Saturday, March 29, 2014

Wax Museum Cover Contest Winner

Thank you to all of you who participated in the Wax Museum Program cover contest. I had a lot of quality submissions, but in a contest, there can be only one winner. However, in this contest, there is actually two winners because I have decided to include some "artwork" inside the program as well. So without further delay, I would like to announce the 2014 cover contest winner:

Program Cover: Taylor Cline

Inside Artwork: Hannah Jackmon

Friday, March 28, 2014

Internet Vs. Textbook

Which has the better information, the Textbook or the Internet? The answer may seem obvious: Internet right? In all it's vastness and glory, the Internet surely has the better information. However, I caution you from rushing to that judgement right away. Yes, the Internet does have a large amount of information, but maybe it's too much? Maybe the textbook, in its limited nature, has the better information because its not so overwhelming? In this activity, we are going to look at ancient Rome through the eyes of the Internet and the eyes of the Textbook to see which is the better resource. Is the Internet too overwhelming? Does the textbook not go in-depth enough on the topics? We shall soon find out....
Internet Students: Use the Rome Links on the right to sift through information about each topic on your sheet. Only use those sources. Write and explain as thoroughly as possible about each aspect with the Internet.
Textbook Students: Use the textbook only to explain each topic on your sheet of paper. Record as much as you can about each topic. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Wax Museum: Do you need my help?

Students, do you need my help? If so, fill out this form so I know what you need help with! The earlier you ask for my help, the more likely I will be able to help you. I can not guarantee being able to complete every request, but I will definitely try!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wax Museum Cover Contest 2014

Students! This is an opportunity of a lifetime! This could be your chance to obtain fame and fortune! For the official Wax Museum program, we have a Cover Contest to design the cover. In the past, there have been some outstanding student designs, so I am once again looking forward to some great entries this year. This is a big deal because it could be your design that graces the cover the Wax Museum program and seen by thousands!  If you would like to enter a cover design idea, read through this link. 

COVER DESIGNS DUE: March 27th, 2014. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello from my house! I would just like to say that I miss you all and eagerly await Tuesday when I can return and see all of your wonderful faces and ask how you have been. How have I been, you ask? Well, I've been great! (if by great, you mean staying up the whole night listening to Hazel cry because she is so hungry! Sheesh! She eats like a horse!) It's been so much fun having Hazel home so we can play fun games. Her favorite game to play during the day is the "Lay There" game, which is when she just lays there and we look at her.  Yes, the nights have been a bit of a struggle, with all the crying and lack of sleep, but it's not even close to the challenge you all face today! You will be entering ancient Rome, and like me during the night with Hazel, you, too, are simply trying to survive. You will be faced with many options and decisions. Read through the scenarios carefully, put deep thought into what you decide, for you and you alone with face the consequences! Do you have the stamina and courage to survive one day in Ancient Rome? 
 Once you click the link with your mouse, you will be transported back in time to a place of glorious wonderment. A place of many, many amazing things. I will not say what those amazing things, however, because I am not going to give you even one clue! The adventure is up to you. The decisions are yours to make. The fate is yours to have. You are in ancient Rome. I bid you good luck, my honorable and courageous young warrior.  
Task #1: Play the game "Ancient Rome: You Are There" and fill out your score sheet. COMPLETE SENTENCES!!
Task #2: Post a comment with 5 decisions you made (good or bad) and explain why they were either good or bad. COMPLETE SENTENCES.
Task #3: Answer these questions in a second comment:
1. What type of food do patricians eat?
2. What is an Eques gladiator?
3. Where do charioteers race their chariots? 
4. What is the Forum?
5. What is the Pantheon used for? 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ancient Greece Silent Review

I am in the process of producing the Silent Review Videos. It takes some time to upload all five videos, so I will post them as they are completed. Please study!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2014 City-State Olympic Gold Medal Winners!

Blood, sweat, and tears went into the 2014 City-State Olympics and after it was all said and done, one city-state in each class emerged victorious. Here are your 2014 City-State Olympic Champions! 

2014 Ancient Greece Study Guide

We have covered a lot in Ancient Greece. Now it is time to complete this ancient Greece journey with our final exam (test). Before we wage war on the test questions, let us get prepared by using the Study Guide, which is packed with good review tools and options! Please, use the study guide. If you have no idea how to study for a test, start with a review tool on this study guide and go from there. Look at the list of topics that you will be tested over and think to yourself how confident you are with each topic. If you feel that you are weak in a topic, then start there and find a review tool for that topic. With anything in life, if you want to be successful, you have to put forth effort and make good results occur. Not just hope for them. Good Luck!

Test: Friday, March 7th. 100 points.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Greek Mythology: Guess the Greek god!

Here is an interactive blog post about the Olympians of Greek Mythology. The gods of Mt. Olympus have gathered. Can you figure out who they are? Use what we have learned so far to figure out each character based on their appearance. Post a comment with your answers/guesses. Be sure to number your responses. Good Luck! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

City-State Olympics Results

The 2014 City-State Olympics are over so it is time to unveil the much anticipated results. The City-State Olympics was broken up into three parts: Olympic projects, Academics, and Athletics. After completing all three phases, it is time to crown the champions and place their gold medal around their neck, etching their name into the history books as Olympic champions. In class, I will announce the Gold Medal winners of each period. After school, I will post the results sheet to see how your city-state did compared to other class periods. Congrats to all the winners! 

Student Created Material: City-State Olympics

Throughout the week, there were Olympic projects that could have been completed to give your city-state a boost going into the Olympics. Some really great stuff was submitted, so I thought I would share that with you. I think we should all be able to see these projects and benefit from the creativity.  It is also a good way to review! Once again, good job and thank you for all the effort!