I have a dream…

“I have a dream”…a quote from an infamous speech given by  an American  man called Martin Luther King in 1963, about the rights of black Americans.

Jessica Watson is an Australian  had a dream of her own.

Visit the link below and answer these questions…

What risks did Jessica take to achieve her dream? 

What inspired you the most about her story?

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Oh…and an additional task if you want ‘to go the extra yards’…What did you think of Martin Luther King’s dream?

 

Yes, I know it’s August but…

“When given a  choice between being right and being kind, chose kind.” This is a direct quote from Wonder by R.J. Palacio… the ‘September Precept’. You might like to share with your parents,what meaning this has for you.

This afternoon we viewed a short video clip…Danny Kaye singing

“The Ugly Duckling”. (And no…this time he wasn’t playing the role of a court jester.)

I’d like to know what hidden  message you received from this short clip? What connections can you make between this and our class novel Wonder?

Gold…when, where and who?

Just three simple questions.

How many of you  believe that your  group was able to confidently answer them during your discussion?

 Perhaps you might need to dig a little deeperBe careful…there is such a thing as ‘fools gold’.

 Also…what image have you decided to include on your Gold Book cover and why?
 
 

 

Painting by S T Gill
Gold Diggers at Ballaarat… Painting by S T Gill

 

 

Gallipoli…a soldier’s tale

                                                                                        The Rising Sun

Put yourself in the place of a soldier on the Gallipoli Peninsula. That is what this task is asking of you.

Who are you? What battalion do you belong to? Who are you writing to you? What experiences have you had?

   I would love you to tell me. 

 

Another question… Can you give a name to the image above?