• Classroom blog: 2-4

    Posted by Nick Zarcone on 2/4/2020 9:15:00 AM

    Now that we have finished studying the Ancient Hebrews, it is time to reflect on the unit. What story stood out to you the most? Which key figure did you find the most interesting and why? Write your thoughts in a complete paragraph.

    (10 sentences for complete credit)

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  • Classroom blog, 10-25

    Posted by Nick Zarcone on 10/25/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Ancient Mesopotamia 

    If you were there...

    You are a noble in ancient Babylon, an adivsor to the great king Hammurabi. One of your duties is to collect all the laws of the kingdom. They will be carved on a tall block of black stone and placed in the temple. The king asks your opinion about the punishments for certain crimes. For instance, should common people be punished more harshly than nobles?

    How would you advise the king? (10 complete sentences for full credit)

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  • Classroom blog 10-26

    Posted by Nick Zarcone on 10/26/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Now that we are finished studying Ancient Mesopotamia, it is time to reflect on what we have learned. Mesopotamia was the world's first civilization and the birthplace of many inventions and discoveries. Choose TWO of the inventions that you believe impacted people the most and explain why. (10 sentences for full credit)

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  • Classroom Blog, 9-28

    Posted by Nick Zarcone on 9/28/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Select one of the following journal prompts and write at least 10 sentences for full credit. This can be a personal or fictional narrative. Be sure to use one of the four types of leads and conclusions we have been practicing in class.

     

    Write about a time when you would have liked to be temporarily invisible. 

    or:

    Imagine that you have been selected to choose a new mascot for your school. What mascot would you choose? Explain why this would be a good choice for your school. 

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  • 9-26

    Posted by Nick Zarcone on 9/26/2017 8:00:00 AM

    We have finished studying the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Imagine you can travel back to the past to visit one of these wonders. Which one would you choose, and why? Be sure to include facts you learned during our study. (Must have at least 10 sentences for full credit)

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  • Classroom blog, 1-30

    Posted by Nick Zarcone on 1/30/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Reflect back on our study of the Ancient Hebrews. What stood out to you the most? What story was most interesting and fascinating? Explain your thoughts in paragraph form. 

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  • Classroom blog, 1-17

    Posted by Nick Zarcone on 1/17/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Write a paragraph using the following terms from our Ancient Hebrews unit. In your writing, be sure to explain the importance of each vocabulary word.

    -Abraham

    -Canaan

    -Famine

    -Egypt

    -Moses

    -Exodus

    -Promised Land

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  • Classroom blog, 9-13

    Posted by Nick Zarcone on 9/13/2016 8:00:00 AM

    Imagine you could travel back in time and see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Which one would you visit? Why? Be sure to include at least 3 facts from that wonder in your paragraph response.

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  • Classroom blog: 8/25/16

    Posted by Nick Zarcone on 8/25/2016 8:00:00 AM

    Tell me about your first two weeks at Fallon Middle School. 

    Write one paragraph (at least 5 sentences) describing some of the challenges you've faced so far. 

    Write a second paragraph (at least 5 sentences) on the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of your middle school experience.

    Conventions count: be sure to use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 

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  • Classroom blog, 3-24

    Posted by Nick Zarcone on 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM

    Briefly explain each of the three governmental philosophies of Ancient China: Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism.

    Then, imagine that you are emperor of China. Using evidence from the text to support your answer, select which of the three philosophies you would choose to best govern your country.

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