PowerPoints

Posted onNovember 22, 2013 
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Photos Of Our “What If?” Project Day

Posted onJune 6, 2012 
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Students teaching students

Students teaching students

Students teaching students

Students teaching students

Students teaching students

Tok students teaching English language learners

Students teaching students

Student teaching students

Students teaching students

“What If?” PowerPoints

Posted onJune 4, 2012 
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Copy and paste the link to your “What If?” PowerPoints in the comments section.

Who Do You Think Are The Greatest Americans?

Posted onMay 16, 2012 
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A television channel did a poll to find out who people thought were the Greatest Americans, and then ranked them from the most important to the one hundredth most important.

Think about all the Americans we have studied so far.  Pick who you think are the top five Americans and rank them one-through-five.  Find a picture of them, write about what you think was their major accomplishment, and explain why you ranked them where you did.

Working For A Better Tomorrow

Posted onMay 15, 2012 
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ON YOUR OWN:

Watch this movie on Fighting Hunger and take the quizzes.

WITH A PARTNER:

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Fight Against Hunger

AIDS

America Since The Year 2000

Posted onMay 12, 2012 
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Complete this activity about the Electoral College. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo. This was a controversial issue in the 2000 election.

Learn about the state initiative process. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo.

Learn about the income tax. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo.

Learn about the minimum wage. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo.

ON YOUR OWN:

Learn about the Presidential Election of 2000.

Watch this movie about September 11th terrorist attacks and take the quizzes.

Go to Mr. Ferlazzo’s blog and look at the links about the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Prior to the September 11th attacks, in 1995 there had been the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Watch this movie about terrorism and take the quizzes.

Watch this movie about Airport Security and take the quizzes.

Watch all the movies on this page.

Go to Mr. Ferlazzo’s blog and look at the links about the present Iraq War.

Watch this movie about the Internet and take the quizzes.

Watch this movie about the Stock Market and take the quizzes.

Watch this movie about Stocks and Shares and take the quizzes.

Watch this video to learn what caused the present financial problems we are in right now.

Now that you’ve learned what caused the Recession, go to Mr. Ferlazzo’s blog and look at links to learn what has been happening the past few years.

WITH A PARTNER:

Read more about Osama Bin Laden.

Read about what caused the economic problems our country is in right now.

The Best Sites For Learning About The Afghanistan War

The Best Web Resources On The Iraq War

The Best Resources For Learning About Osama bin Laden

Explore The Best Places To Learn About President Barack Obama’s Life.

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9/11 Movie

Terrorism Movie


Presidential Elections

A Changing Nation

Posted onMay 11, 2012 
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ON YOUR OWN:

Learn about the Internet and the History Of Computers.

Watch this movie about Recycling and take the quizzes.

Watch all the videos on this page.

WITH A PARTNER:

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Global Warming Movie

Ozone Layer Movie

Air Pollution Movie

Water Pollution Movie

The United States As A World Leader

Posted onMay 10, 2012 
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Learn about the OPEC oil embargo and limitations of America’s power. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo.

Learn about the end of the Cold War ended
. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo.

ON YOUR OWN:

Learn about the end of the Cold War.

Learn about the first Iraq War.

The United States has been involved in the Middle East.  A future post will deal with the present (second) Iraq War, but now please go to this site on Mr. Ferlazzo’s blog which will provide links to places to learn about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

WITH A PARTNER:

The United States And Its Neighbors

Posted onMay 5, 2012 
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Complete this activity. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo.

ON YOUR OWN:

Watch this movie about Mexico and take the quizzes.

Learn more about Mexico.

Learn about Canada and answer the questions.

Learn about North American Free Trade.

Learn about Immigration to the U.S.

WITH A PARTNER:

Read about immigration to the United States.

Explore The Best Sites To Learn About Mexico’s Drug War

War In Vietnam

Posted onApril 28, 2012 
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Learn about the Vietnam War. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo.

Complete this activity about the Watergate scandal. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo. It is not directly connected to the War, but happened in this time period.

Learn about free speech for students to protest the war
. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo.

Learn about the War Powers Act. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo.

ON YOUR OWN

Watch this movie about the Vietnam War and take the quizzes.

Watch this slideshow about the Vietnam War era.

Use this map and watch the video.

Watch these videos about the war.

Watch this video.

Watch this video and look at the other images.

This is not necessarily directly connected to the Vietnam War, but watch these videos on President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal.

Watch this movie about President Nixon and take the quizzes.

Learn more about the Vietnam War here.

Learn about the Hmong and the Vietnam War at these links:

Minnesota Public Radio has a report on the history of Hmong migration
“The Hmong and Laos: Old wars never die — The unhappy fate of the Hmong” is the title of a short article published by The Economist.
The Jungle Hmong: A Forgotten Ally On The Run is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

Hmong leader General Vang Pao recently died. You can read about him in The New York Times

The BBC also has a good article and additional resources on his death — Laos general and Hmong leader Vang Pao dies in exile.

The Los Angeles Times also has an obituary.

Thousands Gather To Mourn Hmong Leader Vang Pao is the title of the NPR story on the six day funeral in Fresno for Hmong leader General Vang Pao.

The Los Angeles Times has both an impressive slideshow and useful article on the General’s funeral.

The New York Times also has both a slideshow and article about the General’s funeral.

For the Hmong, an enduring sense of exile is an op ed from The Washington Post.

Hmong Facts is from The Minnesota Historical Society.

WITH A PARTNER

Learn about the Jungle War In Vietnam.

Read about the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the war.

Read about the Hmong and the war.

See this video of the fall of Saigon.

Watch this video of helicopter attack scene from Apocalypse Now movie.

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