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7th Humanities visits Museum

November 21, 2014

Born in Virginia, Sam Houston became a lawyer, congressman and senator in Tennessee. After moving to Texas in 1832, he joined the growing conflict between U.S. settlers and the Mexican government and became commander of the local army. On April 21, 1836, Houston and his men defeated Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna at […]

Economics Learns About the Origins of Money in the US

November 20, 2014

In 1781, Robert Morris, the Financier of the Revolution, gave General Washington $50,000 to pay his soldiers at Valley Forge. What do you think is the equivalent today? Would you be surprised to know that it would be $1,130,000.00 in today’s dollars? Mr. Roark’s 12th grade Economics classes visited the Museum last week for our […]

6th Humanities Visits Museum

November 14, 2014

Students from Jordan Roquemore’ s 6th Grade Humanities classes participated in “The Power of One” lab in the Museum last week. The students focused on four American leaders (General George Washington, President Gerald Ford, Sgt. Alvin York and Second Lt. John J. De Angelis) who would not compromise their faith to accomplish a goal, and […]

A Helicopter on Campus?? Actually, We Have Two.

November 07, 2014

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: When I tell people that Brook Hill has the American Freedom Museum on campus  I usually get a look that says, “how cute – probably and room with some old books and a few Civil War bullets.”  When I go on to try to explain the extent and […]

Veterans’ Chapel

November 05, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day this week, we celebrated those who have served in our nation’s military in Chapel. Veterans from WWII, Vietnam, Korea, and others joined our middle and upper school students for a ceremony in honor of their service and sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. We also remembered those who are […]

12th Bible Visits Museum

October 30, 2014

“Reality is something you would not have guessed.” – C.S. Lewis. Many men and women have found their faith tested throughout our nation’s history and during times of war. Many faced futility, conviction, helplessness, loss, fear of the unknown, forgiveness, hopelessness, no belief in God and persecution. Stan Ward’s 12th grade Bible classes visited the […]

9th Choir Visits Museum

October 30, 2014

Patti Eden’s 9th Grade Choir class participated in “The Sound of History” lab in the American Freedom Museum today. The students learned the history of 3 music pieces from the War Between the States (1861 – 1865) time period. They were divided into 3 groups: a quartet, sextet and an ensemble, to learn, practice and […]

Mrs. Mize’s Math Class Visits Museum

October 23, 2014

In January 1831, Green DeWitt requested armament for defense of the Colony of Gonzales (1st battle of the Texas Revolution). The small bronze cannon was received by the colony on March 10, 1831. The swivel cannon was mounted to a blockhouse. There it sat until September 1835, when Col. Domingo de Ugartechea, the military commander […]

10th Grade Speech Visits Museum

October 09, 2014

“Be brief, be sincere, be seated.” Don’t we all wish those words spoken by Theodore Roosevelt were put into action by every public speaker today? We all remember powerful words spoken by leaders during critical times. Words like “Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or justice to our enemies, justice will be done,” spoken […]

Algebra I Visits Museum

October 03, 2014

“Uh, and why do I need to know this formula?” is every Math teacher’s favorite question! There are many questions about history that only math can provide the answers to. While touring the Museum, our minds begin to wonder about survival rates, force of impacts, and all kinds of “what ifs.” Shannan McEuen’s 9th grade […]

8th Grade Humanities Visits Museum

October 03, 2014

Did you know that John Adams is the Father of the Navy and was also the attorney for the British at the Boston Massacre? Did you know that James Madison is the Father of the Constitution and James Monroe was an ambassador to France and Secretary of the War? Judy Bunn’s 8th grade students visited […]

Algebra II Visits Museum

September 18, 2014

Shannan McEuen’s 10th grade Algebra II classes took part in the “Spies Lies and Oh My’s” lab in the American Freedom Museum today as they began their study of matrices and how they are used for coding and decoding. The students were broken up into teams and assigned to the War Between the States/Hall of […]