Friday, August 21, 2009

Geography Races

It is important to know the locations of nations as you study historical events. The location of nations partially determines their national policies, dictates culture, can cause conflict and lead to wealth or poverty. This assignment will be your introduction to many nations you are not familiar with and where they are located in relation to each other. Through the activity below, your goal is to become as familiar with world's nations as possible.
This is a competition! You will be going against everyone on 7 Green!

Click on the following links and complete the maps for each link. Simply click "Play" when you are ready to begin.

North America
Central America
South America
Middle East
World Monuments
World Features

Puzzle ----------- Best Time --------- Name
Continents -----------
North America-------
Central America------
South America-------
Middle East----------
World Monuments -----
World Features --------

If you can post better times than your classmates you will need proof. Either print out the picture and bring it to class or printscreen (one of the functions of your keyboard) and email the photo to me. Enjoy.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Celebrate Earth Hour 8:30-9:30pm Saturday

Earth Hour Article

Japanese Riddle

See if you can Figure Out the Riddle at the Following Link

Click on the link then click on the blue circle. Don't hope for any instructions, cause they're all in Japanese.

To move the people click on them. To move the raft click on the pole on the opposite side of the river.

Japanese Riddle

1. Everybody has to cross the river
2. Only 2 Persons on the raft at a time
3. The Father cannot stay with any of the daughters without their Mother's presence
4. The Mother cannot stay with any of the sons without their Father's presence
5. The Thief (striped shirt) cannot stay with any family member if the Policeman is not there
6. Only the Father, the Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the raft

Japan Webquest Activity

Japan Webquest

Use this link to access the webquest for our class activity on Wed. 4/1

Himeji Castle Tour Activity

Himeji Castle

Use this link to complete the web activity for class on Monday 3/30

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Africa Current Issues Partner Blog

Today you will have one class period to create a blog on a current crisis or issue in Africa.

Choose one of the following Issues as the Topic for your Blog
- HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Poverty in Africa
- Genocide in Darfur
- Civil War in the Congo
- Child Soldiers of Sierra Leone
- Fighting Over Oil in Nigeria
- Deforestation of the Rainforest in Ghana
- Lacking Education Systems
- Refugees in Africa
- Problems for Women in Africa
- Desertification - The Expanding Desert & its Impact

Requirments in Blog
- Blog Title
- Slideshow
- Poll Question
- 3 Postings Describing Issue
 - 2 Statistics on Issue
- 1 Image per Post
- 1 Visitor Response Question

Links to Use

Monday, December 8, 2008

Explore Classmates Blogs

You’ve worked very hard to create an awesome blog. It is time now time to check out your classmates blogs. The four slips of paper that you are going to draw out of the tub are the peers you are responsible for evaluating.  You will then use remaining class time to view and evaluate classmates blogs of your choice.

For Each Blog Complete the Following.

¨    Step 1 - Login to your blog. This will allow you to post comments on your classmates blogs and it will leave a link to your blog for them.

¨    Step 2 - Become a follower of their blog

¨    Step 3 - Read all Posts

¨    Step 4 - Answer all Blog Visitor Response Questions

¨    Step 5 - Answer all Blog Poll Questions

¨    Step 6 - Write at least 4 Comments on each classmates blog

o       Each comment should be a minimum of two sentences and show real thought or insight.

o       Good Example – Wow! You really did some excellent research. I had no idea that Hippos were the most dangerous animals on the Nile. I would have thought that it was crocodiles. Did you find out any information about types of animals along the Nile that were tame or domesticated?

o       Bad Example – That was cool. I didn’t know that.

¨    Step 7 - Answer Blog Evaluation Questions

o       Describe two areas of strength for the Blog

o       Describe one area for improvement of the Blog

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Creating Your Blog

For completion of the creation of a well designed blog you will need to follow the directions on your Egypt Blog Instructions and Requirments page.

Click Here to view -

Click Here to View - Egypt Project Template Example

Egypt Project Example

Follow the link below to view the ESPN Ancient Egyptian Sports Blog to get an idea of what Mrs. Hobbs & Mr. Lewis are expecting from you in this project. 

If you have questions or comments post them here as your classmates might be wondering or thinking the same thing. 

Painting of Egyptian Ball Game on Tomb Wall

Click Here to View - ESPN Ancient Egyptian Sports Blog

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hieroglyphics Activities

Create Your Own Cartouche - Want to see your name in the Ancient Egyptian script? Check it Out

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Comic of the Week

Happy Election Day!