Thursday, January 17, 2013

Online Quiz- MLK

Online Quiz- How well do you know Africa?

Online Quiz- Middle East

Online Quiz- Europe

Online Quiz- Black History

Online Quiz- Asian Geography

Online Quiz- Latin American Geography

Take the online quiz- United States Geography

Online Quiz- The Civil War

Online Quiz- How Well Do You Know the Declaration of Independence?

Online Quiz- How Much Do You Know About America's Landmarks?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Silenced- Wordle Word Cloud Assignment

1. Complete the "ABC Brainstorming" sheet using words from the book, The Silenced.
2. Go to
3. Go to "Create".
4. Enter the words from your "ABC Brainstorming" worksheet.
5. Design your word cloud.
6. Save to the public gallery.
7. Print and hand in for 20 points!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Learning Strategies Midterm

Learning Strategies Mid-Term
Part I (Completed the week prior to mid-terms):
Missing Work
Date of Mid-term
Preparation for Mid-term
(How will you prepare and how much time will you invest in preparing for the mid-term)

Part II: True or False:
______ Many periodicals are written at the sixth-grade reading level
______One way to learn new vocabulary is to use new words as often as possible in daily conversation.
______ A Thesaurus is a dictionary of synonyms
______One way to boost your understanding of something new that you have learned is to draw it.
______When highlighting, a general “rule-of-thumb” is to highlight no more than 10 % of what you’ve read.
_____A valuable reading strategy is to look at the structure of a book before you read it.
______Some important tips to remember when listening to lectures include: listen for word clues, pay attention to body language, and listen for repetition.
_____ When taking notes, some important things to look for: anything the teacher writes or circles on the chalk board/white board, diagrams/charts/lists that the teacher draws attention to or points out.
______ It is important to write down everything a teacher says in lecture.
______An active listener sits up straight, leans forward, and tries to focus on every word.
______ It is important to organize your notes. Start each day’s notes on a new page and put the date and topic at the top of the page.
______ It is not necessary to leave “thinking space” when taking notes.
______ Examples of “word clues” include: “the most important reason …” “this will be on the test….”
______ A good night’s sleep has a better effect on test performance than all-night cramming.
______ Finding links between your own life and what you are studying make learning more effective.
______ When summarizing text, summaries should not be more than one-fourth to one-third the length of the original text.
_____ It is important to use your own words and to paraphrase when summarizing a text.

Midterm- World Studies

World Studies
Midterm: Wisconsin State Park Project

Create a tourism brochure or poster highlighting one Wisconsin State Park.
Title (must be typed/or you may use magazine letters/words) 5 points

Minimum of five facts about your park. One fact must be the location of the park. (Must be typed) 25 points

Minimum of three pictures. (One must be a map.) 15 points

Creativity/Neatness 5 points

50 points total



Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lake Effect: A Cheat Sheet for Watching the Movie "Lincoln"

Lake Effect: A Cheat Sheet for Watching the Movie "Lincoln"

Chapter 14 (A Young People's History of the United States)

What is paragraph #1 about?
Why did some people call WWI an imperialist war?
What is the subtitle on page 220?
The two opposing sides in WWI were called:
What classic novel is mentioned in paragraph #6?
Why did the United States enter the war?
What evidence does Zinn provide to illustrate the war as unpopular among many Americans?
What law is mentioned in paragraph #13?
What was the purpose of the law?
What are paragraphs #14 and 15 about?
What actions did the U.S. government take to suppress public criticism of the war?
What is paragraph #20 about?
When did WWI end (paragraph #27)?
How many American soldiers died in the war?
What are paragraphs #30 and 31 about?

Friday, January 4, 2013

English 509 & 510 Mid-term

English 509 & 510 Midterm

Option #1: Create a either a "Who, What, When, Why, Where" booklet or;

Option #2:  Create a "Setting, Characters, Theme, Symbols" booklet to be turned in at the end of the period.

You will have once class period to complete your project (approximately 1 ½ hours). If you feel you will be unable to complete the project in the allotted time, you are welcome to begin working on you booklets ahead of time. For example, you may want to begin looking for pictures to include in your booklets.

Criteria (for both options):
*Names/Brief description of all main characters
*Setting: Time/Place
*Brief summary of the plot

If you choose Option #2, include a minimum of three themes and three symbols addressed in the book.

Everything must be typed. You must include at least four pictures in your booklet.

Midterms are worth 100 points.
80 points for content
20 points for appearance/creativity

Tuesdays with Morrie Project: For the next three weeks we will read Tuesdays with Morrie in class. You are expected to participate in class discussions of the "who," "what," "when," "why," and "where" for each chapter. Take notes. Transfer your notes into an ongoing timeline/graphic organizer demonstrating your understanding of the 5 ws for each chapter of the book. You may earn up to 10 points a day for reading, participation in class discussion, notes, and work on your graphic organizer.

Brown v. Board of Education bulletin board

Thursday, January 3, 2013

World Studies Quiz

Locate and label the following on the map provided:

8.New York

11.New Orleans
12.Las Vegas

15.The state where the Gateway Arch is located.
16.The state where the majority of the Grand Canyon is located.
17.The state where Devils Tower is located.
18.The state where Mt. Rushmore is located.

19.The Mississippi River
20.The Colorado River
21.The Missouri River
22.The Rio Grande
23.The Atlantic Ocean
24.The Pacific Ocean
25.The Gulf of Mexico

Chapter 13: A Young People's History of the United States

1.What is the title of this chapter?
2.In paragraph #5, the author compares factory workers to ________________.

3. Describe working conditions in a sweatshop. Find an image of a late 19th century sweatshop on the internet. Sketch or glue a printed picture of one in the space provided.

4. What happened at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in 1911?

5. In paragraph #9, the largest union of its time was mentioned. Did this union serve the needs of all its workers?  Explain.

6. Describe what you see on pages 208 and 209?

7. When did the Socialist party get its start in the United States?

8. Why was the early part of the 20th century considered a low point for African Americans? Explain.

9. What famous African American is mentioned in paragraph #25?

10. What is the focus of the NAACP?

11. How did the early 20th Century get its name, “Progressive”?

12. Describe what paragraphs 32-34 are about.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Extra Credit Opportunity

The Inspired Classroom: Non-Fiction Insert for Reading Journals

Find one example of each of the above non-fiction resources in the classroom. Each example you find, earns you one point extra credit.

Africa Map Assignment (Physical Features)


Find and label the following:

Namib Desert
Western Sahara
Kalahari Desert
Libyan Desert
Sahara Desert

Atlas Mountains
Mount Kilimanjaro

(Outline in blue)
Lake Edward
Lake Albert
Lake Chad
Lake Victoria
Lake Tanganyika

(Trace in blue)
Congo River
Senegal River
Zambezi River

Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Red Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Arabian Sea

Africa Grid Assignment

fingerprints on Africa

Choose 25 African Countries from the list below.
Fill in your grid with the 25 countries you selected.

  • 1 Algeria
  • 2Angola
  • 3Benin
  • 4Botswana
  • 5Burkina Faso
  • 6Burundi
  • 7Cameroon
  • 8Central African Rep.
  • 9Chad
  • 10Comoros
  • 11Congo
  • 12Cote d'ivoire
  • 13Djibouti
  • 14Egypt
  • 15Equatorial Guinee
  • 16Eritrea
  • 17Ethiopia
  • 18Gabon
  • 19Gambia
  • 20Ghana
  • 21Guinea
  • 22Guinea Bissau
  • 23Kenya
  • 24Lesotho
  • 25Liberia
  • 26Libya
  • 27Malawi
  • 28Mali
  • 29Mauritania
  • 30Morocco
  • 31Mozambique
  • 32Namibia
  • 33Niger
  • 34Nigeria
  • 35Rwanda
  • 36Senegal
  • 37Seychelles
  • 38Sierra Leone
  • 39Somalia
  • 40South Africa
  • 41Sudan
  • 52South Sudan
  • 42Swaziland
  • 43Tanzania
  • 44Togo
  • 45Tunisia
  • 46Uganda
  • 47Western Sahara
  • 48Dem. Rep. of Congo
  • 49Zambia
  • 50Zimbabwe
  • 51Madagascar

  • For each of the 25 African counties you selected, find one fact from each of the categories listed below.

    Political (ex. Type of Government, Capital)
    Economic (ex. Natural Resources, Industries, Agriculture)
    Geographic Information (ex.Climate, Natural Disasters, Environmental Issues)
    Social Information (ex. Population, Literacy Rate, Life Expectancy, Languages)
    Beliefs/Values (ex. Religion(s), customs, holidays)

    Click on the countries listed above or the links below to find the information you need to complete the assignment.