Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The MesoAmerica Spot

Welcome to the Unit of Mesoamerica. Unlike past units, Mesoamerica is not very far away from Brandon, SD. Mesoamerica is located in Present Day Mexico. You and your group members will be working on a Mesoamerica project. You will be researching and putting together a PowerPoint to teach us about your topic. There may be times in the computer lab in which you are not able to work on the powerpoint. For instance, your partner is working on it, and you are waiting your turn. So, you may be asking yourself, "What should I do then?" Well, the answer is simple: Blog. On the Right side of WSG, there are many Mesoamerica Links. Go to them. Read them. Think about them. Write about them. This will greatly enhance your understanding and knowledge of this Ancient Civlization. You do not have to only do your topic. You can research other topics as well. If I were you, I would start with "Present Day Mexico." Those links are very interesting because that is what is happening right now in the world.

Task: Go to websites on the Link Lists, read them. Share what you have found. Give us Mesoamerica Information. Educate us.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Presenting the 2009 Joust Champions

The 1st Annual 2009 Joust Championship ended today with excitement the likes of which Brandon Valley Middle School has never seen. Five Joust Championships-Five Joust Champions. These Five individuals "climbed the mountain" of Jousting and defeated every opponent that crossed their paths. The tournament was not for the faint of heart. It took guts, courage, humor, charisma, bravery, mental toughness, and physical toughness. This tournament pushed the limit of what the Human Body can endure. This tournament was made up of elements of skill, luck, and everything in between. This tournament witnessed heart-break at its deepest level, and jubilation at its highest level. These, ladies and gentlemen, are the 2009 Joust Tournament Champions.

Pictured From Left to Right: Dylan, Alex, Jessie, Dani, and Macy.