• Studying the Seven Wonders
    It is in the nature of human race to strive for perfection and the various creations of mankind are proof of this unsatisfiable human desire to reach for the summit of the ideal and aspire for the heights of glory. Since time immemorial, man has attempted to give expression to the artistic aspect of his mind through the creation of awe-inspiring architectures that is still a source of amazement and wonder for the modern generation. Time and again, humans have referred to some such astounding man-made structures as "wonder of the world". In 2001 the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation began an initiative to choose the New Seven Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments for profit. Of the twenty-one nominated creations, seven were chosen on July 7, 2007 in Benfica's stadium in a big ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. Read about these New Seven Wonders of the World here.
    Posted Nov 1, 2013, 8:12 AM by Tony Francescutti
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Have you done this?

  • Local Wonders?
    Do we have any "wonders" in our little towns? It seems that Eben is finding "wonders" in his little town. Do you think you can do the same with Sudbury or Whiting?
    Posted Nov 12, 2013, 10:04 AM by Tony Francescutti
  • Participation
    Have you posted in the discussion forum? You must post or respond to someone else's post at least once every five days. If you have a free minute in class, use it to contribute!!!
    Posted Oct 28, 2013, 10:36 AM by Tony Francescutti
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Guiding Questions

  • Day 9: Change of Plans
    1. Why was Aunt Pretty blushing when they were talking about Alfred?

    2. Why do you think Aunt Pretty changed her mind about the quest and decided to help Eben take a trip that would take him away from Sassafras Springs?

    3. How did Eben feel about Sassafras Springs at the end of the novel compared to how he felt at the beginning? What has he learned from this quest for the Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs?
    Posted Dec 11, 2013, 6:14 AM by Tony Francescutti
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