Wednesday, October 30, 2013

HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS


Halloween Web Hunt
(Scholastic) 

ImageChef.com
  Discover the history of Halloween traditions and learn about mummy burials, vampire bats, and other frightful facts.

What gets buried along with a mummy? What do vampire bats eat for dinner? And whose brain is behind Frankenstein? Search for these and other frightful facts and discover the history of Halloween traditions in this web hunt.

DIRECTIONS:  
*  Read the following facts and click on the link provided.  
*  Begin a new BLOG POST - titled- "History of Halloween Traditions."
*  Answer the questions in each category in the blog post.  You will want to include the basic question as your topic sentence for each question.
*  You may write more about a particular topic other than just the question(s) asked.
*  You may research more about a particular topic or another Halloween tradition that you would like to learn more about and add to your blog
*  Add pictures to your post (morguefile.com)

1. Mummies

 

The ancient Egyptians developed a method of preserving bodies so they would remain lifelike even after death. Today we call this process mummification.
Visit the British Museum and x-ray a mummy. 

*  Write about two items you find.
 


 

2. Vampire Bats

 

There are more than 1,000 kinds of bats. How many of those are vampire bats, the kind that drink blood? Make a guess, then find the answer in our Bat Library.

*  What kind of blood do these bats usually dine on?
*  What's another bat fact that surprised you?
 


 

3. The Frankenstein Monster  

Long before this monster landed a starring role on the movie screen, he originally came to life through another art form. Read about it at the National Library of Medicine.

*  Was Frankenstein originally brought to life in a painting, a book, or a play?

*  Who is the original creator of the Frankenstein monster and how old was she when she introduced this classic monster to the world?
 


4. Halloween History

Bonfires, treats to eat, and dressing up in costumes all play a major part in the history of Halloween. To find the original thinking behind these traditions, read the first section of this Halloween article.

*  What is a Halloween tradition in your family?
*  Why do people dress up for Halloween?- you might have to do further exploring for this one!









BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

*  I know you can believe in yourself!

*  Just keep practicing!

*  You will get the hang of it- I know it!

"THUMBS UP- EVERYBODY"




Thursday, October 17, 2013

BLOG ACTION DAY

 Student Blogging Challenge

Week 5 – BAD and commenting

Ignorado
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Pablo Flores via Compfight

Not much this week regarding choice of activities as I want you to concentrate on writing a fantastic post for Blog Action Day on Wednesday 16 October. Remember the topic is
Human Rights
Here is a link to the actual Human Rights document from the United Nations. There is also a convention on the rights of a child and here is a link to that.

Remember to include an image in your post and give references or link back to where you found your information. Write in your own words, don’t copy and paste from another website. Try to be very factual in what you present but also be prepared to give your own opinion and justify that opinion. Think of an original title for your post, not just Blog Action Day. Try to include the hashtags #BAD13  and #13stubc in your post somewhere. This will make it easier for me to pick up some posts that might not be included in the form below.
We have started a special Flipboard magazine called One World, Our World  We will be including great posts about global issues from week 4 challenge and also those well researched and informative posts from Blog Action Day.



BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

*  I know you can believe in yourself!

*  Just keep practicing!

*  You will get the hang of it- I know it!

"THUMBS UP- EVERYBODY"

Sunday, October 13, 2013

WONDER OF THE DAY!
Explore. Imagine. Laugh. Share. Create. Learn. Smile. Grow.

“Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery.”   

Each day, there will be an intriguing question that is explored in a variety of ways.  The Wonder of the Day both informs and encourages new questions and sparks new paths of wonder and discovery.  

** CLICK ON THE TITLE OR VIDEO, WHICH WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE SITE.

1.  Watch and listen to the video
2.  Read the short story about the Wonder of the Day
3.  Respond on your blog- What are you thinking about after learning about the Wonder of the Day?  What are you wondering?  Make sure you identify the Wonder of the Day in your Blog as you respond.  





BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

*  I know you can believe in yourself!

*  Just keep practicing!

*  You will get the hang of it- I know it!

"THUMBS UP- EVERYBODY"

Thursday, October 3, 2013

#teach2blog

 Student's Blogging Addresses Societal Concerns
Students addressed important issues into today's blogging topic in relationship to the novels, The Outsiders and Lord of the Flies.  Their insights into these topics can be viewed by clicking on the "Student ePortfolio/websites" tab above.  We'd love to hear your views on these topics.  Join in the conversation!  Blog with us.......
*  How can peer pressure from your group force you to be someone you do not want to be?

*  Why do people make judgments about people based on stereotypes that exist in their minds?

*  Discuss society's expectations for boys as they grow into adulthood.


*  How do societal views of boys influence the amount of power and control each boy has or is perceived to have by other boys? 


BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

*  I know you can believe in yourself!

*  Just keep practicing!

*  You will get the hang of it- I know it!

"THUMBS UP- EVERYBODY"

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