Monday, March 25, 2013

Mackenzie's Mystery Scene Diorama

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The One and Only Ivan - Book Trailer

Open the above link and watch the book trailer. 
1. Read the Q & A with Katherine Applegate (author).  What did she base her story on?  What kind of research would she have to do to write this book?  (Post your answers.)
2. Use the sites below to research the silverback gorilla.  Make a point form list of all the information you think Katherine Applegate would have found useful when writing her book.  Import a picture of a silverback gorilla. (Use a word document.)

http://youtu.be/ewJLlu3lddo (video of Ivan at Atlanta Zoo)

http://youtu.be/GCi2-dChYt8 (Watch the video to learn more about the silverback gorilla.  Find out how you can adopt a gorilla.  Would this be something you would be interested in?) (Post your answer.)

3. Imagine you are Ivan.  Write about a day in your life.  Make sure you use Ivan's voice.  (Post your writing.) 

Pope Francis

Open the above link and watch the video.  What are the qualities Pope Francis is said to possess?  Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope.  What is the Jesuit motto and what does it mean? (Post your answer. Make sure you provide support for your answer.)
Use the following sites to research the Jesuits - 

                                    What does the above image have to do with the Jesuits?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

First Nations - Interactive Sites

This is really interesting. Open & explore. 

Create your own tipi designs.

Build a longhouse.

Experience Indigenous games and sports! Through these interactive activities, explore the qualities and capabilities that make one a great athlete: skill, teamwork, agility, discipline, stamina, strategy, strength and speed.

Can you identify these interesting and unusual aboriginal creations?

Test your word knowledge by playing this First Nations word jumble.

Sites to assist with project research:

Chris - Voki Animal Classification

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

First Nations

Click on the different regions of the interactive map to learn more about each tribe.
Create a comment about something that you learned and post it.  Make sure your comment is detailed and includes interesting information.

Monday, March 4, 2013

First Nations - Sites that may be useful

Open the above link and watch the interactive videos.  Post five things you learned and one question you have.



Sunday, March 3, 2013

Animalia Voki - Catherine

World Education Games 2012 - Overview

World Education Games - Host City - Sydney, Australia

We will be participating in The World Education Games again this year.  Once you get your password from me you may begin. 
Try to keep track of all the interesting cities you compete with.
Competition Days:
World Literacy - Mar. 5th
World Math- Mar. 6th
World Science - Mar. 7th

Friday, March 1, 2013