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!