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Demonstration: Making an "African style" soccer ball.


Demonstration: Making an "African style" soccer ball.



The Silk Road Simulation

Silk Road Game (Click here to play or copy and paste the link below)
http://www.stanford.edu/group/spice/SilkRoad/SilkRoad.html



April 2, 2014: The Portfolio Page




3/24/14: Trust Level - Persuasive Letter

Please open this Word doc for the directions for this assignment.




"Pure India Campaign" Project

Samples:

Directions for project:


Criterion for students using Animoto:
  • 5 Geographical Features identified in Chapter 13. (minimum)
    • titled, include descriptions/facts, multiple shots of the same feature in different pics
  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation
  • Creates a "mood" or feeling
  • Shows creativity, is unique, reflects
  • your personality
  • 1-minute, not longer than 2-minutes
  • Works Cited page (Word doc) due 3/20
  • If you do not like the music on Animoto, you can try Purple Planet (don't forget to cite the music on Easybib
  • Ask yourself:
    • Is the overall appearance of my project eye-catching, engaging, and demonstrate thoughtful completion?
    • Have I corrected spelling, grammar, punctuation errors
    • Are my images clear?
    • Have I provided information about each feature that is specific? (Example: The Himalayas are beautiful vs.There are approximately 15,000 glaciers located throughout the Himalayan range.)
    • Does my project MEET, EXCEED or FALL BELOW objectives?

Students making brochure using Publisher:
  • 5 Geographical Features identified (5 photos)
  • tri-fold format
  • describe and label each feature
  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation
  • Creates a "mood" or feeling
  • Shows creativity, is unique, reflects your personality
  • Works Cited page(Word doc) due 3/20 with brochure
  • Ask yourself:
    • Is the overall appearance of my project eye-catching, engaging, and demonstrate thoughtful completion?
    • Have I corrected spelling, grammar, punctuation errors
    • Are my images clear?
    • Have I provided information about each feature that is specific? (Example: The Himalayas are beautiful vs.There are approximately 15,000 glaciers located throughout the Himalayan range.)
    • Does my project MEET, EXCEED or FALL BELOW objectives?




February 13 & 14 V2V Assignment




  1. Go to flocabulary.com and log in.

  2. Go to Easybib and create a New Project and name it "V2V Technology"
  3. Go to Current Events rap lyrics in Flocabulary.
  4. Select "These cars want to talk to each other for safety".
  5. Read the summary and read the "Learn more" article [U.S. may mandate 'talking' cars by early 2017]
  6. Cite the Talking Cars article using Easybib.com and make sure it is in your "V2V Technology project.
  7. Now with your team, use "Research Beta" to search for two more articles on "V2V technology" and its pros and cons.
  8. Decide, as a team, which article each member will use as research.
  9. In a Word doc, for all your articles, download or create a PMI (plus, minus, interesting) chart listing the information you have learned about in the articles you have read. Be sure to save it into your H-Drive with a UNIQUE name.



10. Cite the articles you have read using Easybib.com. These should be in your V2V Technology Project.
11. Upload the completed PMI chart to your portfolio page like this:
    1. February 14, 2014
    2. V2V Technology Project
    3. Upload Word doc.
    4. <Copy and paste Works Cited here>
  1. After break, you and your team will combine your research to debate this topic AND make a recommendation to the Department of Transportation.

Assignment: 2/7/14

  1. Go to easybib.com and log in.
  2. Go to flocabulary.com and log in.
  3. Go to our wiki page and log in.
  4. Find "This Week in Rap", click on it.
  5. Scroll down the lyrics portion to the blue highlighted lyrics..
  6. Click on Sochi Olympics
  7. Read the summary.
  8. Click on "Learn more".
  9. Read the article.
  10. Cite the article on easybib account.
  11. Select "Export or Print".
  12. Select "cop & paste". Do NOT print it. Simply copy the citation.
  13. Paste this citation to your "My Portfolio" page on the wiki like this and copy and paste the question from Flocabulary.
Current Events: 2/7/14
<insert citation>
Question: < insert question> and then respond in a paragraph.

Assignment: 1/31/14 Current Events Assignment

  1. Go to easybib.com and log in.
  2. Go to flocabulary.com and log in.
  3. Go to our wiki page and log in.
  4. Find "This Week in Rap", click on it.
  5. Scroll down the lyrics portion to the blue highlighted lyrics..
  6. Click on "Ukraine's situation escalated even more"
  7. Read the summary.
  8. Click on "Learn more".
  9. Read the article.
  10. Cite the article on easybib account.
  11. Select "Export or Print".
  12. Select "cop & paste". Do NOT print it. Simply copy the citation.
  13. Paste this citation to your "My Portfolio" page on the wiki like this and copy and paste the question from Flocabulary.
Current Events: 1/31/14
<insert citation>
Question: Is protesting a good way to make change? Why or why not? (Answer in complete sentences following punctuation, grammar and capitalization rules.)
DUE: MONDAY 2/10/14

Assignment:11/21/13 - Story of Civilization Project

  1. Please read the handouts below for project description.
  2. Complete the storyboard. Get a parent signature for approval of your partner. Partnerships must be approved by both parent and teacher.
  3. Due December 12, 2013




Story of Civ - Rubric


Story of Civ - Student Evaluation


Examples:
The Story of Gilgamesh


Student Examples:
Claire
http://app.sliderocket.com/app/fullplayer.aspx?id=1AE42D23-7AE1-132E-7F36-94D4CFC1ED1E

Elana and Lizzie


Griffin




TEST CORRECTIONS: EXAMPLE ESSAY

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Assignment: 11/4/13 - Reflection Letter for Evidence Folder

  1. Please fill your evidence folder with the appropriate assignments.
  2. Add in any CHALLENGE WORK (Extra Mile) assignments. (If they're on the wiki, state it in your folder in the Assignment List.)
  3. Complete the Persuasive Reflection Letter following the template attached below.
  4. Print out your letter and place it in the top of your folder.
  5. Turn in your folder to teacher on Thursday, November 7, 2013.



Assignment #1: Covering your History Alive text book:

1. You are required to cover your BRAND NEW History Alive text book at all times. Please watch the video below to learn how to cover your text book with a paper grocery bag. If you do not have a grocery bag at home, please see me to obtain a bag. Remember NOT to use tape directly on the text book and write your First & Last Name + BABICH on the FRONT & BACK covers. (Example: Sam Espinoza - BABICH)



2. If you are having trouble covering your bag, please bring the bag to school and I will help you during noon rec. These are brand new books and we want to keep them looking that way. Covering your book in a paper bag is eco-friendly, cost effective, and protects your book well. You may also use any other cover that will protect your book. Either way, your book MUST be covered at all times.

3. EXTRA MILE: Here are some other options, but these require a little more time and effort and will require some adult help:

  1. Using a gift bag: http://youtu.be/H1bOoWnQUSE
  2. Using multi-colored layers: http://youtu.be/bk8x3mpHTtU
  3. Using DUCT TAPE: http://youtu.be/T8nSW4ujMYY


Assignment 2:
Perspectives - Spheres of Influence2