Friday, September 26, 2008

Tell Me What You Know!

Assignment: Please tell me what you know about the Stone Age. This assignment is worth 20 points. As long as you do it, you will recieve at least a C. In order to get 100% on this blog assignment, you need to tell me ten things you have learned about the Stone Age. If you tell me less then 1o things, you will recieve a B or C depending on how much you do. Your grade is based on how much you can tell me about the Stone Age. Remember, this is an ASSIGNMENT. You must do it. As long as you tell me at least one thing, you will get no lower than a C. If you do not do this Assignment, you will recieve a zero.
If you do NOT have internet at home, then you need to do this assignment in school or go to the Public library.
DUE DATE: Friday, October 3rd, 2008.
Points: 20 possible
Format: When you do this blog, type your name like you do for the United Streaming Internet Assignments. For Example: if i was in 3rd period, I would sign my comment: Dan 3Klumper. This is a very important step; Please do this.

Thank you for trying hard on the Stone Age unit. I really appreciate your effort and positive attidues. This is our very first Blog assignment for points, so we are well on our way to being Master Bloggers!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Cave of Lascaux-Cave Art

Cave Art can provide many clues into the lives of people living in the Stone Age. We had a great discussion last week about cave art and what the various paintings mean. We looked at paintings and discussed what we saw, what the paintings were trying to tell us, and what we can learn about life in the Stone Age based on the paintings. Artifacts that have been dug up and cave paintings that have been discovered are the two most significant methods of learning about the Stone Age.
I have provided a link for you to click on to further your learning and understanding of cave art. By clicking "The Cave of Lascaux" you will enter a website dealing with various aspects of cave art. After you have arrived at the website, click on "Discover" then click on "Virtual Visit." This site will give you options of various gallerys you can look at to see more cave paintings. Another option: after arriving at the main site, click on "Learn" then click on "Test your knowledge." This is a fun site that provides puzzles of the cave art for you to put together.

Possible comments to post:
1. What is your favorite painting? Why?
2. What you have learned about studying cave art?
3. What does cave art tell us about the Stone Age?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"Before we Ruled the Earth" Discussion

After part 1 of "Before We Ruled the Earth" what do you think so far? I think this movie does a great job giving us a visual of what things may have been like back then. Remember, the movie is based on available scientific evidence, not 100% accurate. Some things we know, but there are a few gaps that need to be filled in with educated guesses. I especially liked the hunt of the Irish Elk, the Challenge of controlling fire, and the successful hunt at the end. Let's discuss some things as we think about "Before We Ruled the Earth":
1. What was the most powerful tool that the neanderthals discovered, a tool so powerful that it changed the course of history forever?
2. How did the neanderthals use this new found tool in hunting? What other uses did it have for these people?
3. What was the challenge the Neadnerthals faced in using fire? How did they solve this problem?
4. Describe how the neanderthals hunted. Is it similar or different than how we hunt today?
5. How does fire impact our lives today? Think about it-the different ways may surprise you.

International Students

Exciting Blog news: We are (hopefully) going to have some guest Bloggers from around the world. I am really excited about the possibility of students from other countries posting comments on our blog and sharing with us what school is like in their particular area. It will be fun to compare what school is like in Brandon, SD to what school is like in other parts of the world. Thank you to Tate pd. 4 for helping me with this.
Students from other countries: This is the post you can post comments to. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Daily Geography Sept. 15-19

Help each other out by posting answers to daily geography. Remember, the beauty of the blog is sharing ideas and being able to help each other out.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Stone Age has arrived!

As we begin the Stone Age unit, tell me what you already know about the Stone Age. What have you heard? What words do you know associated with the Stone Age? What do your parents know about it? What is your opinion of the Stone Age? Share your thoughts and (hopefully) read what other's have to say as we embark on the Stone Age Journey.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Daily Geography Sept. 8-12

Help each other out by posting answers to daily geography. Remember, the beauty of the blog is sharing ideas and being able to help each other out.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Geographical Terms Review

Geographical Terms
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Weird Signs

Interesting pictures, huh? I wonder what people were thinking when they made these signs...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Who do you respect? Tell me about that person. Tell me why you respect them.