Archive for April, 2011

8th Gr. Assignment #39

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Learning Goals:

*Summarize information (audio source)*

*Use strategies to find acurate information from the web


1. Download  this worksheet by clicking here, open it, then minimize it so it is ready.

2. Follow the directions on the worksheet for activity two. You are going to research and write a paragraph on Marie Antoinette. My goal for you today: RESEARCH WITH MORE FOCUS ON WHAT WAS IMPORTANT ABOUT HER.

Web Research Tools

Posted in Uncategorized on April 14, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

These pages in document form:

Get INFORMATION click here.


8th Gr. Assignment #38

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Learning Goal:

*Recall simple presentation skills

*Recall simple spreadsheet skills.


Activity One.

1. Open a new, blank presentation.

2. Put these words that appear below, small, on the slide. You do that by inserting a text box first. Then copy the words here and paste them into a text box on your presentation.

Question: When did the Black Death occur in Europe?

Answer:1347 to 1353 with some places experiencing the disease until the 1360s.

3. Download the image from this blog entry above. You do that by clicking on the image above, then right clicking on it and selecting “save image as”. Once it is saved, insert it into your presentation slide.

4. Make the words  and image large enough to see clearly, and change the background and font colors to make the slide readable and easy to look at.

Look at this model:

Activity Two:

1. Construct a spreadsheet following these directions you can download here.

Do you remember how to open a new spreadsheet in Open Office? Click Applications>Office Open Office .org Spreadsheet. Once you have opened a new spreadsheet follow directions on the guide given.

2. Show it to Mr. Litt to check off when you are done.