like to be forcibly ripped from your distraught family because of an ethnic war… to be forced to walk hundreds of miles until you reach the sea on the South African side of the Atlantic Ocean. To be stripped of your name, your identity, your rights as a human being. The European ship you are forced to get on sails across the Atlantic towards the Caribbean and the South American plantations, a journey on the terrible “middle passage”.
Hundreds of people chained together, with barely enough space to turn, travelling for months, feeling sick, amid the disgusting stench of enormous vats full of vomit into which the children often fall, some of them drowning.
The screams of the women and the lamentations of the dying make this a scene of almost unconceivable horror. Death and illness are all around and one person in every six will not survive this journey and the brutal, exhausting work which will follow.
How would you react?
jueves, 11 de septiembre de 2014
Going from elementary school to high school can feel like you're starting all over again. You will be meeting new friends and teachers, yout classes will be more challenging and you will need to learn to balance extracurricular activities. You may have many different feelings during the summer before starting high school. Maybe you are:
-Excited about meeting new people.
-Worried about leaving some old friends behind.
-Sad about leaving elementary school.
All of these feelings are completely normal. Remember to try to relax and take it easy. This can be a very fun and exciting time in you life!