Friday, November 30, 2012
Check out this amazing video of the Earth and people who call it home. As the title suggests, people are amazing and this video proves that. Watch the video and be in awe, but not of what you see, but because that could be you. What is stopping you from being awesome? What is stopping you from being amazing? Nothing. Your whole life is in front of you. Learn, improve, and strive to be awesome and maybe one day you will be in a YouTube video called "People are Awesome."
Egypt Test Essay: Discuss mummification by explaining why they mummified pharaohs and each step of the process in detail.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
WSG Live! Ancient Egypt: 8:00-8:30
If you participate in WSG Live!, your name will be entered into the drawing for the new Survival Bracelet giveaway.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Look Like an Egyptian 2010 from Dan Klumper on Vimeo
Ever wonder what the ancient Egyptians looked like? Well, it is time to find out. Check out this video and watch a regular, American kid get transformed into an ancient Egypt. I will be putting on a demonstration to show you a common appearance of the ancient Egyptians. I must warn you, though, that I am not good at putting on make-up. My volunteer is taking a great risk in allowing me to applying make-up to her face. A "Whiteshirt Production."
To help you with your "Daily Life of Ancient Egypt" notes, I thought I would provide you with a video, taking you through the notes with me as your guide. Watch the video and feel free to pause it at any time. Hopefully, between this video and your article, you are able to get your daily life notes completed. Good Luck!
Monday, November 26, 2012
Take Egypt Online Quiz
VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you sign your name correctly. (class period) (first name) (last initial). For Example: 3Dan K
DUE Date: Thursday, November 29th, Midnight
Thursday, November 22, 2012
|We have so much to be thankful for.|
I am thankful for my family, for getting to be a teacher, for freedom, and for guys like Adam Brown, a member of Navy SEAL Team 6 who paid the ultimate price in preserving our freedom when he was killed in the Hindu Kush Mts. of Afghanistan and left a wife and two little kids alone as a result. I get choked up thinking about those who lay down their life for me, for you. Thanksgiving is not a military holiday, but perhaps it should be because everything we have to be thankful for is because of the American Warrior.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
|The Mummy of King Tut|
Task: Read the attached article on the mystery of King Tut's death and answer the questions in a comment box.
Read: King Tut Murder Mystery
1. Up until now, what did most people think happened to King Tut?
2. How old was Tut when he became King?
3. How old was Tut when he died?
4. What is an autopsy?
5. What did the examination reveal about king Tut’s leg?
6. DNA from Tut’s body showed that he was also suffering from a disease. What effect did this disease have on Tut’s bones?
7. What was found in Tut’s tomb that confirms this disease?
8. What disease carried by Mosquito's did Tut also have?
9. Tut was King only for a short while, yet he was very famous. Why?
Graded Blog post.
20 points DUE: Wednesday, November 21st. Midnight.
Friday, November 16, 2012
|Example of an Egypt Photovisi|
Task: Create an Egypt Photovisi (online infographic). Your photovisi should show the major topics of Egypt that we have been disucssing.
Ideas for your photovisi:
-Things about the Nile River
-Things about Mummification (ex: show the 6 steps)
-Things about Egypt religion
-Things about Pyramids
Details: You must have at LEAST 4 images on your photovisi. You can certainly have more though. For each photo you insert, you need to include a complete sentence of information about that picture. Short descriptions are better because they don't take up so much room.
Saving: We will do this in class together.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Our new friends from South Korea go to school at the International School in Jeju, South Korea. Their teacher's name is Mr. Ates. They learn about ancient civilizations and use Water for Sixth Grade, just like us. To start our connection, we are going to ask each other questions. So, our first task is to think of some questions that we want to ask our new friends in South Korea.
TASK: I want you to post some question ideas for our new friends in South Korea. Questions could include things about their school and their life.
GIVEAWAY: If you post a comment with at least 3 questions to ask the students in South Korea, your name will be entered into the drawing for the Special Edition USA/South Korea Survival Bracelets.
You have until 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to get your name in the drawing.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
In honor of Veteran's Day, I would like to share this YouTube video. Please take a few moments to watch the video and think about all the veterans and current soldiers protecting our freedom in America. American soldiers have died protecting our right to vote, to be free, to have choices, and to preserve liberty. The least we can do on this Veterans day weekend is to say "thanks." Whenever I see a man or woman in their uniform, I walk up to them, shake their hand, and thank them for their service. It feels good. Try it sometime...
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Four years ago, we had the opportunity to take a field trip to Watertown, SD to visit the King Tut Museum. This is a traveling museum, so it is no longer at Watertown (otherwise we would go again!). So, I thought I would share this video so you could experience the King Tut museum even though we can't actually go there. In the video, you will see many, many artifacts from Ancient Egypt. These artifacts are exact replicas, which means that they weren't actually from the ancient times, but created to look exactly like what they would have looked like. However, there are a few items that are REAL, like the mummified body you will see at the end. So, sit back and enjoy the video as you experience the wonders of Ancient Egypt.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
So, without further delay, here are the results in my 6th grade classes....
TASK #1: For this blog post, tell me something you already know about Ancient Egypt. I would bet that we know way more about Egypt before beginning than we knew about Mesopotamia before beginning that unit. So, post a comment telling me something you already know about Egypt! I want to know what we already know before we start tackling some topics.
Task #2: Use the Egypt Website list to help you complete your Ancient Egypt Fact Search activity. VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you use complete sentences in the Fact Search.
Fact Search: Friday (30 points)
Prior Knowledge Comment: Friday (optional)
Friday, November 2, 2012
Some websites might not offer very good information.
Use this guide to help you:
.com sites: anyone can have these websites. Some info might not be good.
.gov sites: these sites would be produced by a government agency and should be good.
.edu sites: these sites are produced by colleges or educational agencies so they are good sites
.net sites: these sites are also trustworthy sites
Task: Search the internet for great Ancient Egypt websites. Search for informational sites, videos, pictures, online games and activities. When you find one you want to share, post a comment with the Link AND a short description of what the site is and why you think its good.
Optional Post, but please help me out and find some cool sites!
Optional Post, but please help me out and find some cool sites!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
While we wait for the Ancient Egypt unit to begin, I thought it would be a good time to introduce the newest feature of Water for Sixth Grade: the "Showcase." This new feature is designed to share and display student work. In social studies, we create a lot, so I wanted to have something that would allow me to put all your hard work on showcase. With my iPhone, I can easily snap photos of our work. Keep up the effort, and perhaps your work will be on Showcase one day. Keep in mind, though, with 127 students, I am not able to put everybody's work on the showcase page, every time. So don't feel bad if your work doesn't show up.
How do you get to the showcase page? At the top of WSG, right below the title, there is a link to the "Showcase" page. Simply click the link and you will be there.