Sometimes you experience a time when what you planned takes an unexpected turn, ending in a rude awakening. Other times you may go stubbornly forward with plans which have every indication of not working out, but you are certain that you are right or you want desperately to make things right.
Recollect such a situation and report the events and your feelings in your blog. You may want to use the event in a short story, instead, or an advice column for your school website.
You have noticed an acquaintance or a family member acting hypocritically, saying or pretending to believe one way but behaving the opposite. Identify your feelings, and decide what you want to do about your relationship with that person. In a post, report that person’s actions and explain your feelings about this behaviour. Finally, give and explain your decision.
Masks have been worn in many different cultures over the centuries. No matter what culture or time period it is from, the visual impact of a mask is often dramatic. Even though you might know very little about the cultural or historical significance of a mask, you can still understand a great deal about it by considering its effect on you.
- Brainstorm a list of masks that people wear. Consider masks worn to protect as well as masks worn to disguise. How do you feel when you encounter someone wearing a mask? Does your reaction depend on the situation? Explain your response.
- Brainstorm a list of movies, songs, plays, short stories, comics, and television programs featuring characters that wear masks. Why do the characters wear masks? How does the mask affect your perception of the character?
- Write about your own experience wearing masks. On what occasions have you worn masks? Did wearing a mask affect your actions and feelings?
African Masks: Baule Mask - This type of Baule mask is known as a Goli mask. It is used in dances during harvest festivals, in processions to honour distinguished visitors and at the funerals of important figures.
Jacque Plante's original goalie mask
Imagine that you are living in the first settlement on Mars. Write diary entries for one week describing your activities, experiences, and feelings. Have your outlook, values, and priorities changed since you arrived on Mars.
Write about a time when you and your parents reacted differently to a family crisis. How well were you able to communicate your feelings? If you could relive that time, would you change anything?
What’s it like before the big game? Describe how you, the team, the coach behave before the big game. Describe the sounds, the feelings, the action, the talk.
There are few things as satisfying as a hobby. Describe yours. Describe it and put the pleasure of your feelings into the essay so that the reader can appreciate your hobby almost as much as you do.