Thursday, November 12, 2015

Colonial Choices

If you HAD to live in one of the early colonies (Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth or Massachusetts Bay) for ONE WEEK, which one would you choose? Why? What would you expect to be some of your biggest challenges? (Post as ANONYMOUS using first name, last initial and class period only...don't forget to copy first!)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Pocahontas: Fact vs. Fiction

After Disney's Pocahontas was released, the Powhatan Nation was furious that the real story of Pocahontas was distorted in the name of entertainment. (See the Powhatan's letter here.) After exploring the different resources on Pocahontas, do you agree with the Powhatan in believing that Disney should not have portrayed Pocahontas incorrectly? Why would Disney have changed the facts in the first place? Give evidence from at least one source to support your opinion. (Post as ANONYMOUS, using first name, last initial and class period only!)

Monday, October 19, 2015

Roanoke-October 19, 2015

Knowing what you now know about the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke, what advice would you give the settlers that may have helped them succeed in the New World? Post as anonymous using first name, last initial and class period only! Don't forget to save to your clipboard or Google Docs before publishing (just in case!)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Current Events: Week of 9/28/15

Using a reliable news site (i.e. find and read an article that interests you about a global or national event. In the comments section below, summarize the news story. Make sure to include the who, what, when, where, why and how, as well as your opinion on the event. Also include the link to the article. (Post as anonymous using your first name, last initial and class period!) 1 paragraph minimum.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Going Back in Time

If you could go back in time and spend a week in any historical time period, which one would you choose? Are there any particular people you would like to meet? Explain the reasons for your choice. (Post as ANONYMOUS with your first name, last initial and class period only.)

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.