Schmoop Summary - 

Vocab quizlet link 

Text Link - digital copy of book

  1. Unbroken Movie Clip (Olympic run)
  2. Unbroken Movie Clip (Plane crash at sea)
  3. Unbroken Movie Clip (A storm and a prayer scene)
  4. Unbroken Movie Clip (Japanese shoot at the survivors)
  5. Unbroken Movie Clip (Mac's death scene)
  6. Unbroken Movie Clip (Olympic athlete scene)
  7. Unbroken Movie Clip (Radio Japan Broadcast)
  8. Unbroken Movie Clip (punched in the face)
  9. Unbroken Movie Clip (board over head)
  10. Unbroken Movie Clip (liberated)

Unbroken Extra Credit - Create one of the following 

  1. Poster - character, theme, collage, or timeline
  2. Trading Cards - 8 characters (front side is their picture, back side will include stats/info on them)
  3. Painting, Mural, or Drawing  - on canvass or paper
  4. Slideshow of characters, theme, book info - 8 slides minimum

Unbroken Novel Vocab - List 1

1. Zeppelin -  a type of rigid airship named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin

2. Habitually - by way of habit; customarily.

3. Resilient - able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

4. Optimism- hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.

5. Melee - a confused fight, skirmish, or scuffle.

6. Rehabilitation - the action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or illness.

7. Mania - mental illness marked by periods of great excitement, euphoria, delusions, and overactivity;  excessive desire, excitement, or enthusiasm.

8. Obliterating - destroy utterly; wipe out.

9. Prestigious - inspiring respect and admiration; having high status.

10. Inferno - a large fire that is dangerously out of control.


Unbroken Novel Vocab - List 2 

1. Ghoulish - resembling or characteristic of a ghoul.

2. Propaganda - information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view

3. Stamina - the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort.

4. Embargo - an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country.

5. Matinee - a performance in a theater or a showing of a movie that takes place in the daytime.

6. POW's - Prisoners of War; a person who has been captured and imprisoned by the enemy in war.

7. Commissioned - give an order for or authorize the production of (something such as a building, piece of equipment, or work of art). Commissioned officers (like during WWII) were militatry personnel with rank, managers, officials making decisions. 

8. Verge - an edge or border; approach (something) closely; be close or similar to (something).

9. Problematic - constituting or presenting a problem or difficulty. 

10. Amiable - having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner; friendly/cordial/pleasant


Unbroken Novel Vocab - List 3

1. Adversity - difficulties; misfortune.

2. Contentedly - in a way that expresses happiness or satisfaction.

3. Ebullient - cheerful and full of energy; boiling

4. Simulated - manufactured in imitation of some other material; imitating the conditions of something, especially as a training exercise.

5. Twin Rudders - A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a fluid medium (generally air or water) (twin = two)

6. Insignia - a badge or distinguishing mark of military rank, office, or membership of an organization; an official emblem; mark or token of something

7. Ribald - vulgar or indecent in speech, language; refers to sexual matters in a rude but humorous way:

8. Recipients - a person or thing that receives or is awarded something.

9. Ferocious - savagely fierce, cruel, or violent; characterized by or involving aggression, bitterness, and determination

10. Hordes - a large group of people.


Unbroken Novel Vocab - List 4

1. Anomalous - deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected. Bizarre, peculiar, unusual 

2. Attrition - the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness of someone or something through sustained attack or pressure.

3. Tempest(s) - violent, windy storm; tumultous; uproar

4. Paralyzed - partly or wholly incapable of movement.

5. Detouring - take a long or roundabout route; avoid or bypass

6. Inadvertently - without intention; accidentally. By accident; unwittingly

7. Infractions - a violation or infringement of a law or agreement. Breach; transgression; Breaking of a law, rule, or agreement

8. Walloped - strike or hit (someone or something) very hard. Crack, pummel, punch

9. Eccentric - (of a person or their behavior) unconventional and slightly strange. Odd, different, free spirit

10. Relinquished - voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up. Part ways with


Unbroken Novel Vocab - List 5

1. Excruiating - intensely painful.

2. Shrapnel - fragments of a bomb, shell, or other object thrown out by an explosion.

3. Livid- furiously angry.

4. Tussle - a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something. Fight; rough and tumble

5. Stampede - a sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals. Rush, flee, charge

6. Forlorn - pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely. Hopeless; no chance of success

7. Morgue - a place where bodies are kept, especially to be identified or claimed.

8. Morphine - medicine for pain

9. Foxhole - a hole in the ground used by troops as a shelter against enemy fire or as a firing point.

10. Turret - 

  1. a small tower on top of a larger tower or at the corner of a building or wall, typically of a castle.

  2. a mollusk with a long, slender, pointed spiral shell, typically brightly colored and living in tropical seas.


Unbroken Novel Vocab - List 6

1. Despised - utter hatred for something or someone

2. Provisions (box) - the box containing supplies provided by the military. 

3. Gyrating - move or cause to move in a circle or spiral, especially quickly. Spin; Twirl; Swivel

4. Disintegrated - break up into small parts, typically as the result of impact or decay.

5. Stupor - a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility.

6. Perforate - pierce and make a hole or holes in. Puncture; prick

7. Resistant - offering resistance to something or someone. Fighting or pushing back

8. Reveler - a person who is enjoying themselves in a lively and noisy way.

9. Obituary - announcement of one's death;

10. Fierce Conviction - strong persuasion or belief


Unbroken List 7 (Chapters 18-21)

  1.  Constituted - be (a part) of a whole; give legal or constitutional form to (an institution); establish by law.
  2. Skittering - move lightly and quickly or hurriedly; draw (bait) jerkily across the surface of the water as a technique in fishing.
  3. Averted - turn away (one's eyes or thoughts); prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence).
  4. Depicting - show or represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form; portray in words or describe
  5. Furtive - attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive; suggestive of guilty nervousness.
  6. Strenuous - requiring or using great exertion.
  7. Interrogate - ask questions of (someone, especially a suspect or a prisoner) closely, aggressively, or formally.
  8. Distress - extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.
  9. Inevitability(also called inevitable) - the quality of being certain to happen.
  10. Accumulation - the acquisition or gradual gathering of something; a mass or quantity of something

Unbroken List 8 Chapters 23-26)

  1. barracks (n) - a building or group of buildings used to house soldiers
  2. quarantine (n) - a state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed
  3. ratified (v) - sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid
  4. propaganda (n) - information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
  5. demoralize (v) - cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit
  6. tattered (adj) - old and torn; in poor condition
  7. subzero (adj) - below zero on the Fahrenheit scale (–18 Celsius); very cold
  8. convoy (n) - a group of ships or vehicles traveling together, typically accompanied by armed troops, warships, or other vehicles for protection
  9. parcel (n) - a thing or collection of things wrapped in paper in order to be carried or sent by mail
  10. placid (adj) - (of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited


Unbroken List 9 (Chapters 27-31)

  1.  Vicious - deliberately cruel or violent; immoral
  2. Amiable - having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.
  3. Gaping - (of a hole, wound, etc.) wide open.
  4. Slogan - a short and striking or memorable phrase used in advertising; a motto
  5. Uninhabitable - (of a place) unsuitable for living in.
  6.  Henchman - a faithful follower or political supporter, especially one prepared to engage in crime or dishonest practices by way of service.
  7. Abruptly - suddenly and unexpectedly; in a rude or curt manner
  8. Subdue - overcome, quieten, or bring under control (a feeling or person); bring (a country or people) under control by force.
  9.  Catastrophic - involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering; extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful.
  10. Solicitious - characterized by or showing interest or concern; eager or anxious to do something. 

Unbroken List 10 (Chapters 32-39)



Unbroken Podcast speech


Go to Anchor.fm. Create an account and record your speech/podcast.

Your speech should include:

Your name, your age, specifics that only your friends/family would know about, references to whom the speech is aimed at (mom, dad, sister, brother, spouse, etc).

Script of Louie’s Speech (use this as an example when writing your own speech):

Hello mother and father, relatives and friends. This is your Louie talking. Through the courtesy of the authorities here I am broadcasting this personal message to you. This will be the first time in two and one half years that you will have heard my voice. I am sure it sounds the same to you as it did when I left home. I am uninjured and in good health and can hardly wait until the day we are together again. Not having heard from you since my most abrupt departure, I have been somewhat worried about the condition of the family, as far as health is concerned. I hope this message finds all of you in the best of health and good spirits. I am now interned in the Tokyo prisoners’ camp and am being treated as well as can be expected under war time conditions. The camp authorities are kind to me and I have no kick coming. Please write as often as you can and in doing so, send me snapshots of everyone. In my lonesome hours nothing would be more appreciated than to look at pictures of the family. Before I forget it, Dad, I would be very pleased if you would keep my guns in good condition so we might do some good hunting when I return home. Mother Sylvia and Virginia, I hope you will keep up your wonderful talents in the kitchen. I often visualize those wonderful pies and cakes you make. Is Pete still able to pay you his weekly visits from San Diego? I hope he is still near home. Give my best to Gorton, Harvey, Eldon and Henry and wish them the best of care. I send my fondest love to Sylvia, Virginia and Pete and hope they are enjoying their work at the present. I miss them very much. Since I have been in Japan I have run into several of my old acquaintances. You will probably remember a few of them. The tall Marine, William Harris, from Kentucky is here and enjoying good health. Lorren Stoddard Stanley Maneivve and Peter Hryskanich are the same. You must remember William Hasty from Bishopville? We have been rooming together for the past two months. He is looking fine. I know that you have taken care of my personal belongings and saving long ago. You have no doubt received the rest of my belongings from the Army. Hello to Bob Lewellyn and all of my home town friends. Before closing I wish you a merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Your loving son, Louie


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