Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Join the 6th Grade

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6th Grade studied what life is like in South Sudan. Each student created a day in the life of an imagined girl living in South Sudan, and detailed the day in a series of posts. Check them out at:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

8th Grade studied US expansion overseas from the 1850s to the 1940s. We created annotated Timelines by researching the date, location and manner of acquisition. We also investigated whether the inhabitants of occupied territories are US citizens. Then we mapped the locations on the classroom pull-down world map, and together made observations and drew conclusions based on our Timelines and the labeled map
Next up, we will conduct in depth examinations about how we acquired Hawaii, territories from the Spanish-American War, and the Panama Canal Zone, and consider the lasting positive and negative effects of American expansion for our country today.