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.

9th:

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.

10:

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.

11th:

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

12th:

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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