Monday, November 24, 2014

iCivics Games


Once we have finished our Rights and Responsibilities discussion you can play these iCivics games below. 

Click on the pictures below to get the games started.
You may try them all to see which one you like the best. 







To become a citizen of the U.S., prospective Americans must demonstrate their knowledge of basic American history, geography, and the rights and responsibilities that come with citizenship. How well would you do?

Citizenship Quiz #1



Citizenship Quiz #2



The Preamble - Schoolhouse Rock
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Can you recite the Preamble? 
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Bill of Rights Rap

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Immigration Nation

Immigration Nation

Do you know how people become citizens of the United States? In Immigration Nation, you'll find out as you guide newcomers along their path to citizenship. Good luck! 

Use this sheet to help you with the game!



Click on the picture below to play! 



Click Below for Channel One
Channel One - November 19,2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

What Is An Immigrant?

What Is An Immigrant? 

VIDEO #1
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VIDEO #2
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For your assignment, you will learn about Ellis Island.  You will use the link below and take a Virtual Interactive Tour of Ellis Island. 

Click Here ---> Ellis Island Tour

When you are finished with the Ellis Island Tour assignment you can watch these Ellis Island Videos

Deconstructing History: Ellis Island

Deconstructing History: The Statue of Liberty

Detained at Ellis Island

Click Here ---> Ellis Island Webcast Video

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2014 Veterans Day Video

2014 Veterans Day Video
In class we discussed the purpose of Veterans Day and how it's important to give thanks and remember those Veterans who sacrificed so we could have our freedom. 

Below you will be able to watch our video. Every student had a part in the video (as long as they were at school that day) which makes this even more meaningful.  Some students brought in pictures of relatives/family members to give them a special thanks.  

The kids did an amazing job in creating such a fitting tribute to our Veterans. 

Click On The Picture Below To Open The Video



911 Hero Performed By Michael Israel In New York

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Veteran's Day - 2014

Veteran's Day - 2014


The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery.  At 11 a.m., a color guard, made up of members from each of the military services, renders honors to America's war dead during a tradition-rich ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown. 

The President or his representative places a wreath at the Tomb and a bugler sounds “Taps.”  The balance of the ceremony, including a "Parade of Flags" by numerous Veterans service organizations, takes place inside the Memorial Amphitheater, adjacent to the Tomb.


Unofficial Lyrics to "Taps"


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Dedicated November 11, 2005

For Veteran's Day, I would like for us as a 6th Grade, to create a video tribute to our Veterans. 
Below is a video that I found and will be our inspiration.  We will take bits and pieces of this to make it our own.


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Thursday, November 6, 2014

The United States of America

The United States of America

Write 3 Facts for Each Section of the Article
1. Fast Facts
2. Geography
3. Nature
4. Government & Economy
5. People & Culture
National Geographic For Kids

New World Trade Center Opens, Here's What It Looks Like From The Inside

50 States & Capitals
Watch These Two Videos
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Time Zone Practice

Time Zone Practice

If you get done with today's assignment
you can practice and review with this 
Quia Rags to Riches game. 

No need to sign in to Quia. Just practice.