Wednesday, April 25, 2007

April 16, 2007

Posted by: Margaret Lincoln // Category: Faith in humanity,World of today // 3:05 pm

 Photo courtesy of Battle Creek Enquirer (John Grap)

The Battle Creek community was fortunate to have been able to host such a courageous and remarkable individual as Gerda Weissmann Klein. Her powerful message of hope, love and humanity made a profound impact on both students and adults. Even amid the tragic events of April 16 and the shootings in Blacksburg, Virginia, Gerda Klein reminded us about the resiliency of hearts to heal, and the need to sustain hope and freedom.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Student Service Projects

Posted by: Margaret Lincoln // Category: Video conference,World of today // 8:41 pm

  Stand up conference logo Lakeview High School World at War classes have undertaken several service projects in connection with the follow-up MAGPI videoconference on January 17. We are looking forward to hearing about activities in which other schools have been involved.

What we are doing here at Lakeview High School is three different projects. First, we spent a day creating Christmas Cards for veterans and will be delivering them to a VA Hospital in our town where we will spend some time with the Veterans there.

Second, we are working with our local Habitat for Humanity and a group called the Haven of Rest to help redevelop some housing for individuals who have been homeless and who have gone through a program to get back on their feet. The housing we are working on will be permanent housing for them.

Finally, we are putting together 30 packets of school supplies for Iraqi children…

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Stand Up! Speak Out! Lend A Hand!

Posted by: Margaret Lincoln // Category: Video conference,World of today // 1:15 pm

On November 16, 2006, Lakeview High School students in both World at War classes participated in an interactive Internet2 (I2) video conference featuring Gerda Weissmann Klein. The video conference originated from MAGPI at the University of Pennsylvania and involved some 30 sites from around the world. Lakeview was proud to have been selected to ask a question of Gerda Klein during the conference.

Are there lessons from the Holocaust that can help us confront issues that face us today (i.e., Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Hurricane Katrina)?

All school groups have now been challenged to engage in a community service project and to report back to other conference participants in a follow-up video conference scheduled for January 17, 2007. 

LHS students view videoconference Gerda Weissmann Klein speaks to students LHS students ask question