Monday, December 3, 2012

2nd MP-Causes of the Revolution

AFTER learning about some of the causes of the American Revolution, which event do you think was MOST responsible for the outbreak of war?  (6-8 sentences minimum!)

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Early English Colonies

If you had to have lived in one of the early English settlements, which one would you pick; Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth, or Massachusetts Bay?  Give at least three reasons for your answer! (Post using first name, last initial, and period ONLY!!)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pocahontas: History vs. Hollywood

After learning about the historical Pocahontas, do you think the Powhatan tribe had a right to be angry with Disney over their portrayal of her in the animated movie?  Why/Why not?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Election 2012!

After discussing the candidates' stances on major issues in class and watching segments of the debates, who do you feel should be elected president in November?  Give at least 3 specific reasons for your opinion!  If responding to others, it is okay to disagree but in a RESPECTFUL manner!  (first name, last initial and period only!)

Mystery of the Lost Colony

After learning about the theories of the lost colony of Roanoke, what is YOUR theory behind the disappearance of the settlers?  Use factual evidence and/or historically based theories to support your opinion!  (first name, last initial and period only!!)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Columbus: History's Hero or Villain?

After learning about Christopher Columbus, do you feel he was more of a historical hero or villain?  Should  Columbus Day continue to be observed every year?  Give facts and specific details to support your answer. Use RACE to answer in open-ended format.  Post using FIRST name, last initial and period ONLY!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Intro Blog-2012

Answer at least one of the following questions in one to two paragraphs. Type your first name, last initial and class period ONLY after your paragraph(s). Choose "Anonymous" as your profile. I recommend typing in MS Word or Google Docs in case post does not show up (you can also spell check there!) 

 1) What is the most interesting topic you have learned about in Social Studies over the past few years? Why did you enjoy it so much? 

 2) What is the most interesting project/assignment you have ever done in Social Studies? Give specific reasons for your answer. 

 3) What topic(s)or historical figures are you most interested in learning about in 7th grade? (Remember, this is U.S. history from Colonial Era through the Civil War!)

Monday, June 4, 2012

End of Year Reflection- 6th and 7th

What was your favorite topic and/or project this year in Social Studies?  WHY?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sherman's March

After learning about Sherman's "March to the Sea" in 1864, do you feel Sherman's strategy of "total war" was necessary and/or morally acceptable?  If Sherman had not used this strategy, might the outcome of the war have been different?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Black Death

After learning about the Black Death in class, can you think of a more modern example of an illness/disease that  is a threat to our society (think of the whole world, not just America?)  What can be done to prevent this disease from being as deadly as the Black Death?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Soldier's Life in the Civil War

After reading Chapter 16 and the article on a soldier's life in your packet, do you feel being a soldier in the Civil War was better or worse than being a soldier in one of the earlier wars we have learned about (i.e. Revolutionary War?)  Explain and support your answer with facts!

Life in Medieval Times

Go to the following website and explore:

What are some of the most interesting differences between life in the Middle Ages and life today?  Are there any surprising similarities? (Post using first name, last initial and period only!)  

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Life of a Knight-6th Grade

After reading about what life was like for a Medieval knight, would you have wanted to become a knight if you were a young boy in the Middle Ages?  Why/why not?  Use facts from the text and/or article to support your answer!  (Post as anonymous, typing in your first name and period after your response)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Causes of the Civil War

After viewing and discussing the film on the causes of the Civil War, use your notes sheet in your packet to answer the following question in QUASI format.  Additionally, you may respond to other students for extra points.

Which event/person do you feel was the MOST responsible for the outbreak of war in 1861? Support your answer with facts and provide insight!  Post using first name, last initial and period only!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sparta vs. Athens-You decide!

Based on what we have leaned about Greek city-states, would you have rather lived in Sparta or Athens?  Give specific reasons for your opinion! (Post as anonymous-first name and last initial only!)

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Crossing-7th Grade

Do you feel that George Washington made the right decision in crossing the Delaware River on Christmas night, 1776 and attacking the Hessians in what became known as the Battle of Trenton?  What might have happened if he had not succeeded in this attack?  Use details from the film, "The Crossing" to support your opinions! (Post using first name and period ONLY!)