Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Last Assignment!


Thank you for an amazing year! My hope is that you'll build upon the skills and tools that you learned this year and use them in future classes and go on to change the world!

1. Create a comic strip describing the life and expeditions of the explorer that you chose to investigate. The comic must be embedded on your portfolio.  To create a comic you can use strip generator, this google draw template, or another tool of your choice.


Here is the list of explorers:
English Explorers
Spanish Explorers
European Explorers


2. Once your comic is done and posted to your portfolio, all you have to do it complete this survey!

Important Info: Mr. Rivera will get a list of all the  assignments you've completed (or not completed) at the beginning of the year. Those that have everything done with get full credit, those that are missing stuff will be able to make up missing assignments for late credit. 

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lesson #10: Age of Discovery


For this lesson we're going to investigate a very important time in world history--the age of discovery. Before this time many people believed the world to be flat and countries had little contact with one another. 

1. Quick Question: Before the age of discovery, most civilizations around the world were isolated and had little contact with each other. Why do you think that was?  How has interaction between groups of people changed in the last 500 years?


3. Choose one Spanish or Portugese explorer that you'll want to investigate for your final summer project. You're welcome to choose one not on this list.


Which explorer are you going to investigate? Directions for the project will be posted with Tuesday's lesson. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Only Two Lessons Left!

The final two lessons will be Thursday July 26 and Tuesday July 31!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer Lesson # 9 Isaac Newton and the Law of Gravity

I hope you're having a great Summer so far! I can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks back at SF.











1. Watch this video introducing your to Isaac Newton:



2. Read these pages on Isaac Newton and the Scientific Method. 

3. Watch this video on Galileo and the sun-centered system:



4. Complete this lesson reflection.


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

History Summer Lesson #8 The Scientific Revolution


1. Discussion question: People used to believe that the earth was at the center of the universe and that the earth was flat. We now know that neither of those are true.  Do you think that there are things we believe today that people in 300 years will think is ridiculous? If so, what? 

2.  Complete the reading and reading reflection on the scientific revolution.

3. Reflection question: Do you think that we are currently in another "scientific revolution," why or why not?

There will be another new lesson on Tuesday (no lesson tomorrow)! Enjoy the weekend!

Want to create something? Starting on July 16 there is going to be an online summer camp that will teach you how to build some cool stuff! Check out the video below: 


Tuesday, July 3, 2012