Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Meeting Mr. Majok

Last week, former Lost Boy Franco Majok visited our interdisciplinary freshmen students and discussed the history and politics of Sudanese genocide, his personal experiences and his new campaign to build schools in his village of Wunlang. Thanks again to Franco Majok for his visit to NHS.

Click here to visit Franco's organization.

Click here for The Sun Chronicle's article.

Freshmen: Utopian Links

To supplement our Lord of the Flies Utopia project, visit the two links below and respond to the prompts on your syllabus by 4-4-08. Make sure to view the video segment regarding Denmark. Post your responses here.

The World: Dubai

Denmark: The Happiest Place on Earth

Tasteful Waste

Visit the link below to view the artwork of American artist Chris Jordan. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think of it.

Video Clip

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Lord of the Flies

Freshmen: choose 7 literary terms to define. For each term, provide examples by finding and quoting at least 2 excerpts from the novel. Include respective page numbers in parentheses after each quote.

Click here for a Link to Literary Terms

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Grade 3 Writing Partnership

Honors seniors: we have begun a writing partnership with Mrs. Kefor's grade 3 students. There is no doubt that these young students benefit from your letters. Besides your modeling proper grammar, spelling and usage, they certainly enjoy participating in a dialogue with students your age. Is their any reciprocal benefit? What do you gain from the experience? Are you enjoying this process? Is it worth the 15 or so minutes per week we devote to it?

Mrs. Kefor's Classroom Page

So, "What" do you think?

Interdisciplinary freshmen: having finished What is the What, what are your overall feelings and conclusions regarding the book? Should it remain a part of our curriculum? Why or why not? Please be thoughtful and specific; your feedback is valuable in determining the future of this text at NHS.

Teachers, parents, students and visitors: our interdisciplinary students have created their own websites to supplement their study of the novel. These blogs will be assessed and utilized by future NHS students. Mr. Daniel Niedringhaus, an NHS graduate, will ask his Coloradan high schoolers (who are studying Sudan) to help assess the content, aesthetic appeal and user friendliness of these student blogs. Check back to this post to read their feedback.

B Block's Student Blog

F Block's Student Blog