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- We are now learning about Ancient Rome! Our initial focus will be on the geography of the empire. Students will learn about the government of Ancient Rome, achievements, daily life, and more! We will also study how the relics encased in ash/lava from Mt. Vesuvius help us better understand the Ancient Romans.
8th Grade- Students are now learning about the Legislative Branch of government. We will learn about the responsibilities of Senators and Representatives and how a bill becomes a law. Students will also take part in a Senate simulation at the Edward Kennedy Institute for the Senate in Boston. Remember that a Kindle version of the textbook is available for $7.99 (book link).
Homework for Ms. Cunningham's Class
Monday, May 23
Tuesday, May 24
Wednesday, May 25
November 2, 2015
September 8, 2015
September 8, 2015
September 8, 2015
November 13, 2013
September 26, 2013
September 9, 2013
November 28, 2012
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.
Learn about the art, religion, daily life and more on this BBC site.
Dress a gladiator for battle in the Roman arena of death. Your choice of weapons and armor will decide whether or not he is victorious.
Dig it Up!
On the right hand side of the page, click on the "Dig it Up" link and put your archeology skills to the test!
Death in Rome
Be a Roman sleuth - use your detective skills to unravel the events behind a mysterious death.
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!
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.
In Represent Me!, you work as a legislator trying to meet the needs of your constituents.
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.