Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Oregon Trail

If you are as old as I am, you remember playing this game on the school's old computers (Apple II's or maybe Commodore 64's). If you don't remember, or simply aren't old enough then take a few minutes to play through an early 'video' game that kids used to love.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Southern Europe Activities

Write a story where a Roman god visits you. Use the story to explain who the god is, what he or she is responsible for, and what he or she looks like. (250 words) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Roman_gods

Compare and contrast five Greek and Roman gods who are the same, but might have different characteristics. There is a comparison table at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Similarities_between_Roman,_Greek_and_Etruscan_mythologies but to find their differences will require more research.

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Samorost 1 is a crazy cool game. The idea is to get the character, Samorost, to explore the space ship that he finds flying towards his planet. To play this game you simply point and click until you find out how to progress. You will have to collaborate on this one, don't be selfish when you figure out the puzzles!

Check out Amanita Designs other stuff here.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Art as History?

Washington Crossing the Delaware is a very famous painting. It's use in popular culture probably even led to a contest to pick the best George Washington impersonator to re-enact the crossing every year. Watch this video to find out more about the contest. 

After watching the video, lets look at the paining. What do you see? Can you find any historical inconsistencies? You can find more information about the painting of Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware.

Emanuel Leutze "Washington Crossing the Delaware "

Next listen to the story behind the painting on NPR's Morning Edition from October 28, 2002. Has your opinion of the painting changed? Does it have more or less meaning for you now? 

NPR Morning Edition October 28, 2002. This NPR program discusses the painting.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Add An HTML Game to Your Blog

Today you will pick an html game to place in a blog post. Follow the directions and you can have a game like this on your blog.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Help Mr. C Visit Canada!

Mr. C is wanting to visit Canada next summer. He wants you to come up with an itinerary for the trip. His only instruction to you is he wants to see 'the real Canada, not the one portrayed in movies like Strange Brew!!!' 

You will need to come up with 6 places Mr C absolutely, positively, without a doubt must visit while there.  Oh, and he wants it done by the end of class Friday. 

After watching the two videos above, what other sources will you use to to find information about 'must do' places in Canada? Here are some of Mr. C's suggestions:

1) Do a Google search of places to visit in Canada.
2) Do a Youtube search of places to visit in Canada.
3) Ask around to see if anyone has visited Canada, and ask them.
4) Ask Mr. C if he knows someone who might be willing to to answer some of your questions about Canada. (Don't wait until Friday) 
5) Visit the library, maybe they have some of those old things called 'books' that might have some information.
6) Check Wikipedia, maybe they have some good information.
7) Do a search for the Canadian Visitors Bureau. 
8) Sit around until Friday and write down any junk you think of. (This one is probably not a very good suggestion, but you know how Mr. C likes to joke.)

Mr. C has worksheet for you to use to gather information. He thinks you will probably need more room to write than that, but it could be used as a good organizer. Make sure to pick one up from him.

Assignment Requirements

1) Find the 6 most Canadian places for Mr. C to visit.
2) Create a Google document. 
3) Write down each place with your explanation of why he should visit there.
4) Add some pictures of each place. Mr. C does require you to cite where you get the picture from and to make sure the picture you picked is copyrighted so that you can use it legally. 
5) Hyperlink the address where the picture came from.
6) Share your document with Mr. C when completed
7) Make sure it is finished on Friday. Late work will be accepted, but you will have to do it on your time. Class moves on!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Paul Revere and Joseph Warren

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c_er4mMfvI
‘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

After learning the stories of Revere and Warren the students will write an ode to Dr. Warren using the following rhyme scheme: ABABCDECDE

Sunday, October 22, 2017

US States Map Game

This is a game we can use to practice for the assessment next week. Use this and the sample assessment to prepare.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Geography Terms Vocabulary Quiz #1

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Road to Revolution

Here is the presentation over the events that led to the creation of the Declaration of Independence. 

The essential question is: What events led to the creation of the Declaration of Independence. 

Create a timeline of the events. You might be able to find an online timeline creator to use, but how will you share it with me when you are finished? You can work together with a partner to figure that out, but you will need to turn in your own timeline.