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Synthesis in Texts


This paper was written to examine perseverance as a theme accross a variety of different texts. These inclue novels, non-fiction works, poetry, plays, arcticles and more. This is a great resource for teachers who need help finding ways to connect certain texts within this theme. 


Texts include:

Les Miserables

The Diary of a Young Girl

The Princess Bride

The Miracle Worker

Stones into Schools

Enrique's Journey

"The Road Not Taken"

"The Little Match Girl"

"First Flight"

"To walk in dignity"

"I Have a Dream"





Child migration


Child migration is an issue that people need to know about. So many children come to this country by thiemselves to find thier family or make a better life for themeseves and have to go through excruciating circumstances to get here. Check out this flyer to see some of the statistics. 



Another perspective


While I certainly encourage perseverance in most cases, there are times to give in and let go. I wrote this song to represnt those times and I hope you enjoy. 


Click to listen


 A little bit about adversity and perseverance in the world today



“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” 
― Maya Angelou

“It always seems impossible until it's done.” 
― Nelson Mandela

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