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

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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)