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!

Monday, September 8, 2014

7th Grade-Welcome Back, September 2014

You are no longer the youngest ones in the school!  Now that you are 7th graders, what are one or two pieces of advice you would give to the new sixth graders on how to best survive/succeed in their 6th grade year at Bayshore?  Be very specific! (Post as "anonymous" and type in your first name, last initial and period after your post.)  Feel free to reply to your classmates' posts for extra points!

8th Grade-Welcome Back, September 2014

This year, we will be working on what I call our 4C project.  The 4 C's stand for Critical Thinking, Creating, Collaborating, and Communicating.  You will get to work on this project every Friday that you have Social Studies, starting in October.  This a project of YOUR OWN CHOOSING!  It does not have to relate to the content we are learning in class, but it should be something that makes your world, community, and/or home a better place, or yourself a better person.  Please comment below on any interests that you have how how they can be turned into a 4C project (i.e. You like fashion, so you want to start an organization that collects clothing donations and puts together outfits for needy children/teens.)  Also, comment on your peers' posts to give them ideas on how they can turn their passions into a 4C project!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Jeopardy Review Games!

Please comment below with your group members' names (first name, last initials only!), class period, and the link to PLAY your review game.  Try out other groups' games and give feedback (constructive criticism and positive comments only please!)  Choose ANONYMOUS as your profile. Thanks and have a great summer!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

John Brown: Martyr or Madman?

Based on the historical evidence provided in Chapter 10 of War, Terrible War by Joy Hakim, the video entitled “John Brown’s Raid in American Memory” on the Virginia Historical Society’s website, and the article “The Impending Crisis,” on page 20 of your packet,  do you believe John Brown was a martyr or a madman?  Use TEXTUAL evidence to support your opinion!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Last Post for 2nd MP-How DID we win?

In the first years of the American Revolution, it seemed unlikely that the shabby group of men calling themselves the Continental Army could ever beat the world's greatest army (England.)  After learning about the war, explain how the colonists did, in fact, succeed in their goal of defeating England and becoming an independent nation.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Risking Your Life For Your Country?

Answer one or both of the following questions:

1)  Declaration of Independence

The signers of the Declaration of Independence were committing TREASON when they signed this important document.  The punishment for treason was death.  Why do you think the delegates were willing to risk their lives to become an independent nation?  Would you have done the same thing?  Why or why not?

2)  Women in the Revolution

Why do you think so many women were willing to risk their lives fighting or helping in other risky ways during the war if they were not even given equal treatment in society?  Would you have risked your life to do this if you were a woman during the American Revolution?