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Freak the Mighty Introduction

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Transcript of Freak the Mighty Introduction

About the Author continued
Continue using Philbrick's website to answer all of the following questions about his life.

1. What year was he born?
2. What city was he born in?
3. What award did he win for Freak the Mighty.
Quests and Chivalry
Introductory
Webquest for the novel.

Work your way through the webquest and follow directions and then you can write your answers on the paper copy that you received in class.
Author Rodman Philbrick
Rodman Philbrick has written several novels and is a successful author. Go to
http://rodmanphilbrick.com
to visit his website and answer the following questions. You will have to use different sections for different questions.

1. What inspired Mr. Philbrick to write Freak the Mighty?
2. What are the titles of three other books written by Mr. Philbrick?
Quests and Chivalry cont.
First, go to
http://chivalrytoday.com/what-chivalry/
and answer the following questions:

1. In a
paragraph or two
, write your own definition of what the term "chivalry" means.
2. Give three examples of how someone might act in a "chivalrous" way.

Visit
http://www.caerleon.net/history/arthur/page2.htm
to answer the following questions about King Arthur:

1. What task did Arthur have to complete to become King?
2. Who is Guinevere?
3. What was the name of King Arthur's castle?
Disabilities / Challenges
One of the recurring themes from the novel
Freak the Mighty
is how people can overcome challenges. Freak has a physical disability, Morquio's Syndrome, but lives his life to the fullest.
What is Morquio's Syndrome? Read from each of the following websites and make a list of symptoms and complications for this syndrome.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morquio_syndrome
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001206.htm
http://children.webmd.com/morquio-syndrome

Write
a paragraph or two
explaining what Morquio's Syndrome is, where it comes from/what is the cause of it, and how it affects people who have it.
Freak talks a lot about knights and their noble quests and acts of chivalry. He gets these ideas from legends and stories about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. In this Quest, you will be reading abut these legends to build your knowledge before starting the novel.
You have completed the webquest!!
Disabilities/Challenges cont....
The other main character of the novel, Max, has a learning disability. Do some research in the following websites and
write
a paragraph
to explain what exactly a learning disability is.
This is a broad question I know, but do some research and come to your own conclusion.

http://www.ldanatl.org/
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/learningdis.html#What%20is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_disability
http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/learning/learning_disabilities.html
Bullying
Bullying is a major issue that is tackled within the novel.
What is your definition of bullying?
Go to the following websites on bullying.
http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/bullies.html
http://www.education.com/reference/article/why-do-kids-bully/
Write a
paragraph or two
explaining what bullying is, why kids bully, and signs that you may be a bully.
Based on all the information that you just read and learned.
Write a paragraph or two
predicting what you think the novel
Freak the Mighty
will be about.
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