News for the month of September
On Friday, September 21st we had our first Socratic Seminar in Humanities. The Socratic Seminar is a discussion in class where everyone must contribute something they learned that pertained to the main idea of the Socratic Seminar. The main idea of the Socratic Seminar was based on the question, "What is the most important issue in the upcoming election?" Each student was asked to come to class with notes and articles on the topics, issues, and the candidates viewpoints. The Socratic Seminar was in three groups, the inner circle, the outer circle, and the observers, and each got a chance to contribute to the discussion. The students in the inner circle first had five minutes to talk about their ideas, then the discussion opened up to the outer circle. Meanwhile, the observers filled out a form on the good and bad points made. Afterwards they shared what they thought people did well. This helped the students learn more on the upcoming election and helped them get better at taking and organizing notes and speaking in front of their peers. The Socratic Seminar benefited the class.
Tom Weisshaus and the Holocaust
The story "Night" is a true autobiograpghy about a a survirors story of the Holocaust. It is a very powerful story and informal. The topic of this subject then lead to the Nuremburg trials. We watched a movie in this in class and learned of the arrested and convicted men post this historical event. On monday Oct. 2 a guest speaker from Budapest came to our school to talk about his experiences in this war. His name was Mr. Wieshauss. He told us many storys of his childhood pleasures and his childhood hard times. He is 82 years old and tells us we are the people to pass on his words.