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Social Studies Assignments 2014-2015

Monastery Commercials

posted May 12, 2015, 12:40 PM by Karen McMillan   [ updated May 12, 2015, 1:04 PM ]

Assignment: Using your own research, you and a partner will create a travel-style commercial for a medieval monastery. Your mission is to encourage people to visit and/or move in to your monastery. Your video must include:


  • Both partners’ voices must be heard in the commercial;

  • A minimum of 10 images to be used throughout the commercial;


Topics to include:
  • Description/pictures of the monastery
  • Description/pictures of the individual rooms
  • Daily life activities

Your video must be between 1 and 3 minutes in length. A written script must be submitted via Google Docs, titled: [students #s] Medieval Monastery.


Medieval Jobs

posted Apr 23, 2015, 9:37 AM by Karen McMillan   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 1:30 PM ]

Please click on the following link: Medieval Jobs and add the document to your social studies folder.



Lesson 8.4 Multiple Choice

posted Apr 20, 2015, 11:37 AM by Karen McMillan


Click on the following link: Lesson 8.4 Multiple Choice

Then click on "Make a copy." This will enable you to create your own copy of the document.

Rename the title of the document to include your student number.

Place the document in your third trimester social studies folder.

Complete the assignment.

National Parks

posted Apr 15, 2015, 2:28 PM by Karen McMillan


Warrior's Code

posted Mar 23, 2015, 3:07 PM by Karen McMillan

Answer these questions in at least one paragraph:



Asia Biography Project

posted Mar 16, 2015, 11:36 AM by Karen McMillan   [ updated Mar 16, 2015, 1:33 PM ]



Using your own research, you and your partner will create a Ken Burns-style biography of one of the individuals mentioned in Unit Four (chapters 7 and 8). Your video must include:


  • Both partners’ voices must be heard in the video;

  • A minimum of 10 images to be used throughout the video (be sure to include location images, not just pictures of the individual);

  • A creative beginning that will "hook" your viewers.


Your video must be between 1 and 3 minutes in length. A written script must be submitted via Google Docs, titled: [students #s] Asia Biography Video. Links to your research should be included in this Google Doc.




Lesson 7.2 Review

posted Mar 5, 2015, 12:03 PM by Karen McMillan

Click on the following link: Lesson 7.2 Review

Then click on "Make a copy." This will enable you to create your own copy of the document.

Rename the title of the document to include your student number.

Place the document in your third trimester social studies folder.

Complete the assignment.

Three Religions Notes

posted Feb 19, 2015, 1:35 PM by Karen McMillan

For those who were absent today, we are working on this with a clockbuddy:



Black History Month Project

posted Feb 17, 2015, 3:33 PM by Karen McMillan   [ updated Feb 18, 2015, 2:34 PM ]


To celebrate Black History Month, you will be researching the life of one person whose name you will draw in class. You will write a brief, two-paragraph biography of this person and include one photograph of them. Your paragraphs should include:
  • Birth and death, along with locations of both
  • What did they do for a living?
  • What were some of the important events in their life?
  • Is there something that they are most remembered for?
Please create a Google Doc titled: "[student #] Black History Month."


Africa Project Reflection

posted Feb 2, 2015, 8:56 AM by Karen McMillan


Now that you have given your presentation to the class, I would like you to write a reflection piece on the project (two or more paragraphs). Think back over the project and consider these questions:
  • What did you like about this project?
  • What was challenging? What was easy?
  • Was there something that surprised you? Perhaps doing a presentation was easier or harder than you thought it would be.
  • If you were to do this project again, what would you do differently? How could you make it better?
  • What did you learn about yourself while doing this project?
  • What did you learn about presenting from watching your classmates' presentations?
  • Why do you think learning to give a presentation might be important?
  • What did you learn about Africa from watching all of your classmates' presentations?
Please write your reflection in a Google Doc titled "[student #] Africa Project Reflection." Be sure to place it in your social studies folder.

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