Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Series of Unfortunate Events Power Point

Darius and Aaron made a great power point presentation using Google Docs. They created their presentation during explorations. Have a look and let them know what you think.

STEMS Video Game Competition

Some students seemed interested in this website so I'm posting it here. It is a national competition in which student make video games. More information is found at the website.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Chief Joseph's Speech

Here is the speech we listened to by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Native Americans.

It was only fitting that as we are learning about Westward Expansion and relocation of Native Americans that we listen to the words of native people. We read about the Nez Perce Native Americans from our Social Studies textbook then listened to this partial reading of his speech.

These words are a partial reading of a speech attributed to Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. The full speech was reported to have been delivered to the US government at Lincoln Hall in Washington DC (1879) where he was meeting with lawmakers to sign over their native lands.

What did the speech remind you of? How do you think his words from 1879 still resonate today?

The Hidden Power of Smiling

By popular demand, here is the TED Talk we watched in class on smiling.

We are just about to finish up our inquiry into Speeches and the spoken word as a powerful communication tool.

Look for the other speeches and talks we have seen soon!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Expert Projects

I believe through this link you will be able to view all of our expert projects.

Expert Projects from Monday, October 31

I have posted five expert project videos from Monday, October 31 for the following students: