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!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Are you a Democrat or a Republican?

Glassbooth Election Quiz - AWESOME SITE!! Choose the issues that are important to you and then it gives you a quiz on your feelings towards those issues. The results show percentages of your agreement with the candidates and explains why. Terrific!
Select a Candidate - One of the most used election quiz sites with over 10,000,000 hits.
Vote Help  - Take the survey to see what candiate your views align with
Whole World Vote - Displays popularity of candiates worldwide
270 to Win - Map of electoral college results for every election back to George Washington
Project Vote Smart - Search for candidates that will be on your local ballot by zipcode to find basic info about their beliefs, platform, and history.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Presidential Issues Activity

Use the websites to learn more about our two Presidential Candidates and complete the activity.

Follow class instrcuctions to open the Word document template you will need to complete this lesson.
- Complete Basic Background Info on each Candidate
- Choose 5 Issues & Analyze Each

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cuneiform Links

Many of you were interested in writing like a Mesopotamian scribe. These links will provide more info about cuneiform writing and the lives of scribes.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Comic of the Week

What songs do you think Michael Phelps was listening to right before his 8 gold medal races?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Excellent Links to Learn More About 9/11

9/11 Interactive Map w/ Eye Witness Video
7 Years Later Pictures of 9/11
Slideshow of New York's Recovery After the Attacks
Memorial of those that Perished on 9/11
Victims by Country They Were From
September 11th Video Gallery
CNN Special Report 9/11

Extra Credit 9/11 Blog Response

Respond to the following question to receive up to 10 bonus points.
How do you think the United States would be different today if the terrorists attacks of 9/11 never happened?

Your posting should clearly show your opinion and be at least 5 sentences long.
***Do not post your full name!!! Just 1st name and last initial. (example - Jared L.)

Monday, September 8, 2008

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 someone else in the class. When both of you finish show your opponent your time and complete your chart.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 ----------- 7 sec. ------------ Chelsea G.
North America------- 17 sec.------------- Chelsea G.
Central America------ 21 sec. ------------ Chelsea G.
South America------- 21 sec. ------------- Chelsea G.
Europe--------------- 1 min. 49 sec. ------ Chelsea G.
Africa---------------- 2 min. 44 sec. ------ Chelsea G.
Asia------------------ 1 min. 01 sec. ------ Chelsea G.
Middle East---------- 29 sec. ------------- Ryan B. 
World Monuments ----- No one has completed yet
World Features -------- No one has completed yet

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.

Update 9/12 - Trevor B. Sets Lots of New Records!!!! Way to go Trevor :)
Update 9/17 - Sam K. ties the North America record. Good Job Sam!

Update 9/29 - Chelsea G. BREAKS ALL RECORDS!!!!!!!!!! Awesome Chelsea :)
Update 12/18 - Ryan B. sets new rcord on Middle East Map!