Thursday, June 23, 2016

Breaking the Banks!!!

1. Students will read/listen to(what kind of materials??) in order to___________________________________ (learn about financial crises)

 2. Students will show their learning by (end product/Project) _____________________________________ (essay/tri-fold)

 3. Students/The Teacher will evaluate the learning by (using a rubric, checklist, etc.)

 Purpose: To learn the causes of financial crises, how they impact citizens, and how we might avoid crises in the future.

 Comparing and Contrasting the financial crises of the 1920-30s, with the crisis in 2008. 


History--Survey the history of the 1920-30s/Survey History 2000-2016
Reading--Close reading of various texts/essays--vocabulary/critical reading/evaluate-extend meaning.
Writing--English Writing conventions--sentence/paragraph/essay structure. Create advertising copy.
Math-Cost analysis then and now/Analyzing Charts and Graphs/Creating Charts and Graphs.

 What are the similarities between the two financial crises?? Differences?

 Have different student pairs/groups bring information/insight to the large group. (Using the blog comment feature)

 1. Causes of the Great Depression
 2. Causes of the Great Recession
 3. Impact on People

 Culminating Project: Comparison/Contrast Essay on similarities/differences--to be displayed on tri-fold with other info of the two time periods. Possibly--Create brochures on financial literacy/Create Blog or Newsletter.

 Introduction: Watch Movie: "Too Big to Fail" Resources:

Saturday, September 07, 2013

TED-ED Writing

TED-ED Mathematics

TED-ED Civics and Government

TED-ED Language Arts

Math 5A Integers

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Math 4B Geometry

Math 4A Percentages

Math 3B Multiplying-Dividing Fractions

Math 3A Adding-Subtracting Fractions

Math 2B Multiplying-Dividing Decimals

Math 2A Adding/Subtracting Decimals

Math 1B Division of Whole Numbers

Math 1A Multiply Whole Numbers

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Reducing Fraction

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Exponential Battles

Go to this site and battle your opponent. You'll need a calculator and you need to know how to enter exponents.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Week 1 Economics

Welcome to Economics. Your're going to learn all about money in this unit. First of all here are some terms for you to look up: (keep in mind that you need to define these terms in the context of money)

1. Asset - 2. Interest -3. Income Tax - 4. Expenses - 5. Entrepreneur - 6. Real Estate - 7. Debt - 8. Discount - 9. Sole Proprietor -
10. Stock -

After you've defined the words please go to the website below and do ALL of the activities under the earnings tab.

After you've completed the activities on The MINT website please research and complete the paper on your educational and career choice.(Due on Thursday)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Week 8 Social Studies

Go to this site and take the Consitution IQ challenge:

This week's words:

Monday, March 19, 2007

Week 7 Social Studies

Please read the following article and answer these questions:

Explain what the Speaker of the House is.

What is Speaker Pelosi's top priority?

What two people does Pelosi credit for her success?

Monday, March 05, 2007

Week 5 Social Studies

A couple of important items:
You need to be working on your historical fiction report and your brochure. The quarter ends on March 30.

Please read the article and comment on the question at the end.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Week 4 Social Studies

Please read this article and comment on the following:

Who is Joe Lieberman? Summarize what he says about the war in Iraq.

Here are this week's words:
1. Establishment—
2. Prohibiting—
3. Abridging—
4. Press—
5. Assemble—
6. Petition—
7. Redress—
8. Grievances—
9. Regulated—
10. Infringed—

Monday, February 12, 2007

Week 3 Social Studies

Pleases read the following article and comment on the following:
1. Explain what "Brown vs. The Board of Education" case was and how it affected our country.,6260,636640,00.html

Here are this weeks words (taken from the US Bill of Rights):

Vested, Numerous, Apportioned, Vacancies, Impeachment, Composed, Vacated, Resignation, Inhabitant, Presides, Candid, Posterity

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Week 2 Social Studies

Please complete the news quiz on this site:

Who is Rudolph Guiliani and what did he do, according to the article?

Here are this week's words:
Justice Union Ordain Posterity Defense Tranquility Domestics Blessings Welfare Secure

Rotational symmetry

Working in pairs please go through this tutorial on rotational symmetry:

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Week 1 Social Studies

Every week we'll have vocabulary words that are taken from American Historical documents. On Monday the words will be on the board. Make a vocab. folder on your desktop. Look up the words on your laptops.

On Tuesdays we'll go over the words and you'll be expected to have the correct meanings.

On Wednesdays we'll have a crossword puzzle as a review.

On Fridays we'll have a quiz.

On Mondays we'll also have a news activity. Throughout the week you'll be expected to review the week's news stories and there will be a couple of questions on the week's quiz.

We will also be studying historical documents starting with the Declaration of Independence. (We will also be studying the US Constitution with an emphasis on the Bill of Rights) There will be a question or two about the documents on the weekly quiz.

Here is the first news activity: (Read the article and answer the question),2933,245528,00.html

Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, announced that she is taking an initial step in a bid for the presidency in 2008 by filing papers to form an exploratory committee. The former First Lady made her announcement on her Web site. Summarize what she said.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Squares and tilted squares.

Please post a comment that explains two ways to find c. Make sure to to explain why both ways work.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Finding Area

Please explain the way(s) in which you found the area of the figures on labsheet 2.1

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Maine Map

Car Project

Here is some helpful advice on your car project:

Insurance: Don’t use your real name. Use 04401 for zip code. Don’t need Social security number.

Taxes: After you’ve selected all of your options and added up the price of the car, you need to add in the Sales Tax. (5%)

Financing: You don’t need to apply for financing. Just go to this site and select which kind of car you’re getting. You need to multiply the total price (including taxes) of your car (not including your insurance) by the finance rate and then add that number to the total price.

Drivers’ Ed: There are several driving schools in the area.

In this project you will choose a car to buy and decide what the "hidden" expenses will be. You have several worksheets to complete. There are recommended resources on insurance, maintenance, and financing but you can use other resources as well.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

3d Tic Tac Toe Toc

See if you can figure this out.

Watch this!

Can you prove that 25 divided by 5 is 14? Try it and then watch this video.

The sum of three consecutive numbers is 45. What are the integers?
X + X + 1 + X +2 = 45
3x + 3 = 45
3x = 42
x = 14 x +1 = 15 x+2 = 16 14 + 15 + 16 = 45

The sum of three consecutive odd integers is 69. What are the integers? You have 5 minutes.

What are the five parts of a word problem?

Solve this problem using the five parts of a problem format.
I’m thinking of a number. Six more than five times the number is twenty less than 7 times the number.

Please simplify the following by using the distributive property:

3(x + 2) = 4(x – 7) =

Friday, October 13, 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Monday, October 02, 2006

Solving Equations

Thursday Oct. 5
Today I want you to work your way through some equations.

When you go to the link below I want you to solve the equations that are given.

First I want you to go to:

Work your way through two digit addition equations using the practice game. I also want you to keep going after you've mastered one level.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Friday Sept. 29

In math class today we're going to be working on Sunshine Math. You have 4 pages to complete and you may use you calculators. Hand these in when you're finished and play the Line Gems game.

In Social Studies today we're going to do several things:
1. Read your books or work on your reports. (10 min.)
2. Study for your vocab. quiz. (10 min)
3. Take your vocab. Quiz.
4. Answer the questions on the sheet that was handed out.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Salamanders and Chameleons

Please take the first few minutes to go through the Chameleon website and learn more about graphing.

Use this site to practice substituting numbers for variables.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Civics and Government Scavenger Hunt (Maybe it's a test??)

What is the Bill of Rights?

Does the Bill of Rights affect you?? How? Explain.

Let's play a game:

In class today you need to go to the following site and test your KNOWLEDGE!

Monday, September 18, 2006


First of all we're going to answer the questions from yesterday about the graphs.

Next we're going to play a graphing game:

Now for the assignment:

Graphing Calculator Link: