Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ancient China EQ #4

EQ #4
What were the policies and achievements of Emperor Shi Huangdi that enabled him the ability to unify all of northern China under the Qin Dynasty?

Policies (Rules)
Achievements (Successes)
-If an official failed to carry out his policies, he would be fired

-All rich (noble) families were forced to move to the capital (place where the government is located) so that Shi Huangdi could watch over them closely

-Took away the warlords weapons and melted them down to make statues

-laws applied to all people (rich or poor) equally (not corrupt)

-strict laws were enforced with harsh punishments (cut off noses, feet, cut in half, buried alive)

-made a law that all people in China had to speak the same (uniform) language

-unified northern China by controlling the chaos

-China is named after the Qin Dynasty

-Built the Great Wall of China to keep invaders from the north out

-Centralized the government: all the places in China had to report back to him

-Organized China by 36 provinces which divided into counties

-produced all the same coins for the whole region of China to use

-established one single language for China home

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Citation Examples for your Works Cited Page

Use this example to correctly cite an online article.

Use this example to correctly cite an online video.

Use this example to correctly cite a printed book.

Works Cited:
"Citing Sources." BrainPop. BrainPop, n.d. Web. 15 May 2013.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ancient China Vocab Set 2

Unit 7: Vocab Set 2

Word and Part of Speech
Sentence and/or Picture
dynasty (noun)
family that rules for many generations
I wanted to part of a dynasty because I wanted to have power, and I wanted my family to rule forever.
corrupt (adjective)
dishonest; unethical; immoral; wicked or evil
Sometimes when people have too much power, they become corrupt.
corruption (noun)
dishonesty for personal gain; opposite of fair
Corruption causes sadness, mistrust, segregation, and chaos.
Mandate of Heaven (proper noun)
believing that heaven was a supreme (most powerful) force of nature giving dynasties the right to rule
Ancient Greece and Ancient China were different because Ancient Greece’s rulers were selected by the people and Ancient China’s rulers were thought to be selected by the Mandate of Heaven.
warlord (noun)
military leader
Hitler was a warlord because he accused the Jews of being the reason for losing World War I, and then he led with an iron fist.
chaos (noun)
disorder (dis= not)= not having any order
There was a lot of chaos during World War I and World War II.
Era of the Warring States (proper noun)
a period of time between 481 BC to 221 BC in which states were at war and in chaos
Throughout the drug war in Mexico, Mexico has been like the Era of the Warring States because of gang activity, corruption, killing, etc.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Research Vocab Set 1

Research Vocabulary

Word and Part of Speech
Sixth Grade Sentence Using the Word
plagiarism (noun)
stealing some body’s work or idea
There are a lot of people who use plagiarism to make life easier (until they are caught).
plagiarize (verb)
to steal some body’s work or idea; copy
Some people plagiarize to just finish their work, however they do not realize how dumb it is to do that.
paraphrase ( verb)
express the meaning of a writer’s words by using different words; make shorter; to rephrase or simplify; summarize
My mom tells me every detail about her day, and I paraphrase it.
cite (verb)
name your source or author
I make sure to cite my sources because it’s ethical, and you can’t take credit for something you didn’t create.
citation (noun)
acknowledgement (recognition) of who created the idea or who wrote the work
The citation tells you who created the idea or the work.
quote (verb)
Repeat somebody’s exact words, or do refer to somebody for proof; use punctuation to show it
In the court, lawyers quote the witnesses’ words for evidence.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Ancient China Unit: Vocab Set 1

Vocab Set 1
Sentence or Picture
isolation (noun)
separation from others
Immigrants suffer from isolation from their families because they aren’t citizens.
isolate (verb)
to separate from others or something
A country that is isolated from the rest of the world does not know the world’s diversity.
plateau (noun)
mountain with a flat top
If I climbed a plateau, it would be easy to set up a tent on the top because it would be flat.
plain (noun)
a flat, stretched out piece of land (usually covered with grass)
Running on a plain is like running on a football field that goes on forever.
cultivate (verb)
to prepare for land for crops (to grow)
If I had a farm, I would cultivate mango trees because I love mangos.
cultivation (noun)
preparation of land for growing crops
The cultivation of mango trees is awesome because you end up with mangos.
barbaric (adjective)
an aggressive, uncivilized, uncultured person.
That person was so barbaric that they kicked him out of the restaurant.
barbarian (noun and an adjective)
uncivilized person/ to be uncivilized
Barbarians act like they were trapped in a closet for their whole lives.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Research the Holocaust Using the Following Reliable Websites:

This websites includes facts and links to other reliable websites:

This website includes clear explanations, facts, games, and further reading:

This website includes detailed information about Anne Frank:

This website includes important scholar words related to the Holocaust:

This website catalogues the biographies of children who were victims or survivors of the Holocaust:

This website includes a timeline of events:

This website includes details about the German occupation of Denmark, and the Danish Resistance:

This website includes drawings of children in Terezin:

This article includes descriptions of what the concentration camp was like. Please read with caution and skip over parts that are disturbing to you:

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ch. 13 "Say, Mean, Matter"

Annemarie is courageous when she says, “I will take it… I know the way and it’s almost light now. I can run like the wind.” Her mama confirms her courage when she asks, “Annemarie, do you understand how dangerous this is?” (pg. 89)
This means that Annemarie cares about the Rosens because she is willing to risk her own life to get the package to Uncle Henrik. This means that Annemarie is very brave because she is aware of the danger but she still goes on the mission. Annemarie’s courage has developed throughout the novel, and although she still doesn’t know everything, she’s willing.
Annemarie’s courage matters to the characters because if the Nazis catch the Rosens leaving to Sweden with Uncle Henrik, they might all be killed. Her action shows that the bond of friendship can require you to risk your life if you’re willing. The package might be a map showing where they’re going to go, and if the Nazis manage to take the package they might find out where they’re going and track them down.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CST Prep: Using Punctuation for a Purpose

Name of Punctuation Mark
Purpose and Example
The Comma

-reminds the reader to pause (or take a breath)
-in a compound sentence, a comma comes before the conjunction
example: I went to the movies, and then I went to the beach.

F Example: I was happy, for I won the Spelling Bee.
A Example: I went to the beach, and then I went to the park.
N Example: The struggle did not end, nor did it lessen.
B Example: I went to the movies, but Ricardo went to the park.
O Example: Do you want to go to the movies, or do you want to     go swimming?
Y Example: I like Takis, yet I like Hot Cheetos more.
S Example: I studied for the C.S.T., so I got an advanced.
-used to start a business letter after the salutation

To Whom This May Concern:

-used to start a list in a sentence
I like the following students: Pico, Poci, and Piko.

- to combine two closely related sentences

Alexis was playing at the beach; his mom was making lunch.

Monday, April 15, 2013

NBS Vocab Set 2

I will skim the text of Ch. 5-10, locate words I don’t know, and investigate to figure out their meanings to create Number the Stars Vocab Set 2.

Number the Stars Vocab Set 2
request (verb)
to ask
When the bus stops, it says “Stop Requested.”
scornfully (adverb)

scornful (adjective)
to disrespect or to show an attitude toward someone you think is less than you
My mom was being scornful toward me when I was trying to help.
embroider (verb)

to decorate with needle work
… visible below the hem of an embroidered dress.

My shirt is embroidered with our school logo.
seldom (adverb or adjective)
rare or unlikely
It’s very seldom Uriel is quiet.
ration (noun and a verb)
a fixed amount (like a quota)
They had dared to use the strictly rationed electricity.
reluctant (adjective)

reluctantly (adverb)
not sure
Finally, he nodded his head reluctantly, but he was struggling.