Agencies assisting refugees in conflict zones:
How Refugees Get Resettled:
online simulation of a refugee in crisis attempting to flee to Europe:
"touring" a series of refugee camps in Greece
We will be answering our questions on the temperate forest and taiga forest. Here are a few links to help finish those questions from the movie!
Transcript for the BBC Planet Earth "Forest":
information about jungles (tropical rainforests).
1. Choose one question you're interested in to explore from the document shared to you by Ms. Kelly.
2. Research the answer, using the links below, or other sites you find, that DO NOT INCLUDE WIKIPEDIA.
(We are going to broaden our research - there is plenty online!)
3. Answer your questions, in four sentences or more. Share the Google Doc with Ms. Kelly!
Here are some websites that can assist with research:
Information on the rainforests/ jungles:
Information on tribes that live in jungle/ rainforest ecosystems:
On October 4, the 7th grade will analyze maps and how they change.
They will use a pre- World War One map:
And a modern map of Europe:
On September 11, 2017, the 7th grade will be looked at the interactive timeline from that day:
They will also be selecting an artifact to write about:
The 8th grade will be writing an informational essay based on notes they've taken during "CNN 10". The topic is their choosing, but they must make sure they are using reputable websites for their research. The following is a short list of sites that can help! (But by all means not an exhaustive one..)
This site has all the transcripts and links to past shows.
The official site for the Supreme Court for any follow up on cases.
The CIA World Fact Book is a great starting place for any information needed on any country in the world.
The Guardian is a UK based paper that has extensive reporting on US and international issues.
National Geographic society has information on countries, animals, and ecosystems.
Khan Academy has articles and videos on many subjects.
Foreign Policy - global magazine on policy, economics,
Civil War Sites for 8th grade project:
Civil War Trust- list of battles: http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/
National Park Service Civil War Sites: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/index.htm
PBS' series "The Civil War": http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/civil-war/
The Atlantic magazine retrospective: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/toc/2012/02/
Civil War Medicine Museum: http://www.civilwarmed.org/
Civil War photographs- then and now: www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/ng-interactive/2015/jun/22/american-civil-war-photography-interactive
Civil War photojournalism or primary documents (letters, maps, etc.): go to the Library of Congress- www.loc.gov and search for what you'd like!
Underground Railroad: www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/03/the-secret-history-of-the-underground-railroad/384966/
Students will be writing an argumentative essay on the Second Amendment.
Resources to be used are here:
These are past links from earlier classes.
7th grade curriculum this year has covered the five themes of geography with extensive focus on analyzing maps and the data they present and what it means. The 7th grade has also studied monotheistic religions; governments and economy; and conflict in the Middle East.
Grade 8 has focused on the political and cultural history of the United States including: the creation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights; The Civil War, and everything since then.