Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Driftless, by David Rhodes

NPR Interview with David Rhodes (author of Driftless)

Constitution Infographic

Marley Extras

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Marley Goes to School:
Browse inside Marley Goes to School:
John Grogan discusses Marley and Me:

Virtual Field Trip- Wisconsin State Parks

Create a tourism brochure highlighting the top five state parks in Wisconsin.


Find a Park:

Looking for the best of the best?

Wisconsin State Parks Guide:

Hadley George, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Wisconsin

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Trail of Tears Assignment

Visit the link above and answer the questions below:

How many Cherokees were forcefully removed from their homes in 1838.

How many soldiers were used to round up the Cherokees before they were removed?

Before they were removed, they were placed in stockades. What is a stockade?

What diseases did many Cherokee succumb to before being removed?

How many died in the "camps"?

List the states the Cherokees had to cross to reach their final destination.

How many miles were the Cherokees forced to walk to their final destination?

Briefly describe some of the hardships encountered along the way?

When did the last group of Cherokees reach Oklahoma?

In total, how many Cherokees died along the Trail of Tears?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Women's Suffrage Around the World

Women's Suffrage Posters in History:
Were women allowed to vote before 1900 anywhere in the world?
List the first two countries where women won the right to vote in the 20th Century.
Explain why one country has two dates listed after it.
When did women in the United States win the vote?
When did women in Canada win the vote?
When did women in Mexico win the vote?
In the 1950s, which continent had the most countries which still prohibited women from voting?
As of 2000, name one country where women are still forbidden to vote.

Friday, December 2, 2011

World Studies....U.S. Cities and Notable Features

Willis Tower (Sears Tower), Empire State Building and Twin Towers compared to the world's other tallest buildings.

World Trade Center Interactive Exhibit:

How the Towers Collapsed:
The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

New Orleans
Trailer for "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts"

History....told in Lego

Awesome Family Photos

Read Online....The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

Chapter 14:

The People Speak

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Lesson- Life Skills 400

Take the Quiz:

How did you do?


What was the main message of this new story?
What evidence was presented in the news story?
Who is the intended audience for this news story? Expectant mothers? Women of child-bearing age? Expectant fathers? All men? Teens? Doctors? Social Workers? All adults?
Taking it further----What can you do to spread the message of this news story?
What Would You Do?

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Discussion Questions:
Would you have intervened? Why or why not?
If you would have intervened, what would you have said to the pregnant mother and/or the bartender?
Do you think drinking and/or smoking is a form of neglect/abuse (to the fetus)?
Do you think there should be laws prohibiting expectant mothers from smoking and/or drinking while pregnant? Why or why not?

8 week old "normal" brain and 8 week old Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Brain:

Fact Sheet:

Drinking and Reproductive Health
View Video:
Minnesota Public Radio Resources (Audio)
Time Magazine:

John Brown's Raid

History Channel-"Chalk Talk" Series-John Brown's Raid from Colin Evoy Sebestyen on Vimeo.

Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg Address from Adam Gault on Vimeo.