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the love I believe in never fades

This I Believe - Joanna

Grade(s):

10

Tenth-grade students at the Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield, Massachusetts, as part of their English Language Arts class, created This I Believe essays.

it all boiled over one fateful day at lunchtime

This I Believe - Emma

Grade(s):

10

Tenth-grade students at the Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield, Massachusetts, as part of their English Language Arts class, created This I Believe essays.

How in the world could mentioning a box stir up so much rage in him?

Chipped: A Dystopian Story

Grade(s):

8

Guiding Questions:
Who decides what is right?
How do rights get taken away?

it's a pop rock explosion of glitter

A Handful of Candy

Grade(s):

10

This album review was written as a response to a prompt at the Write the World website and was the winning review in this competition.

reflection is my escape from the world that I experience

Senior Talk - Devonté

Grade(s):

12

At the Springfield Renaissance School, a public high school in Springfield, Massachusetts from which Devonte is a graduate, all students must formally present to their classmates and community a series of presentations of learning called Passages.

she did not seek legislation benefiting women

Abigail Adams: The Feminist Myth

Grade(s):

11

Jennifer Shingleton, while a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts wrote this paper on Abigail Adams for a history class during the 1997/1998 academic year.

someday I hope to go to school like those girls

From Dawn to Dusk

Grade(s):

8

As part of an expedition on Child Labor and Human Rights, eighth-grade students at the Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences each wrote character profiles on child laborers. They explored human rights, especially as they relate to children and teens.

just imagine having to pinch your cheeks

Faces of the Great Depression: Dot Cassady

Grade(s):

5

Fifth grade students at the Fitchburg Arts Academy in Fitchburg, Massachusetts created this book as part of a learning expedition on the Great Depression.

Is the U.S. now also failing to heed the warning?

One Man Left Alive: The First Anglo-Afghan War

Grade(s):

11

Eric Keen, while an 11th grade home-schooled student from Bethesda, Maryland, wrote this research paper on the history of unsuccessful invasions of Afghanistan, using the case study of the first British invasion of the country in 1838.

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