Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Journey to Freedom - Solomon and Vannak

United States History 510 (Assignment following the movie "12 Years a Slave)


Does slavery exist today? If so, in what form(s)? Create an informational poster answering these questions. Use the resources below to help you in your research.

Look at the map linked below:
Washington Post- Interactive Map (Slavery Today)

Find Information here:
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

CNN Freedom Project
Freedom Project

Calculate your slavery footprint:

Teacher Resource:
Teacher's Guide- 12 Years a Slave

Room 167: Taxes & Smuggling - Prelude to Revolution: Crash C...

Room 167: Taxes & Smuggling - Prelude to Revolution: Crash C...

Room 167: Room 167: Boston Tea Party Mission

Room 167: Room 167: Boston Tea Party Mission: Room 167: Boston Tea Party Mission : http://www.mission-us.org/

Room 167: Compare the United States to Countries in the Worl...

Room 167: Compare the United States to Countries in the Worl...: Click here: http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/listing Compare the following countries: Canada: Spend ______________ less on health...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Gapminder World

Gapminder World

Which country was ahead of all others until about 1860?
What two countries were close behind?

Highlight Brunei. What color is Brunei? What happens steadily until about 1979? What do you think explains this occurrence?

Find the United States. What color is the United States on the chart?

What year do you see a significant dip in life expectancy? What happened that year?

When do we see the second significant dip? What explains that dip?

Now look at income (wealth). When did we see a significant shift backwards with regard to wealth? What explains the shift?

Banned Books Timeline

Banned Books Timeline Interactive

Hate Symbols

ADL Hate Symbols Database

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Room 167: 200 Countries, 200 Years

World Studies
Demography Video Clips


When did the world’s population reach 1 billion people?

What two advances led to faster population growth in the world?

How many years did it take for the world’s population to reach 7 billion?

Experts believe the world’s population will level out once we reach ________ billion people.

Can the world hold that many people? It depends on how we manage:

Now watch:

200 Countries, 200 years
What information was presented in both axis? _______________ and _______________.

So, in the bottom left corner of the graph, which groups are represented?

Which groups are represented in the top, right corner?

What color dot represented the Americas?

Where did most of the world’s countries lie on the graph in 1810?
The size of each dot represents ____________________________________________.

Life expectancy in 1840 was on average:

As we move closer to the 20th century, which countries make the greatest advances in wealth and life expectancy?

Where do most counties lie on the graph today (2009)?

Which country was at the top?

Which country was at the bottom?

Room 167: National Geographic- 7 Billion

Room 167: National Geographic- 7 Billion: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-billion

Room 167: National Geographic: Taboo

Room 167: National Geographic: Taboo: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/taboo/videos/outcasts/

Room 167: 50 Facts about 50 States

Room 167: 50 Facts about 50 States

Room 167: World Studies- Lab Exercise (using CIA World Factb...

Room 167: World Studies- Lab Exercise (using CIA World Factb...: Compare the United States to five other countries on five different continents.  List the five countries and continents you researched. ...

Room 167: World Studies Demographics Research Project (World...

Room 167: World Studies Demographics Research Project (World...: World Religions: Source: LiveScience What are the four largest religions in the world? What percentage of Christians are Catholic? Wh...

Room 167: World Studies Notes- Population Terms

Room 167: World Studies Notes- Population Terms: Demography: The study of population data Per Capita: Per person Birthrate: Number of births per 1,000 people in a country Deathrate: N...

Room 167: Characteristics of a Country

Room 167: Characteristics of a Country: Government (Somalia....warlords and pirates rule) People (Antarctica, some Pacific Islands) Borders (Tibet) (Guesstimate on border in O...

Interesting Facts about Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Quiz

True or False?   Tubman was buried with military honors in Fort Hill Cemetery in Washington DC.

True or False? Tubman was an active proponent of women's suffrage.

True or False? Harriet's first husband, John Tubman was a slave. 

True or False?  Harriet would return to Maryland many times over  to rescue both family and non-famly members from the bondages of slavery. 

True or False? Harriet earned the nickname "Moses" after the prophet Moses in the Bible who led his people to freedom. 

True or False? In all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."

True or False? Harriet was born a slave and raised in Virgina.

True or False? Slave holders placed a bounty for Tubman's  capture and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was an ever-present danger, imposing severe punishments on any person who assisted the escape of a slave. 

True or False? "Harriet Tubman" was not her born name.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Flight to Freedom (U.S. History)

Flight to Freedom Game

Choose two people you will assume for the game. You will be asked to make decisions as you progress through the game. When you are finished, record your health, money, and status for each person.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Majority and Minority Groups (Notes)

Majority Groups generally:
- have an attitude they are superior to minority groups
-believe minority groups are different or "alien"
- believe they have a claim to power, privilege, prestige
- have a fear and suspicion minority groups have designs on dominant group benefits

Minority Groups generally:
- are oppressed and persecuted at the hands of a dominant group, as a result are disadvantaged, dominant group is advantaged
- distinguished by physical or cultural traits; allowing them to be easily lumped together
- self-conscious based on their perception of common suffering and burdens
- membership is not voluntary

Examples: Racial groups, ethnic groups, nationality groups, religious groups, gender, etc.

Room 167: The Human Footprint

Room 167: The Human Footprint: Online Activity http://education.nationalgeographic.com/media/richmedia/0/203/project/human-footprint-interactive.html Human Footprint Ca...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Room 167: Jamestown Videos

Room 167: Jamestown Videos

Jamestown Interactive Activity and Questions (U.S. History)

Jamestown Interactive

Where did you land?

At the end of the activity, you will learn how your decisions were similar or different from the decisions of the settlers. Was your decision where to settle the same or different from the Jamestown settlers? Explain.

When you first encounter the native people, how do you respond?

Was your response similar or different from the Jamestown settlers? Explain.

What type of structure do you build?

Was your decision similar or different from the Jamestown settlers? Explain.

What crops do you plant?

Was your decision similar or different from the Jamestown settlers? Explain.

Did you make wise decisions? What was your health rating?

Print your certificate.

Social Studies 400 (Links)

News Map


Look for Ideas here:

New York Times:
Current Events

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Social Studies 400

Look for Ideas here:

New York Times:
Current Events

Tour the World - Official Music Video

World Studies

First Day Activities

Draw a World Map from Memory

Mapping the World- 4th Graders

Americans were asked to place European countries on a map

Life Skills:Weeks 1&2 Assessing Learning Styles, Interests, Goals, Career Inventories

Take the Quiz and Print the results (Only print one page. Choose the printer in room 71.)
Multiple Intelligences Assessment

Print your learning style. (Only print one page.)  Highlight your style(s) and highlight two learning activities you might enjoy.
Your Learning Styles- Digging Deeper

Take this learning style inventory and print the results. (1 page)
Learning Style Inventory

Click "Not Sure Where to Start" and take a short quiz to see which career match with your interests/personality. Print results.
Career Coach

All of your printouts will be kept in your classroom file.

Now complete Assignment #2.








First Day English 509 & 510 Humor

Greatest Book Dedications Ever
What Your Favorite High School Book Say About You

Fun fist day quizzes, memes, humor.

Match the movie to the high school
High School Experience- Expectations vs. Reality
High School Problems