Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7th Grade- Early Colonies

If you had to have lived in one of the early English settlements, which one would you pick; Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth, or Massachusetts Bay?  Give at least three reasons from the text, articles, etc. to support your answer!  (Post using first name, last initial, and period ONLY!!)


Friday, October 10, 2014

7th and 8th: Current Event (Extra Credit)

After watching a current episode of the student news at cnn.com/studentnews, watching the news on TV, or reading a recent article in print, summarize an important national or international news story. (Minimum 1-2 paragraphs.)  Make sure to include the 5 W's of journalism (Who, What, When, Where, & Why.)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

7th Grade- Pocahontas: Disney vs. History

After reading Chapter 5 and the article in your packet, why do you think Disney changed the real story of Pocahontas?  Should they have just stayed true to historical facts instead? Use textual evidence to support your opinion!

Monday, October 6, 2014

8th Grade-Our Constitution!

After learning about the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and analyzing some of the different parts of the Constitution, answer the question below.

What did the framers (Founding Fathers) "get right" when writing our Constitution?  What should they have done differently?  Use facts and examples from the Constitution to support your answer!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

7th Grade-Queen Elizabeth

Read the article on page 13 in your packet entitled, "Sickness & Health." Which "beauty regimen" used by women in the 16th and 17th centuries do you think was the most shocking?  Why?  Can you think of modern examples of both women and men going too far for the sake of their appearance?  (Don't forget to post as ANONYMOUS using first name, last initial and class period. COPY your paragraph onto your clipboard or into Docs before publishing!!)

Monday, September 29, 2014

8th Grade-Citizenship!

Answer one or both of the questions below in paragraph form:
1) Do you think the steps required to become a citizen of the USA are fair?  If not, should they be more or less strict? Explain your answer.
2) Do you think most natural born citizens are appreciative of their rights as citizens of this country?  Do you think most Americans are good citizens?  Explain your answer.

Post as ANONYMOUS and write your first name, last initial and period only at the end of your paragraph.  I highly recommend typing your answer in Drive first, or copying and pasting to your clipboard before publishing!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Columbus: Hero or Villain?-7th Grade


Based on what you have learned about Christopher Columbus, do you feel he was a hero or villain of history? Give facts and examples to support your opinion! (Post as anonymous, but type your first name, last initial and class period at the end of your post!) You may also reply to your peers' posts!