Today we began to watch the movie Patton which follows General George S. Patton through WWII. This was my Cooperating teacher’s choice, and even though the language is a good bit coarse, I think it is an appropriate movie to show on WWII. The first 15 minutes contains a speech that is not entirely historically accurate, but gives a good summation of the type of a tough leader that Patton was. “You don’t win a war by dieing for your country… you win a war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” Interesting commentary here. My 3rd period class contains some young guys who really eat this sort of thing up.
We began working on a poster detailing Credit Cards. I did this via a jigsaw method where each student was an expert on two of the section headings of this pdf from the FTC.
This is my first time jigsawing and it seems to take some serious work to keep the student from simply copying off of each other. These are seniors, they don’t want to do much. It seems that this lesson will carry on for two more days.