Sunday, March 29, 2015

Gladiator's of Ancient Rome

You will be gathering information to make a Gladiator "Trading Card." Your task in the computer lab is to complete all four steps below. 

1. Name of Gladiator Popular Roman Names
2. Type of Gladiator. You must pick a gladiator and write down 3 facts about that type of gladiator. ("Type of Gladiator" is on the right column on the research link below)
3. Favorite weapon. Select one or two weapons that your gladiator uses and describe what they are. (Type of weapons link is on the left column called "gladiator weapons")
4. Armor: select TWO pieces of armor your gladiator wears. (armor link is on the left column and is called "Roman Gladiator armor.")

DUE DATE: Gladiator card DUE Thursday, April 2nd
Points: 40 (20 for front, 20 for back)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ancient Rome: "You Are There"

You are about to enter Ancient Rome. What better way to get introduced to Rome than by time traveling back to this ancient world and seeing it for yourself! You have one goal: 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 are, 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 explaining 5 things you learned about Ancient Rome by playing the game.  COMPLETE SENTENCES.

DUE DATE: Tuesday, March 31st. Midnight. 
Points: 40 points. (20 for game sheet, 20 for blog post)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blueman Goes to a Restaurant

Students, can you find the ancient Greece facts hidden within the nonesense of the Blueman and his arch nemesis, Mustache? Blueman is an odd fellow who doesn't like people much, especially Mustache. However, besides being obsessed with Mustache's mustache, he does throw out a few helpful words now and then. Good Luck! Task: Post a comment with all the ancient Greece facts from the Blueman comic. Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wax Museum 2015 "Program Cover Contest"

The Wax Museum Program is a very important item to the big night. It helps the audience find who they are looking for, and also lets people know who is all in our Wax Museum. One of the first things the people will see when they enter the Wax Museum is the cover of the Program, so we need to have a good one! If you think you can design a great Wax Museum program cover, please submit an entry. Click above for details. 
Thank you. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WSG Live! Ancient Greece

Olympus: The Realm of Freedom has been a blockbuster world. It all ends on Wednesday. Who will be left standing with the Sceptre of Olympus? To prepare for your final task (test), let's do some review together! WSG Live! is back on Water for Sixth Grade because the technical difficulties have been fixed.  
Click "comments" and start commenting! 

TIME: 7:00-7:30

See you there! 

2015 Ancient Greece Study Guide

Monday, March 16, 2015

2015 Olympic Results

The 2015 Olympic Games have come to a close. Here are the results from our Epic day. Congrats to the winners and to the non-winners, thank you for your efforts. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Olympic Week is Here!

Our Olympic Week is upon us. I wish you good luck. The Olympics began in ancient Greece. So today, we will bring them into action in our Realm. Our Olympics will have a little bit of a different feel to it, as we will change the "games" a bit and add an academic side to the competition. Our week begins with preparation. Thursday: opening ceremonies. Friday: The Games. 
You have a chance to earn "Olympic Points" throughout the week, in hopes of improving your City-State's chances of winning. 

Olympic Week Project/Olympic Points

Submit Olympic online project here. 
Enter "Olympics" for the "what project" box. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Join the Realm of Olympus Social Network!

Join the Realm of Olympus Social Network! With this new power, we can communicate and interact. We can bring the Realm outside of the walls of the classroom and create a more dynamic learning environment! In this virtual Realm, we can share what we know, what we've been working on and lots of ideas! I would really like you to join, which is pretty easy. There are a few options for joining. Details Below.
How to Join the Olympus Realm "Celly":
Option 1: Click on "web" on the above image. It will ask you to sign up for an account. Just use your google account.
 Option 2: Click on this Link to Sign up. Use your google account to create your free account.

 You will have to verify your email address to get fully registered. (Free, of course).

Once registered, you must "join" our Celly. In the box to join a celly, enter @olympusrealm

Monday, March 2, 2015

Democracy In Action: The Issues and Match-Ups

Use this Powerpoint to remind yourself what your issue is and what side of the issue you are one. Use the internet to research your side of the issue. Take notes on your notebook paper. Your goal is to gather evidence or facts or arguements that show/prove your side of the issue is the best one to vote for.

Democracy Overview Notes

Use this powerpoint to complete your Democracy Notes in your work packet.

Act of Service: Pay it Forward

It is time to give back. Just think about all the help you have given throughout your short time on this Earth? I am sending you out on a mission. A mission to complete 5 Acts of Service in one week (7 days). It is time to look outward, rather than inward. It is time to be self-LESS, rather than selfish. An Act of Service is something you do to help others WITHOUT being asked or told. Seek out ways to help and give back. Anticipate what needs to be done around the house. Be aware of opportunities to help. These Acts of Service do not need to be only at your home. They can happen anywhere. Just make sure you get a signature from the person you helped for verification. 

Act of Service Badge: If all members of your City-State complete their Acts of Service (5), then you will earn the prestigious Act of Service Badge. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

An Interview with a Mythology Character

You have all selected a character from Greek Mythology. Before you "become" that character and practice your speech giving skills, you are going to interview the character you selected. This is going to be an informative interview. You are pretending that you are interviewing your character in front of a large audience who came to listen and learn about the character. You will be asking the character questions, but it is okay for the character to ask you questions, if you want. The interview needs to be written like a dialogue, with quotation marks and correct punctuation. Also, make sure you show who is talking. Below, is an example for you to use as a guide.
Task: Write an interview dialogue between you and your Greek Mythology character. In the interview, your character needs to share at LEAST 3 things about themselves. Make sure you have your character introduce themselves so the reader knows who is talking. The name does NOT count as one of the three facts. 

DUE DATE: Sunday, March 1st. 10:30 pm.
Water for Sixth Grade badge. 
Me: "Hi! What's your name?"
Artemis: "Hello sir. My name is Artemis."
Me: "Wow! That's a cool name. My name is Dan."
Artemis: "Wow, that's a plain name."
Me: "That's not very nice. Plus, it has three versions: Dan, Danny, and Daniel. So there."
Artemis: "Whatever."
Me: "Why do you have that silver bow?"
Artemis: "Well, I am the goddess of the hunt and moon. So I take my special bow with me at all times."
Me: "It kinda looks like the silver bow Katniss Everdeen uses in the Hunger Games."
Artemis: "Katniss who?"
Me: "Katniss Everdeen. From Hunger Games. She's way cooler than you."
(Artemis draws back an arrow with bow right at me)
Me: "Hey now!!! Wait!!! What are you doing???"
(Artemis pulls back arrow further...)
Me: "Okay, okay!! Stop!! You are cooler than Katniss! Way cooler!!"
Artemis: "That's what I thought, you weak mortal."
Me: "So, do you have any siblings?"
Artemis: "Yes, I actually have a twin. His name is Apollo."

Me: "Why do you have a picture of a Christmas tree on your shirt?"
Artemis: "It's called a Cyprus tree, you maniac, and it's my symbol."
Me: "Oh, that's cool. Good for you. Well, I gotta go. Bye."
Artemis: "Ok. Whatever. Bye."
(As I'm running away): Me: "Katniss is actually cooler!!!!!"
(Artemis zings an arrow at me and barely misses. Yikes!)

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