Bargaining:We promise, "God, I promise, if you will just. . .for me, I swear I will. . ." Guilt:We tell ourselves, "If only I had. . ." or "I should have. . ." Depression:Loneliness, self-pity, and isolation are emotional drainers that can cause depression. Acceptance:Finally, we accept: "I can't deny it any longer; it really did happen to me." Hope and Healing:"I'll survive. It was really tough, but I'm going to make it.'' Refocus:We focus on becoming better, not bitter. Those who have gone through the loss of a loved one have submitted some helpful tips for going through the process of grief and accepting the reality of the loss: Allow yourself to experience the pain of grief.Do your best to adjust to an environment where the deceased is missing.Take the emotional energy you would have spent on the one who died and invest it in another relationship or cause. This honors their memory.Realize that God doesn't change because your circumstances change. God still loves you and always will.Stay connected to your family and friends. We all need human touch. Find a small group or an accepting, non-judgmental friend who will meet you regularly for coffee, lunch, prayer, etc.Give up your demand to understand it completely; you never will. -Websites:
Other books:John Green- Looking for AlaskaSE Hinton- The OutsidersTextual References:Pages 292-294:“I watched Hawg’s body fly through the air.”Page 386:“Gone where?”Page 391:“…I couldn’t understand the concept of her death. I guess it will hit me soon. I hope so.”Pages 476-481:Refer to Thanksgiving Day.
Sociology/Social Studies:4 week plan for teaching Edward Bloor's CrusaderKira Arthurs, Megen Farrow, Rebekah Garton, Jonathan Jones Objective- Over a four week period, students will explore the sociology concepts pertaining to stereotypes (race, class, religion and gender), relationships, and morals and ethics in both Edward Bloor's Crusader and their present day society. Students will be expected to keep a daily journal throughout the course. Each journal should be at least a paragraph in length. Students will be allowed to share journals each day. Week One--Stereotypes: Class, Race, Religion and Gender- Students should come to class with all of August read M- Overview of Stereotyping/Profiling Reading Quiz Icebreaker/Activity: Give students a list of cars/modes of transportation in the novel and a separate list of characters. Let them match the characters with modes of transportation without prior knowledge. Homework: Journal entry- Journal about a personal experience with stereotyping.