Thursday, April 29, 2010

Homework 4/29

1) ROAR posts #4+5

2) for tomorrow's presentations, you will introduce your project to the class


Event Culture Vulture
Saturday (5/1) at 12 noon, O'Bryant (Top Floor Cafeteria)
-enter the school from the parking lot side

Dr. Jonathan Woodson is a nationally renowned trauma surgeon -- specializing in the recovery of lost limbs -- who has just been nominated by President Obama to be his top military doctor (Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs). In this position, Dr. Woodson will oversee the entire U.S. military health system around the globe.
As a trauma surgeon, Dr. Woodson has treated critically wounded soldiers in war zones around the world, including Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He also was a senior officer on the national disaster management team that responded to the 9/11 attack on New York City.
Dr. Woodson has many amazing stories and accomplishments to share with our students, and we would like to see as many of you as possible take this opportunity to meet him before he moves to Washington to join President Obama's team.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

bystander videos


Modern Milgram

Stanford Prison

Asch Test

Kitty Genovese

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Homework 4/27

1) read over your articles from class

-Night Project
-Vocab #14

-Culture Vulture Proposal
-ROAR posts 4+5

Monday, April 26, 2010

Homework 4/26

1) Bystander survey

2) Vocab Quiz #14 on Thursday

3) Night Project on Thursday

4) Culture Vulture Proposal on Friday

5) ROAR posts 4&5

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Just because

a student with musical shoes had me looking at videos. Here's what I found...

Links for Night Project

Check 'em out!

General Info on the Holocaust


survivor stories

Other Genocides

Homework 4/15

1) bring your ROAR book to class tomorrow

2) keep brainstorming your Night project, plan a library visit

3) be sure to look for good Culture Vulture activities for over break

April Break!

Creative Writing Extra Credit or Culture Vulture

ME]MOIRMonday, April 19; 1:00 - 3:00 pmAges 14-18Teacher: Audrey Beth SteinYou're uniquely qualified to tell stories about someone very interesting: You! Join published fiction and memoir author Audrey Beth Stein for an intensive two-hour introduction to writing and refining meaningful stories from your personal history.

To sign up for workshops, drop by our center at 3035 Washington, call 617-442-5400 or email 826 Boston ( Please note that in order to ensure participation and allow as many students as possible to attend our workshops, we are now requiring a $20 deposit upon registration, which is fully refundable upon attendance.

Book Readings
Saturday, April 17th 7:00 PM @ Harvard Book Store
CHRISTOPHER McDOUGALL is Born to Run:A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Tuesday, April 20th 6:00 PM @ Brattle Theatre
MARK KURLANSKY navigates The Eastern Stars:How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris $5 tickets are on sale now

Film Screening (can also count as an event)
Neighbor versus Neighbor in ever-escalating conflict... Sound familiar?
Seeing the people who killed your family every day... at the grocery store, at school, at church,
around the way...

Coexist: a documentary film tells the story of how people on all sides of a genocide try to move forward. Hundreds of thousands of people killed in a matter of months. 15 years later, the murderers are out of prison and back in their old neighborhoods - living side-by-side with former enemies. Everyone faces painful choices: work towards reconciliation or live in fear of renewed violence. What would you do?
When hate persists how do you Coexist?

Come screen the film with The Teen to Teen Sibling Survivor Group at the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

Where: 1452 Dorchester Ave. 2nd Floor (across from Fields Corner Station on the Red Line)
When: Friday, April 23rd
Time: 4pm

For more information or to RSVP: Call Rachel @ 617.825.1917 or email

Monday, April 12, 2010

Culture Vulture Event

Culture Vulture Event!

Love "Hell's Kitchen?" Ever watch cooking shows?

Here is your chance to see it up close and personal.

RSVP to the e-mail address on the flier.

Homework 4/12

1) finish your reading of Night. While there is not much daylight, we have the power of Mr. Wiesel's story to provide hope.

2) Night test on Wednesday

3) Night project proposal due Thursday; project due Thursday after break

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Homework 4/8

1) Read Night ch. 4 (page 65)

2) ROAR post #3 (FRIDAY)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Homework 4/6

1) read Night ch.2 (28)

2) vocab quiz #13

3) ROAR post #3 Thursday Night

Monday, April 5, 2010

Homework 4/5

1) Read Night, chapter 1 (3-22)