Even the most self-sufficient among us occasionally find themselves part of a team.
Ready to roll? All you need to do is…
- Write a new post on your iblog in response to the prompt.
Need more ideas? Not sure what to write around team? We’re here to help:
- Sports fan? Easy: tell us about your favorite team and what keeps you rooting for them through thick and thin.
- Photographers, show us close-knit groups of objects, buildings, animals, or people.
- From high school rock bands to dragon-boat racing, what has been your most rewarding (or, conversely, most painful) experience of belonging to a team?
- What’s the most impressive example of teamwork you’ve ever witnessed, whether you were part of it or remained an observer?
- You’re founding a new team of superheroes and can choose up to three other people (dead or alive, fictional or real) to join you. Who do you choose, and what superpowers are they bringing to the group?
Laura Secord a poem by Raymond Souster
Lady, long part of our history
would you perhaps have been so eager
that time to drive those silly cows
before you through the forest mile after mile,
risking who knows what indignities
at the hands of the invaders,
had you known you would end up
on the box for a brand
of over-sweet chocolates?
From The War of 1812 to this?
I. Respond to the Poem
- During the War of 1812, Laura Secord saved a British garrison from American attack. Do some research on Laura Secord and compare what you find out to what is revealed in the poem.
- There are two parts to this poem. Why do you think the author divided the poem this way?
- The poem is written as one long question. What question is Raymond Souster asking?
- What do you think he is saying about heroes and heroic deeds?
II. Write a letter
As Laura Secord write a letter to Frank P. O’Connor, the founder of the Laura Secord Company.
Who are your heroes? What qualities or characteristics do they possess that make them heroic?