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"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 currently learning about:

7th grade: We have just begun our studies about Ancient Greece. Students first learned about the geography of this empire and how it affected the establishment of city-states. We also learned about government and democracy in Athens. Students are currently studying Homer and the Odyssey and we are about to learn about Greek mythology, which is always a favorite among students.

 

 

 

8th: We just finished our unit on the Judicial Branch and we are now studying voting and elections. Over the next few months we will be learning about the three branches of government. Students will understand the responsibilities and powers of each branch. Hands-on activities will help students deepened their understanding. Lessons will also be presented on various places that students will visit during their trip to Washington, DC. 

 

 

 

 


 

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November 13, 2013
empire questions.pdf

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November 13, 2013
Empire Tasks.pdf

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September 26, 2013
Artifact Blueprint.pdf

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September 9, 2013
7th grade information.pdf

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September 9, 2013
8th grade information.pdf

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September 9, 2013
8th Grade Scope and Sequence.pdf

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September 9, 2013
7th Grade Scope and Sequence.pdf

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November 28, 2012
Document Analysis Worksheet

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September 14, 2012
Guess the Artifact.pdf

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September 7, 2012
Notebook Rubric.pdf

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Ancient Greece
BrainPop- Homer
Learn about Homer, the man who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey (don't forget to sign in!).
Ancient Greece-BBC Site
Site that includes activities and information about the Ancient Greeks.
Greek Gods
Learn about Greek gods, goddesses, and myths.
Greek God Project Worksheet
You MUST copy and paste this information into a new document, as you won't be able to edit this worksheet.

Archaeology Sites
Dig it up!
Click of the "Dig it Up" link on the right and put your archeology skills to the test!

Geography & History Games
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.
Geography Games
A variety of geography games (like Geo Spy), brought to you by National Geographic
Geography Games 3
Even more geography games!!!

Greek Architecture
Acropolis
Explore the Acropolis and build your own temple.
Acropolis Exprience
Take a 3D tour of the Parthenon

Executive Branch
Executive Command
Ever wanted to be President for a day? In Executive Command, you can be President for four years! Try to accomplish what you set out to accomplish while facing the challenges and responsibilities that crop up along the way. Being commander-in-chief and chief executive is no easy job! See how you do!

Legislative Branch
Kids in the House
The U.S. House of Representatives plays an important role in the United States government. Learn more about its Members, responsibilities, and history through these lessons and activities.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
A brief summary of the process can be found here.
Represent Me!
In Represent Me!, you work as a legislator trying to meet the needs of your constituents.

Presentations
Cartoon Creator 1
An easy way to create one, three or six-panel cartoons.
Animoto
Use code provided to create an account.
Add a Sound
Find sounds/sound effects to jazz up a presentation
Glogster
Use Glogster to make digital, interactive posters.
FlipSnack
Make a digital flip book. All your info must be in PDF format before loading it into the book. Please see me if you would like an account!
How to Make a Flip Book
YouTube video to help you understand how to make a FlipSnack book.
Music
Need music for a presentation? Must download song first. This is free music.
Prezi
Zooming presentation editor.
Wordle
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.
Weebly
Sign in to create and update your website.

White House
Daily life of the President
Take a peak into the daily life of President Obama
White House Tour
Take an interactive tour of the White House

Voting and Elections

Recommended sites
7th Grade Quia Site
Study for tests and more!
8th Grade Quia Site
Review for tests and more.
CNN Challenge
Test your news knowledge!
CNN Student News
Keep up to date on the news and other current events.
BBC History for Kids
Learn about a variety of ancient cultures.
BrainPOP
Short animated movies about people, places, events, and idea. Try the quiz out at the end of the movie and test your knowledge!
EasyBib
http://www.easybib.com/
History Channel
The go-to place for everything related to history.
Political Cartoons
Check out political cartoons from the U.S. and around the world.



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