Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR)

 - Class of 1976

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Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR) online yearbook collection, 1976 Edition, Page 100 of 244
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1 ess mis .. if X L is iff f 5 R , ,W .x , , , AF Lisa f A is- Qf -. -' -, -i-gifs: 'ax xr . mm " t fi. gi: 'ysgf , 'gf-1, 1 as eg c, LEEQ5 -r, is , l. Essential English Experiences Expanded Through their English classes, freshmen learned the basics of speech and proper usage for different types of words. Introduction to the Benson library was the first project of the year, which was followed by dictionary drills and proiects which would require use of the card catalog. Learning how to write proper letters was another topic studied. Work from English textbooks accompanied this and other lessons. Freshmen spent three to four weeks in a study of poetry, and various books were read by classes throughout the year. Frosh English teachers include Mr. Dan Robinson, Mr. William Hughes, Mr. Victor Mazzocco, Mrs. Marthiel Miller, Mrs. Norma Faulkner, and Mr. Donald Wilson. European Hieiery Highlights Fresh SS Curriculum Freshmen at Benson were enrolled in a one year social studies class, which included a study of Europe and its famous people, events, and historic dates. International affairs were also discussed, along with the United States role in European affairs. The migration of primitive people throughout Europe was first studied. This led to the time of the Crusades, and nobility-led nations. Models of castles and houses associated with this period of time were on display at Tech Show. Gradually the studies came to the World War period, and how each war was fought. Africa was also a topic of discussion. Students learned the names of African countries, and studies were made of primitive Indian tribes which once inhabited the continent. Frosh SS teachers included Mrs. Patricia Kosderka, Mr. Victor Mazzocco, Mrs. Marthiel Miller, and Mrs. Mereida Wann. TOP LEFT: Dana Jensen C91 concentrates on reading assignment. MIDDLE LEFT: Students in Mrs. Mereida Wann's ninth period class read from their books. BOTTOM LEFT: Kevin Crane 191 tries to look intelligent as Chris Gamelgaard Q9l glances at the camera. . 97 .



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,Q Xl xi, -1 'fs x B- English 'Ain"c' Easy The English department at Benson is one of the best in Portland. English is required for four years. An attempt is made to make the courses interesting as well as complete- ly taught. Teaching the students listening skills, occupational vocabularies, and knowledge of library use were obiec- tives ofthe English department, In addition to standard grammar and literature courses, students get experience in speech, journalism and film making. Much stress is placed on teaching the basic skills which enable the students to function on the iob or to sur- vive in college. English is a very important course and should be con- sidered as an important part of the overall educational process. All teachers try to make the classes interesting by using a variety of methods. BELOW: Student interprets a section in the unit English book as another student reflects a heavy after school iob schedule. BOT- TOM CENTER TAQ: Mr. Bob Bonniwell assists o student as he looks over paper corrections. BOTTOM CENTER CBJ: Mr. Don Wilson listens to a student's report in English 3-4. BOTTOM LEFT: William Thomas QI I J, and Mott Kirk U Ii listen closely in Mrs. Thompson's first period English class. TOP LEFT: Mrs. Carol Drum takes time out for indivudual instruction. MIDDLE TOP: Tom Matthieu QI Ii, Brion Peterson TI Ii, and Michael Foye QI Ii show enthusiasm in Mr. Stocking's spelling competition game. TOP RIGHT: Mrs, Virginia Cook checks a student's English 5-6 paper. MIDDLE LEFT: Mr. Wilkes checks English 5-6 papers in his counseling office. MIDDLE: Danny Concannon II Ii, and Michael Lowe U II listen to student comments in English class. MIDDLE RIGHT: Students in Mrs. Thompson's class prepare to hand in daily work papers. -99

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