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Monday, April 4, 2011

Walking the Inca Trail

Dear 8th graders:

Today you will "walk" in the shoes of the Incas. To start, follow the Inca trail by clicking the link here

Afterward, check out a porter's photojournal of Machu Picchu by clicking the link here

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Maya Webquest

8D: Today you will be completing a webquest on the Mayan Civilization. Follow this link to get started:

Monday, March 28, 2011

Latin America Enrichment Lesson

8 D: Because I will see you twice over the next two days, we are going to complete a Webquest on the early Mesoamerican people.

1: Watch this:

2. Watch this:

MCAS tomorrow!

8th Graders:

Tomorrow is the ELA MCAS exam. Get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and come ready to show what you know! We are so proud of all the hard work you have completed this year, and are looking forward to you showing everyone!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Professional Dress UPDATE

8th Graders:

Your group can opt for professional dress or regular school uniforms (khakis and polos). If you have silver band AND are presenting on FRIDAY, you may wear your silver band outfit on THURSDAY.

Dress code standards (from the enemy...Boston College):

If you have ANY questions, please ask Ms. Feldman or Ms. Joseph.

PBL Day 7: Wednesday, March 23

8th Graders:
Today is the last day before presentations!

Today you need to put the final touches on your presentations. You need to merge your powerpoint presentations into 1 single file titled "countryFINAL" in your section's folder on the T drive. You must have this step checked by me before you leave today to avoid confusion tomorrow.

Also, I have the LCD projector signed out for each class period. Your group is welcome to borrow it to practice your presentation. You should check to see how your slides will look projected up on the white board. Remember, you will be graded for the "look" of your presentation.

Presentation Rubric:

Oral Defense Rubric: