Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas! It's been a good year for Memoir '44 and a great year for the Memoir '44 History Club.

It's hard to imagine that a year ago I hadn't had any History Club classes yet and the club was just theory. Since then we've learned about D-Day and the Island hopping of the Pacific Theater. We've practiced strategies, worked on the rules, learned how to play Overlord, and enjoyed this great game. It's been good for all of us.

Looking at the rest of the school year, I anticipate running two or three other sessions of the club for different groups of students. Members of my current 5th grade class have expressed interest in joining the Memoir '44 Club so I may look into providing a short session for them. Students from last year are eager to sign up, so I'll determine if there's enough interest to run a full session for the 4th grade students I taught last year (as 3rd graders).
Last but not least, I want to provide another session for my original crew of students who are now in 5th grade. This will be their last time to be part of the Memoir '44 History Club and I want to make sure we get some great battles in before they graduate from Jewell Elementary.

It looks to be a busy spring with a lot of Memoir '44. I wouldn't have it any other way. Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Memoir 44 is an awesome way to get more students interested in history. How could I convince a teacher from my local school district to start a Memoir 44 History Club?

Jewell History Club said...

Your best bet is probably going to be offering to run a club for them. Or you could offer to help a teacher run it, if someone was willing. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Have any club members found Memoir '44 under the tree?

Jewell History Club said...

I don't know of any students who got Memoir '44 under the tree, but we did a large order of games just before Christmas break and several members of the club ordered it! I would guess the games were counted as 'gifts', but the kids got to enjoy them all break.