Saturday, May 11, 2019

Last blog??? *gulp*

Before I get all teary eyed, you still have one more week to spend with us in Mission: Hero and you have MUCH to turn in.

1. Get everything done! Turn it in next Thursday, May 16th,  by NOON. Make sure all of your requirements have been met.

2. Prepare for your debate on isolationism! Remember it's for fun.

3. Prepare to present on your Community Hero Project next week.

Quiz: Elsa

Send me a short bio to be read at the beginning of the isolationism debate. This will need to be emailed to me Wednesday, May 15th by 11:59 PM.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Survivor stories

Hello all!

What an incredible Thursday we had! THANK YOU for working so hard in class and getting out the door so quickly to make our Seattle trip successful. I truly hope you had as much fun as we teachers did!

Scholar Challenges

1. Read and complete dossier for chapter 7 of Seven Miracles That Saved America

2. Complete primary source study fir "Tear Down this Wall"

3. Complete Hero Interviews and write ups

4.Complete your Community Hero Project- you will present it in 2 weeks (May 16th)

5. Complete Timeline

6. Essay- FINAL due next week. Last chance!

7. Movies and quotes

8. Everything is due MAY 16th!

9. Party on May 24th- details coming soon

Quiz- Corban


If you have time this week, this PBS special is worth checking out.

Come prepared to tell me something that stood out for you at the Holocaust Museum or from one of the stories here from the documentary.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Honorable Justices Poyer, Miller and Doolin!

In all our years of teaching this class, never have we had such harsh judges for the Nuremberg Simulation. OUCH!

Way to go, class! We were thoroughly impressed by how you presented yourselves and how well you prepared your case. BRAVO!

1. Complete Hiroshima and the dossier

2. Complete your primary source studies for
    a. Harry S. Truman announcement
    b. Emperor Hirohito re script

3. Persuasive Essay- final draft is due May 2

4. Hero Interviews

5. Community Hero Project

6. Timeline


8. Movies

Quiz- Colin


WHAT: Field Trip
WHERE: Holocaust Center for Humanity and the Museum of Flight
TIME: We leave at noon this Thursday and will not be back until 9pm-ish?
BRING: Sack lunch to eat on the way and comfortable clothing/shoes to walk around in all day.
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Anything you bring is subject to search by officers at the museum. If you leave it in the car, it may be stolen. Leave your bags, backpacks, school books, sports equipment and anything else you can think of with your mom! Take ONLY the essentials with you to Seattle.

Monday, April 22, 2019

See you in court!

Happy Easter, everyone!

We have noticed that there is some confusion. Let's break down some of the goings-on for you.

1. If you have a question- first, start with your binder. MOST of your questions can be answered this way, such as who to interview, info on your Community Hero Project and the selection of quotes to be memorized.

2. If you have a specific question that the binder cannot help you with, feel free to email us, such as when the field trip is or the date when everything is due. Do NOT stay in the dark! We are here to help you and to give you the tools you need to succeed.

3. Our big field trip is on Thursday, May 2nd. We will be having class first and leaving at the beginning of lunch. Bring a sack lunch and good walking shoes. We will be going to the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle, followed by dinner and then the Museum of Flight.  

4. Nuremberg trial is THIS THURSDAY. Come prepared to work with your team and dress appropriately for court. Look and sound sharp!  Email, text, call, message your team mates. Communicate before Thursday!

5. Everything is due May 16th!!!!


1. Read Hiroshima

2. Work on your interviews

3. Community Hero Project

4. Timeline

5. Keep REVISING your essay. Make it the best it can be! Ask a parent or older sibling to look it over and give you constructive feedback. Revise, revise, revise.

6. Memorize those quotes!

Devotional- Elliot
Quiz- Pierce


WHAT TO TO WEAR TO COURT- Taken from the Law Office of Cohen& Jaffe

Something you would wear to church, work or a nice social function.

Suit with tie. Sports coat. Long-sleeve button-down shirt with a collar and long pants. Wear a belt or suspenders to keep up your pants.
A nice dress or woman’s business suit. A conservative pants suit. Conservative top and long slacks.
Less is more. Remove all piercings. If you claim you have no money, then wearing lots of jewelry is unwise.
Make sure nails are neat and clean. Wear neutral nail polish.
Wear closed-toe shoes. Wear conservative shoes.
Brush your teeth and use mouthwash. Men, shave before court and trim your mustache/beard. Women, wear very conservative make-up. Use soap and water liberally before coming to court. Deodorant. You will be nervous, so be prepared. If you perspire a lot, bring a handkerchief or whatever to look cool and conīŦdent. Cover tattoos. Look neatly groomed. If your hair is long, tie it back. No hairnets, rollers or combs.
Most Courts will NOT allow you to enter the courtroom if you are wearing shorts.

Monday, April 15, 2019

D-Day and confetti for days!

The weather cleared!!! Thank you to all of you who landed on the beaches last Thursday and woe to those on the axis side! What a fun simulation and you'll be finding hidden confetti in your school bags for days. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

Scholar Challenges-

1. Finish Unbroken and the book dossier.

2. Read chapter 6 of 7 Miracles that Saved America and complete dossier

3. Read Hiroshima

4. Prepare for Nuremberg Trial and communicate with your team!

5. Work on your hero interviews, hero project, timeline, persuasive essay, watch your movie and memorize quotes.

Devotional- Elliot
Quiz- Elsa

Thank you all for coming out!

Monday, April 1, 2019

The body slamming of Pearl Harbor

Thank you, Colin, for your enthusiastic contribution to our Pearl Harbor simulation!

Scholar Challenges-
1. Finish Unbroken and the dossier

2. Start reading Hiroshima

3. Read over Dwight D. Eisenhower's letter to the troops- no primary source study

4. Work on interviews

5. Work on your Community Hero Project

6. Timeline!

7. Essay due April 11th

8. Don't forget about the airsoft battle on April 13th. Everyone should have received a paper invitation.

NEXT CLASS April 11th
Devotional- Pierce
Pop Quiz- Gwen


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Saturday, March 23, 2019

"Not one step back."

Happy spring, scholars!

We were so pleased to have Benjamin come into class and do a superb Russia/Stalin presentation. We hope you took some great notes because he gave so much great information!

We also talked a great deal about the essay writing assignment with great hooks, crazy statistics, quotes and drawing the reader in. We are really looking forward to reading your essays, especially listening to the heated discussion about isolationism in class! Based on what I heard in class, it sounds as though we have some really strong opinions on both sides. Bravo!

Scholar Challenges

1. Complete book and dossier for Unbroken 
2.  Complete Primary Source Study for FDR's Infamy Speech
3. Complete work on 3 supporting paragraphs of your persuasive essay
4. Start reading Hiroshima
5. Keep working on your Hero interviews
6. Community Hero Project
7. Timeline
8. Compete your movie/quote memorization

Next Week:
Pop Quiz: Elliot
Devotional: Madeline- Vasily Zaytsev

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