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2020 Interterm Descriptions

You Knead This

Nina Longenecker Fox


In "You Knead This" students will explore all things bread, working extensively with yeast breads as well as exploring some pastries and international breads. Besides kneading (and kneading, and kneading) students will explore new recipes, workshop with local breadmakers, and, of course, eat! 


Guitar Hero II – Electric Edition

Benji Hurst

In the words of Lou Gramm:

"He heard one guitar, just blew him away

He saw stars in his eyes, and the very next day

Bought a beat up six string, in a secondhand store

Didn't know how to play it, but he knew for sure

That one guitar, felt good in his hands, didn't take long, to understand

Just one guitar, slung way down low

Was a one way ticket, only one way to go."

Learn to play a six string electric guitar, or learn just enough to make people think you know what you’re doing. Students will receive their very own, brand new electric guitar, amp, strap, tuner and gig bag.    


Film, Food, Faith and Philosophy 

Dale Shenk

We will meet at Dale’s house to watch popular movies and analyze the characteristics of the heroes. Students will lead discussions and cook food found in the movies we watch. We will also write and make movies using settings from the house, water and woods.


Stick it to the Man

Aaron Johnson

Travel: Friday, March 27 to Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, returning around 10 pm. 

Exploring the connections between social revolution and rock music - from its beginnings in the 50's to the underground scene of today. We will learn about the technology, social, and attitude changes that drove rock, and that rock pushed in return. 

CSI Bethany (Forensic Science)

Calvin Swartzendruber

Travel: One day-trip to Indianapolis, 3/27, 8am-4:30pm

Students will gain an understanding of the use of science and technology in forensic testing and analysis. Activities will include fingerprint collection and matching, ballistics testing, DNA analysis, testing of arson debris, testing blood samples, casting footprints, detecting counterfeit money, and tours of a crime lab and the morgue.


March Madness

Brent Reinhardt

Travel: Thursday Chicago Bulls March 26, Saturday Ft Wayne March 28

March Madness is all things basketball. The course will include basketball history, coaching lessons, planning basketball practice, taking a referee test, attending a Chicago Bulls game and the NCAA Women’s basketball Sweet Sixteen in Fort Wayne. NOTE: The game in Fort Wayne is on Saturday. Other class times will vary. 


Civil Rights- Local, Chicago 

Eric Kaufmann

Travel: Wednesday March 25 Lunch and visit to South Bend Civil Rights Museum, Friday March 27 day trip to Chicago

Students will explore current and historical topics regarding civil rights and human rights. While this is a local interterm, we will also take a day trip to Chicago and also a partial day trip to the Civil Rights Museum in South Bend. While we will spend some time on the civil rights movement of the 60s, there will be time provided to gather and discuss information regarding more current topics of human rights such as immigration, human trafficking and environmental racism.


Knobstone Trail

Hank Willems

Travel - Southern Indiana (KT Trail), Tuesday, March 24 - Friday, March 27.

Knobstone Trail (KT) is Indiana's longest footpath - a 60-mile backcountry-hiking trail passing through Clark State Forest, Elk Creek Public Fishing Area, and Jackson-Washington State Forest. These state resource properties contain more than 42,000 acres of rugged, forested land in Clark, Scott and Washington counties in southern Indiana. The trail extends from Deam Lake, just north of State Road 60 in Clark County, to Delaney Park, just east of S.R. 135 in Washington County. We will be hiking a 33 mile section of the trail from the southernmost trailhead at Dream Lake in Clark county to the Elk Creek trailhead in Washington county. We will carry all our supplies and be camping for three nights in some of Indiana's most beautiful forests. This Interterm will be physically challenging and a whole lot of fun!

Land and Water Protectors: Exploration of the History and Culture of the Anishinaabe at Manitoulin Island 

Elizabeth Franks-North

Class Time: Friday, March 27 (No class March 23-26)

Travel: April 2 - April 7, 2020 ***  This interterm not available to Choir Festival Participants; it is the student’s responsibility to inform their coach if they will be missing an athletic event due to this interterm. 

Students will explore the history and culture of the Anishinaabe on Manitoulin Island, the largest unceded/non-treated land in Canada. Also, they will travel with a cohort from Eastern Mennonite High School to Elmira, Sudbury, and Manitoulin Island in Ontario. While there, they’ll learn about residential schools, nickel mining, dog sledding, and land and cultural traditions. Ultimately, we’ll be examining the impact of discriminatory practices and laws on the lives and culture of Native and Aboriginal people in the USA and Canada.