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School is a Developing Country through History

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School is like the developing America through history. With the turn of time, new ideas and people start to come into the picture. People coming to the school in the middle of education process, or in this case developing process of the nation, can be seen as immigrants from different lands and countries. Those “immigrants” in the school can embody their old schools or countries.

All of this is good, great, and wonderful, but if you have had any historical education, you know that America used to be property of the British monarchy. But Lauren, where does that fit into school? Let me explain. When we were all enrolled in kindergarten, all of us made our first friends that we see every day at school for the next thirteen years of our education, assuming you stay in the school district. In the first couple years of school, you already knew that some groups would be the popular groups or “monarchs.” As the years go by, those people seem to be the ones that have the top brands or the newest toy. When you get to the older elementary school years and high school, you see them running for class president or homecoming king and queen and end up winning, continuing the monarchy just how the kings and queens of a kingdom wanted the offspring to be boys to carry the name.

This brings us to the point of the history of American where people were done with the monarchs controlling every move they made. These people would be the creative artists in art classes like sculpting and photography to the people down in the band and choir rooms expressing all different kinds of emotions through music and movement. These people would be the Thomas Paine’s. Here at this school, the bigger programs seem to trump the little ones like the traditional football team is often talked about more than the golf teams. There will always be someone who doesn’t like how something is run and they will eventually try and fix it like voting somebody into political office that you think will be the better and smarter option for the country.

When everyone has different opinions and backgrounds, everything can seem to get a little jammed. When you step back and look at you, your friends, and fellow classmates, you see a person at first, but when you look closer you realise that so many decisions were made to get them to where they are. Every person you meet is a blessing whether you like the person or not. You can always learn from them and their experiences. Don’t take your close friends for granted and never think that people are always in one category.

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2 Responses to “School is a Developing Country through History”

  1. Caleb Johnson on December 2nd, 2018 11:46 pm

    Great Story Lauren! I like how you described our school in terms of “kings” and “queens” and how it has worked out in history. You even talked about how friend groups transition as they get older. Very interesting article, once again Good job!

  2. Lauren Johnson on March 13th, 2019 2:00 pm

    Amazing! Using two unrelated topics to help prove a point? I never would have thought of that!

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School is a Developing Country through History