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.

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.)