Homework # 20 Fears & Comforts

Now that you have started reading “The Diary of Anne Frank”, what do you think her greatest fears or frustrations are in living in the Annex?

Anne Frank House

What do you think are her greatest comforts and why?


Holocaust Field Trip

 The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

& Anne Frank Exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance

Friday, March 3, 2017

7 am to 6 pm

Cost: $20 plus a sack lunch


Hello Parents,

Our day trip to Los Angeles to learn more about the Holocaust is just four weeks away.  The student will be learning about the Holocaust through the ready of “The Diary of Anne Frank”.  During WWII over six million Jews were killed in an attempted genocide because of their race by Nazi Germany.  To view this tragedy through the writings of a teenage girl who lived during it and died is eye opening.  At the Museum and exhibit we will be given an even greater understanding of what took place because of hate and abused power.  We will also be hearing from a Holocaust Survivor.

Here are the details about the trip:

  • We will be meeting at 7am sharp on that Friday morning at the school. We will be leaving shortly after to the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust.  There we will take a docent lead tour around the museum and end with a testimony from a Holocaust Survivor.  A sack lunch will be needed.
  • For lunch we will have a picnic at the adjacent park next the museum. Please make sure to pack a lunch, no restaurants are easily located near-by.
  • After lunch, we will head over to the Museum of Tolerance to view the Anne Frank exhibit.
  • Please return the  permission slip form by Friday, February 24th. Money for the trip can be turned in to the office anytime between now and March 2nd.
  • Parents are very much encouraged to come and are needed to drive on this trip.

Thank You!

Homework #19 President Lincoln & His Faith


In February we observe Abraham Lincoln’s, our 16th President, birthday.  President Lincoln is one of our country’s most beloved presidents for many reasons.  He was said to be honest, stood up for those who couldn’t stand for themselves, and spoke what he believed was right to name a few.  He had a faith that stirred in him strong convictions that came from being a man of the Word of God.  Here are a couple of references he made to in relation to his faith.

Near eighty years ago we began by declaring that all  men are created  equal; but now from that beginning we have run down to the other  declaration, that for SOME men to enslave OTHERS is a “sacred right of  self-government.” These principles can not stand together. They are as  opposite as God and mammon; and whoever holds to the one, must  despise the other.
Speech at Peoria, Illinois, on October 16, 1854

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with  the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God can  not be for and against the same thing at the same time.
Meditation on the Divine Will ca. September 2, 1862

Nevertheless, amid the greatest difficulties of my Administration,  when I could not see any other resort, I would place my whole reliance  on God, knowing that all would go well, and that He would decide for the right.
Remarks to Baltimore Presbyterian Synod on October 24, 1863

While we are grateful to all the brave men and officers for the events of the past few days, we should, above all, be very  grateful to Almighty God, who gives us victory.
Response to a Serenade on May 9, 1864

President Lincoln showed himself to be God fearing man, how do you think that led him to make decisions as a president?

Homework #18 “The Power of Words”

Watch the video and answer the question below.

If we stop think more about the words we use, how much more powerful can they be?

Homework #17 – Speech Through Song

For generations some of the best and most heard speeches have been through song.  Please take time to listen and watch the video below.  It is an old favorite from D.C. Talk.

What is the powerful message this song is trying to get across with its words?

How important is it to be aware of the message that is being shared in the music you listen to?


Homework #16 – The Girl Who Silenced the World

Watch this speech of a young teen who spoke at a United Nations on the environment in 2008.  Her words are powerful!

What makes her a powerful speaker?  What ideas does she have?

Homework #15 Another way to use a buck.

This clip is from a ministry called The Seed Company that people can financially support to help translate the gospel.

Today’s Questions:

Why is this ministries idea and why is it so powerful?

How could money given to this ministry keep giving?

To find out more go to OneVerse.org

Homework #14 Bringing Hope!

Watch the next segment of Hoops for Hope and answer the two questions below?


1.  What drove Austin to start this ministry?

2.  Is it possible for you to be an Austin?  What would that take?

Homework #13 – Change?

Watch the video clip below and answer the questions that follow.

What is amazing to you about what Zach decided to do?

What is Zack Hunter’s idea about money?

What are you passionate about that you want to see a change?


Homwork #12 – Is This True?

Money Controls Your Life

Your homework today is to read what is written on the dollar and answer these questions:

Is this true of people in America?   Is this true in your life?  Be honest, maybe it doesn’t control your “entire” life, but does it control any part of it?  Does it affect how you make decisions?

What do you think?