Mission: Hero Part 2 Scholar Guide


Mission: Hero Part 2 is the second unit of a
two part class.  It is written to be used in a cooperative or commonwealth
school that meets one day a week for two hours.  Although, it can be
adjusted to a home school setting.  It provides 15 weeks’ worth of
material.   Part two picks up at World War I
and cover events including the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold
Scholars will gain an understanding of past events that shape
our current social, political, and world environment.

Scholars are encouraged to
discover their mission while developing scholar skills.  They
will participate in and lead class discussions, read and dissect classic
literature and historical documents, debate with their fellow scholars, learn
to write effectively, prepare and deliver in-class presentations, conduct
interviews, memorize historical quotes, make an impact on their community, and
much more.  In the end they will gain an understanding of their own
mission and the great impact one person can make in fighting for equality,
freedom, justice, and liberty.

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This 114 page scholar guide includes everything a scholar will need to succeed in Mission: Hero Part 2. The guide includes contains the
class requirements list, weekly scholar challenges, explanations of the
assignments, WWII timeline, book dossiers, primary source study pages,
multiple worksheets, maps, and more.

Using the guide scholars will work to complete the following
class requirements:

Book and Book Dossiers

-All Quiet on the Western Front by
Erich Maria Remarque*

-Children of the Dust Bowl by
Jerry Stanley

-The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

-The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

-Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

-Hiroshima by John Hersey

-Seven Miracles That Saved America by
Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart 
(Chapters 6 and 7)

*no book dossier required


Primary Source Studies

-“In Flander’s Field” by John McRae*

-Fireside Chat from Franklin D.

-The Six Leaflets of the White Rose Society

Shall Fight on the Beaches speech by Winston Churchill

Speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt

D. Eisenhower’s Letter to the Troops on D-Day

Announcing the Use of the A-Bomb at Hiroshima by Harry S. Truman

Rescript on Surrender by Emperor Hirohito

Down This Wall speech by Ronald Reagan

study page required

at least one devotional and Hero Journey Investigation

and revise a persuasive essay

three selected quotes

two WWII movies (per mentor approval)

vocabulary assignment

timeline assignment

Hero Stories assignment

Community Hero Project and report to the class

participate in the Nuremberg Court Trial simulation

participate in a team debate

notetaking exercises on WWII leaders and lectures

will also participate in an Oxford-style team debate, war crime court
simulation, class discussions, and multiple class simulations, including D-Day
and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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