Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Pyramids

Today we will explore the ancient Pyramids. As you are learning about the pyramids today please keep this question in mind. At the end of class you will blog your answer:

1. What surprised you most about the pyramids?

Please spell check your answer before sharing them with the world.

Mr. Ferrell

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Mystery of King Tut's Death

Who Killed King Tut? The mystery has baffled the world for thousands of years. Can you solve it?

Today we will share our theories with the world. You will record your theory using Audacity and then upload the audio file to VoiceThread.

When you are finished recording and have uploaded the file please take the rest of class to listen to your classmates theories.

Who Killed King Tut VoiceThread


Mr. Ferrell

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Teaching Division

Today you will teach the world how to express remainders in division problems three different ways. You will use the VoiceThread tool to communicate with the world. Use your most professional and clear voice and teach each skill in a step-by-step manner.

You will do a great job! Enjoy ...

Thank You,
Mr. Ferrell

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Pharaoh Blogging

Todat we learned that the pharaoh was the most powerful person in all of ancient Egypt. What do you think it would be like to have that kind of power?

Reflect on these questions:
  • What would you do if you were the most powerful person in the world?
  • Would being the most powerful person in the world be a good thing or a bad thing? Why?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Geography of ancient Egypt

Today we will be discussing the many ways that the Egyptian's used the Nile river. We will use VoiceThread to help us share our thoughts with the world.

Introduction to Ancient Egypt

As you explored the British Museum’s website about ancient Egypt you answered these four questions. Today you will post some of your answers on our class blog.
  • What are some elements of ancient Egypt that you are looking forward to studying?
  • What was something that surprised you about ancient Egypt?
  • How is Egypt different than the United States? How is it similar?
  • What do you think is going to be important as we study Egypt?

When you are finished blogging your answers please review your classmates answers to see what they are excited about with ancient Egypt.

After that we will begin to look at Egyptian vocabulary using Quizlet.

Thank You,
Mr. Ferrell

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Technology Survey

Welcome Classes!

Your first assignment will be to complete a technology survey. This survey will count as your first Social Studies grade and you will get 100% if you answer honestly!

We will be using technology extensively in our class and this will help me have a better idea what you already know.

If there is time left in class you will leave a practice comment on the blog. In your comment I would like you to tell me about the coolest thing you have ever created with technology. In school or outside of school.

To leave a comment:
  1. Find and click on the comment link at the end of this post.
  2. Type your comment. Remember that the whole world is watching - use your best writing skills!
  3. Choose the Name/URL option and type your first name only (please leave the URL blank).
  4. Click the publish your comment button when you are ready to share your thoughts with the world!
Thank you,
Mr. Ferrell