Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Academy 4 7th grader

Wat does it mean to you to be an Academy 4 seventh grader? What are you looking forward to the most? What would you like to do as a community this year? Use you knowledge of A.E.E. to create a structured 3 paragraph open response.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Forms of Government

Yesterday we learned about 4 forms of ancient Greek government (Monarchy, Oligarchy, Tyranny, and Democracy, which form of government would you like to have been part of? Why?

Monarchy: Community ruled by the King and his heirs.
Oligarchy: Community ruled by the wealthy.
Tyranny: Community is ruled by a military tyrant that is supported by many.
Democracy: Community members vote on the rules that govern them.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Intro to Ancient Greece

Share something you learned from the video that you did not know about before. (5-7 sentences) What topics about Ancient Greece, would you like to learn more about?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Book Club blog

Please post your Book Club group responses. Include all group members name at the top of your post.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bridge to Terabithia

Write a five paragraph essay responding to the following question. Create a graphic organizer first for your essay, write it in a word document, and post in online. Have you ever been friends with someone who was different from you? In what way were you different from your friend? Did this make it harder for you to form a friendship?

The Snow Day

In your humanities notebook page 113 outline your essay in our 5 paragraph graphic organizer, you will receive a quiz grade for the graphic organizer. (Remember Clouds, squares, circles, watermelon)

Using everything that you have been taught about creating a 5 paragraph essay, create a 5 paragraph essay titled The Snow Day. (draft in Word)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Living during Ancient Egyptian Times

In a 3 paragraph response, choose a job from the Egyptian social pyramid that you think you would have like do. What appeals you about this job? Give a detailed explanation of why you would choose this job over the others.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Greek Myths

Greek myths and legends have been told for thousands of years, and they have survived the ages because they offer much to the reader/viewer/listener ~ entertainment, insight into human nature, and lessons about morality and justice. Myths may appear simple, but they are somewhat like an onion. They have many layers of meaning.

  1. Choose one of the myths that you’ve just learned about and write your thoughts about what you believe the meaning is of that particular myth.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

5 Paragraph essay

A new student has just walked through the doors of Academy 2, he is joining our community and does not know how to write a 5 paragraph essay. You job is to describe to him, the writing process and how to outline a 5 paragraph essay.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Was Sumer a civilization?

Use evidence from the 7 characteristics and your knowledge of Sumer to support your thesis.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Practicing Thesis Statements

The local school committee is seeking ideas to improve your school. These ideas will be discussed during meetings with students, teachers, parents, administrators, and other interested parties. The changes proposed by students will be seriously considered since students are the reason for the school’s existence.

Choose one change that might improve your school for all students. Write a persuasive response explaining why your suggested change in an improvement. Give at least two reasons to show how your suggestion will improve your school.

Remember, you must argue in a convincing manner so that the school committee will understand and agree with your position.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Crossing by Gary Paulsen

Over break you read The Crossing by Gary Paulsen, in a response write your reaction to the character Manny and his adventures attempting to cross.