Saturday, January 13, 2018

YOU DID IT!!! Parent Night here we come!

We knew you could do it! Way to go, soldiers!

Below are a few things you need to know for next week.

Class
1. Bring in your SOLDIERS. We are using them to purchase bingo cards. The more cards you have, the more chances you have to win great prizes!

2. Bring in your HATS. The last of the stars will be awarded.

Parent Night 
1. We will be reciting the Gettysburg Address in front of the assembly. Know it well.

2. We will practice our part of Parent Night during class, no worries!

3. We expect everyone to dress nicely. Don't look like a scrub. No jeans or yoga pants, hee hee hee.



BONUS
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Monday, December 25, 2017

Sword of Freedom- Week 13 Christmas break and sword final countdown!

Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!

Thank you for being a captive audience last week during General Poyer's fantastic death of Abraham Lincoln lecture. It is my very favorite lecture and I had to miss it! I was busy hooking up crock pots and bossing people around using my leadership skills.

BELOW ARE THE LISTS OF WHAT YOU STILL HAVE TO TURN IN TO EARN YOUR SWORDS! Questions? Concerns? Think you turned it in already? Do not hesitate to contact me. Mistakes happen! This is your last chance to turn everything in on January 11th by 3PM.
This is for all the marbles!

HERO REPORTS *Hero Reports will also need to be turned in in TWO FORMS.

1. Physical- in person, hand to hand
2. Digital- You will need to email a digital copy of your Hero Report to General Poyer. This is to ensure that your work is original and not copy/paste from various sites on the internet. Your work will be checked for plagiarism. Plagiarized work will not be accepted and no sword will be awarded. 

*Definition of plagiarize- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source

Confederate
Leila- Hero Report, 1 song, Abraham Lincoln book write up, Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address doc study, Papers- Is secession constitutional, Letter Home, and Sherman's Raid. *To Kill a Mockingbird and Amendments 13, 14, 15-discussion due Jan 11th.

Dean- I know you're turning things in at FILAP but I didn't want you to feel left out.😀

Paige- Hero Report, 1 movie, The Gettysburg Address recitation, 1 song, Papers- Greatest Asset and Sherman's Raid. *To Kill a Mockingbird and Amendments 13, 14, 15-discussion due Jan 11th.

Taylor- Hero Report, 1 movie, The Gettysburg Address recitation, 2 songs, scripture, Uncle Tom's Cabin write up, Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address doc study, Papers- Secession, Greatest Asset, poem, letter home, Sherman's Raid. *To Kill a Mockingbird and Amendments 13, 14, 15-discussion due Jan 11th.

Alonnah- Hero Report, 1 movie, 1 song, Uncle Tom's Cabin write up. *To Kill a Mockingbird and Amendments 13, 14, 15-discussion due Jan 11th.

Union
Ethan- Hero Report, 1 song. *To Kill a Mockingbird and Amendments 13, 14, 15-discussion due Jan 11th.

Levi- Hero Report, 3 songs, Paper- Sherman's Raid. *To Kill a Mockingbird and Amendments 13, 14, 15-discussion due Jan 11th.

Madisen- Hero Report, 1 song. *To Kill a Mockingbird and Amendments 13, 14, 15-discussion due Jan 11th.

Reina- Hero Report, 2 movies, 3 songs, The Emancipation Proclamation doc study,  Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address doc study. *To Kill a Mockingbird and Amendments 13, 14, 15-discussion due Jan 11th.




BONUS

If you turn everything in that is required in this class, you earn a sword. That's the bonus. YOU CAN DO THIS! We believe in you!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sword of Freedom-Week 12 Lincoln Douglas showdown part II and Hero Reports

Hello soldiers!

Thank you all for doing such an amazing job with your LD rounds! Kudos to you! Frankly, they are the best I have seen since being involved with this class. Way to go!

HERO REPORTS
Listed in order of rank (italics are tied)

Madisen- Robert Smalls
Alonnah- General Lee
Ethan- Ulysses S. Grant
Levi- Stonewall Jackson
Reina- Abraham Lincoln
Leila- Joshua Chamberlain
Paige-Thomas Chamberlain
Dean- Abraham Lincoln
Taylor- To be determined

The Hero Reports requirements are listed in your binder. 12 pt type, double spaced, a bio 2.5 pages long plus a title page and separate bibliography page. You will turn in a total of 5 sheets of paper, minimum.

*Hero Reports will also need to be turned in in TWO FORMS.

1. Physical- in person, hand to hand
2. Digital- You will need to email a digital copy of your Hero Report to General Poyer. This is to ensure that your work is original and not copy/paste from various sites on the internet. Your work will be checked for plagiarism. Plagiarized work will not be accepted and no sword will be awarded.

HOMEWORK
1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird, due January 11
2. Start your Hero Report
3. Mark up/write out your document Study on Amendments 13-15
4. Interested in what you still have left to turn in? Sadly, I left the requirements board at school. Sorry. Find out next week!


Devotional- Ethan


BONUS

Definition of plagiarize



  transitive verb  to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source

 
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Sword of Freedom- Week 11 Lincoln Douglas showdown part I

Hello debaters!!!


Part one of our LD rounds went extremely well, I think. We look forward to finishing up this week with more exciting topics to debate!

To do list-
1. Finish your LD prep if you have not presented.
2. Memorize the Gettysburg Address, your scriptures, songs, watch your films, write your papers etc. Get caught up!
3. Make a list of 3-5 heroes you might consider doing your hero report on. Highest ranking officers get the first pick! Your heroes can be anyone- there were tons of everyday people who made a difference during the civil war, not just those who fought! We are signing up for HERO REPORTS THIS WEEK!
4. Mark up Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address for the document study
5. Start on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. You will be glad you did.

Devotional- Taylor

BONUS You have until JANUARY 4TH to turn EVERYTHING in to earn your sword!
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Sword of Freedom- Week 10 Gettysburg part IV and debate prep

Greetings soldiers!!!


What a fantastic way to start our Thanksgiving break, we finished our movie AND we we now get to prepare for some serious LD!

TO DO LIST-
1. Prep for our LD debate. Research your topic AND position (affirmative or negative). Write your case out on paper and fill in the top portion of your flow chart with points you will want to bring up. Questions? Lost? Call, email or text me!
2. Memorize the Gettysburg Address, your scriptures, songs, watch your films, write your papers etc. Get caught up!
3. Make a list of 3-5 heroes you might consider doing your hero report on. Highest ranking officers get the first pick! Your heroes can be anyone- there were tons of everyday people who made a difference during the civil war, not just those who fought!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

BONUS
Proclamation of Thanksgiving
This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival." She explained, "You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution."
Prior to this, each state scheduled its own Thanksgiving holiday at different times, mainly in New England and other Northern states. President Lincoln responded to Mrs. Hale's request immediately, unlike several of his predecessors, who ignored her petitions altogether. In her letter to Lincoln she mentioned that she had been advocating a national thanksgiving date for 15 years as the editor of Godey's Lady's Book. George Washington was the first president to proclaim a day of thanksgiving, issuing his request on October 3, 1789, exactly 74 years before Lincoln's.
The document below sets apart the last Thursday of November "as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise." According to an April 1, 1864, letter from John Nicolay, one of President Lincoln's secretaries, this document was written by Secretary of State William Seward, and the original was in his handwriting. On October 3, 1863, fellow Cabinet member Gideon Welles recorded in his diary how he complimented Seward on his work. A year later the manuscript was sold to benefit Union troops.
Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.
A Proclamation.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward,
Secretary of State


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sword of Freedom- Week 9 Gettysburg part III

Greetings soldiers!

Are you ready to finally finish Gettysburg? I know I am! The last bit will be shown this week. Sadly, there will be no rations available for purchase.

To do list-
1. FINISH Abraham Lincoln- custom order donuts will be served this week to all those who read and discuss!
2. WRITING ASSIGNMENT- Write a letter home as if you fought in the battle of Gettysburg and use a SIMILE. If you cannot remember what a simile is- look it up! .
3. Be ready for your document study of the Gettysburg Address,- that means bring your writing implements!

Devotional- Ethan
Presentation- Ethan

BONUS- Who are these people?
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Sword of Freedom- Week 8 Gettysburg part II

Hello Soldiers!

Gettysburg is sooo good! It's one of my all time favorite war movies.

To do list:
1. Read Abraham Lincoln! This is due Nov.16th
2. Document study prep. The Gettysburg Address needs to be marked up! Look up any words that you don't know and take notes. Be thorough.
3. Catch up on any late assignments.
4. Memorize your Gettysburg Address, your scriptures and songs!!!

Devotional- Alonnah
Presentation-Dean

BONUS
General Poyer was talking about some really interesting goings on with secessionists in another country. A leader and his cabinet were REMOVED from power of this region and new elections will take place before Christmas in an effort to keep the country together. Who was removed and whom did he represent?
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