Sunday, October 03, 2010

American Problems

for the last two weeks, Justin has been participating in the totalitarian simulation for his american problems class. I never took the class when I went to Brighton so its been fun to hear about it from Justin. He made it into the party with just 3 days left which sounds about perfect, considering that other kids were kicked out of the party just before it was over. He told us some pretty funny stories and I think he really enjoyed the experience.

3 comments:

Janice said...

Is this the one where they show them the movie "The Wave" and then they have to have their own experience like it? I never did but at my school, we were all made to watch it. I thought it was a great lesson.

In a different story, all juniors in my high school at to be part of a draft. If your name was drafted, you had to write a 10 page paper on the Vietnam war. If you choose to enlist, it was a 5 page paper. And, if you choose neither and didn't get drafted, no paper. It really was a great lesson.

Cory & Holly said...

I remember walking by that class but never took it. I heard it was intense.

Paige said...

Oh, the memories. Sing this to him:

"Thou spark from flame immortal, Chairman brought of noble birth,
Born with fire a mighty leader,
Guide thy peoples of the earth."

I could go on. Really I could.

Maybe they've changed the song by now, who knows?