1st MP 2016:
First Marking Period: War Unit. We covered The Civil War and read excerpts from 'The Red Badge of Courage," World War II with a Steinbeck story when Steinbeck was a war correspondent. We covered the Vietnam War reading an excerpt from The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, focusing on imagery. We read an assortment of pieces about our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. We compared all 4 encounters in a grid listing Where, When, Why, A Soldier's Life, Communication, Support.
We also spent one rotation reading about, listening to and viewing 'The War of the Worlds" and used the 1938 Radio Broadcast, the 1953 film and the 2005 film.
We also ended the unit by watching the film 'Taking Chance,' starring Kevin Bacon. This HBO film is based on the true story of Major Stroble volunteering to escort a soldier KIA named Chance Phelps.
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country