Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ancient Greece-6th Grade

Discuss some things you already know about Ancient Greece.  Think about books you have read, movies you have watched, or things you have learned in school in past years.  There are no wrong answers!!  In addition, after looking through the packet, what are you most interested in learning about the Ancient Greeks?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fighting in the Revolution-7th grade

Based on what we have learned so far about the Revolution, would you have been willing to fight in this war? Think about the advantages/disadvantages of the Continental army vs.the British army, the reasons the colonists wanted to be free from British rule, etc. Try to include at least one WORD WALL word in your post!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Visit to an Ancient Civilization! 6th Grade

If you could go back in time and visit ONE of the ancient civilizations we have learned about so far (Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, or Persia) which one would you pick?  Give at least 3 reasons for your choice!  Feel free to agree/disagree with your fellow 6th graders!

Mission-US Game Review-7th

Post your review for the Mission-Us game here.  Give your star rating and give at least 3 specific reasons for your opinion.  Feel free to agree/disagree with your fellow 7th graders!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ancient China - 6th Grade

Which contribution of China do you think is the most important?
Use examples from both Ancient Chinese times and modern times to support your answer.

Use QUASI format to answer this question and remember to put in your first name and period somewhere in the response!

A Taxing King - 7th Grade

Use QUASI to answer the following question:

Why did King George III and Parliament pass so many taxes on the colonists?

(Remember to post your name and period in your response!)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ancient India - 6th Grade

Use QUASI to answer the following question:

Using page 86 from your textbook, which theory do you think is the best explanation for why the Harappan civilization declined and eventually ended?

(Don't forget your first name and period in the response!)

Benjamin Franklin - 7th Grade

Use QUASI format to answer the following question:

Why is Benjamin Franklin considered to be such an important historical figure?

(Don't forget to include your first name and period somewhere in your response!)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ancient Egypt - 6th Grade

Now that you have learned about Ancient Egypt and its 3 Kingdoms, which one of the three kingdoms would you most like to have lived in? What about that kingdom would make you want to live there?

Remember to support your answer with facts and use QUASI format! Also remember your first name and period!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Early Colonies - 7th Grade

Answer the following questions using QUASI:

Which of the three early colonies (Jamestown, Plymouth or the Puritans' colony) would you most want to live in? Why?

Don't forget to include your name and period!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Whenever possible, open the Internet using Google CHROME (free download), then post your blog responses as usual.  Internet Explorer has not been cooperating with blogger!  Thanks!  :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pilgrims and Mayflower - 7th Grade

Take on  the role of either a Pilgrim or a Stranger on the Mayflower and at Plymouth. How would you feel about sharing the boat with the other party for 66 days and then living peacefully with them at the Plymouth colony? What changes, if any, would you insist on including in the Mayflower Compact? (Remember QUASI and your first name/period!)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Living in Mesopotamia-6th grade

After reading about the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia, would you have wanted to live there? What facts/details from the text makes you think that it would have been an interesting, or not so interesting, place to live? (Use QUASI, post as anonymous using your first name and period only!)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Early Humans-6th Grade

Answer one of the following questions in QUASI format:
1) How would the earth have been different if the Neanderthals had not become extinct? What would life be like today?


2) Imagine another intelligent species came to earth and threatened our way of life. Compare/Contrast this scenario with that of the Neanderthals when they came in contact with the Cro-Magnons.

Early Colonists -7th grade

After learning about the Roanoke and Jamestown colonies in class, what advice would you have given these colonists that would have helped them succeed in the New World? Which hardships could have been avoided if these colonists had made different choices when establishing their colonies? (QUASI format. Post using first name and period only!)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Early Explorers - "What If?"

How do you think your lives today would be different had Giovanni da Verrazano claimed all of the lands he explored for the French (go to your notes for a reminder if needed)? Give reasons and examples that support your point-of-view.

(Remember to use the QUASI format, post as "Anonymous" and include your first name, last initial, and period at the bottom of your response.)

2011 Intro Blog

What is the most interesting topic you have learned about in Social Studies OR what is the most interesting project/assignment you have ever done in Social Studies? Give specific reasons for your answer. (Use QUASI and post as "Anonymous" with first name and period typed after reply!)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Emanicipation Proclamation

After completing today's readings, explain the importance of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. (Please do NOT say it "freed the slaves!") Post using first name and period only and avoid repetitive posts!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

7th Grade JEOPARDY Review Games!!

Please paste your link in the comment box ALONG with your FIRST names ONLY and period. Post as "anonymous!"