Thursday, January 29, 2009

One More!

I could only upload four videos per blog post. So, we saved the best for last. Here is group #5 ...

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Similes and Metaphors - English Shorts

We finished editing our figurative language videos in class Thursday. The students did an excellent job explaining similes and metaphors in their videos. We used the design concepts from the Common Craft Show video series for this project. Thank you for the idea!

Please check out the videos and leave a comment about what you think.


Have a great day,

Mr. Ferrell


Team #4
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Team #3
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Team #2
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Team #1
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Great Polis Debate


Today you will decide which Greek polis you believe was the greatest. You will leave a VoiceThread comment on the page for your polis explaining why your city-state was better than the other. In your comment please discuss at least three reasons!
When you’re finished sit back and listen to what your classmates think!
Click on the link to access the VoiceThread:

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Polis of Sparta


You will write a blog entry today about your thoughts on the story of Sparta and Commander Lear. Please choose at least three of these questions to discuss in your blog entry.

  • What is your overall impression or feeling about Sparta?
  • What emotions would you feel if you were Commander Lear? Or his wife?
  • How does this story make you feel about the polis of Sparta?
  • Do you believe this is a good way to build a civilization? (Be sure to explain why!)
  • How does Sparta compare with the United States?
  • Would you like to go back in time and live in ancient Sparta? (Be sure to explain why!)

When you have published your comment you may explore the British Museum's excellent website on ancient Sparta.

http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/sparta/home_set.html

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

China's Greatest Hits (5th Hour)

Enjoy the ancient China podcast created by Mr. Ferrell's 6th hour class. Please feel free to leave a comment after you listen. Thank you for taking the time to listen to what we have learned!

China Town (6th Hour)

Enjoy the ancient China podcast created by Mr. Ferrell's 6th hour class. Please feel free to leave a comment after you listen. Thank you for taking the time to listen to what we have learned!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

As we continue in our study of algebra I hope that we begin to see how it can be used outside of the classroom. Your assignment this morning is to create a real-life word problem that uses algebra.

After you have posted your problem please solve three problems that other students have created. When posting your answers be sure to thoroughly explain your answers.

Good luck!
Mr. Ferrell