Friday, January 31, 2014
1. How long is the Great Wall of China?
2. Why was the Great Wall built?
3. What two dynasties get credit for building the Great Wall?
4. What types of people worked on the Great Wall?
5. According to scientists, about how many people died while working on the Great Wall?
6. What materials were used in building the Great Wall?
7. Besides the wall, what other types of things were included in the Great Wall?
2. About how many Terra Cotta warriors were built?
3. Why did Shi Huangdi build such a large tomb with such a large Army?
4. Describe what the Terra Cotta soldiers looked like.
5. Besides the soldiers, what other items were in the tomb?
6. What was the condition of the soldiers when they were found?
7. What were the soldiers made out of?
In-Class Blogging. Not Homework.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Test: Friday, January 31st. 100 points.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Click the Link below to practice your China Dynasty knowledge. This link will give you a variety of questions that deal with the first four dynasties of China: Shang, Zhou, Qin, and Han. This would be an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and get ready for the test on Friday. You can take the practice challenge without having an account, but if you sign up for a free account, you will be able to keep track of you statistics and see your improvement as you get better. Use this tool!!! It took me 14 hours to make this for you, so please use it! Thank you.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Ancient China is famous for inventing many things. Every day, you use something that was invented in ancient China. Don't believe me? Well, watch this video and see some of the many ancient Chinese Inventions. As you watch the video, ask yourself: What inventions do I use? What inventions do I use the most? Do I know what that is? Think about the major impact the inventions of ancient China has had on our culture here in Brandon, SD. Imagine taking away all the inventions from the video. What would life be like?
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Friday, January 10, 2014
Is there such a food that makes one forget about all their problems? Is there a food that takes one out of reality and into a dream world of flavor and deliciousness? Is there a food that hypnotizes the mind and soul? The answer: Yes. A most emphatic Yes. It is called the Pizza Bagel and it is a wondrous combination of flavor and awesomeness. The Pizza Bagel can be bought at Bagel Boy in Sioux Falls, SD. Upon entering Bagel Boy, I walk with a spring in my step over to the counter and peer into the bagel rack to make sure they have the "Everything Bagel" which is by far the best type of bagel to use for the Pizza Bagel. One time, I walked into Bagel Boy and the worker informed me that the Everything Bagel was out for the day, I couldn't believe it. I put my head down and did the zombie shuffle out the door and into my truck, where I sat for 10 minutes and cried. I drove straight home and sat in a dark room, depressed for three days. When ordering the Pizza Bagel, make sure the worker puts a pepperoni over the hole in the bagel because then the sauce will not leak out the hole and fall onto your pants, making a slightly embarrassing stain on your trousers. I like to go to Bagel Boy, order a Pizza Bagel and then sit by myself in the corner of the restaurant and enjoy the delicious, flavor packed wonder that is the Pizza Bagel. It is best to sit alone, away from the other people because they often give odd glances of confusion as I sit there, eating with a giant smile plastered across my face the whole time. Upon first bite, the combination of cheese, sauce, pepperoni and the multiple flavor crystals of the Everything bagel such as onion, poppy, garlic, etc. makes my taste buds overflow like the Nile river. Each time I am fortunate enough to make it to Bagel Boy, I order a cinnamon crunch bagel with cinnamon and sugar along with my Pizza Bagel because when the Pizza Bagel comes out of the toaster, it is too hot to eat, so the cinnamon and sugar bagel serves as a nice little appetizer while you wait for the Pizza Bagel to cool. Eating the Pizza Bagel when it is too hot is one of the worst things a human can do because one can not enjoy all the flavor if it's too hot. So be patient. Dig down deep to find the strength to wait for it to cool off. Once it has reached the appropriate temperature, though, tear in to that thing with reckless abandon. So, next time you are in Sioux Falls or any city with a Bagel Boy, stop in. Order up a Pizza Bagel on the Everything Bagel. You will be glad you did.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Water for Sixth Grade will be honoring the United States Military in 2014. What better way to ring in the new year than thanking the men and women who keep this country free? What better way to thank those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice when they laid down their lives to protect ours? Though this class is focused on ancient civilization, we are all free Americans and for that, we should be very thankful. If you happen to be out and about and see a soldier in uniform, be brave enough to go up to them and thank them, whether they are in perilous situations on the front lines, or do not encounter any danger, they have still made the choice to bear arms and fight for our country. They have chosen to be away from their family in order to protect ours. The new WSG logo represents all the branches of the United States military. Can you figure them out? Bonus questions: What is the picture in the bottom right hand corner? Might need to do some searching on that. So, as we begin ancient China and 2014, we salute the troops and say a big "Thank you!"