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, 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!