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Flag of the Week

August 31st, 2011 Comments off

First student who can name the country AND capital city receives 2 bonus points.

Congratulations to Kush Sharma who was the first student to correctly submit the answer of Oman (Muscat)

First student who can name the country AND capital city receives 2 bonus points.

Congratulations to Francis Acevedo who was the first student to correctly submit the answer of Sri Lanka (Kotte)

First student who can name the country AND capital city receives 2 bonus points.

Congratulations to Francis Acevedo who was the first student to correctly submit the answer of Argentina (Buenos Aires)

First student who can name the country AND capital city receives 2 bonus points.

Congratulations to Mark Winhoffer who was the first student to correctly submit the answer of Denmark (Copenhagen)

First student who can name the country AND capital city receives 2 bonus points.

Congratulations to Francis Acevedo who was the first student to correctly submit the answer of Russia (Moscow)

First student who can name the country AND capital city receives 2 bonus points.

Congratulations to Emmy Nam who was the first student to correctly submit the answer of South Africa (Cape Town / Pretoria / Bloemfontein)

Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, Pretoria serves as the administrative or the executive capital of South Africa, Bloemfontein is the judicial capital of South Africa.

First student who can name the country AND capital city receives 2 bonus points.

Congratulations to Molly Bailey who was the first student to correctly submit the answer of Brazil (Brasilia)

First student who can name the country AND capital city receives 2 bonus points.

Congratulations to Akshay Sharathchandra who was the first student to correctly submit the answer of France (Paris)

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Rights of the Child Cartoons – UNICEF

August 31st, 2011 Comments off
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What & Where in the World

August 26th, 2011 Comments off

First student to correctly submit the name AND location of this object (city/country) earns 2 bonus points

Congratulations to Kush Sharma for being the first person to correctly submit the answer of Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia

First student to correctly submit the name AND location of this object (city/country) earns 2 bonus points

Congratulations to Nodir Musaev for being the first person to correctly submit the answer of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

First student to correctly submit the name AND location of this object (city/country) earns 2 bonus points

Congratulations to Emmy Nam for being the first person to correctly submit the answer of United Nations Headquarters, New York City, USA

First student to correctly submit the name AND location of this object (city/country) earns 2 bonus points

Congratulations to Hong Minh Bui for being the first person to correctly submit the answer of Rizal Monument, Manila, Philippines

First student to correctly submit the name AND location of this object (city/country) earns 2 bonus points

Congratulations to Charlotte Marmonier for being the first person to correctly submit the answer of Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

First student to correctly submit the name AND location of this object (city/country) earns 2 bonus points

Congratulations to Akshay Sharathchandra for being the first person to correctly submit the answer of Empire State Building, New York City, USA

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The Impossible Question

August 26th, 2011 Comments off

8.  Decode the following into a sentence:

(Tellurium/Nitrogen) (Barium/Neodymium/Sulfur) (Tungsten/Oxygen/Rhenium) (Argon/Carbon/Titanium/Carbon) (Cobalt/Astatine/Sulfur) (Thorium/Astatine) (Iodine) (Carbon/Hydrogen/Oxygen/Selenium) (Indium) (Neon/Phosphorous/Aluminum)  (15 points)

Congratulations to Kush Sharma for being the first student to correctly submit the answer of:  Ten bands wore Arctic coats that I chose in Nepal .

7.  What sovereign state has the world’s lowest population density? (5 points)

Congratulations to Kush Sharma for being the first student to correctly submit the answer of Mongolia.

6.  Name the people featured on the following Philippine paper currencies:  20, 50, 100, 200, 500 (new), and 1000 pesos.  (5 points)

Congratulations to Kush Sharma for being the first student to correctly submit the answer of:

20 – former President Manuel Quezon

50 – former President Sergio S. Osmeña

100 – Former President Manuel Roxas

200 – Former President Diosdado P. Macapagal

500 – President Aquino, Senator Aquino

1000 – Jose B. Abad Santos, Vicente P. Lim, West Point; and Josefa Llanes Escoda

This is a test of your powers of observation.  At the school that we just visited for Caliraya, name the three “L”s that indicate the location of the school – L______ (barangay), L______ (town), and L________ (province).  (5 points)

Congratulations to Francis Acevedo for being the first student to correctly submit the answer  of Lewin, Lumban, Laguna.

4.  If both the President and Vice-President of the Philippines were to die or be killed, who would become the President of the Philippines?  First person to SEND ME A PICTURE of the person who it would be (and that person’s name) gets the points.  (5 points)

Congratulations to Toni Valencia for being the first student to correctly submit the answer (and photo) of Philippine Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

 

 

 

 

 

3.  What movie was actor Matt Damon’s first film role?  (2 points)

Congratulations to Kush Sharma for being the first student to correctly submit the answer of Mystic Pizza (1988)

2.  There are only four countries that are currently not part of the United Nations.  Name these four countries.  (2 points)

This question is not valid as it is incorrect.  There are only three countries not in the UN – Kosovo, Taiwan, and Vatican City.  My original answer mistakenly included South Sudan, but South Sudan has been admitted as a member.  So no points for this question due to the error in the question.  Sorry about that.  Look for another question soon. 

1.  Name the six characters (not the real names of the people) who make up the 1970s singing group The Village People.  (2 points)

Congratulations to Serena Nesperos for being the first student to correctly submit the answer of Native American, construction worker, biker, cowboy, police officer, military man

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COW – Week of August 22

August 19th, 2011 Comments off

This week in COW class, we will begin our first topic of study – Child Abuse.  We will begin by moving from our conversations on human rights into the topic of children’s rights.  Students will learn about the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the  Child and why advocates believed this was necessary.

Students will also be watching several cartoons designed to promote awareness of children’s rights, and will have an assignment to create their own still-frame cartoon based on one of the rights in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Students will also evaluate their own lives and determine if they believe all of their rights are being met.

We will end this week by moving into the difficult topic of child abuse – looking at situations where the rights of children are being violated.  An introduction to the Stairway Foundation (one of our CWW sites) will bring up topics of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse that occurs.

Homework

Rights Cartoon – due on Thursday

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SS8 – Week of August 22

August 19th, 2011 Comments off

This week in social studies we will examine the first attempt by the international community to form a cooperative, international system of governance – the League of Nations.

Students will learn about the League of Nations through interactive reading and will practice the interactive reading skills that were introduced last week while continuing to familiarize themselves with the Annotate program that we are using for reading lessons.  Topics covered will focus on why the League was formed, what were its strengths, and why did it ultimately fail.

Homework

The third set of Read & Respond entries is due by Thursday evening at 9:00 PM.

Students in B Block will have a homework reading assignment at the end of the week.  This is due to the fact that B block is going to be missing a lesson after returning from our four-day weekend.

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SS8 – Week of August 15

August 12th, 2011 Comments off

This week in social studies, we will continue familiarizing students with the procedures of the 8th grade class.  We have covered levels of questioning and the structured academic controversy already.  This week, students will learn about the expectations of interactive reading in social studies.

This week will also bring the start of our 1st quarter curriculum, which is international systems – primarily the United Nations.  Students will have an assignment early in the week that will demonstrate their link to the world.  There will be some parental assistance required for this assignment.  We will also complete some in-class drawings to determine what knowledge students currently have of the UN and its role in the world.

We will then read a quick introduction to the UN and practice the skills of interactive reading.

Assignments for this week

Monday – Connections to the World – due on Monday, August 22

Read & Respond (2 entries) is an assignment that will be due EVERY Thursday by 9:00 PM.  This will last the entire year

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COW – Week of August 15

August 12th, 2011 Comments off

 

This week in Changing our World we will continue examining the topic of Human Rights.  Last week, students were put in the difficult position of having to “eliminate” one of the human rights and present reasons why they believed their chosen right was the least important of all.

This week we will build on that theme, as students (based on their chosen right to eliminate) will be grouped to prepare a defense of their right.  They will also prepare questions to be used against the other groups.  We call this activity “Rights on Trial” and will require students to both defend their thoughts and also try to attack weaknesses in the logic of other groups.  There is a participation grade with this in-class assignment, as every student is expected to contribute something verbally during the exercise.

Later in the week, we will continue with our look at rights, but will shift to looking at the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  This will be our introduction into the subject of children’s rights and child abuse.

Assignments for this week:

Monday – “Rights on Trial” (participation grade)

Wednesday – UNICEF cartoon assignment (due on Monday, August 22)

Friday – UNICEF worksheet (done in class)

 

 

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Changing Our World (COW) – Week of August 8

August 4th, 2011 Comments off

Welcome to the first full week of Changing Our World – more commonly referred to as COW.

COW is a semester-long course designed to expose 8th graders to some of the global issues facing modern society.  It is designed to not only bring awareness to issues that were previously unknown to 8th graders, but also to spurn students into action to address some of these issues.  COW is not designed simply to talk about issues, but is instead geared towards taking the difficult steps needed to begin to make positive change.  Ultimately, COW should empower 8th graders to take actions towards improving the world.

During the semester, students will focus on eight global issues.  Each of these issues will be covered for approximately two weeks and each issue is linked to a particular site for our Classroom Without Walls week in February.  Students will be comitting to one of these sites later in the year.  The eight issues of focus include child abuse, animal abuse, industrial agriculture, disintigration of indigenous culture, discrimination based on ability, marine ecosystem degradation, lack of access to quality education, and malnutrition.

We will begin this week with a bit of review of a topic covered at the end of 7th grade social studies – Human Rights.  Students will review the essentials of the human rights movement and also the 30 human rights.

There are two homework assignments for this week:

1.  Monday evening – students need to watch the 30 PSAs on the Youth for Human Rights website (link is found in “Resources)

2.  Tuesday / Wednesday – on Thursday, students will present their “Human Rights Choice” assignment that will be assigned on Tuesday.  This assignment can be found under “Assignments and Assessments.”

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