Sunday, February 22, 2009

Research Paper Topics

UPDATED (I removed all of the choices that had been selected)

Below are some topics you can use for your research paper on The Secret Life of Bees. The topic you choose will have to be supported through the events in the novel. It will have to be 3-5 pages typed, so be sure you pick a topic you are comfortable with and passionate about. (For those of you who did not read the novel, now might be a good time). No one can pick the same topic.

Leave a comment under this post that states which topic you choose. If it is one that says you can pick one of the chapter heading quotes, tell me which chapter heading you are choosing. If you are picking a symbol, which one? Be specific. Don't tell me you are going to relate a message of MLK to the novel without telling me which message. If you need to reselect, or I need clarification from you, I will leave you another comment under this post. You will need to look at this post again to make sure I approve your choice. Your research paper will be due right after Spring Break, but be advised that each week, we will cover a skill then you will be required to submit that particular piece. You cannot submit the next skill until the last one is turned in. If you get behind, or fail to do any of the skills or the paper itself, your nine-week grade will greatly suffer.

Trust me, we are going to take this slow, and I will work with you one-on-one if need be. I am NOT going to let you drown. I may let you flounder around for a bit, but I will be there to help you get to shore. NICE METAPHOR! haha!!

All I can tell you is YOU CAN DO IT IF YOU'VE READ, IF YOU TRY and IF YOU LISTEN TO ME :o)

Below is a primary list of topics for you to consider. You can propose one of your own if you think of it.

Any or a combination of the symbols in the novel (specify, please)

Messages or quotes from any of the following (you need to tell me the SPECIFIC message, literary piece, or song you are selecting):

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK's message, "A lie cannot live," "I have a dream," "A man who won't die..." "toughness of a serpent; softness of a dove," "A true neighbor" are already selected. He has many messages, essays and speeches, so research and select one)

Malcolm X ("They bring about change" and "I'm for truth," and his speech about freedom are already selected. He has many messages, essays and speeches, so research and select one)

Eleanor Roosevelt ("You have to accept" and "I could not..." already taken. She has many messages, essays and speeches; do research and select one.)
Shakespeare

Thoreau


Charlotte Bronte


William Blake
(His poem in the novel is taken.)

The Beatles ("Let it Be," "Yesterday," "She's Going Home," "Hey, Jude," "Here Comes the Sun," "Long and Winding Road," "Blackbird," "Not a Second Time," "All You Need is Love," "Imagine" are all selected. Again, they have many songs. Research and choose one.)

Simon and Garfunkel

Any of the 1960’s poets or musicians

Robert Frost "The Road Not Taken" is already selected, but there are many more out there.)

Archetypal feminine images (specify, please)

Any of the opening quotes about bees from the fourteen chapters. (Chapters 5, 6, 7 & 10 are left).

You can find your own quote that relates to one of the themes. The possibilities are endless.

198 comments:

michelle mercado said...

when is this due?

Anonymous said...

I would like to do the research paper on the "Man's inhumanity to man" topic. Many events in the novel pertain to this subject and I can fluently elaborate on this matter.
Yannel
Period 1

Anonymous said...

the black madonna

j.mendez, p.1

Anonymous said...

I would like to do the research paper on "The Issue of Coping with Loss". It is something I want to research a little more on, since I have personally lost alot of people in my family. I'm sure I can elaborate a whole lot on this subject.

Esther
Period 1

Anonymous said...

To add on since I forgot to, It has to do alot with the novel since Lily loses her mother and Mary passes away, and before that May had to deal with April's death.

Esther

ana15 said...

I would like to do my research paper on "Discrimination". Since throughout the novel there is a lot of it. People suffered greatly because of it and caused problems like self conflict.

Ana
Period: 1

Anonymous said...

“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.”

mrs!i wanna call dibs on that quote i feel i can shed some personal (and from the story aswell) light on that :}


sylvia
period 3 :}
ilycrod

C-Rod said...

Sylvia, Ana B, Esther, J. Mendez, Yannel - You all are approved! GREAT CHOICES!

Mabit said...

I would like to do my research paper on "The issue of what makes a family." The novel pertains to this topic in many ways and Iwill be able to fully elaborate on it.

Mabit 1st period.

Regina said...

Resilience of the human spirit

Regina Fleming
Period 6

anthony from p.1 said...

The issue of self worth

maite said...

miss i would like the issue of self worth please

maite e.
period1

maite said...

dang, anthony posted a minute before me, well miss i would like this quote than, “Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom.”. thanks.

maite e.
period 1

john said...

I want to do mine on Desegregation

john said...

oo i forgot im
john arteaga
p.1

Anonymous said...

I dont have a clue of whats going on right now, i had a tennis game today >.< am i going to be behind now? D:

Isabel said...

hey mrs rodriguez its isabel from per.3 I would like a combination of symbolism from the novel.

Johana Phelps 29 said...

Malcom X

Johana Macias
period 6

Kharlitaaaa ( : said...

"Ignorance is bliss"

Kharla Santini
6th period

irma's blog(= said...

Ms. Rodriguez
i would like to do either..
"The issue of what makes a family "
"The issue of self worth" or "The search for identity"

I sent you an email, i'm not sure if you got it. Please get back to me when possible. Thank you <3

chrisr said...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
or desegregation
Christian Reyes

Aileen said...
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Aileen said...

“Ignorance is not bliss; ignorance is impotence; it is fear; it is cruelty; it is all the things that make for unhappiness”
or "The issue of what makes a family" would be the topics I'm interested in. Either or is fine with me.

Aileen
P.1

Kaitlynn (^o^) said...

I would like to do the one of the beatles please!!!!

♠Naomi♠ said...

"Robert Frost"

Naomi Rivas
Period 1

wackii said...

the beatles

isaac
per.1

Anonymous said...

Man mrs. i went to go post the comment and it didnt let me -_-

As i stated in my last comment (:
Id like to shed some light on "The search for identity" I feel very passionate about that subject. I feel a very big urge to research on it. (:

Karina
Per 1 <333

jonathan l said...

"class structure" or “Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”

Per. 6

[Dyanne] said...

I would like to work on "Bildungsroman/coming of age"
Its something that grows a lot throughout the story (:



Dyanne
Period 1

nikkiMARIE said...

I would like to do the research paper on the virgin mary

nikkiMARIE said...

i would like to do my research paper on the virgin mary.
niccole pd 3

xxMoises said...

I choose to do the research paper on "desegregation."

And when is this project due?

foreverfree123 said...

I will like to do
Archetypal feminine images

Azharea Marquez
Period 3

michelle mercado said...

i want to do mines on artists and musicians of the 1960's.

michelle
per. 6

GEOOOOOOO said...

I would like either “Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom.” or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I'm not sure which one.

Jovany U
Period:3

Rick said...

Virgin Mary please!

Rick Bravo
P.3

priscilla said...

priscilla pd.3


the virgin mary

diamarrr said...

I choose quotes from shakespeare .



Diamar - Period 6 .

Anonymous said...

Hi mrs,

I would love to do it on NAt King Cole.

I've loved jazz music and i belive it would be write about him

Ibis
pd 3

ara ^_^ said...

hi mrs. i would like to do it on
"The issue of what makes a family"
or the beatles.

let me know which one hasnt been chosen.

arantxa
pd.3

Jame said...

I would like to do my research paper on Martin Luther King.


Jame
P.3

Anonymous said...

hey c-rod i have these 3 quotes that i think relate to the book:

"With love and patience, nothing is impossible."


"Love has the power to bring out the absolute best-and worst-in all of us."


"Pride is the most dangerous enemy anyone can have, it destroys us from the inside out."



i love them all and the other one i sent you but i dont know whch one to pick "/ which one would you like?


jeanette p-1

Valorie Flores said...

Mrs.
I want to do The issue of what makes a family or Bee Etiquette or Charlotte Bronte or Archetypal feminine images

Valorie Flores
Pr. 6

Anonymous said...

I want to do William Blake!!

Belinda Per.6

C-Rod said...

NOT APPROVED:
Isabel - be specific

Joanna - Which of his messages or speeches will you compare?

Irma - The search for identity is fine.

Christian Reyes - Which of his messages or speeches will you compare?

Azharea - Which archetypal feminine figure? Which novel are you choosing since you were not with us to read Secret L.O.B.?

Kaitlynn - Which song of the Beatles?

Naomi - Which poem of Robert Frost?

Isaac? Which song of the Beatles?

Karina, Prsicilla, Rick B. and Arantxa -
Reselect; your choices were already taken. Did you not read the comments to see which ones were and weren't? Pay attention, please :o)

Diamar - Which quote?

Jame - Which of his messages or speeches will you compare to TSLOB?

Jeanette - Either works; good job! Just let me know the one you select.

Belinda? Which message?

Valorie - Tell me the one you want; you cannot give me three and have me choose for you.

APPROVED (good job):
Period 1 -
Maite
Anthony
Mabit Aileen
Dyanne

Period 3 -
John
Niccole

Period 6 -
Regina
Jonathan
Kharla

Kaitlynn (^o^) said...

Oh! ok...i will do "She is Leaving Home" by The Beatles

Anonymous said...

i would like to do this quote “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
period 6
is issis

C-Rod said...

antonella c.
period 6
the beatles, let it be

angel said...

mrs. I want to do this one “Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”
but I am not sure if you mean about it . Does it do with her emotions?

Chris Gonzalez said...

Martin Luther King
"A lie cannot live."

pr.6
Christopher Gonzalez

Blanca (: said...

I would like to do the song from
-THE BEATLES called "yesterday"


its very related to Lilys stuggles & whats gone but she once had.


PERIOD #1

Blanca R. <33

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Rodriguez, I would like to have this quote. "Spinners take out the bad stuff, leave in the good. I've always thought how nice it would be to have spinners like this for human beings. Just toss them in and let the spinner do its work."

- This means that Lily would want to have an easier life than what she has gone through.

Jennifer Pd.3

Anonymous said...

im going to use the pride quote.


:) thankyou!


jeanette p-1

Rick said...

Ok...ok... Can I write about how Catholics worship (or at least consider Mary in their churches) compared to how whaterver Lily and T.Ray used be who do not believe in praying to Mary??

Giggles said...

“People give pain, are callous and insensitive, empty and cruel...but place heals the hurt, soothes the outrage, fills the terrible vacuum that these human beings make.”

I think I can do this one :)

What happens if I find a different quote, would I be able to change it? If not, no worries :)

Love youuu!
Jessica, Period 3

dsuazo:) said...
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priscilla said...

period 3

how bout eleanor roosevelt

dsuazo:) said...

I want to do this quote:“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
I think it means something along the lines of, the way to obtain knowledge is by first understanding our ignorance-_-.

(sounds ike i repeated it again in a different way right??)
I'm not sure sooo, if i didnt get that quote right then I will just do the opening quote for chapter 5Dimesha Suazo:)

dsuazo:) said...

......I changed my mind i kinda like this one better.. Do you think this quote is sufficient enough to write a good 3-5 page paper on??


Knowing can be a curse on a person's life. I'd traded in a pack of lies for a pack of truth and I didn't know which one was heavier. Which one took the most strength to carry around? It was a ridiculous question, though, because once you know the truth, you can't ever go back and pick up your suitcase of lies. Heavier or not, the truth is yours now.

nikkiMARIE said...

nevermind i really dont feel comfortable writting about the virgin mary, i think im going to work on writting about the quote
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
-niccole period 3

priscilla said...

period 3

how about eleanor roosevelt

C-Rod said...

The list of approved and not approved for 2/25.

APPROVED:

Period 1 - Jeanette, Blanca, Angel
Period 3 - Rick, Jessica (you can change it, but I would not wait too long)
Period 6 - Anotnella, Kaitlynn, Chris G., Kharla, Dimesha (the "knowing can be a curse" post)

NOT APPROVED:
Jennifer M. - What is a spinner? If it makes sense, I will approve.

Priscilla - Which message, essay, speech or idea of Eleanor Roosevelt's do you want to use? You have to be specific

Niccole - Reselect; already taken

ara ^_^ said...
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ara ^_^ said...

Mrs.Rodriguez,
I would like to do it on the virgin mary. I noticed Nicole said she didnt want to write about that.
But if i cant get that one i would like to do it on the 1960's group The Who. The song "see my way".

Please let me know which i could do


arantxa
period 3

Anonymous said...

HEY MRS. RODRIGUEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think i already have my quote here it is......... "There is nothing perfect,” August said from the doorway. “There is only life.”

Is something I can develop on as it relates widely to the novel, mostly to Lily!!! :)

**Ohh for the project due MONDAY,i'm doing number 5- the letter to author, can we include any personal events, stories etc. ????

MINNI*_*
P# 3

Fanny said...

c-rod i want to use the song "All you need is love" which is sung by the beatles

fanny p3

let me know what you think about using this song :D

genesis said...

Hey Mrs.Rodriguez i wanted to do the quote from the top of chapter 1. GENESIS P.3

Willy said...

Bee Etiquette

miss i think i have a clue

but i need you help a little

WILLY

3 period

miladys said...

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. -malcolm x


milady fernandez
p.3

geisatiti19 said...

mrs i want to do "Any or a combination of the symbols in the novel (specify, please)" is geisa from 6 period

Michael. said...
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Michael. said...

i would like to do my research paper on the topic of running away.

Michael
Period 1

priscilla said...

period 3.

eleanor roosevelt

is this qoute good.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

Jame said...

i would like to do it on martin luther king speech "i have a dream"

Jame
P.3

Anonymous said...

"If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were."

-Anon.

I would like to use this qoute because i strongly belive i can elaobrate smoothly. It can relate to Both Lily and her dad and understand more about Lilys mom.


-ibis
pd3

pablo said...

I would like to do my research paper on irony.



Pablo
period.1

heather said...

Characteristics and power of narrative voice.

I want to do that one, wooooo. :D

Heather (8
Period: 3

Meryl. Period 3! said...

“When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire... or preserve his freedom.” -Malcolm X

I have more, tell me if I should change it.

Tonight was great! I love you C-Rod! :D

Meryl
Period 3

foreverfree123 said...

Instead of choosing Archetypal feminine images as a topic can I instead write a paper comparing women’s role in different cultures, religions, history etc…and how (if) it has changed.

Bye, have a good weekend!
Azharea

Anonymous said...

the beatles- song "Yesterday"

Claudia S
period 3

karin-chan said...

I would like do to my research paper on The Beetles which song I chose is "Help"


Daly,Period#3

karin-chan said...

Mrs. Rodriguez Araceli from your 1st period. Her computer got a virus and her dad went to get it fix, but she told me her research topic. It's The Beetles-"The long and Winding Road"

Araceli,period#1

Anonymous said...

“Putting black cloths on the hives is for us. I do it to remind us that life gives way into death, and then death turns around and gives way into life.”

Is this fine?

wackii said...

beatles-black bird

maya said...

Hi Mrs. Rodriguez,
I want to do my research paper on the quote on top of Chapter 13.

The quote says,
"A worker bee is just over a centimeter long and weights only obout sixty milligrams; neverthless, she can fly witha load havier than herself."

Please, i really can relate to this quote Miss, I promise you I'll do a great research paper with it.

Love :)

Mayara
Period # 1

eduardo said...

Ms. I want to do my research project on the top quote of the first chapter...I dont have the book right now but this is the only time that i have a computer. I'll give it to you on monday if you want? but i really need for you to approve it..if no one has taken it yet...i have alot to right about on that topic!!! thanks...love u C-ROD

Carolina said...

ms. I would like to do my research project on the top quote of the first chapter... I dont have the book right now but its the only time that i have a computer...sorry and i really need for you to approve if no one has taken it yet! Thanks Love you C-ROD

Nahobi said...

i told you about the father daughter relationships...how they affect the child and parent in the long, ect.

Angela_Fantasy said...

hello Mrs.Rodriguez i would like this quote from Malcolm X:

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against."
->Malcolm X

this quote deals with truth and freedom , 2 very important things in this novel. The truth since Lily is desperately searching for the truth about her mother and the way she lies to the Boatwright sisters. Freedom because of the discrimination of blacks.

Elizabeth Bello
P.1

Diana :D said...

Sorry mrs. that I couldnt post it yesterday but i had told you my topic in class which was mother figures
Diana
Period 3

Anonymous said...

sorry im late i havent had access to a comp but i would like to do it on the beatles the song all you need is love
again im sorry i didnt post it ealier

Scarlett. p.3

Anonymous said...

sorry about the comment from before i see its already taken so i would like to do everybody loves somebody by dean martin and again sorry about not posting it sooner much love
Scarlett p.3

david said...

i want to do 60's song or artist but I'm confiused about what i have to write about it



David p.3

luis said...

Ms.Rodriguez can I pick this quote from Pablo Picasso I posted this earlier in the "Secret Life of Bees Project Clarification" but know is that I notice that i posted it in the wrong spot.

"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth."


Luis Molina
p#3

Isabel said...

the beehive, the statue of our lady, the bees, august's stories & advice and the political and social issues of that time in 1960's..

Claudii said...
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Claudii said...

Hey mrs. I would like this song by The Beatles 'Not A Second Time'.

Lots of luv =D




Claudia Paz
Period.1

GEOOOOOOO said...

I would like to do my project on Martin Luther King's quote "A man who won't die for something is not fit to live." Thank you C-Rod!!

Jovany U
Per: 3

Richard p.3 said...

the beatles "here comes the sun"

ANDRES P#3 said...

Can I use this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt?

"I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life."

Anonymous said...

Sorry i couldnt access your blog earlier
mrs. c-rod. but i havent chosen
a person and you said that you would choose for us by saturday.
so i couldnt do anything because
i dont have a topic.
what do i do in this case?

-Jissel
pd 3

javier chavez said...

i want to research on Martin Luther king.. On this quote and how it goes with the book

"We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart".

Anonymous said...

okay i decided to do mine on this quote:



Pages: 1 2 Next


Reconsider your definitions. We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.





Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question,'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quotes Books



I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, quality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quotes Books



Through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can't murder murder.

Dr. Martin Luther King

Quotes Books



History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quotes Books



No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quotes Books



The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.




because it has to do with the risk
of August taking in Lily being white and all.

Anonymous said...

sorry about the last comment mrs.
i meant too say i chose

this quote:

okay i decided to do mine on this quote:




"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life."

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.




because it has to do with the risk
of August taking in Lily being white and all.


jissel r.
period 3

Anonymous said...

I would like to base my research paper on the quote "Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.”- Aesop.

Anonymous said...

I would like to base my research paper on the quote "Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.”- Aesop.

J.Martinez p.1

Johana Phelps 29 said...

i would like to do my paper on Malcom X and his views on reaching equality. how Zach after begin arrested was wanting to follow into his non peaceful ways

johana macias period 6

Anonymous said...

I want to do "Hey Jude" by the Beatles!!!!

Belinda Per.6

C-Rod said...

Hey, all! I will check your ideas tomorrow morning. I had a rough day and want to sleep :o)

SMILE! Be prepared to do your thesis the next time I see you in class. Also coming up will be an in-class FCAT situation. YOU CAN DO IT!

C-Rod said...

APPROVED LIST FOR THOSE WHO SELECTED 2/26 TO 3/2:

Period 1 - Elizabeth, Javier, Pablo, Jess Martinez, Claudia P., Nahobi, Isaac, Araceli, Mayara

Period 3 - Andres, Heather, Jame, Meryl, Arantxa, Azharea (we need to narrow it down), Diana, Richard, Daly, Jissel, Jovany, Scarlett, Willy, Jennifer M (do it on rituals in the novel and if they are, indeed, accurate)

Period 6 - Belinda

NOT APPROVED:

Michael L. - Narrow it down; too broad a topic. What about running away? Can you find a quite a facing obstacles and persevering?

David - Select a 1960's song that you can compare/relate the message to the events, characters or themes from the novel.

Luis - Reselect. The quote you chose is about art. How about finding one about honesty or truth, then tie it in to the novel.

Isabel - Pick one of the 5 symbols.

Johana - Which quote or speech?

Geisa - Which symbol? Be specific.

Yoanet - Choose again; not sure if that will work.

Claudia S. - Reselect

Carolina - Reselect

Eduardo (no idea who you are because you did not post your first name or period #) - Reselect

If I forgot anyone from my approved/not approved lists, please post again.

C-Rod said...

APPROVED (sorry I left you off) - Jovanny, period 3

Valory said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

C-ROD
I re-selected my quote since you were not suretheother one would work and here it is.....

"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give." -Eleanor Roosevelt

You think this will work

Valory said...

Mrs.

I didn't know that the topic had to be posted by saturday. I was absent on Friday.

Can i post it today in the night???

Valorie Flores
Period 6

Stephanie Reyes said...

Crod I would love to do my research paper on Shakspere. Not about shakspere in general but his play on Romeo and Juliet. And how this story is compared and contrasted with the relationship of Zach and Lily in the story in TSLOB.
Stephanie Reyes Period 6

jayjay said...

I would like to do the poem "Into My Own" by robert frost because it depicts a story of someone running away into a forest and being covered by their shadow. This connects with Lily's story since she goes to the baughtright sisters to escape from T.ray.

Anonymous said...

band: the beatles
song: imagine

Johnathan Castro said...

Mrs. Rodriguez I would like to do the research paper on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Johnathan
Period 1

Anonymous said...

Hey Crod the qoute i picked is one of the ones jeannette was thinking on choosing but we talked and she said i could use one of hers.

And its: "love has the power to bring out the absolute best and the worst in all of us."

Hopefully you approve lol
(:

love you mrs. see you 2mrw.

Karina P.1

Marvin said...

I would like to do the research paper on a quote that Malcom x said “Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” I would like to do it on this quote because it sounds really interesting and it shows how some people act when emotions take place.

ara ^_^ said...

Mrs.rodriguez,
I narrowed it down and decided
to do it on the virgin mary.


-arantxa
period 3

♠Naomi♠ said...

I choose RobertFrost the poem the road not taken.

moisesruiz said...

civil rights
moises

priscilla said...

pd. 3

eleanor roosevelt qoute:


Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

or this one

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

ERNESTO said...

I want to base my research on this message,the true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten to a higher and more noble life.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ernesto P.1

adrian20 said...

I would like to write my research paper on this quote “People who think dying is the worst thing don’t know a thing about life.” Since I can elaborate a lot on this topic.

Adrian C
P:1

yeimar said...

I would like to do the research paper based on this quote...
“When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" by Sydney J. Harris.

C-Rod said...

APPROVED/NOT APPROVED LIST FOR 3/3:

Approved:
Yoanet, Ramon, Naomi, Priscilla, Ernesto, Marvin (not sure which one), Karina, Arantxa

Not approved:
Valory - That is why you need to be in class everyday. Post your choice.

Stephanie - You cannot compare and contrast. You can draw parallels and make your claim about it (Zach and Lily's relationship epitomizes the tragic love of Romeo and Juliet). By the way, this is not true, though I can be persuaded through a strong argument with much evidence. Therefore, I would think of a new one if I were you (e.g., a sonnet).

Jay-Jay - You would have been approved, but you failed to include your first name and period in your post. Repost your topic with the correct info. And by the way, "Boatwright" is spelled this way and should be capitalized since it is a last name/proper noun.

C-Rod said...

MORE NOT APPROVED FROM 3/3"

Jonathan - Which of his speeches will you be pulling from?

Adrian - Reselect a quote from outside the book, or one of the italicized chapter headings.

Moises - What about Civil Rights?

Yeimar - Not sure it will work. If you can convince me then fine. If not, reselect.

C-Rod said...

APPROVED:
Ibis, period 3 (sorry, mama)
Carolina

nikkiMARIE said...

okay i finally decided on the topic i would like.
i choose
“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”
-Marilyn vos Savant

niccole
period 3

Percy. Period 3 said...

Hi Mrs. Rodriguez its Percy from period 3. I would like to the the paper on a quote said by Edgar Allan Poe were he stated: "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." I feel i can use this in the way that Lily is always trying to picture her mom in places and everything she sees or does were this keeps her from the reality and issues that is happening around her.

Percy. Period 3 said...

Hi Mrs. Rodriguez its Percy from period 3. I would like to do my research paper on a quote from Edgar Allan Poe were he stated:"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." I feel i can use this on the story by how Lily is always trying to picture her mom in places or things she sees or does and by doing this shes pretty much is ignoring or underminding the reality placed infront of her.

ERNESTO said...

Hey Mrs. Rodriguez. I would like to do my research paper on a quote that Shakespeare once wrote.
"Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind".
I think this would be a good quote to do my research paper on because, in the story Lily was able to love african americans with how intelligent and how deep they were. She didnt hate them like other white people because of their skin color.

3/4/09
Ernesto p.3

luis said...

Can i pick this quote

“Most people don’t have any idea about all the complicated life going on inside a hive. Bees have a secret life we don’t know anything about”

Luis p#3

Nicolas said...

i would like to do mine on the quote on top of chapter three on page 57.
"New beekeepers are told that the way to find the elusive queen is by first locating her circle of attendants."

Johana Phelps 29 said...
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Johana Phelps 29 said...

finally picked a topic its on the quote
Jennifer Edwards - “The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change. So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger, but in wisdom, understanding and love.”
I think I could write about May's death, June getting over her ex, and get fear of marriage and Lily leting her mother go and moving on.

miladys said...

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. -malcolm x



Ms.Rodrigues i send you the qoute on the 2/27 but i guess you didnt see it so here it is again

thanks you miladys fernandez p.3

Michael. said...
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♥Vivi♥ said...

chapter 11

the quote for my research paper is "It takes honeybee workers ten million foraging trips to gather enough nectar to make one pound of honey."

Vilmaris Gonzalez
period 1

Michael. said...

Honeybees are social insects and live in colonies. Each colony is a family unit, comprising a single, egg-laying female or queen and her many sterile daughters called workers. The workers cooperate in the food-gathering, nest-building and rearing the offspring. Males are reared only at the times of year when their presence is required.

Michael
period 1

Anonymous said...

I'm not doing Secret Life of Bees I'm doing "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" and I wanna use The Beatles-I Want To Hold Your Hand.
-Vanessa Espinola Per.6

IVANA said...

i wanna do an essay on johnny cash's song hurt and compare it to the way lily feels all alone, broken. like she hurts everyone near her. the song says "I wear this crown of thorns
upon my liar's chair
full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair"

this quote reminds me of lily

- ivanaaa

Isabel said...

ok, I got it the beehive(bees)& the politicalsocial issues of the 1960's

C-Rod said...

Hi, all. I left my list at school, so I will not be approving until I arrive at BGHS.

In addition, be sure the topic quotes you are picking are NOT from the novel (unless it's the ones at the top of the chapters). You also need to be sure that the topic you pick has lots of evidence to back it up.

SMILE!

explocion200 said...

hey ms umm i would like to get the quote from ch 13 "a worker bee is just over a centimeter long and weighs only about sixty milligram she can fly with a load heavier than herself"


oo and katherin quintana could not get on the blog so iam posting her thingy for her umm she want's irony



ooo ms iam not really a religious person but i sorta prayed for u :)



ricky from 1rst hour

moisesruiz said...

i like to do the quote in chapter 12 because it has to do with her mom leaving her

foreverfree123 said...

"The Importance of Storytelling"

Can I instead write my paper on the importance of storytelling? I started reading the book , so I kind of understand whats going on. I also went to sparknotes.com and this topic under themes. I also have some other good examples and ideas to write . I don’t know if this is fine with you? If is not I'll just pick a topic pertaining to the book My sister's keeper.

foreverfree123 said...

"The Importance of Storytelling"

Can I instead write my paper on the importance of storytelling? I started reading the book , so I kind of understand whats going on. I also went to sparknotes.com and this topic under themes. I also have some other good examples and ideas to write . I don’t know if this is fine with you? If is not I'll just pick a topic pertaining to the book My sister's keeper.


Hi miss I'm reposting because I forgot to add my name and period! My bad.:-)

Azharea Marquez
Period 3

michelle mercado said...

hi mrs.
i pick James Brown because his music helped influence to stop racism and steriotypes.

chrisr said...

can i do the supremes there various songs that might relate to the book???

rosalba said...

i want to do my research paper on the song stairway to heaven by: led zepelin

hansel
period 1

Anonymous said...

I would like to do my research paper on the quote thats on chapter 14. It is my favorite and definitely have alot that i can write about! Thanks :)

Kassandra p#3

david said...

i want to do it on the song 'mrs. robinson' by simon and garfunkel


david
p.3

Adrian20 said...

I would like to write my research project in The bee hive and how it relates to the book and our life.


Adrian C
P:1

Anonymous said...

Ms. i postd mines long time ago but you didnt approve or not so here it is again .. i would like to do this quote “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
period 6
issis

Ashley.A said...

hey Mrs.Rodriguez its Ashley Alfonso from 6th period...

i choose William Blake for the quote on the Secret Life of bees.

"O rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
that flies in the night,
in the howling storm,
has found out thy bed
of crimson joy:
And his dark secret love
does thy life destroy"

William Blake

Anonymous said...

I'd like to do "misery" by The Beatles.



Diamar Herrera
Period: 6

C-Rod said...

NOT APPROVED:

Percy - not sure that will work.

Ernesto - Are you sure you can write five pages on just that?

Christian R - Which song? Pick one.

Michelle - Which song? Pick one.

Hansel - Can you draw at least four relationships between the song and the novel? If so, go for it. If not, pick again.

David A. - Can you draw at least four relationships between the song and the novel? If so, go for it. If not, pick again. David - I like "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." Something to think about.

C-Rod said...

OOPS, here's more!

Kassandra - APPROVED

Ricardo - RESLECT. It was already chosen.

C-Rod said...

And there's more...

APPROVED: Nick F., Luis M., Johana M., Miladys, Vilmaris, Michael L., Vanessa E., Ivana, Moises R., Adrian C.,

NOT APPROVED:
Katherine - RESELECT

moisesruiz said...

i would like the quote on chapter eight because it has to do with lily nedding help to get trough the tou time
Moises
per.1

Anonymous said...

i've been on the hunt,and i found a nice quote by thomas paine,

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow"

i believe i can relate this to the novel in many ways.The whole novel is about Lily's inner conflicts and the conflicts that surround her every day life.

And i'd really appreciate it if you could elaborate on one sentence for me.
..."What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly", let me know


kristy v
period 3

michelle said...

went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.

I stood there and I hollered!
I stood there and I cried!
If it hadn't a-been so high
I might've jumped and died.

But it was High up there! It was high!

So since I'm still here livin',
I guess I will live on.
I could've died for love--
But for livin' I was born

Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry--
I'll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.

Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!

this a poem from langston hughes
i think it goes into the story because it tells the way lilly takes 3 steps foward but then takes two steps back
michelle gomez
3rd period

chrisr said...

chapter 8 me
chris ok
i give up !!!!!!! ><

Johnathan Castro said...

Mrs. Rodriguez I would like to do my research paper on chapter 8 opening quote.
Johnathan
period 1

michelle mercado said...

ok. i pick the song "Say it loud" by james brown

:)

Percy. Period 3 said...

i was wondering if i can do it on chapter's 8 quote.
"Honeybees depend not only on physical contact with the colony, but also require it's social companionship and support. Isolate a honeybee from her sisters and she will soon die."

ERNESTO said...

Mrs. Rodrigues I would like to do my research paper on this quote.

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
Martin Luther

Ernesto P.3

foreverfree123 said...

"The Importance of Storytelling"

Can I instead write my paper on the importance of storytelling? I started reading the book , so I kind of understand whats going on. I also went to sparknotes.com and this topic under themes. I also have some other good examples and ideas to write . I don’t know if this is fine with you? If is not I'll just pick a topic pertaining to the book My sister's keeper.


Hi miss I'm reposting because you skipped me.

Azharea Marquez
Period 3

Diana :D said...

Mrs.Rodriguez,

I want to change my topic to chapter 8"s quote, "There is a fullness of time for things. You have to know when to prod and when to be quiet. When to let things take their course."


Diana
Period 3

explocion200 said...

it takes honeybee workers ten million foraging trips to gather enough nectar to make one poind of honey


from ch 11


ricky 1st hour

explocion200 said...

ms ketherin wants irony from the last ch when her dad calls her by her mothers name

ruben116 said...

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

malcom, X's Quoute


could i use it :D

ruben116 said...

Ruben period 3

explocion200 said...

ms my printer wont work so i decided to post my hw for tomorrow here hope u dont mind


Ricardo Montalvan
Ms.Rodriges
P.1
it takes honeybee workers ten million foraging trips to gather enough nectar to make one poind of honey

In the story it takes everyone time and dedication along with hard work to obtain something they desire or to achieve a goal. In the beginning of the story blacks finally win the right to vote, that shoes a great achievement in the end of the book Lily finally finds the truth about what happen and her father finally learns to let go of the past.

C-Rod said...

APPROVED:
Period 1 - Moises

Period 3 - Kristy, Ruben, Michelle G.

Period 6 - Diamar, Michelle M.

NOT APPROVED:
Katherine - I already explained that it is taken.

Christian, Jonathan Castro, and Percy - Are you guys NOT reading who [posts just before you? All of you picked chapter 8 when someone had just picked it before you. Pay attention, please.

C-Rod said...

NOT APPROVED: Ricky - Chapter 11 was selected a long time ago, nor was it even on the list. Pick again, and please email your thesis statement to a friend to print, or bring it to me on a jump drive. I will not take the thesis statement here.

C-Rod said...

APPROVED: Fanny

Percy. Period 3 said...

i was wondering if i can do a quote said by bob marley."Me only have one ambition, you know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together.. black, white, Chinese, everyone.. that's all."

C-Rod said...

Percy ~ If you can draw 4-5 good parallels between the book and your quote, then yes. If not, reselect.

SMILE!

geisatiti19 said...

my simbols are the picture of the black mary that lily has at the beginning of the story, the things that deborah did to the animals instead of killing them, the hair brush, and the picture of deborah and lily. geisa p6

explocion200 said...

ok ms this time ill take ch 5 "Let's imagine for a moment that we are tiny enough to follow a bee into a hive. Usually the first thing we would have to ge used to is the darkness"

ms i prayed for u again :)


ricky 1st hour

chrisr said...
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chrisr said...

Death is peaceful;easy
Life is harde from twuilight can i do this one
?

ERNESTO said...

Miss can I do my research paper on one of these quotes

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

ERNESTO said...

This was the other quote. Sorry.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa

ERNESTO PERIOD.3

dflo14 said...

c-rod i would like to do the research paper on one of malcolm x's qoute. "There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." i know i could support this topic with many events in the book.

danny
p.3

Stephanie Reyes said...

Stephanie Reyes Period 6

Sorry for giving this to you so late in the day, but its just that I finnaly found a quote I liked for my research paper by Martin Luther King Jr. -- "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
This not like my Romeo and Juliet idea happens in many occasions with all the characters. ;) hope you think so.

C-Rod said...

Chris R & Geisa ~ Not sure your topic will work

Stephanie, Danny, and Ricky M. - APproved! Good job! Thanks for the prayers, Ricky!

SMILE!

chrisr said...

to live in this worl you must be able to o three things tolove what is mortal to hold it against your bones knowong your own life depends on it and when the time comes to let it go to let it go

michelle said...

mrs . !
you havnt approved my thing yet but i dont see it here no more so i am gonna put it again i want to use this quote from nikki giovanni


"she realized
she wasn't one
of life's winners
when she wasn't sure
life to her was some dark
dirty secret that
like some unwanted child
too late for an abortion
was to be borne
alone "


i can relate it to the story because lily goes on feeling unwanted through the whole story .

michelle period 3

michelle said...

disregard my last comment please and thank you
sorrry ilove you hope everything is fine

Valory said...
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Valory said...

MrS.
Can i do this quote??

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies
hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction
of evil--hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
By Martin Luther King Jr.


-valorie 6th period

eddy said...

miss i have 3 questions. where are the questions 4 the shakespear thing? the next quetion is could i use chapter 5 the opening quote 4 my paper topic? and finally y doesnt the comments send? i try like 5 time and suposeable my password is wrong. ive had 2 reset my password like 3 time already.