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American Freedom Museum Dedication Ceremony

October 08, 2020

On Saturday, October 24th, at 10:30 a.m., the American Freedom Museum will host a dedication ceremony to open a new one-of-a-kind outdoor memorial and educational exhibit. In keeping with the Museum’s mission, this exhibit will HONOR American veterans and military personnel who have heroically served our country and who have sacrificed their lives protecting our […]

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2020

Students in Mr. Dement’s Government class visited the American Freedom Museum this week to remember 9/11. After watching footage in the museum, students went outside to the new memorial where Mr. Dement retold the story of that day and challenged students to choose someone who lost their life during the attack and to pray for […]

APPLYING ALGEBRA AT THE AMERICAN FREEDOM MUSEUM

December 06, 2019

Ms. Holland’s 7th-grade pre-algebra students adventured to the American Freedom Museum this week in order to explore math through the lens of history.   After a full semester of formulas and equations, students were given the mission of putting their skills to the test. Using numerical information from the different exhibitions, the students had to […]

KIRK CAMERON GIVES BROOK HILL REPLICA OF MONUMENT FOR THE AMERICAN FREEDOM MUSEUM

November 13, 2019

Proudly on display and helping us tell the story of America, this monument to the Forefathers is an exciting addition!   After visiting Brook Hill for Founder’s Day in 2015 and having the opportunity to tour the American Freedom Museum, actor and producer Kirk Cameron recently gifted our school with a treasure for display in […]

PREPARING PRE-K STUDENTS FOR A LIFETIME OF LEARNING

November 08, 2019

Each fall we look forward to introducing our youngest Brook Hill students to the American Freedom Museum!   It’s always so much fun to see their wonder, their minds grasping something new. The museum is used by all of our students as a learning space and has been a pivotal part of our experiential education […]

CONNECTING WITH VETERANS AND BUILDING OUR SENSE OF HISTORY

November 01, 2019

Senior students recently spent time interviewing American combat veterans for their U.S. History and Government class with Mr. Dement.   Each student was given the task of connecting with a U.S. Combat Veteran who had served overseas in a war zone. The veteran could be from any war and had to be willing to be […]

MEASURING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN PRESENT AND PAST

October 25, 2019

Our 5th-grade students spent a math class putting their skills to the test in our American Freedom Museum.   With measuring tapes in hand and the charge to explore the museum in teams, 5th-grade students set about to “Crunch the Numbers”. This mission was a series of exercises spread throughout the museum set to test […]

PUTTING MATH TO WORK IN THE MUSEUM

October 04, 2019

Kelly King’s Economics class took a moment to step outside the classroom and into our American Freedom Museum for a hands-on exploration of economics through the lens of history.   History touches every bit of our lives in some way or another. And for math, or rather for economics, it’s no different. What better way […]

Perception, Perspective, and Public Speaking

September 20, 2019

Reagan’s famous “Tear Down This Wall” speech teaches 11th-grade students about the dynamics of creating and giving a speech in the American Freedom Museum.   Surrounded by the artifacts and tangible reminders of our nation’s story, 11th-grade students discussed the speeches and sayings that have shaped that story. Expounding upon what they’re learning in their […]

Tall Texan Tuesday

September 13, 2019

Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Alder’s 7th Grade Humanities classes joined together for a Tall Texan Tuesday in the American Freedom Museum this past week to combine their knowledge of both history and English.   Students were instructed to choose a Texas hero, event, or artifact within the museum and then read about it, answering a […]

6th Graders Map Out The Middle East

September 13, 2019

Maps in hand and instructions to move around the museum in search of Middle Eastern countries, each 6th grader practiced their map reading skills in tandem with their studies on 9/11 this past week.   After watching a historical documentary about the 9/11 attacks, students talked through which countries made up the Middle East and […]

Brook Hill Remembers 9/11

September 13, 2019

Student Body President Cole Fitzgerald organized an assembly in honor of those lost on 9/11.   Students, faculty, and administrators gathered on the Quad as a Brook Hill family Wednesday in order to pause and remember 9/11. Head football coach, Scott Ryle, who served in the United States Army, spoke and members of the Guard […]