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Emperor Norton – Project

A Special San Francisco based history unit which students can complete for extra credit if you’re getting a little bored over the vacation.
http://www.mrgrayhistory.com/special-units/emperor-norton-project/

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Tom Lehrer – Student Videos

NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD WEEK
 

SO LONG MOM
 

THE OLD DOPE PEDDLER
 

SMUT
 

POLLUTION
 

THE FOLK SONG ARMY
 

WERNER VON BRAUN
 

WE WILL ALL GO TOGETHER WHEN WE GO
 

THE WILD WEST IS WHERE I WANNA BE
 

WHO’S NEXT?
 

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Middle Projects – Question Sheets

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7th Grade – Early Middle Ages – Projects & Presentations

This week the 7th graders will be beginning some special projects about the history of the early middle ages.
 
Students will be working in pairs to craft a presentation which will then be used by other members of the class to learn about the various topics in the unit.  These topics include:
 
1 – The Geography of … Continue reading »

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Tom Lehrer – 8th Grade Song Files

Here are the song files to help students learn their songs.  I’ll add the others as I make them so please be patient.  I should have the last up by early next week.
 
National Brotherhood Week
 
Normal Pitch – Song File MP3
 

Pollution
 
Normal Pitch – Song File MP3
Lower Pitch 1 – Song File MP3
Lower Pitch 2 – Song File MP3
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7th Grade – Fall of the Roman Empire

 
Essay Question : What internal and external factors led to the decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire?
 
Main Focus : Students should reflect on how the different factors which contributed to the decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire impacted/reinforced each other.

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8th Grade Essay Plan

Friday’s essay is about the reasons for Hitler’s success in rebuilding German power in Europe from 1933 to the end of 1941.  In writing the essay students should focus not only on the actions that Hitler and the Nazis took themselves, but also on the decisions made by others which may have inadvertently (or deliberately) … Continue reading »

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The World At War – Episodes

Two good episodes for the current 8th graders to watch to give you more insight into the reasons for German success early during World War Two.
THE FALL OF FRANCE

 
THE INVASION OF RUSSIA

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6th Grade Homework – Update

Owing to the schedule and a few requests the timeline on the English civil war will be due on Wednesday at the end of class rather than on Monday.

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8th Grade – Extra Credit Essay & Movie Opportunity – The Florida Land Boom

The Florida Land Boom was an event which took place in 1925/26 a few years before the Great Depression.  This event was, in many ways, a precursor to the later Stock Market Crash and is an interesting case study in the dynamics of economic bubbles when assets, in this case land, suddenly rise swiftly in … Continue reading »

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