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President Trump’s State of the Union Address

01 Feb

Trump

Choose a topic from the State of the Union that you think is important. Explain why this topic/ issue should be a top priority for the United States (one paragraph minimum). Also share feedback to two other posts. 

 

Who helps President Trump run the United States?

06 Nov

Trump's Cabinet

Trump and his cabinet members

You will be amazed to learn how many different people assist and support President Trump in order to efficiently run the United States’ democratic government. Check out the White House’s website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet to see the President’s cabinet members. Think about how other people in the White House contributes even if they are not part of the cabinet.

Research and Pick one person that helps President Trump do his job better.

1. Identify the name and position of the person.

2. Explain in your own words how he/she helps the president. Also, include your feelings about why you think his/her job is interesting and important.

3. Comment on at least two students’ blog post and share your reactions/thoughts.

4. This blog assignment is due Saturday @ 9 PM:  November 18th, 2017.

 

Colonial Newspaper/Newsletter Project

08 Oct

8th Grade Colonial Newspaper Project

100 Points

Due Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Directions: Put together a creative newspaper with the following items:

1. Two Major Headline Articles: (20 points total)

a.    These articles are considered to be breaking news during the time.
b.    Write an interesting article/story written from an objective reporter that includes facts you have learned from class lectures, videos, the textbook, Internet, etc.
c.    Include a picture  (copy and paste from internet) or you may hand draw the pictures with a written caption.

Breaking News 1 (Headline Title):___________________________________________

Breaking News 2 (Headline Title):___________________________________________

2. One Articles that relates to colonial times. (15 points)

a.    For example, life style, environment, sports, food, and/or culture.
b.    Include a picture with a caption (copy and paste from internet) or you may hand draw the pictures.

Topic_____________________________________________________

3. Three Editorial (Viewpoint)/ Opinion articles (15 points)

a.    Write an opinion article in which you share your viewpoint about a particular issue that you like/dislike or agree/disagree, or just plain frustrated about.

Opinion on (event or problem)___________________________________________________

4.    Political Cartoon or Comic (15 points)

a.    You must try your best to draw a cartoon or comic with statements and/or thought bubbles that is related to colonial events or problems that you have learned.

5.    Advertisements on Products/Merchandise (15 points)

a. Must have picture and price or information about product and an advertising blurb to attract customers. Think of products that may have exist during the time period.

6.     Effort, Creativity, and Originality (10 points)

7.     Content, Spelling, Grammar, Writing Conventions (10 points)

 

Below are some online resources:

Colonial Williamsburg (People, Places, Life)

http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/index.cfm

Pages from the Past (Boston Massacre, Lives of Early Americans)

http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/past/

The American Revolution

http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_boston1774.html

 
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Is War Ever Justified?

28 Sep

Can something as devastating as war ever be considered the best course of action? The American Revolution is often portrayed as a heroic fight for freedom. That is only true if war can be justified in some cases.

1. Use your class notes and resources to provide your personal opinion. Support your responses with content evidence that you have learned thus far.

2. Provide two feedback and responses.war

Due October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 PM

 

Massacre or Riot?

10 Sep

Boston Massacre: What Really Happened?

Lesson created by Kasey Fuscha using a Video from Mr. Mills YouTube Channel

Let’s Begin…

What really happened at the Boston Massacre? This is one question that has been debated for many years. No one will ever know the exact events that happened on that day. In this lesson, you will learn about the Boston Massacre by examining two different illustrations and then forming an opinion on what you believe happened.

Post your opinion after watching the video. Do you think it was a massacre or riot? Support your thinking.

 

Section 4: Weekly News

05 Sep

newspaper

This week you will be in charge of posting an article report that have been summarized and reviewed. Try visiting the following websites for new topics:

http://www.cnn.com/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/

http://www.latimes.com/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues

Please pick a different type of article topic each time you post and include the following:

1. Title of Article:

2. Region: Local (In California), National (In the United States), or World (Outside the United States)

3. Source: Ex. Los Angeles Times, Yahoo News, CNN, Channel 4 Newscast, etc.

4. Paragraph 1: Start your post by summarizing to readers some information on the article that are important (Who, What, Where, How, and Why?).

    Paragraph 2: Then include your own insights, thoughts and opinions about the article.

5. ALL Students: Write feedback for two different articles posted by other students.

Due Saturday: September 9th, @ 9:00 PM.

 

Section 3: Weekly News

27 Aug

This week you will be in charge of posting an article report that have been summarized and reviewed. Try visiting the following websites for new topics:

http://www.cnn.com/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/

http://www.latimes.com/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues

Please pick a different type of article topic each time you post and include the following:

1. Title of Article:

2. Region: Local (In California), National (In the United States), or World (Outside the United States)

3. Source: Ex. Los Angeles Times, Yahoo News, CNN, Channel 4 Newscast, etc.

4. Paragraph 1: Start your post by summarizing to readers some information on the article that are important (Who, What, Where, How, and Why?).

    Paragraph 2: Then include your own insights, thoughts and opinions about the article.

5. ALL Students: Write feedback for two different articles posted by other students.

Due Saturday: September 2nd, @ 9:00 PM.

 

Section 2: Weekly News

20 Aug

newspaper.gif

This week you will be in charge of posting an article report that have been summarized and reviewed. Try visiting the following websites for new topics:

http://www.cnn.com/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/

http://www.latimes.com/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues

Please pick a different type of article topic each time you post and include the following:

1. Title of Article:

2. Region: Local (In California), National (In the United States), or World (Outside the United States)

3. Source: Ex. Los Angeles Times, Yahoo News, CNN, Channel 4 Newscast, etc.

4. Paragraph 1: Start your post by summarizing to readers some information on the article that are important (Who, What, Where, How, and Why?).

    Paragraph 2: Then include your own insights, thoughts and opinions about the article.

5. ALL Students: Write feedback for two different articles posted by other students.

Due Saturday: September 26th, @ 9:00 PM.

 

About Blogging

10 Aug

Hello Scholars!

I hope we can communicate and engage conversations in this Blog. It will be an alternative way in which we can use technology to add some spice to our academic learning environment. Remember that learning does not only take place in the classroom, it can take place anywhere, especially in the cyber world. I hope you will enjoy reading other students’ scholarly thoughts and comments.

 
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Section 1: Weekly News

10 Aug

news

This week you will be in charge of posting an article report that have been summarized and reviewed. Try visiting the following websites for new topics:

http://www.cnn.com/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/

http://www.latimes.com/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues

Please pick a different type of article topic each time you post and include the following:

1. Title of Article:

2. Region: Local (In California), National (In the United States), or World (Outside the United States)

3. Source: Ex. Los Angeles Times, Yahoo News, CNN, Channel 4 Newscast, etc.

4. Paragraph 1: Start your post by summarizing to readers some information on the article that are important (Who, What, Where, How, and Why?).

    Paragraph 2: Then include your own insights, thoughts and opinions about the article.

5. ALL Students: Write feedback for two different articles posted by other students.

Due Saturday: August 19th, @ 9:00 PM.