Interview A Local Veteran (HERO) Project, What Does It Mean To Serve?
Please think about the following project for this school year in preparation for the 9/11 Rememberance Activities, Veteran's Day in November and Memorial Day in May:
While we remember the terrible events of 9/11, celebrate our Veteran's in November, or reflect on Memorial Day in May, please bear in mind that these days should be a solemn time for us. The following excerpt from About.com explains the difference between Veteran's Day and Memorial Day like this: "Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime."
Use the following links to find out more about the history of Memorial Day, and why you should be thankful for the sacrifices made on your behalf. We are not a perfect nation, but the blood of a few has been given so we can enjoy the freedoms we have.
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Today you will use class time to complete a Constructed Response Assignment and write a paragraph (4-5 Sentences) about how you might be able to serve your community or country someday. This service does not have to be in the armed forces. I want you to really think about how you can repay the gifts of liberty and freedom that you have because you live in the United States. Consider the sacrifice of others, both in uniform and out, while this country grew and up to the modern era.
PART B: HERO PROJECT 2017-2018
|3rd Herd - Prior to Deployment (Fall 2007)|
Find out when and where they served. Create a Single-Slide Presentation to be added to our class project for the year, and SHARE it with Mr. S for credit.
Make sure to include how long the person served, why they joined, what was the hardest and easiest part of their service, and what they feel about others serving. Try to include a picture of the person in uniform if possible. Please SHARE this interview with me so I can add them to the overall project. Make sure you end your slide with how you feel about service, and how your view might have changed in light of the interview you conducted. Why is it important to serve your country/community in any capacity?
THE KEY TO THIS ASSIGNMENT IS TO INTERVIEW SOMEONE AND COME AWAY WITH THE CONNECTION BETWEEN A WILLFULLY SELFLESS ACT AND THE IMPACT THAT ACT HAS ON OTHERS! MAKE SURE YOU MAKE THAT CONNECTION WITH YOUR SLIDE PRESENTATION.
IF YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT FIND SOMEONE YOU, OR YOUR FAMILY KNOWS, THAT HAS SERVED IN THE MILITARY, YOU MAY INTERVIEW SOMEONE WHO IS A LEADER IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND SERVES YOUR REGION, COUNTY, OR AREA IN SOME SUBSTANTIAL WAY. YOU MUST GET PRIOR APPROVAL TO INTERVIEW A NON-VETERAN FROM MR. S!
Thanks for your input on this project.
- Mr. S
Today students will use a time in class to reflect on how they might be able to serve their country someday. Students will be assigned a Journal Entry to write about what they think the meaning of military service is. Students use the balance of class time to complete the MyBIO Project and anything else that is outstanding to date. Students will create documents and upload files appropriately for credit. Students are required to finish a homework interview outside of class before the end of the 1st Marking Period.
STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
Students will review ALL of the directions below prior to starting the project! Students will go to begin by writing in their TECHNOLOGY JOURNAL about the question above. Finally, students will utilize class time to complete the MyBIO Project assigned last week. All other outstanding work will be submitted for credit prior to the end of the 1st Marking Period.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE TODAY!
Standards Covered In This Class
Standards Covered In This Class
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011 / CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2014