Today we have a panel of Vietnam veterans answering students’ questions. Students prepared using the ASK process. They read the book, The Wall, then journaled and wrote questions, then picked their best questions.
Last week we had high school students for the Lest We Forget program. The veterans commented this morning that middle school students haven’t learned to be politically correct yet and they find that refreshing.
- Did you ever lose hope? Answer: Never! If we got discouraged, we just worked harder.
- What kind of conditions did you face on the battlefield?
- If you could meet a Revolutionary War solider what would you tell him?
- What was your rank in the army?
- What was the scariest thing that happened while you were there?
- If you could go back and do something different, what would you do?
- What kinds of food did you eat?
- Do you have any tips of what to do in boot camp?
- What kind of medals did you get?
- What did you do for fun while you were in Vietnam?
- What were your sleeping arrangements?
- How long were you there and how long were you supposed to be there?
We connected to 10 schools and the veterans answered 84 questions in 4 sessions. Students from Allendale Middle School made a wonderful sign to thank the veterans at the end of the session. They really appreciated it!
This was our last ASK program for the school year. We’ve had a great selection of books, authors, and specialists for the students to interview. Now it’s time to plan for next year. For you, too! This is an easy ASK program to do, and builds a good relationship with your community. I encourage you to try it!