Why do we tell painful stories?

Personal Journal - Entry #1 and Further Inquiry


Throughout this unit, you will keep a series of personal journal entries. At the end of the unit, you’ll review these entries to look for material for a more formal writing piece. Create a Personal Journal in your notebook and complete the following for your first personal journal entry before the next lesson.

This novel will be, in part, about changes that are handled differently by different generations. Ask someone of an older generation about one of the most shocking, meaningful, or difficult changes he or she has observed over his or her life. Then write at least three paragraphs to answer these questions.

  • What was the change, and why was it so important?
  • How did he or she react?

Open Notebook

This assignment might inspire you to do even more. Read the Further Inquiry assignment and consider completing it.