Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Patriot or Loyalist?

After learning about the risks and the extreme, and sometimes violent, actions the Patriots took against their mother country, do you honestly feel you would have joined their cause? OR would have rather been a LOYALIST, benefiting from the rewards of the crown and enjoying good food and fancy parties? EXPLAIN using textual evidence!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The King Who Lost America!

After learning about King George III of England, what do you think he (or his ministers) could have done differently to prevent the outbreak of war in the colonies? Use factual evidence from text/articles to support your opinion! (Last name, first initial and class period only)

Monday, November 24, 2014

7th Grade: French & Indian War

The Proclamation of 1763 forbid the English colonists from moving west of the Appalachians after the French and Indian War.  Why did King George III pass this law and what were its effects? If you were a colonist, how would you feel about this law? (Post using first name, last initial and period ONLY.  Choose ANONYMOUS as your profile!)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

8th Grade: Reconstruction

Based on the information you learned in the film, text and articles in your packet, discuss some of the POSITIVE and NEGATIVE effects of Reconstruction, especially in the South.  Use textual evidence to support your answer!! (Post using first name, last initial, and period only-choose ANONYMOUS as your profile.)

Friday, November 14, 2014

8th Grade- Honoring Our Veterans

After learning about the origins of Veterans Day, why do you think it is important to continue to have this holiday on our national calendar?  Why are YOU thankful to our nation's veterans? (Post as ANONYMOUS, but write your first name, last initial and class period after your paragraph!)

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.)