May 12- June 5

Students completed research for the current events assignment. This is the last monthly assignment for the year and is now due!

Students were asked to bring suggestions for topics to end out the year. Stay tuned for the date of our in class final exam.

One suggestion was to investigate “cults”.. a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. Example…a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.

We looked at Heaven’s Gate leader Marshall Applewhite This video explains his plan to leave the planet that resulted in the mass suicide in San Diego where 39 people chose to die.

Students watched this video about Jim Jones and the mass suicide in Guyana

This video is about the Terror Cult in Japan….

This documentary deals with the issue of cults and their leaders:

May 30.. response required…Born in the sewers  Read the article and respond to the fact that the European Union Commission said Romania has done a good job of respecting the fundamental freedoms of their citizens, and have done a good job of protecting children…really? Why are people allowed to live in sewers?

June 3.. here’s the questions for the final exam…How does where you live impact your world view