Friday, February 10, 2017

Terrible Things

This week in class we read "Terrible Things." It is an allegory. An allegory is a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. 



Here is an animated version for you to watch.

What do you think is the message here? Share in the comments section.

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Question of the Week


“What’s your all time favorite sport?” Last night I asked my brother Rashad  that question. He answered by saying “basketball”. Then he started to go on and on about it. He started liking basketball at the age of 7. He thought it was cool and interesting to watch. He wanted to try the sport. He started watching youtube videos about Russell Westbrook and his techniques. Then he started to be a good fan of Russell Westbrook. After watching a few videos about Westbrook, the next couple of days he went outside to practice basketball and try to be like Westbrook. He practiced and practiced and practiced until he got Westbrook’s basic moves down. He really wanted to become like that player, so he started to learn more about him.
He got to the point where he wanted to be on a traveling basketball team. So he did. He went to one of the tryouts one day and then gave it his all. He showed all the coaches what he could do and by the time he was done with the day, they already got the email asking him to be on the team. He was so excited. He got to be the number 0, just like Westbrook. The season started and he just became more confident about himself.
-Jada S.

Movie Review 
The Right Stuff


The Right Stuff was a movie about space. These people were trying out to be the first men in space, and there were all these different tasks they had to complete. There were hundreds of people trying out. It was really stressful for them and their family members. There were seven astronauts altogether. There were many side stories as well.
In the beginning there was a really cool intro that gets you interested in the movie. It said there was a demon that lived in the air, and whoever challenged it would die. Their controls would freeze up. The plane would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The air would not move out of the way. The demon lived behind the sound barrier that no man could ever pass, but then eventually a man broke the sound barrier.
-Jesse C.


Book Review
Killing Mr Griffin  (spoilers)
The book Killing Mr Griffin is an amazing thriller written by Lois Duncan. In the story, five kids decide to pull a prank on their English teacher Mr Griffin, but it all goes wrong. Mr Griffin is a very strict teacher with no heart. Thinking it will make him less strict Mark, Jeff, David, Betsy, and Susan decide to scare him. Susan, being the top student, takes a meeting with Mr Griffin. After the meeting he goes outside where the boys put a bag over his head and drive to a location only they know about. While this is happening Susan get’s a ride to the location with Betsy. Once at the location the students blindfold Mr Griffin and disguise their voices. They try to scare Mr Griffin by saying there going to kill them but he doesn't buy it. After a while of conversation Mark announces that he's going to leave him there, and the others have no choice but to do so. It's the next day that Susan decides to check on Mr Griffin and takes Dave along. Upon arriving they realize Mr Griffin is DEAD, and the rest of the book is spent trying to cover their tracks.
-Iyanah B

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  1. The comments section is right here! :-)

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  2. The message given in this story/video is that The Terrible thing is supposed to be the government and the animals that are being taken away reference as the Jews.

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    1. I agree with what you're saying but I wanted to add that I think the other animals represent outer marginalized groups of the time. And how those groups never stood up because they thought it couldn't happen to them but it did.

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  3. Here is my perspective. The terrible things are the Nazis, and all of the animals are the Jews. The terrible things are taking away certain animals one by one by their appearance. For instance, they came one time to take away all animals with bushy tails. The Nazis took away people who had a certain heritage, which were the Jews. Obviously, we all know that this is what the whole story is trying to tell you. But, what I really don't understand is why the rabbits judged the other animals too, after those animals got taken away. Like how they said, "Oh nobody really liked those frogs anyways. They were slimy and gross creatures. And those fish weren't ever really nice to us anyways." I don't get that part. Hopefully I'll get an answer to my question, but I don't understand why the rabbits acted that way.

    -Owen L.

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    1. I might be able to help you answer your question ... I think the bunnies were scared and thought that if they agreed that the terrible things or as you said the Nazis weren't going to take them away ... i hope i answered your question

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    2. I agree with you. this is a perfect explanation of this video.

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  4. I believe that the message that the video is trying to give is that the terrible things are going to take every animal away. The terrible things are coming and going and every time they leave they take some kind of animal. All the animals that are there catch on to it at some point. I believe the message it is trying to send is that everyone should alert everyone that doesn't know. If some people know and others don't then the ones that don't know will be taken away and not have time to run and hide by the time they are taking everyone else.

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    1. I agree with Tania and how she pointed out that the terrible thing will come back and the other animals needed to be warned. -lauren

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  5. I think what the message of the rabbit is going to tell to the other animals is to help their friend or their family because they were caught by the 3 evil or just go tell the other animal to help each other because no one want to be catch by them. Each time when the 3 evil come to the area, they call out the body that the animal has. All of the animal was caught except for the little rabbit so the little rabbit is going to get help or going to do by his/her self.

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    1. I think this is a very accurate because the 3 bad this represented the Nazis and the animals the Jews good comment Leo

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    2. Thanks for replying back keaton

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  6. I feel this video is trying to explain how the "terrible things" are going to take everyone at some point or another. i also feel there comparing this story to a real life situation, when the Nazis took the Jews and other small religious groups, people thought "they wont come for me i'm safe but they did come. -Lauren R.

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    1. I agree with your comment because it does relate to the Jews and what they went through a lot.

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  7. I thought that all the animals should have stuck up for themselves. The little bunny was right to ask why they didn't. If they would have stood up for themselves this may not have happened.

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    1. I agree with what Chase said about the creatures should have stuck up for themselves. I also think that the other rabbits should have listened to little rabbits.

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  8. I think the the message in the story is that you shouldn't justify someone being hert by there actions. After all the animals get taken the other animal said the deserved it because they did this-and this-and this, but in the end they all got taken.
    Iyanah Blackshire

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  9. I think the message of the terrible things is for people to work together. I think that it's saying to not just try to ignore when something bad or not right is happening to people. I also think its saying for people to stick together and help each other like people in the holocaust.
    -Caleb Pracna

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    1. I agree with your statement. I think that people shouldn't just turn away from the problem but they should face it and try to change it for the better.

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  10. In the story terrible things i believe the message is that it doesn't matter what others look like or what kind of animal they are, at the end you will know and regret that you should try all your best to help others. If you know you can do something and your up against maybe 1 you can do something but if it's a big group of terrible things yourself comes first. -Katia Simbo

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    1. I agree with you because it doesn't matter what people look like, you should help everyone no matter what they are, or how they act. Its important to stick up for each other against the horrible things that happens.

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    2. I agree what you're saying, and how all of us should help each other out.

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    3. I agree with you very inspiring

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  11. I think the message of the video is that the animals represented as the Jews who were taken away to the concentration camp during world war II, each of their peers get taken away."Not me," they are all quick to say, though when it is time for the terrible things to call on their group, they hope for someone to step in to help. By the end, the whole forest has been cleared, and the final group of animals is taken with little hope of being saved. The animals all comply with what is being asked of them, even though they know it is wrong, in hopes that they won't be affected. Instead of standing up for themselves, they allow themselves to be taken away without even putting up a fight.
    -Emma Riem Period 5

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    1. Yes! Definitely. None of them helped the other animals in the clearing, but they all expected the others to help them. Especially at the end when all the rabbits were screaming for help, but they didn't even put any effort into helping the others or helping themselves. They don't fight back or question why the terrible things are doing what they're doing.

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  12. I think that the message of the terrible things story is doing the right thing. The animals in the story were too focused on themselves that they didn't care about about any of the other animals. They chose the easy thing to do, rather than the right thing. In real life, this shows that everybody should do what is right, not what is easy.

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    1. I think your response was good because you included a lot about how the animals caring about theirselves. You has a lot of thought in it

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  13. i think its about that people shouldn't be treated differently. and people shouldn't be violent towards each other. and it doesn't matter what you look like or what you wear.

    -keanu naranjo

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    1. I agree. People shouldn't be treated differently because of their appearance, or heritage. People also shouldn't be violent towards each other, like how the Nazis took and killed innocent Jews just because he didn't like them. It's not how humans should act. It's basically a civil war between man and man. Humans shouldn't be fighting like this. I agree with you.

      -Owen Long

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    2. There are many different messages given in this video the one that you choose was a very unique message. Mostly the way you worded it I highly agree with your response.

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  14. I think the message of the video was instead of ignoring something you should team up and face the problem no matter how big it is until its just you left in the middle of a field alone.

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    1. I agree with you keaton. I feel we should team up.

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    2. your comment is thoughtful and is great

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    3. I agree with Keaton because something big could happen and if you don't have anyone to help you out something even bigger could happen. This is why I think we should team up.

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    4. I think this comment is true and has meaning to it and very thoughtful

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    5. i agree and also do believe you should'nt ignore terrible things that are happening around you, soon it'll come back and do the same to you and everyone would just ignore you being taken away.

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  15. I think that the message of this story is that we all see something that is going on in the world and we just ignore it or think that it would never happen to me, but when we know in the back of our mind we know we might be next,we keep seeing things that we know is wrong but we do nothing about it we just continue our lives like we didn't see anything. I think that the message here is saying that no matter what we do to stop something happening to us or someone else its going to happen eventually.

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    1. I agree. In addition to what you have said, I think that instead of letting this thought settle in the back of our minds we should move forward with our ideas and speak our minds. Whether our opinions be correct to some but incorrect to others if we explain our reasoning with a solid statement, we could stop a lot of problems in our world.

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  16. i think the message of the story is that discriminating against someone cause of the way they are born is not right. The author wanted the reader to read this and realize that what the terrible things aren't right and that you shouldn't discriminate against anyone cause of who they are or what they are.

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  17. I think the message of the video is that the animals represented as the Jews who were taken away to the concentration camp during world war II. First it was the birds then the squirrels etc. They kept coming back and taking more animals, Just like they kept taking more people.To stop this they could have united and worked together to stop them. -Colby Cramer-hicks

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    1. Good comment but i also think the message was everyone needs to help out in emergencies.

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  18. I think that this video is trying to tell us that people should stand up for others even if the thing are really bad. That we should stick together to make "the terrible things" go away. Also that it doesn't matter what you look like were all the same in one way and to do whatever you can to help out.

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    1. Cynthia Rodriguez LaraFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:26 AM

      i agree with you, it doesn't matter how we look like we are all the same in one way or another. we are all human's and we should help each other through 'terrible things".

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    2. Adilene your question may be right because an animal have to stand up for their self and ask others who they know or that is nearby and ask them why they are taking other family's away even if they didn't do anything wrong but there should be an explanation why they are taking other animals family. It doesn't matter what you look like or what you are as long as your happy what you are. But anyways your answer give me good details and it talks about the video/story and how it is going to be if it continue.

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    3. I agree with you because it shouldn't matter what you look like and that we should stick together to get rid of "the terrible things."

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  19. I think the message that the author is trying to give you is that what ever animals you are, it doesn't really matter. Also you should team up and work together and try to solve the problem. -Jada Samuels

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    1. I agree with your view on the video and I thought of it the same way.

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  20. I believe that the meaning of the story is to stand up and fight for what you believe in. After the terrible things came the first time the bunny was suspicious of the terrible things and asked why they took the birds and such but he was just rebutted by the other rabbits. After the second time the rabbit became more suspicious and if it had told all of the other animals, they could've united and gone against the terrible things, they could've fought for what they loved and had which was the clearing.

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    1. I agree. I think if all the animals had stood up against the Terible Things, they could have accomplished a lot more.

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    2. I agree with what you're saying, if we do fight for what we believe in we can get a lot of places in life but we will get respect for "having a backbone" and standing up for oueselves

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  21. Cynthia Rodriguez LaraFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:16 AM

    I think that the message of this story is that you should help out others that are going through terrible things. Even though you might not be going through same things in life its important to help out your people.

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    1. I agree with you that if people could help out others to help them out if their going through something terrible.

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    2. I agree because some people go through harder things then others, and it's better to help them out instead of watching them go through the hard things.

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    3. I agree that your helping your people is important and that they should do the same for you

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  22. I think the message is that the Jews are being taken away like the creatures and the the monsters continue to come back like the Nazis.

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  23. I Think the author is trying to tell us how its unjustified for the terrible things to come and take away the birds just because they have feathers or the fish because they have scales. When the animals were being taken away, they put up almost no fight. They did try to hide, but other then that they did not stand up for them selves, and neither did anyone else. By the end, almost all of the forest creatures were gone, but if the animals would have protested against the terrible things, maybe the terrible things would not have been able to capture them all. So I think the author is trying to tech us not to let people take advantage of us and tech us that is we stick together we can accomplish a lot more.
    Jenae H Period 4

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  24. I think that the message of the story is that the animals are like the Jews. And Hitler is like the monsters that is taking the animals away because they are different.

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  25. During World War 2, terrible things did happen but they probably didn't have to. The animals in this video represent the Jews of the Holocaust in the early 1900's. During the Holocaust the Nazis killed millions of Jews but there was never a major rebellion against the Nazis. Maybe if the Jews did rebel, maybe if they would have done something about it instead of just hoping that they wouldn't be next, the Holocaust wouldn't have even happened.

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    1. I agree, They could have had rebellions and interrupted the Nazis actions and a lot of Jews could have been saved. Not just one would have done much but if a lot did then they would have had a huge problem.

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  26. i think your response really good. I totally agree with what you said 100%. It seems like you put a lot of time and effort into this. I think this comment is very passionate about your opinion about this particular subject

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  27. I think the message was to work together. I think all of us have been in a situation where we have to work together, even if no ones in trouble. In the story "The Terrible Things" the animals are in trouble and they're scared. Most of the time when people are scared they panic and do things without thought. My thoughts are would things of gone differently if they were to stay together. I think they would of gone differently because in the holocaust which the video is most likely based upon, (now that I have said this I might as well say the animals are being placed as the Jews and the terrible things as the Nazis) most of them would live. In the holocaust most of the Jews die and then the Americans band together and defeat the Nazis

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  28. The moral of the story is that people don't stand up for others when they are scared or intimidated by someone else. Instead they make excuses to make it sound like it's okay for them to turn away in another person's time of need.

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    1. Diego Brittain-RasmussenFebruary 13, 2017 at 1:23 PM

      i agree with you 100%. people should stand up for each other instead of turning their heads

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    2. I agree with you completely because some people do think it is okay to just make up excuses instead of actually doing something for the person or animal who is going through something terrible. When someone is in need we should be there to help them not to turn our backs to them.

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  29. I think that message is that it shows that animals lives are just important as people lives.

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    1. That is a good statement but I don't think that is what the story was meant to be taken as.

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  30. I think the message of the story is to work together. When the terrible things came for the others instead of just being thankful that you weren't the one being taken away, you should work with every one else to try and stop them. When Hitler ordered that the Jews should be taken away, people didn't help them and just turned the other way. If they were to work together they probably would of had a better chance at surviving.

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    1. I agree with you Hank I think that in the story also, the animals tried to make up reasons for the terrible things to take the animals away and ignored it. This is what people did during the Holocaust they were trying to justify what the Nazi's did to the Jews.

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    2. I agree with your comment Hank Murphy because instead of not helping anyone we should all work together to stop the problem. Hitler was a huge problem and we didn't work together to stop him. All in all I agree

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  31. I think the message of the story is that when you see horrible things happen to certain groups of people. You shouldn't try to justify it, and instead try to do something to stop it before the terrible things start to affect others.

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  32. in my opinion people should be treated other people the same way that they want to be treated. you can not treat a person differently just because they are not as cute as you or dose not have the same money as you but you should not base a person off toughs things. people are all born the same the only thing that changes them is there life stile and some people have it good and other people don't

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    1. I agree with this and I see what you are talking about just cause people are different or don't have what other people have doesn't mean anything , everyone is a person who should be treated fairly.

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    2. I agree with you just cause someone has better qualities then you doesn't make them better than you.

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  33. I think the message is about how the Jews are like the animal that are scared and the monster are the like the Nazi coming back and taking each one of them one by one.
    -Matthew Lo

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  34. I believe that the message is that when something happens to people who are part of where we live then we have to do something to help them. We all have to stick together when something or someone is trying to hurt us or separate us.

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  35. The message of this video was to stand up to bad things together and not just sit there and act like nothing happened. Even if terrible things are happening, then you should still stand up to them together.

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  36. I think that the message is to always stay together and to work together. If they all stuck together they could have stood up or defeated the Terrible Things.The terrible things could be looked at like the Nazi in the Jewish Holocaust. There does not always have to be a reason. People could just be angry and they take it out on other people. In the Holocaust if everyone stuck together they could have stopped it and there would have never been a Holocaust and so many dead people.

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    1. I agree that the Nazi were the terrible things. Last I agree if the Jews were all united together they could have stop the Nazi.

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  37. In the animation "The Terrible Things", there are more than one messages being conveyed. The message/moral that I pick up from this video is that catching things early on can prevent disaster. By this I mean that if the animals in the clearing had realized that what the Terrible Things were doing in the beginning to the birds was unfair, then they could have teamed up and called out the Terrible Things. However, they didn't, because they were scared. The Terrible Things ended up taking all the animals away and leaving just the little bunny alone.
    However, it could also be looked at as when people are scared, they end up ignoring the terrible things happening around them. All of the animals in the clearing didn't even think about the fact that the birds being taken away was a bad thing. They all kind of brushed it off and ignored it. They made excuses such as "There will be more space in the trees now" and "Oh, they were so noisy anyway." None of them thought that what was happening was unfair until it happened to them, because they were scared.

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    1. I completely agree with you and think that all the animals should've stuck together instead of watching it happen and not care just because theydo not look like them or they're scared.

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  38. I think the message is when something is happening help instead of just sit there because its not happening to you.

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    1. I agree with you. I also think that if they had all joined together then the terrible things might have not happened.

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  39. This story's moral is the same to the holocaust's. To stand up together for what is right, instead of avoiding hard things. This could have been stopped if all the animals stood up to the terrible things, because many voices speaking together is louder than just one.

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  40. I think the message in this story was to go do what you believe in. During the holocaust there were people being taken away to concentration camps. Though many people wanted to help and tell others that this was wrong they didn't want to be taken away themselves. Like in this video the animals have been taken away by the "Terrible Things". Little Rabbit thought it was wrong that they took the other animals away without valid reasoning but if Little Rabbit said something she would then be taken too, by the "Terrible Things" even if she was right and others agreed. If these people stood up and spoke their minds they could have prevented the situation from happening.

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    1. This is so inspiring. I love how you compared the holocaust and the story with each other.

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    2. I agree with you Alena. When people were hiding in the Holocaust it was because others were helping. When Anne was living with her family in the annex it was only because people were kind enough to let them live in there. if any of the rabbits helped some of the animals would still be safe.

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  41. I think the message of the story is that we always look the other way when we see danger but never really stand up to what we believe is the right choice because we don't want the terrible thing that is happening to the people in danger to happen to us as well.

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    1. That is very true and should be changed

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  42. I believe the message in the allegory is to work together, not just watch and do nothing as terrible things happen. I mean if all the animals banded together no one would have been taken but they didn't. The same could have gone for the Jews if they all banded together. For example the revolutionary war they all banded together and fought for what they wanted even if their might have been less Americans than British soldiers and in the end we won. The same could have been done with the Jews,they could have fought against the Nazis and then maybe not so many would have died.

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  43. Diego Brittain-RasmussenFebruary 13, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    The message is that if you stand up together instead of turning away you might actually make a difference than making excuses.

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    1. I do agree with about stinking together can make a difference. But I don't necessarily agree that the story was trying to say that they stuck together but that is more of a opinion of what they should have done.

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  44. This message of this story is that when terrible things happen, you need to stick together then find missuses about what is happening. IN this story, the "Terrible things" represents the Nazis, and the animals represents the Jews.

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  45. I believe the moral of the story is to help the people around you when you are able to. Instead of the animals all helping each other find a way out from the terrible things they just talked about their perks . Later the more they came back to the animals got scared. Instead of talking about the perks they all had, they could've found a way to stop the terrible things from taking the animals.

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    1. I agree with you I think if someone is in need you should always help them.

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  46. I think that the morel of the story is that somethings are bigger then you and you cant always stop unless you work together or help one another. in the story terrible things all of the animals are getting taken away by something bigger and stronger then them. if they worked together and helped one another they could have stopped the terrible thing from happening.

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  47. I think that the message is that we don't stand up for one and other. Maybe if we did terrible things wouldn't happen. If we defended each other maybe terrible things would stop happening. The point is we don't stand up for each other and when we don't stand up for each other terrible things can happen.We don't stand up for each other we just sit around acting like it never happened and we make excuses as if it is okay to watch terrible things happen around us and not do anything about it.

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  48. I think the message is if something bad happens and you help others and avoid being selfish, then we can make it good again.

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  49. I think the message of this story is to help each other when you can. people don't help each other because they are too scared and try to feel better about it by saying bad things about them. You should help other people so that they can do the same for you.

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    1. In my opinion helping each other out when you can is just part of the message. The other part is about how no one cares to help other people out just because they aren't the same.

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  50. I think that the message of the video is relating to real life such as World War two. The Jews were taken because they were all different. There were laws made and laws that had to be followed just because they were not the same as others, and people didn't like like that. And once people finally found an excuse, they just came up with more so they would finally be all the same.

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  51. It is to show people that you shouldn't pretend to not notice people crying for help. You should tell others or do something. Also it is to tell people to stop pretending and help people who are in need of help.

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    1. I´d have to agree because it´s sort of discriminating towards others and it´s similar to bullying.

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  52. This made me think slightly of bullying but mostly racism

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  53. Lisandro Marron ContrerasFebruary 13, 2017 at 2:01 PM

    The message of the video is to help each other and help people that actually need help

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  54. The message is on how no one cares to take any action if the problem doesn't involve themselves.

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  55. I think the message is that everyone needs to come together and help out in a time of need

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  56. I think the story is about how you shouldn't treat someone differently because of how they are or distinguish themselves as. Also, it explains how just because you're different doesn't mean everyone will dislike you.

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  58. I think that the Terrible things are Nazis and the animals are the different types of Jewish people. When the terrible things come to take a different animal it is really when some Nazi solderers coming to take a different class of people away to the concentration camps.

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  59. For me the moral of this story is that some people don't tend to care what others are going through as long as they are not affected in this case the animals. Once they left they did not want to believe that they would be taken to or affected. Once those animals were gone they would say things like its better of this way with out them but they should of stayed together and they could have defeated the greater thing.

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  60. The message of the video Terrible Things is that if anyone is every in danger to try to help them. In thins story animals were taken away. The animal that remained was hidden. The bunny that was hidden could have helped other animals hide. In the Holocaust many people were hiding hiding from the Nazis.

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  61. I believe the message the video is trying to get out is to treat people the same even if they are different than you. You should treat people how they want to be treated.

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  62. I believe the message is instead of agreeing with the terrible things try to stand up to them. People go with the terrible things to not get hurt but once the damage is done they all feel like they should have done something to stop it witch they should have.
    - Heather Lockard

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  63. I think that if all the animals had stood up to each other, then maybe the terrible things might have not happened.

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  64. I think the message of the story is that we should work together instead of hurting. They pretty much remade the Holocaust. These are terrible things that shouldn't have happened. If we all just worked together none of this would have happened. This is like if someone just hurt someone because they didn't like them. All in all if we all were just friends and people didn't like other people this wouldn't have happened.

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  65. I believe that the message of the video is that instead of giving each other out you should help one other like instead of the animals saying "its not me" they should've all hid together and help each other so the bad things wouldn't take them. Even if its not you in the situation you should still try and help one another out. -Savannah Flores

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  66. The moral of the story is to help others when their in need.

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  67. I believe one of the messages conveyed in the story is that when people or things are scared they start to think for themselves only. They try to justify the actions so whatever is threatening them will take mercy on them. The friends they once had they will abandon for their own safety. "Misfortune is the true test of friendship."-Aesop

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    1. I agree with you on that statement. Despite what might happen to you, when something bad happens to another person, you shouldn't try and justify why it might be happening to that other person, especially when you can help them.

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  68. I believe the animals were Jews and other Europeans were the animals. The terrible things were the Nazi. I believe if the Jews and the other Europeans stuck up together maybe the Nazi would stop.

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  69. Ariel LouangsabouthFebruary 13, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    I think the message in this video is to speak up. Don't look at people getting taken away and act like you don't see them. Just because it didn't happen to you this time doesn't mean it won't happen to you next time. You shouldn't make up reasons as to why they got taken away and make up reasons why you never liked them anyways. Also being different, you shouldn't be pointed out because you are different. No matter if you believe in something else or because you are a different color.

    -Ariel Louangsabouth

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  70. I think that the message is that you need to do something if you see something bad happening.

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  71. I think that the video is trying to say help people that are in need.

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  72. I feel that this is an indirect to help the they people that look needed. maybe top donate to the Orville dam evacuation. And i also think that we should help the people that have to go through all this.

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  73. I think this video is saying to speak out when you think something is wrong. This relates to the holocaust because during that time everyone was brushing it off and not speaking up that also relates to a lot of things that are happening today

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  74. I believe that this video has a very deep message. It's similar to this poem I read where they came for the socialists but I did not speak out because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak for I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me. This video is similar to the Holocaust where the terrible things are the people who take the Jews ( animals) to the concentration camp. This video also gives us a feeling that we need to help each other for when we are in need of help, there would be someone who speaks for us.

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  75. I believe that the message in this video is that we all need to stand up for each other and help everyone out. If we don't stick together there will be groups of people that will gain to much power and take over everyone.

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  76. The message being conveyed in the video is that if one force starts to rise above the rest and others do not like it, then they must find those people with the same mind set and work together. The problem the forest animals had was they didn't like one another because of how they acted or what they looked like. If they had gotten over this then the Terrible Things may not have been that big of a threat. If people in the real world could look beyond looks and skin color than many of our problems could potentially be solved. If the Jews helped each other during the Holocaust, like Mr. Frank helped families in need of hiding, less people would have been killed. Instead, just like the forest animals, they sat back watching the others be taken away and hope that they were not next.

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  77. I think that the message is that even when "Terrible Things" happen to other people, you should still try and help them, even if it means risking your own life, or rights. -Tayonna C.

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