February Seminars: Taking Risks

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in Seminar Topics
at 1:36 pm on Monday, 31 January 2011

This month’s seminars will focus on our Learner Profile Trait of the month: Risk-taking. We will look especially at those who have risked life and limb to take an ethical stand in the American Civil Rights Movement since February is Black History Month.


February 3 and 22: Documentary, “Free at Last” Worksheet: Free At Last, due to Ms. Daniels by the end of February. February 8 will feature a guest speaker, Mrs. Stamps, who will discuss the ten Booms and their assistance in rescuing Jews from Nazi Germany. February 15 will be our annual Speaker’s Corner.


We will watch Something the Lord Made, which recounts the groundbreaking surgical techniques to save “blue babies” by surgeon Alfred Blalock and African-American lab technician, Vivien Thomas. Crossing the color line and changing medical protocols, these men and their friendship changed the world.¬† The worksheet is here: Something the Lord Made, and is due to Mr. Rigler at the end of the month.


We will start our Extended Essay instruction. Please reference the page to the right for the timeline and forms.


We will finish My Sister’s Keeper. That worksheet is due in TOK and can be found in the previous seminar¬†post. Once that is complete, we will start Promises, an award-winning documentary about children caught in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here is the worksheet which will also be due to TOK: Promises wksht

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Comment by Stacy Nelson
2011-02-25 22:10:10

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