SUPER 8’s HISTORYEvent: The Lost Colony ofRoanokeDate: August 1590Description: The Roanoke Colonywas established in 1585 by Queen Elizabeth to establish a settlement inAmerica. The colony was led by Sir Walter Raleigh. During the Anglo-Spanishwar, it was hard to travel to the settlement to check on them and deliver suppliesso no one knew anything about the success of the colonists.

After the war,three years later, the colonists disappeared. There are a few good clues aboutthe people’s destiny but no one knows what happened to the colonists today.Major Players: John White, SirWalter Raleigh, Virginia Dare, Queen ElizabethBIG IDEAS: Mystery, Bravery, Confusion,Hope, Fear***********************************************************HISTORYEvent: Gutenberg’s PrintingPressDate: 1440Description: When Gutenberginvented the printing press, he changed the world.

True, printing had beeninvented a long time before this discovery (in ancient China), but most bookswere still copied by hand, which was a slow and meticulous process. Because ofthis, very few books were published- until Gutenberg’s invention came intoplay. His idea means that these productions of copying books were done faster,resulting in greater numbers of copies. This led to a changed world of morebooks which meant more readers which meant more educated people.Major Players: Johannes GutenbergBIG IDEAS: Education,Revolution, Future, Modification, Literacy   SUPER 8’s CURRENT EVENTSEvent: Oprah for President 2020Date: January 7, 2018, topresent dayDescription: On the night of the2018 Golden Globes, Orpah Winfrey was awarded the Cecil B.

DeMille award. Shegave a beautiful speech that electrified America and left everyone thinking-Could she be president? Her speech was very presidential, but most peoplebelieve that she isn’t qualified enough because of her background. She is an incredibleperson but certainly isn’t involved much in politics. Nevertheless, she is anew possible contender in the 2020 election.Major Players: Oprah WinfreyBIG IDEAS: Presidential,Inspiration, Women’s Rights, Qualifications, Modern**************************************************************CURRENT EVENTSEvent: Southern CaliforniaMudslidesDate: January 8, 2018, topresent dayDescription: On January 8, thefirst mudslide was reported in Southern California. These mudslides were saidto be caused by the winter rainstorms California has been receiving lately.

Torrential rains have caused flash flooding and tons of houses and buildingshave been damaged. So far, there has been 43 reported missing and 17 dead.Major Players: South CaliforniaresidentsBIG IDEAS: Devastation,Destruction, Weather, Flooding, Danger  SUPER 8’s LITERATUREEvent: Harry PotterDate: The first year of Harry’swizard lifeDescription: Harry’s first year of learning about hiswizard past would have been overwhelming enough without Voldemort in the mix.

Harry was the only person who had ever survived an attack by Voldemort andVoldemort is out to get revenge. At the end of Harry’s first year of Hogwarts,Voldemort is back. Harry teams up with his friends to defeat his enemy andbring peace to the school temporarily.

Major Players: Harry, Voldemort,Ron, HermioneBIG IDEAS: Bravery, Wizard,Legacy, Hero, Friendship***********************************************************LITERATUREEvent: The OutsidersDate: The end of Johnny andDally’s livesDescription: Johnny saves kids froma fire when he’s off on the mountain and comes back home to recover.Eventually, he dies and the boys are all heartbroken. Especially Dally. He runsoff to rob a store to get the police following him an eventually he is caught.Dally pulls out an unloaded gun to force the police to shoot him.

It becomesclear that Dally got the one thing he wanted- he wanted to die.Major Players: Johnny,Dally, Ponyboy, Sodapop, DarryBIG IDEAS: Family,Sacrifice, Hero, Unfair, Hard work  SUPER 8’s PERSONAL EXPERIENCE (Experience that has had aprofound effect on you)Event: Moving to TexasDate: Summer 2007Description: In 2007,our small family made the big move from Washington D.C to Spring, Texas.Although I was a young kid in Virginia, it is a big part of my character. Wevisit yearly and I love going up north. When I moved to Texas, I learned manyimportant life lessons. Making new friends was important to me, so it was greatthat I grew up in the street I live on now, with plenty of other kids my age.

Iam still friends with those kids now and I love Texas just as much as I loveVirginia.Major Players: Me, Myfamily members, Olivia CampbellBIG IDEAS: Friendship,New Chances, Childhood, Life Lessons, Change*****************************************************************PERSONAL EXPERIENCE(Experience that has had a profound effect on you)Event: Losing mygreat-grandpaDate: January 12, 2016Description: I am luckybecause I can say that I know all my family members, up to mygreat-grandparents on both sides. So, when my friends talked about losing aloved one, I couldn’t relate, that was until my great-grandpa passed away afterfighting a hard battle against cancer. I was very close to him and I consideredhim a friend. I am lucky that I got to know him for so long and I know how tolive life to the fullest.Major Players: GrandpaRichardBIG IDEAS: Sadness,Mourning, Family, Pride, Reputation

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