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...
7th: We are currently learning about Ancient Egypt. Topics will include geography, art, religion, achievements, and much more! Students are excited to lean about this captivating culture!
8th: We are currently learning about the creation of the Constitution and the subsequent ratification. After this unit of study, we will be focusing on Civics for the rest of the year.
Homework for Ms. Cunningham's Class
Monday, March 23
Tuesday, March 24
Wednesday, March 25
Thursday, March 26
Friday, March 27
November 3, 2014
October 8, 2014
September 5, 2014
September 5, 2014
November 13, 2013
September 26, 2013
September 9, 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.
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.
Learn about Homer, the man who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey (don't forget to sign in!).
Learn about Greek gods, goddesses, and myths.
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
In Court Quest, people from around the country need your help to navigate our court system. Listen carefully to each case, so you can guide them to the right place!
Ever tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars, you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. The other lawyer is your competition. Whoever uses the strongest arguments wins!
Supreme Court Cases
Learn about Supreme Court decisions that changed the interpretation of different laws.
We the Jury
Have fun deciding a tough case while learning about what jurors discuss in the deliberation room. Choose from different civil cases, analyze evidence, weigh testimony, and use the right arguments to reach a fair and impartial verdict.
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.
Please see me if you would like an account!
Need music for a presentation? Must download song first. This is free music.
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.
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Short animated movies about people, places, events, and idea. Try the quiz out at the end of the movie and test your knowledge!