Monday, March 21, 2011

Schindler's List

The role of Itzhak Stern is crucial. Stern, an accountant, informs Schindler that German industrialists must pay less for Jewish slave labor than for Polish labor. In this way, Stern first opens the door for the possibility of Jewish rescue at Schindler's factory. In the film, Schindler sits down with Stern and proposes a toast to the factory's success. However, Stern is not interested in a toast. "Pretend for Christ's sake," Schindler pleads. "I'm trying to thank you, and acknowledge I couldn't have done it without you." Stern replies, "You're welcome." But he does not lift his glass.

How does this exchange influence Schindler? How does Stern, overall influence Schindler? What examples are there in the film of Stern nudging Schindler in the direction of rescue?

Monday, December 6, 2010


How was your Thanksgiving break? What did you do? Who did you spend time with? What did you eat? Tell me everything!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Necklace


  1. What responsibilities do you have when you borrow something?
  2. What responsibilities do you have when you lend something?
  3. How do you feel when you owe someone money and are overdue in repaying it?
  4. How do you feel when someone owes you money and is overdue in repaying it?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Scarlet Ibis

Could "The Scarlet Ibis" be used to help raise awareness and sensitivity toward children (and other people) with disabilities? Why or why not? Could it help someone who has a family member with a disability? Why or why not?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Subordinate Clause

Write 5 sentences beginning with a subordinate clause about your family.

example: Since my daughter was born, I have been taking a lot of pictures.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


What are some popular idioms that your family uses at home? In other words, is there a particular idiom that your parents says a lot?

Monday, September 13, 2010


Answer the following:

1. Name
2. Siblings
3. Pets
4. Hobbies
5. Favorite Food
6. Favorite Book
7. Favorite Movie
8. Favorite Band/Singer/Rapper