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Monthly Archives: January 2015

7th Grade Student Work – Japanese Vocab

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Weekly Plan – January 26th to January 30th

3rd Grade
This week students will be concluding their exploration of the Rocky Mountain states and commencing their look at the states of the Pacific coast.
Monday – Rocky Mountain States – Project Day
Tuesday – The Pacific Coast States – Geography
Thursday – No Class – Millie Rehearsal
 
5th Grade
This week students will continue their study of Colonial America … Continue reading »

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Netflix – New History Documentaries

Netflix has recently placed quite a few interesting documentaries on its on streaming service.
Mankind – The Story of All of Us

Vietnam in HD
 
The Men Who Built America

The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents

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Japanese Fans – Spare Copy

If you need another copy of the fan template please click on the link here. Remember that fans have to be turned in (not emailed) on Tuesday.
If you have any questions about your tanka poem remember to email me.

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8th Grade – Chaplin Movie

A wonderful biopic about the life of Charlie Chaplin in the early days of Hollywood.
 

iTunes Link
Amazon Link
Google Play Link
Netflix DVD Link

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8th Grade – 1920s and 1930s Songs

I’ve uploaded the files and other important information onto a new page here.
Please review the information and email me if you have any questions.
As I said in class you can record your vocal at home or I will be arranging times for you to do so during the week at school.  Recording will begin in … Continue reading »

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Japanese Movies

A few movies that 7th graders might be interested in watching as we study the history and culture of Japan.  I’ve put links for both purchase and rental below the trailers as well as Netflix DVD where available
THE SEVEN SAMURAI
A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village’s request for protection from … Continue reading »

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Weekly Plan – January 19th to January 23rd

 

3rd Grade
This week students will be continuing their exploration of the Rocky Mountain states.
Monday – Rocky Mountain States – People & History
Tuesday – The Rocky Mountain States – Economy
Thursday – The Rocky Mountain States – Project Day
 
5th Grade
This week students will continue their study of Colonial America
Monday – The French & Indian War – Part … Continue reading »

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Ken Burns – Prohibition

PROHIBITION is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.
The culmination of nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve, even to ennoble, the … Continue reading »

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Movies – 1920s and 1930s

Just a few movies that you might enjoy based on what we’re currently doing in class.
O Brother Where Art Thou
 

A satirical and fantastical look at life in the south during the 1930s based on Homer’s Odyssey.
The Great Gatsby

A look at the decadence, hedonism, and excess of the Roaring 20s.
Chicago

Movie adaptation of the long-running musical about … Continue reading »

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