Social Studies

Planet Earth kml

We have been watching the Planet Earth series in class after our state standardized testing. Here is an incredible map that shows where some of the scenes were filmed and extras.

Map Link


World Map Game

Here is a neat world map game. Click as close as you can to the location specified.

http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq/


7 Ancient Wonders Links

Brochure Creation:
Online – http://www.mybrochuremaker.com/
Using Word – http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=143

Google Earth File (the pictures are not working right now, I need to re-link them)

Wikipedia 7 Wonders Article


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Why do you write?

It’s an odd idea for someone like me to keep a diary; not only because I have never done so before, but because it seems to me that neither I — nor for that matter anyone else — will be interested in the unbosomings of a thirteen-year- old schoolgirl. Still, what does that matter? I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.”

Yes, there is no doubt that paper is patient and as I don’t intend to show this cardboard-covered notebook, bearing the proud name of “diary,” to anyone, unless I find a real friend, boy or girl, probably nobody cares.”

Where are these quotes from? Saturday, the 2oth of June, 1942 – The Diary of Anne Frank.

The book is now considered one of the key texts of the twentieth century. As of 2004, more than 25 million copies of the book had been sold; the book had also been translated into more than 50 languages.

Why do you write?


Geometry Lesson – Shapes in Google Earth

Here is a lesson we will be working on over the next couple of weeks in Math.

It is a Geometry (basic shapes) lesson in Google Earth. We will be classifying shapes and finding their perimeter and area. There are also some bonus questions (geography, etc.).

When I get the worksheet finished I will also post it here.

If you want to download the file to take a look at it, click on Geometry.kmz below. You need to have Google Earth (download here) installed on your computer to view this file.

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Geometry.kmz (0.04 mb)

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Why are you Time Person of the Year?

The Time Person of the Year is You.

Leave a comment telling us why.

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What do you want from technology?

Open a Word Document. Watch the first video then answer the questions below it in the word document.

[youtube]Xta3ypBXeIw[/youtube]
Video 1 -0:30 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xta3ypBXeIw

1. Is this video interesting to you? Why or why not?
2. Write a paragraph about the ways you use technology to communicate with others.

Watch the second video then answer the questions in your Word document.
(Watch for technologies that you recognize. You can watch the video more than one time.)

[youtube]x60pWzJvb9Q[/youtube]
Video 2 – 1:32 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x60pWzJvb9Q

3. What technologies did you recognize?
4. Which of these technologies have you used before?
5. Which of these technologies would you like to use or learn more about?

Save the Word document in the class assignments folder. The file name should be your name.


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