Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Patriot or Loyalist?

After learning about the risks and the extreme, and sometimes violent, actions the Patriots took against their mother country, do you honestly feel you would have joined their cause? OR would have rather been a LOYALIST, benefiting from the rewards of the crown and enjoying good food and fancy parties? EXPLAIN using textual evidence!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The King Who Lost America!

After learning about King George III of England, what do you think he (or his ministers) could have done differently to prevent the outbreak of war in the colonies? Use factual evidence from text/articles to support your opinion! (Last name, first initial and class period only)

Monday, November 24, 2014

7th Grade: French & Indian War

The Proclamation of 1763 forbid the English colonists from moving west of the Appalachians after the French and Indian War.  Why did King George III pass this law and what were its effects? If you were a colonist, how would you feel about this law? (Post using first name, last initial and period ONLY.  Choose ANONYMOUS as your profile!)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

8th Grade: Reconstruction

Based on the information you learned in the film, text and articles in your packet, discuss some of the POSITIVE and NEGATIVE effects of Reconstruction, especially in the South.  Use textual evidence to support your answer!! (Post using first name, last initial, and period only-choose ANONYMOUS as your profile.)

Friday, November 14, 2014

8th Grade- Honoring Our Veterans

After learning about the origins of Veterans Day, why do you think it is important to continue to have this holiday on our national calendar?  Why are YOU thankful to our nation's veterans? (Post as ANONYMOUS, but write your first name, last initial and class period after your paragraph!)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7th Grade- Early 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 from the text, articles, etc. to support your answer!  (Post using first name, last initial, and period ONLY!!)

Friday, October 10, 2014

7th and 8th: Current Event (Extra Credit)

After watching a current episode of the student news at cnn.com/studentnews, 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.)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

7th Grade- Pocahontas: Disney vs. History

After reading Chapter 5 and the article in your packet, why do you think Disney changed the real story of Pocahontas?  Should they have just stayed true to historical facts instead? Use textual evidence to support your opinion!

Monday, October 6, 2014

8th Grade-Our Constitution!

After learning about the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and analyzing some of the different parts of the Constitution, answer the question below.

What did the framers (Founding Fathers) "get right" when writing our Constitution?  What should they have done differently?  Use facts and examples from the Constitution to support your answer!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

7th Grade-Queen Elizabeth

Read the article on page 13 in your packet entitled, "Sickness & Health." Which "beauty regimen" used by women in the 16th and 17th centuries do you think was the most shocking?  Why?  Can you think of modern examples of both women and men going too far for the sake of their appearance?  (Don't forget to post as ANONYMOUS using first name, last initial and class period. COPY your paragraph onto your clipboard or into Docs before publishing!!)

Monday, September 29, 2014

8th Grade-Citizenship!

Answer one or both of the questions below in paragraph form:
1) Do you think the steps required to become a citizen of the USA are fair?  If not, should they be more or less strict? Explain your answer.
2) Do you think most natural born citizens are appreciative of their rights as citizens of this country?  Do you think most Americans are good citizens?  Explain your answer.

Post as ANONYMOUS and write your first name, last initial and period only at the end of your paragraph.  I highly recommend typing your answer in Drive first, or copying and pasting to your clipboard before publishing!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Columbus: Hero or Villain?-7th Grade

Based on what you have learned about Christopher Columbus, do you feel he was a hero or villain of history? Give facts and examples to support your opinion! (Post as anonymous, but type your first name, last initial and class period at the end of your post!) You may also reply to your peers' posts!

Monday, September 8, 2014

7th Grade-Welcome Back, September 2014

You are no longer the youngest ones in the school!  Now that you are 7th graders, what are one or two pieces of advice you would give to the new sixth graders on how to best survive/succeed in their 6th grade year at Bayshore?  Be very specific! (Post as "anonymous" and type in your first name, last initial and period after your post.)  Feel free to reply to your classmates' posts for extra points!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Jeopardy Review Games!

Please comment below with your group members' names (first name, last initials only!), class period, and the link to PLAY your review game.  Try out other groups' games and give feedback (constructive criticism and positive comments only please!)  Choose ANONYMOUS as your profile. Thanks and have a great summer!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Last Post for 2nd MP-How DID we win?

In the first years of the American Revolution, it seemed unlikely that the shabby group of men calling themselves the Continental Army could ever beat the world's greatest army (England.)  After learning about the war, explain how the colonists did, in fact, succeed in their goal of defeating England and becoming an independent nation.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Risking Your Life For Your Country?

Answer one or both of the following questions:

1)  Declaration of Independence

The signers of the Declaration of Independence were committing TREASON when they signed this important document.  The punishment for treason was death.  Why do you think the delegates were willing to risk their lives to become an independent nation?  Would you have done the same thing?  Why or why not?

2)  Women in the Revolution

Why do you think so many women were willing to risk their lives fighting or helping in other risky ways during the war if they were not even given equal treatment in society?  Would you have risked your life to do this if you were a woman during the American Revolution?