4 Matching Annotations
  1. Nov 2017
    1. Wm Jones

      Personally, I did not believe the Democratic Writing Project to be helpful or well designed. It is a good idea but it would have been more beneficial if this conversation took place out loud among a class, rather than online. I will never read any annotations outside of my own and the four that I will comment on, and that is upsetting. This is nothing more than a way to force everyone to participate and have something tangible to grade, and the students are not retaining the value of analyzing this document. I think this would have been better if we all read it at home and we compared physical annotations in class.

    2. To improve by reading, his morals and faculties.

      I really like that the authors grouped reading and morals together. I think they are closely associated and often people do not believe that to be true. Through reading, individuals are forced to expand their minds and this creates a greater field in which they can decide right from wrong. In general, I think it is significant that they included morals in the list of objectives. I feel that you can see that today through things like the "Green Dot Campaign" and the quantity of passionate student organizations that promote safety, acceptance, and equality. I think this is also a part of the direction of the New Curriculum, to get people to think outside of themselves and how it relates to their disciple but how to engage as a community appropriately and consciously.

  2. Sep 2017
    1. This would leave us then without those callings which depend on education, or send us to other countries, to seek the instruction they require.

      I am still not sure what I want to be when I grow up, but I know that I want to go and work alongside people in other countries to help advance impoverished societies. I like this idea that with education, leadership, and experience, we can help those around us.

    2. What, but education, has advanced us beyond the condition of our indigenous neighbours?

      Though this is a rather self glorifying view of how our society is doing in comparison to our neighbors, they are not wrong. Look at how education has advanced our societies and all members of it, education is an escape route to a higher quality of life, standard of living, and a way to give back to your country. An example of education promoting our country further ahead of others is by the inclusion of women in the educational experience and work force.