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, 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!