Sunday, May 5, 2013


Click on the link below to find your notes. Copy your notes into your notebook, then flip through the pictures.  You may watch the video, keep the volume low!

Causes of the Civil War

When you are done with your notes and you've read through and looked at the pictures carefully (Warning: Ms. Swanson might quiz you!)  Go here to enlist as a solider in the Civil War!

Be a Civil War Soldier

Monday, April 15, 2013

Chrome Book Work Wednesday/Thursday

On your test next week you will have 2 writing paragraphs, one will be about Native Americans, one will be about the Industrial Revolution.

Here is the question:

The Industrial Revolution was a time of inventions. These inventions made life in America easier.  Write a short paragraph describing which invention you think is most important. Give two details why you think it is the most important.

You can choose from: the cotton gin, the steamboat, the steam locomotive, the cotton spinning mill, the mechanical reaper.

Once you have thought of your idea, click here to submit your writing.   Write carefully! Use complete sentences, capital letters and periods!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chrome Book Work Thursday/Friday!

First- Make sure you have completed all of Rush for Riches earlier this week.

Then- Check your email and read the Achieve 3000 article Custer's Big Mistake- The Battle of Little Bighorn. You must complete the Activity, if you have time you can start the Thought Question.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chrome Book Work - Group 1,2,3,4 - Monday/Tuesday

Log into Achieve 3000 and check your email.  Read the article Rush for Riches.  You must complete the Activity and Thought Question.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chrome Book Work Thursday 3/28

Prepare for your quiz:

-Take the following online quiz! Use your reading and your notes to help you find the answers. 
-There are some questions we have not talked about. Use your knowledge to make your best guess! 
-You can try it as many times as you like until you get all the answers right!

You should only be on the Louisiana Purchase Quiz!  

Louisiana Purchase Quiz

If you need more informaiton go to this link and read about it!

Louisiana Purchase Review Reading 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Independent Chrome Book Practice Tuesday 3/26-Wednesday3/27

Group 1,2,4

Click on the link below to play the Lewis and Clark adventure game. Make sure you read the directions and read the documents before each game.

Lewis and Clark Adventure Game

When you have 5 minutes left, click on this link to answer a question about the game.

Lewis and Clark Computer Questions

Group 3

Click on the link below, then click on the Interactive Trail Map.  Click on the the different states to learn more about the states that Lewis and Clark traveled through. Click on the link to look and Lewis and Clark's journals. 

Lewis and Clark Trail Map

When you have 5 minutes left, click on this link to answer a question about the website.

Lewis and Clark Computer Questions

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Government Quiz

Do Not Open! Wait until you have permission from Ms. Swanson.

Government Quiz

Bill of Rights

Play these games to review your knowledge of the Bill of Rights.

Bill of Rights Match - Answer the questions to see if these people's rights are being taken away or not.  Play the Elementary version.

Constitution and Bill of Rights-  Click on the links on this page to take you to games and readings about the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Check out this video to help you remember some of the important rights.

Check out this website to read about some important Supreme Court cases about our Bill of Rights.  These cases help decide the things that American citizens can and can't do.
Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Government Games!

Play both the Checks and Balances Game and the Branches of Government Game!   Make sure you can fill in the information without making too many mistakes!  Click on the link below to take you to both games!

Government Games

If you master the games above try the Citizenship quizzes found here!  These are examples of the types of questions people have to answer before they can become a US citizen.  You may not know all of the information but try your best!  I think I can I think I can!!!!!

Citizenship Quizzes