Media is around us all the time. We are constantly consuming media even when we don’t realize it. The digital age has brought an ever-present stream of media messages that are nearly impossible to escape. What does this mean for the high school English classroom? After a year of reflecting on this very question, I’ve decided to revamp how I structure my high school ELA classes. Instead of making short stories, novels, poetry, and plays the center focus of my units, I’ve started making media analysis the primary focus with those classic literature elements as supporting readings.
Our country’s heritage has grown For thousands of years. Crafted through generations, Into an exquisite tapestry Of cultures across the world.
The ancient art of Ajanta Ellora, Magnificent sculptures of Khajuraho, Lingaraj , Kailashnath, Konark, The brilliance of the Taj. Stand witness to craftsmanship Polished through millenniums.
Rich in texts, from Vedas to Gitanjali. Dance forms of Odissi, Bharatnatyam Kuchipudi, Kathak, Mohiniattam Classical music, songs and folklore Distilled refined tuned to perfection Makes us swing to mellifluous tunes.
Languages, dresses and delicacies, Of different cultures and traditions. Create a motley of colours and gaity, Enriching every soul that comes in touch. This priceless heritage of ours, We pledge to protect and preserve.
When Maya Angelou spoke about her daily writing routines, she described how she rented a hotel downtown and arrived there at 6:30 in the morning. She would write, stay until about two in the afternoon, then go home and look over what she had written that morning.
We keep a day for the Earth, To reflect upon our deeds; Debate on the endless greed, Which ruin the world. Extreme climate is the reward, Sadly the animals and birds; Which do not have a hand, In the earth’s destruction, Will perish first.
Then humans will follow, And the Earth shall watch; Her creations suffer and exit. Once more she’ll rebuild herself, And sigh, remembering the people; Who predicted the end of the world.
For many years now you’ve heard me repeat the suggestion to pen handwritten notes. Handwritten notes are little treasures for the recipients, and the act of writing them is a particular and special kind of gratitude practice that may be trendy to talk about now but that has always, always been true. One of the […]
Underground water is easily pumped out due to the pressure underground. When a drilling machine drills for water, it comes out with great force, throwing the water high up; creating a wonder among the onlookers. Gradually, the pressure becomes less and the water gurgles out for sometime before stopping […]
This is a popular saying which we all have heard, but unfortunately we have always failed to learn from history. We are lucky to have all the relevant information from the past to fall back upon. Like the pandemics in the past centuries. The wars and the famines that have devastated mankind in the past. Yet, we seem to be deliberately shutting our eyes and committing the same mistakes which led to the catastrophes. It is time to understand that one or two people cannot be allowed to ruin lives of many. It is possible to overule such orders which our heart knows to be wrong. Standing up for the right has its rewards, just like being accomplice to the wrong has its long term punishments. It is time to gear up for protecting nature which is heating up beyond limits. Let us pledge to learn something from the past and make the future better for future generations.
war zone death’s heartbeat regardless of spring people cry each other into bomb shelters sun crashes on bloodied walls some screams live in the throat some never survive to live reading the newsI feel the fear between broadcasts no deadlines for destruction where leaders buy time with destruction bloodied peace offering the dead become the […]