Week 31–The Museum of Tolerance and Projects

Monday–Field Trip

  • We are going to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Meet there at 9:45.
  • Watch this teaching by Corrie Ten Boom at some point this week.

I want you to pay close attention to her personality, her love for the Bible, her maturity in spiritual matters and faith. All of you can learn from her. And ladies, I want you to pay special attention to her. She is a true role model for you of what a woman is created to be. I want to encourage you to ignore all the pressures in the world that tell you that your worth is based on how you look, or how you dress or what guys think about how you look. That is such a lie!!! I can’t tell you enough!!!

Your worth is determined by your Creator.

He says you are worth dying for.

So live for HIS PLEASURE.

Be devoted to His word, just like Corrie Ten Boom. Be devoted to the work of the great harvest. Be devoted to prayer. Be secure in your Hiding Place. Take a deep breath and be secure in who you are in Christ. That is all that matters and it is so liberating. Feel the peace and freedom that comes from living with total faith and security. You don’t have to look like Beyonce or Kim Kardashian. You don’t need to show off your figure. You don’t need to worry about your looks or get down on yourself.

Compare Corrie Ten Boom to the female celebrity culture that celebrates vanity and selfish ambition. And choose to rather embrace the Biblical truth that your beauty comes from your ability to LOVE.

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:3-4

Boys, I would ask you to consider her father Otto as a role model for yourselves. Think about how his godly leadership, his love for reading of Scriptures and his disciplined commitment to it affected everyone around him. His bravery, and commitment to help the needy, to put his life on the line to help everyone, his death is an example of what a true man is to be. He LOVED God with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength and he loved his neighbor as himself. He raised children that made a HUGE impact on the world, just by sitting in his house reading them the Bible at each meal. It is the little commitments we do everyday, that have the most power for transforming our lives (for better or worse). If you want to grow into men who lead their families to Christ, you need to start now by being a young man after God’s own heart. Establish yourselves now in the word, so the habit is there and you are READY to lead a woman to Christ. How can you even think of having a crush, if you are not ready to minister the word to her?

You know how I fell in love with Dustin? He sat next to me one night at a concert, pulled out a Bible and said, “Can I share with you what God has been speaking to me lately?” And started reading out of Romans. BAM! I was done. It was over for me. I had heart shaped eyeballs. Become a man of God now, for the sake of  your future family.

I love you guys.


The information below will be for your final exam, a scrapbook project, and your last formal essay. This is it! You have come a long way. 🙂

Final Exam

You have a Final Exam for this class on May 13, and it will cover everything we have learned all year. 🙂

Scrapbook Project

You will also have an end of the year project that will be due May 13. This project will help you study and prepare for your Final Exam (two weeks).

I need you to make a scrapbook of our year. It needs to have pictures, quotes, and why each work of literature was important.

  • Morning Star
  • Gilgamesh
  • The Odyssey
  • Bible Literature
  • Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  • Beowulf
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • Morte D’Arthur
  • Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Hamlet
  • The Restoration–Faust, Paradise Lost, and “A Modest Proposal”
  • Revolution– French Philosophy, and A Tale of Two Cities
  • The Romantic Period–Keats, Wordsworth, Shelley, Blake, Byron, Coleridge
  • The Victorian Period– Tennyson, Arnold, Hopkins, The Brownings, Hardy
  • Charles Dickens
  • Holocaust Literature– Night and The Hiding Place

I want to see that you remember why these pieces are important. But I also want to see how you feel about these stories. So be personal, let me see your opinions. I want to smile with you as you talk to me about how YOU related to each of these works of literature. Also, remember to mention how things either lined up with the Bible or contradicted the Bible (when appropriate).

Also, please make it nice. I would like your words to be typed and you can cut and paste little boxes with pictures and excerpts of the texts where you make each page look like a cute collage. Use the colors that you like. I want it to look like YOU, but also really show that you understand the beauty of each time period.

Feel free to share verses, if you like, or draw pictures. I want you to do a great job.

Your scrapbook should be 20-30 pages. Plastic sheet protectors make it look better, and I need it in a folder or report cover. Don’t just hand me stapled papers!!!


The Hiding Place

Formal Essay

You also have one more essay this year. It will be a formal essay and I want you to really take your time with this one and consider the subject. It is a heavy and significant topic. Don’t just rush through this and get it done quick, to get it out of the way. And don’t procrastinate either.

This essay will be a compare and contrast essay

Prompt: Compare and Contrast the experiences in Night and  The Hiding Place, paying special attention to how the role of faith influenced each account. 

  • Jr. High students-This essay should be at least 2-3 pages
  • 9th and 10th grade students-This essay should be at least 3-4 pages
  • 11th and 12th grade students-This essay should be at least 5-6 pages


  • Proper MLA format (heading, format, citation)
  • Clear topic sentences and focus in each paragraph
  • Concise–don’t ramble
  • A works cited page for both books and any outside research you choose to do, with proper format and hanging indentation.

Due May 27


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