Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Today's Lesson

Dear Sixth Graders,
I wanted to tell you how proud I was of your participation in today's Social Studies lesson. I watched many of you deliver persuasive speeches that were extraordinarily powerful.

As you came to the stage, put on the pharaoh regalia, and spoke to your classmates, I hope that you recognized the amazing power your voice has to inspire and lead your community.

Many of you talked about leading your people with fairness, in which social classes would not exist. Others talked about loving each and every citizen of your nation equally, without a bias toward one person or another. You used persuasive techniques to convince your "Egyptian classmates" that you would establish a civilization you could all be proud of, with beautiful monuments, expanded territories, an economy of trade, and if necessary, implementing politics of war to protect your nation's people.

Your speeches not only demonstrated your understanding of Egyptian leadership, they also demonstrated what influential and compassionate individuals you are becoming. I hope you are proud of your school work, and recognize that what you have said today represents your character. Keep up the good work!

With Love,
Ms. Shawn

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Thinking Questions:
What emotion does this commercial from Johnson's campaign for presidency appeal to?
How is this commercial an example of propaganda?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pharaoh Hatshepsut & Ramses II

Thinking Question:
What made Ramses the Great and Queen Hatshepsut so important to ancient Egyptian history?
Ramses the Great's Mummified Corpse

Bust of Queen Hatshepsut

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Images of the Nile River

The photographs above show the contrast between the "Black Land" or the Nile Valley and the "Red Land" of the Sahara.

Critical Thinking Question: Based on these pictures, which type of land would be more attractive to settlers? Explain.

Ancient Egypt: Class Video

Monday, November 8, 2010

Do you like games and do you have a drive to improve your English skills?

Directions: All of these games will help you improve your writing, speaking, reading, and thinking skills. Start with the medium levels, and then move on to hard and really hard levels, once you've mastered the medium level.

Contractions Website