|Picture of poet Bertolt Brecht|
As I've followed this story, I cannot help but think of the book burnings conducted by the Nazi's during WWII. Of course, events are not exactly the same, but they do have some commonalities. We talked about these issues in class today and took down the poem "The Burning of Books" by Bertolt Brecht.
For our Personal Creed Project, we are collecting our beliefs every day. At the end of the year, these belief statements will come together to form a creative vision of who you are and what you think. Today's belief statement was about the freedom of speech. You all wrote down a few sentences about whether or not you believe that this is a freedom that should be available to all, whether you believe in what people have to say or not.
We also read a little from Night and took down the meaning of the word Gestapo on our bookmarks.