Welcome to Ms. Cunningham's site.
ncunningham at mvyps.org
"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and our common humanity, so that we can better face the future"
- Robert Penn Warren
What we are up to in...
7th grade- Congrats to the Hittites in 7C and the Babylonians in 7F for creating the mightiest empires in their homerooms! We have now moved on to studying Ancient Egypt. Our first lessons will be about the geography of Egypt and how this landscape will influence this unique culture. Students will also learn about the religion, art, social structures, achievements, and much more, of the people of Ancient Egypt and Nubia. As always, there are links below to help with homework and fun activities.
8th Grade- We have wrapped up our studies on the American Revolution and also learned about the Articles of Confederation and the Constitutional Convention. For the remainder of the year, students will be learning about civics, including the three branches of government. Our initial focus will be on forms of government, the Constitution itself, and the Bill of Rights. All 8th graders have a new book, titled Painless American Government. It is a paperback book that students can keep (which means they can write and highlight pages). A Kindle version is also available for $7.99 (book link)
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September 14, 2012
We FINALLY made it!
8th Grade US History Textbook Reviews
On the left-hand side of the screen, click the blue arrow (next to the title "The World Before 1500"). Look at the list and choose the chapter you would like to review.
Listen to the book via your computer, or download to a portable device.
Do I Have a Right?
In Do I Have A Right?, you’ll run your own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law. You’ll need to decide whether potential clients “have a right,” and if so, match them with the right lawyer. The more clients you serve and the more cases you win, the faster your law firm will grow! Can you think on your feet? You're going to have to!
Sort concepts of the U.S. government, including personal rights, the three branches, state powers, and the Supreme Court, into categories.
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Build a Pyramid
Journey back four and a half thousand years to Egypt's Old Kingdom, to the Pyramid Age.
As the vizier, or head of state, you are about to undertake the most important project of your career - the building of the king’s pyramid.
Make an error and the pharaoh can't move on to the afterlife. Complete the process perfectly and he will live forever in paradise.
Place this game that was popular in Ancient Egypt.
There are other activities listed on this site too...read the note about the game before playing,
Ayiti: Cost of Life
What is it like to live in poverty, struggling every day to stay healthy, keep out of debt, and get educated?
Find out now in this challenging role playing game created by the High School students in Global Kids with the game developers at Gamelab, in which you take responsibility for a family of five in rural Haiti.
Embark on a journey that takes you all over the world.
From the most desolate roads in Australia to the busy, bustling streets of New York City.
A variety of geography games (like Geo Spy), brought to you by National Geographic
Quiz to prep you for the Geo Bee!
The Ultimate U.S. Road Trip
It's summer, and that means it's time to take the ultimate road trip across the country! Travel through the United States, answering trivia questions and uncovering fun surprises along the way!
Use code provided to create an account.
Add a Sound
Find sounds/sound effects to jazz up a presentation
Use Glogster to make digital, interactive posters.
Make a digital flip book. All your info must be in PDF format before loading it into the book.
Need music for a presentation? Must download song first. This is free music.
Use the code provided to you.
Zooming presentation editor.
Create a "cloud" of words. You can save it as a PDF image from the "print" button. Words become larger when they are entered multiple times.
Sign in to create and update your website.
Short animated movies about people, places, events, and idea. Try the quiz out at the end of the movie and test your knowledge!
A quick and easy way to create a bibliography.