Quarter 2 Daily Summaries

We took  a field trip to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. When we came back, we presented our hero's journeys.
*NOTE: If you haven't read through chapter four in ​Farewell to Manzanar​, please be sure you are caught up by Tuesday.

We had time to work on the final drafts of our original hero's journeys.

We finished the film and then started working on our creating our own original hero's journey. We completed the rough draft today and some people started working on the final.

We did a brief review of the Hero's Journey stages and then started watching the film Spirited Away and applying the stages to the movie.

Because of testing, we're doing a mini-unit this week on the Hero's Journey. We started by watching a TED Talk on the concept of the hero's journey, took notes on the 12 stages, and then watched an animated short and tried to apply our knowledge.
Note Sheet
TED Talk
Hero's Journey Stages

We finished up the Japanese Internment timeline and then watched a government video produced in 1943 about the internment camps. See the "Japanses Internment Links" document below for the link to the video.

Then, we read the end of chapter 2 and all of chapters 3 and 4 from Farewell to Manzanar. If you'd like to listen, see the link at the bottom of  the page or in the menu on the left.

Today we learned about our unit for this quarter in which we will be ultimately designing a memorial for a person, group of people, or event that deserves to be honored.
Memorial Unit Overview

We will be reading the nonfiction book Farewell to Manzanar to learn about the Japanese internment during WWII. We'll be taking a field trip to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial as a way to bring our learning to life.

To better understsand the historical context of the novel, we started to take notes on the events that occurred in 1941 and 1942 as many Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans found themselves suddenly an enemy of the U.S. through no fault of their own. We completed part of the background notes today.
Japanese Internment Background Notes
Japanese Internment Links

We then started listening to the book on audio, trying to keep in mind the first paragraph we'll be writing about the book, which is detailed in the packet below.
Farewell to Manzanar Paragraph Packet

The link below will lead you to Ch. 1-4 of the book.
Farewell to Manzanar Audio Ch. 1-4
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