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  1. page Grammar Resources and Assignments edited ... Note: Ms. Fogarty refers to herself as "Grammar Girl" and speaks with another charac…
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    Note: Ms. Fogarty refers to herself as "Grammar Girl" and speaks with another character named "Sir Fragalot."
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    Run-on Sentence - 10/30 through 11/3
    Click on the below link to listen to a Grammar Girl pod-cast reviewing the definition of a run-on sentence. Run-ons happen to even the best writers when we create too quickly and don't proofread thoroughly and/or get someone else to read our writing.
    Listen to the first 3 min. and 25 sec. of the podcast.
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Thursday, April 20

  1. page Grammar Resources and Assignments edited ... Click on the below link to listen to a pod-cast reviewing the difference between a complete se…
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    Click on the below link to listen to a pod-cast reviewing the difference between a complete sentence and a sentence fragment. Fragments are inescapable in speech and dialogue, but should be avoided in your writing. The below podcast is by the well-known writer and grammarian, Mignon Fogarty, also known as GRAMMAR GIRL.
    Click on the link and then push the "play" button in the orange bar underneath the heading "Sentence Fragment" and listen to her explanations (which follow a quick advertisement).
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    the first 4**4 min. and
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    sec. of herthis fragmet** pod-cast. You
    Follow along on your hand-out, which includes everything she is saying, and fill-in the blanks as you go. The answers you need will be given by Grammar Girl in the pod-cast. Pause the audio if you can't fill-in the blanks fast enough.
    Note: Ms. Fogarty refers to herself as "Grammar Girl" and speaks with another character named "Sir Fragalot."
    http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/sentence-fragments-grammar.aspx
    {TheSentenceVSFragment_wBlanks.docx}
    The Run-on Sentence - 10/30 through 11/3
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Wednesday, April 19

  1. page Memorial Project edited ... Can I see an example of a proposal? sample proposal written by Mr. Ben Rothschild, MIAD grad …
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    Can I see an example of a proposal?
    sample proposal written by Mr. Ben Rothschild, MIAD grad and Milwaukee sculptor:
    {ProposalExample.docx}{ProposalExample2017.docx}
    for a sculpture he made for the Milwaukee Riverwalk:
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Thursday, April 13

  1. page Memorial Project edited ... I/we can communicate clearly and properly with solid conventions. Before you do any real work…
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    I/we can communicate clearly and properly with solid conventions.
    Before you do any real work, however, please watch the following presentation about memorials and monuments around the world.
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    the past?
    How

    How
    do we
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    or tragedy?
    How

    How
    does humanity
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    great pain?
    TO DO item #1, MEMORIAL INTRO, part 1:
    While watching, make notes about the symbolism in EACH memorial using the "Memorials and Monuments" handout,
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    You may use tracers or rulers if you want hard edges but that is not necessary. You may also collage images that you print out together. For instance, if you wanted a horse in your sketch, you could print out a horse and draw around it. You can also just do a stick figure of a horse; it is not necessary for the drawing to be "nice" for any of the experts to get the gist of your idea.
    On Wednesday, April 12th - meet with members of the "outside expert panel" made up of:
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    local sculptor
    Mr. Shidler, chair of 2D/4D design at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
    Ms. Hauch, adjunct professor at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
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    {CalendarForMemorials2017.docx}
    How do I write a proposal? pre-writing questions:
    {ProposalGuidelines2015.docx}{ProposalGuidelines2017.docx}
    Can I see an example of a proposal?
    sample proposal written by Mr. Ben Rothschild, MIAD grad and Milwaukee sculptor:
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Thursday, April 6

  1. page Memorial Project edited ... I/we can communicate clearly and properly with solid conventions. Before you do any real work…
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    I/we can communicate clearly and properly with solid conventions.
    Before you do any real work, however, please watch the following presentation about memorials and monuments around the world.
    While watching, ask yourself:How do memorials help us understand the past?
    How does humanity deal with great pain and remember those who sacrificed?
    How
    do we
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    society remember an event, an idea, an individual or acts of great heroismheroism, sacrifice or sacrifice?
    How do memorials help us remember the past?
    tragedy?
    How does humanity deal with great pain?

    TO DO item #1, MEMORIAL INTRO, part 1:
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    Monuments" handout,
    and

    and
    note what
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    favorite few.
    TO DO item #2, watch MEMORIAL INTRO, part 2:
    While watching, make notes about the symbolism in EACH memorial using the "Memorials and Monuments" handout,
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    favorite few.
    TO DO item #3: at some point before Wednesday, April 19th, each student, with his or her partner(s), or alone, should try to visit a local memorial or public sculpture.
    I've included a map and list of possible sculptures to visit below, but feel free to ask your parents, family, and/or friends for recommendations.
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    {VisitMemorialSculpture.docx}
    {VisitMemorialSculpture.docx}
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    artist/expert on 4/25/164/12/17
    Create two or more thumb nail sketches.
    Use the above handout or the printed copy given in class, and fill up the squares with sketches of 4+ ideas of anything you might want to consider for your memorial.
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    You may use tracers or rulers if you want hard edges but that is not necessary. You may also collage images that you print out together. For instance, if you wanted a horse in your sketch, you could print out a horse and draw around it. You can also just do a stick figure of a horse; it is not necessary for the drawing to be "nice" for any of the experts to get the gist of your idea.
    On Wednesday, April 12th - meet with members of the "outside expert panel" made up of:
    Mr. TaylorTaylor, local sculptor
    Mr. Shidler, chair of 2D/4D design at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
    Ms. Hauch, adjunct professor at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
    Mrs. Michels, USM, upper school art teacher who has studied public sculpture and helped to write a book on public art in Milwaukee.
    Mr. Merz, via FaceTime, Mrs. R's dad will be available; he's run two large, city & state memorial design competitions in Michigan.
    Other "To Do items" / Deliverables checklist:
    {ChecklistTimeline2016.docx}{ChecklistTimeline2017.docx}
    When is everything due?
    {CalendarForMemorials2016.docx}{CalendarForMemorials2017.docx}
    How do I write a proposal? pre-writing questions:
    {ProposalGuidelines2015.docx}
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    Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial
    New England Holocaust Memorial
    Pinat Hatikvah Holocaust remembrance memorial in Milwaukee
    How do I start a Pages document for the poster?
    {PagesInfor.pdf} {Intro_To_Pages.docx}
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Tuesday, April 4

  1. page Classification and Racism and Genocide Book Choices edited Readers' Workshop book choices: ... a Young Girl by Girlby Anne Frank ISBN-13: 978-0553296…
    Readers' Workshop book choices:
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    a Young Girl byGirlby Anne Frank
    ISBN-13: 978-0553296983

    Anne Frank's diaries have always been among the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. This new edition restores diary entries omitted from the original edition, revealing a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardships, and passions. Anne emerges as more real, more human, and more vital than ever. If you've never read this remarkable autobiography, do so. If you have read it, you owe it to yourself to read it again. - from Amazon.com review
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    Rojany Buccieri
    ISBN-13: 978-1933718576
    Grade 6 Up—Kor relates memories of life in the village of Portz, Transylvania (Romania), where she was raised on a large farm, "never aware of the anti-Semitism [that pervaded the country] until 1940, when the Hungarian army came." Six-year-old Eva and her identical twin, Miriam, the only Jewish children in their small mixed-grade classroom, suddenly found themselves taunted and beaten by once-friendly classmates. At 10 years of age, the twins and their family were forced to live among seven thousand other Jews in a fenced-in field, protected from the elements only by tents made of their own blankets and sheets and by the clothes on their backs. They were soon taken on a four-day train ride to Auschwitz, standing all the way, with no food or drink. There the sisters were "selected" to be victims of Dr. Josef Mengele's medical "research." Eva's amazing fortitude and her desire to protect her sister helped her to survive a horrible disease brought on by an injection. Both twins endured a terrifying daylong separation during a forced march between camps; the remaining Auschwitz prisoners were liberated by Soviet soldiers, and the girls found a way to go home in search of family survivors. Kor's straightforward first-person narrative is unusual because it details life in the concentration camp through the eyes of a child who lived among children. In an eight-page epilogue, the author talks about her discovery, 50 years after liberation, of the importance of forgiveness ("a seed for peace"), and of what she has done to teach young people the positive lessons of life garnered from her horrific experiences.—Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
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    Mengele twin searches for lost brother in 2014
    A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
    ISBN-13: 978-0547577319
    *Starred Review* After 11-year-old Salva’s school in Sudan is attacked by brutal rebel soldiers in 1985, he describes several terrifying years on the run in visceral detail: “The rain, the mad current, the bullets, the crocodiles, the welter of arms and legs, the screams, the blood.” Finally, he makes it to refugee camps in Ethiopia and then Kenya, where he is one of 3,000 young men chosen to go to America. After he is adopted by a family in Rochester, New York, he is reunited with the Sudanese family that he left behind. There have been several books about the lost boys of Sudan for adults, teens, and even for elementary-school readers. But Newbery Award–winning Park’s spare, immediate account, based on a true story, adds a stirring contemporary dimension. In chapters that alternate with Salva’s story, Nya, a young Sudanese girl in 2008, talks about daily life, in which she walks eight hours to fetch water for her family. Then, a miracle happens: Salva returns home to help his people and builds a well, making fresh water available for the community and freeing Nya to go to school. The switching viewpoints may initially disorient some, but young readers will be stunned by the triumphant climax of the former refugee who makes a difference with the necessities that we all take for granted. Teachers may want to point out the allusion to Nelson Mandela’s A Long Walk to Freedom (1995) echoed in this moving book’s title. Grades 6-9. --Hazel Rochman
    The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
    ISBN-13: 978-0439680134
    *Starred Review* In Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, Booklist’s 2005 Top of the List for youth nonfiction, 2005, Bartoletti included a portrait of Helmuth Hübener, a German teenager executed for his resistance to the Nazis. In this fictionalized biography, she imagines his story as he sits in prison awaiting execution in 1942 and remembers his childhood in Hamburg during Hitler’s rise to power. Beaten and tortured to name his friends, he remembers how he started off an ardent Nazi follower and then began to question his patriotism, secretly listened to BBC radio broadcasts, and finally dared to write and distribute pamphlets calling for resistance. The teen’s perspective makes this a particularly gripping way to personalize the history, and even those unfamiliar with the background Bartoletti weaves in–the German bitterness after World War I, the burning of the books, the raging anti-Semitism––will be enthralled by the story of one boy’s heroic resistance in the worst of times. A lengthy author’s note distinguishes fact from fiction, and Bartoletti provides a detailed chronology, a bibliography, and many black-and-white photos of Helmuth with friends, family, and members of his Mormon church. This is an important title for the Holocaust curriculum. See the Booklist interview with Bartoletti, in which she discusses how this teen’s story moved her. Grades 6-12. --Hazel Rochman for Booklist
    Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
    ISBN-13: 978-0399254123
    *Starred Review* Sepetys' first novel offers a harrowing and horrifying account of the forcible relocation of countless Lithuanians in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country in 1939. In the case of 16-year-old Lina, her mother, and her younger brother, this means deportation to a forced-labor camp in Siberia, where conditions are all too painfully similar to those of Nazi concentration camps. Lina's great hope is that somehow her father, who has already been arrested by the Soviet secret police, might find and rescue them. A gifted artist, she begins secretly creating pictures that can--she hopes--be surreptitiously sent to him in his own prison camp. Whether or not this will be possible, it is her art that will be her salvation, helping her to retain her identity, her dignity, and her increasingly tenuous hold on hope for the future. Many others are not so fortunate. Sepetys, the daughter of a Lithuanian refugee, estimates that the Baltic States lost more than one-third of their populations during the Russian genocide. Though many continue to deny this happened, Sepetys' beautifully written and deeply felt novel proves the reality is otherwise. Hers is an important book that deserves the widest possible readership. Grades 7-12. --Michael Cart for Booklist
    The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
    ISBN-13: 978-1442497825
    This powerful memoir of one of the youngest boys on Schindler’s list deserves to be shared. Leon Leyson grew up in Poland as the youngest of five children. As WWII breaks out, Leyson’s ingenuity and bravery, combined with the kindness of strangers and a bit of serendipity, save his life, time and again. The storytelling can at times meander, and the various reflections of his life in Poland during the war can result in a certain patchiness, but Leyson’s experiences and memories still make for compelling reading about what it was like to suffer through the Holocaust. This memoir is a natural curriculum addition to WWII units for upper-elementary- and middle-school readers. Be sure to have additional materials on hand about Oskar Schindler, as readers will want to do more research into Leyson’s story. Grades 4-7. --Sarah Bean Thompson for Booklist
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    CREDIT, or goodgreat second books
    What World is Left by Monique Pollak
    Anneke and her family are taken to Theresienstadt, the “model” Nazi concentration camp. At 14, she suffers backbreaking labor, foul conditions and massive overcrowding. The terror of being sent away on a transport haunts her always. Based on the experiences of the author’s mother, this book is rich with friendship, but riddled with loss.
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    Eleanor Ayer (*)
    Through Ayer's narrative and excerpts from Heck's memoirs, A Child of Hitler and The Burden of Hitler's Legacy, readers learn how Alfons changed from a loving, wholesome boy to a "Nazi devil" (even the Germans called the elite Hitler Youth by that name). It is frightening to see how easily young people can be swayed, and readers learn just how it happened. Alternating chapters reveal Helen Waterford's story through excerpts from her book, Commitment to the Dead, and Ayer's background material. Fleeing with her fiancee to Amsterdam after Kristallnacht, Helen was again caught in the Nazi noose and struggled to survive. As her plight grew more desperate, Alfons rose higher and higher in the Hitler Youth. Eventually, when he and his ragged corps faced annihilation by the Russians, he realized how Hitler had sacrificed his "children." When Alfons and Helen met in the U.S. 40 years after the war, they found that they shared a common purpose: to help young people understand that peace and compassion are possible between individuals, and on a larger scale as well. Their first-person accounts are interwoven with Ayer's words so seamlessly that readers are unaware of the intrusion of a third person. She is an excellent biographer, capturing nuances of her subjects' characters and personality traits. A fascinating work. --Marcia W. Posner, Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove, NY for Booklist
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    Miep Gies (***)
    This memoir reveals the writer to be a woman of great courage, who determinedly pursued a course of action founded upon deep humanitarian convictions despite great personal danger. Gies was the trusted employee to whom Otto Frank turned when his family was forced into hiding in their attempt to escape deportation and death. Teenagers who have read Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl (Doubleday, 1967) will surely want to read about Gies' adventures in secretly obtaining provisions for eight people for two years. The characterizations of the Frank family, particularly Anne, with whom Gies had a special friendship, are perceptive. Gies describes the day the Franks were captured, following their betrayal by persons still unknown. These vignettes and the description of what was happening in Amsterdam provide insight into how the Nazi occupation affected the lives of innocent people, and into the heroism of a remarkable woman, Miep Gies. -- Rita G. Keeler, St. John's School, Houston for Booklist
    Anne Frank, Beyond the Diary by Ruud Van der Rol
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