WC EBOB Team Meeting #3


Fridays are better than Mondays!

Our team is now meeting on Fridays! There is a conflict in some of the team member's class schedules, so we will no longer meet on Mondays. All deadlines remain the same.

Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Summary: Ann Fay Honeycutt accepts the role of "man of the house" when her father leaves to fight Hitler because she wants to do her part for the war in this Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book. She's doing well with the extra responsibilities when a frightening polio epidemic strikes, crippling many local children. Her town of Hickory responds by creating an emergency hospital in three days. Ann Fay reads each issue of the newspaper for the latest news of the 1944 epidemic, but soon she discovers for herself just how devastating polio can be. As her challenges grow, so does her resourcefulness. In the face of tragedy, Ann Fay discovers her ability to move forward. She experiences the healing qualities of friendship and explores the depths of her own faithfulness to those she loves—even to one she never expected to love at all. http://amzn.to/1pdjR9m

Ration Cards

During World War II, US citizens had to use ration cards for many necessities, including food. They were allowed a limited amount of specific groceries. This link shows different types of ration cards and books: http://bit.ly/1yFgf8E

Watch a video about ration cards and stamps: http://youtu.be/4sG-Xle5gwU

Using the information on your worksheets, plan a menu for yourself using only the items on your list for five days.

Polio and the Iron Lung

Polio is a very contagious disease that has been virtually eliminated in our part of the world. The version of polio from this story paralyzes its victims muscles, making it impossible to breath without assistance.

The Iron Lung was developed to push and pull the chest muscles to make them work. People with polio had to stay in this large machine so that they could breathe.

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Quote from Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter; created using Quozio.com

Polio information gathered from kidshealth.org