Friday, March 16, 2007

New Topic

A few weeks ago USAD released the topic for the 2007-2008 Academic Decathlon year. The topic: The Civil War. Yes, USAD finally decided that we should go back to studying our own continent, after studying the European Renaissance and China for these past two years. It should be a very fun year decathletes we get to study all about the Civil War, from the causes to reconstruction. The novel for study is The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, which seems to be interesting enough. Music is music during the Civil War, which should be interesting, considering that we're not used to listening to really old music, from say over a hundred years ago. The science, on the other hand, is really interesting, and should be helpful. We will be studying diseases, who knows maybe some of the diseases discussed in the climatology resource from this year could reappear. It should be a great year, then again, it always is.

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