Friday, February 14, 2014
I just returned from attending two teaching/learning conferences in St. Louis. While I was there I took the time to do some personal learning and sightseeing. This is a .gif that I took from the top of the arch. My Galaxy Note 3 phone's camera app allows me to make them really easily. How cool is that?
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Posted by William Chamberlain at 1:45 PM
Great Inca Rebellion. The students are observation a fascinating video that combines archaeology with forensic science and historical records to examine how what we know about the battle for Lima doesn't fit the Spanish accounts.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
As we learn about the countries of the Andes Mountains we will be listening to music from those cultures. Here is a short video of a concert we will view:
Here is the Spotify playlist we will be listening to during the unit.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
NPR Morning Edition October 28, 2002. This NPR program discusses the painting Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze. We are listening to this after we read the Introduction to Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
This essential question is the guide for this lesson. The students will be examining the role of Paul Revere and Joseph Warren from Revere's famous ride to the Battle of Bunker Hill. We will look at what Paul Revere and Joseph Warren contributed to these famous events.
Here are the links to the media we will use in class along with pages 134-135 in our textbook.
Andy Griffith Lexington and Concord http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3boDX-3iRJg
Lexington and Concord Map http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/virtual.html
‘Real’ Story of Paul Revere http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/real.html
Longfellow’s Midnight Ride of Paul Revere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4hUMQG3MI8
Paul Revere's Ride http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere's_Ride
The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_death_of_general_warren_at_the_battle_of_bunker_hill.jpg
Joseph Warren http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Warren
Ode to Josesph Warren http://books.google.com/books?id=3r-ClEcWHsQC&pg=PA217&
After learning the stories of Revere and Warren the students will write an ode to Dr. Warren using the following rhyme scheme: ABABCDECDE
Monday, September 30, 2013
Here is a video of Jose explaining how he created his foam cup print. We created these in conjunction with Paul Revere's etching of the Boston Massacre. The students created a print to represent the massacre from the Loyalist point of view.