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!)