Thursday, May 7, 2015

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!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mission US-Game Review

After completing Mission #1 and/or Mission #2 on, write a REVIEW for the game below. Describe the mission, what challenges you had to overcome, and what you learned from the game. Rate it 0-5 stars and explain the reasons for your rating.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

U.S. Imperialism-8th Grade

After learning about how to United States became a world power, what are your thoughts on imperialism?  Was the U.S. justified in taking control of lands oversees in order to gain military strength and wealth?  Use specific examples from the text, film clips, and/or articles to support your opinion!  (Post as anonymous using first name, last initial and period only!)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Exploring Future Careers

Reflect upon what you learned after completing the career activity with Mrs. Frederick or Ms. Constantino. What did you learn about your possible future career options?  Were you surprised by your research? (Post as anonymous using first name, last initial and class period only.)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Current Events-7th & 8th Grade

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.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

8th Grade: Native American Assimilation

Using your notes from the presentation, the film clips, and the map and article in your packet, describe the challenges faced by our nation's Native Americans in the late 1800's-early 1900's.  (Post as ANONYMOUS, using first name, last initial and class period only.)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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?