Students have Roots 3 and they should study them a few minutes each evening. They should be able to show you their notecards to study from, and if not, they should make them. They were given classtime to do this. Roots quizzes and exams will take place each Tuesday.
Students continue to study the U.S. map and will be tested each Thursday. Their quizzes have been sent to their Camas email, so they may see what they missed and what to study more.
Wisdom is the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting. In the novel Blood on the River, Elisa Carbone describes a group of men and boys who are set on finding riches in the new land of Virginia, 1607. Undoubtedly, Mr. Hunt, the reverend in the group, began as a voice of reason amongst the crowd, and he consistently held the title of wise man and the person who kept everyone together.
The moment Reverend Hunt was introduced, it was clear that he was a wise person. Directly before Reverend Hunt spoke about his plans, men from their ships boasted about their reasons for coming to new land. “I have not come for gold or to find the new passage to the Orient. I have been sent by God for more noble purposes, like to bring the good news of Christ to the Virginia natives, and to look for survivors of the Roanoke colony” (60). This illustrates Reverend Hunt’s wisdom by founding the idea that he was not there for something out of reach. Hunt did not expect to find these bogus things like gold and a new passage to the Orient, but instead, focused on more plausible things; some of which he actually accomplished, extending his sense of wisdom to even greater lengths.
As always, Reverend Hunt kept up his wise conduct in a hectic situation. Previous to Samuel talking to Reverend Hunt, Sam was being blackmailed and bullied into secrecy by Henry, regarding the hidden food supply. “If you will not tell me all of it, I cannot give you an answer” (96). This re-establishes the point made that Reverend Hunt was wise because he must learn the whole truth before giving Samuel an honest and intellectual response. Reverend Hunt did not make accusations because he did not know all of the details. Also, Reverend Hunt’s advice proved helpful and wise as it helped Samuel make the right decision. His demeanor attests that Hunt lived by a humble set of morals.
Once again, Reverend Hunt demonstrated wisdom. Just prior to Reverend Hunt’s last words to Samuel, it was brought to his attention that Hunt was on his death bed. “Samuel, you will not always be a servant; you will be something far greater than that” (169). This reiterates that Reverend Hunt was wise, because when he died, he practically foresaw the future. Although Reverend Hunt was no psychic, he saw immense potential in Samuel. For that, and the fact that his dying words, or prediction rather, came true, the story of his wisdom is told. While living his last few moments, Hunt gathered what he already knew about Samuel, like his drive and adaptability and pooled that info into one educated guess to once more exhibit his wisdom.
In culmination, Mr. Hunt was generally a wise man. He was calm and collected incredibly so, and he was the nail that held everyone together time and time again until he met his unfortunate demise. To put it shortly, a trustworthy, reliable individual who is full of wisdom and ready to share it is an important aspect to any group of people; as displayed in Blood on the River.