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This curriculum is meant to stimulate the writing of personal essays that help students reflect on their values and can also be exchanged between students in different parts of the world.
Students reflect, write, and articulate their personal values
THIS I BELIEVE: Reading and Writing Lessons to Create an Effective Personal Essay
From 1951 to 1955, Edward R. Murrow hosted This I Believe, a daily radio program that reached 39 million listeners. On this broadcast, Americans—both well known and unknown—read five-minute essays about their personal philosophy of life. They shared insights about individual values that shaped their daily actions.
The first volume of This I Believe essays, published in 1952, sold 300,000 copies—more than any other book in the U. S. during that year except for the Bible. In fact, these Murrow broadcasts were so popular that curriculum was even developed to encourage American high school students to compose essays about their most significant personal beliefs.
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