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  • God Grew Tired of Us (Documentary on 12/22/17)

    Over the past two weeks, we have been reading Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan in our geography classes on the Brainstorm team. This engaging true story follows the life of John Bul Dau and his wife Martha Arual Akech as they escape civil war in Southern Sudan. All seventh graders in Appleton have been (or will be) reading this book as part of their seventh grade experience. Additionally, author John Dau is coming to visit the Appleton Area School District on May 9th and our students will be participating in a special program that afternoon where they will have the opportunity to hear John Dau speak.

    As part of this unit we are planning on watching a documentary that features John Dau as well as other “lost boys” from Southern Sudan. This documentary is titled God Grew Tired of Us and is rated PG. The Common Sense Media organization rates this documentary as appropriate for ages 11+. If you are interested in reading their full review, it can be found using the websites listed below.

    Common Sense Media Review of God Grew Tired of Us:

    Internet Movie Database page for God Grew Tired of Us:

    We are planning on watching this documentary on Friday, December 22nd, 2017.

    Students brought home a yellow permission slip for viewing this film on Monday, December 18th, 2017. Permission slips are due by the end of the day on Thursday! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Zabel at or via voicemail at (920) 997 - 1399 ext 81885.

    An electronic copy of this permission slip can be found attached below:

    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 2:44 PM by Jonathon Zabel
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