History Comes Alive! Reply

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Kelsey Bisetti

Every student here at Stacey feels absolutely swamped with projects, but Mr. Yohn and Mrs. Redmond have assigned yet another one to their eighth-grade classes. Thankfully, this one is a bit more amusing than some of the others.

Usually, at this point in the year, eighth graders would be responsible for recording and editing a video of a historical reenactment. But this year, teachers decided to spice things up. Instead of the boring, old video project, eighth graders will be writing a script to act out in front of the third grade class of Clegg and Schroeder Elementary School.

Mrs. Redmond says they came up with the idea because the video projects had become boring to grade after so many years of watching them. “From what I’ve observed, there’s been a lot of good work with the boards and we’ll be starting on the scripts Monday.”   More…

DBL Decision?!? Reply

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Kevin Luu

DBL (Design-Based Learning), a sixth-grade elective here at Stacey, is learning about ecosystems, landforms, and history. As a team, the students have debated about their landforms and what their priorities were.  They used percentages to help them with their decision. The students created landforms for science, history, and math. 

This project furthers their learning about ecosystems in science. Their goal is to learn how land and ecosystems affect civilization.

The three teachers involved are Ms. Winemiller, Mrs. Kleen, and Ms. Faulkner. Mrs. Winemiller teaches the students how the ecosystem is affected by land. Mrs. Kleen teaches the students how to use ratios and area to design the land, and Ms. Faulkner helps by teaching how the land affects trade in history.

YouTuber of the Week: Geography Now! 3

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Gavin Mercado

Welcome back to another YouTuber of the Week! This week’s YouTuber is Geography Now! requested by Andy.

Geography Now! is a YouTuber who obviously talks about geography. This channel has a male host, and in every episode, he talks about different countries.

He talks briefly about the country’s culture. Then, he goes on to show where it is located, such as the continent, where it lies in relation to the equator, and what surrounds it. More…

National Freedom Day! Reply

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Katie Mills

National Freedom Day is on February 1st. Many people may not understand what National Freedom Day is, so what is it really about?

What is National Freedom Day?

National Freedom Day is the honoring of the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation’s constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln signed the resolution to outlaw slavery and was endorsed on December 18, 1865. This anniversary is annually celebrated on February 1.

“Major Richard Robert Wright Senior, a former slave who founded the National Freedom Day Association, played a crucial role in creating the observance. Major Wright was deemed as a community leader in Philadelphia and was active in education, the media, business, and politics. He hoped to see a day that would be dedicated to celebrating freedom for all Americans. More…

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Katelyn Hooker

Cinco De Mayo, meaning “Fifth of May,” is meant to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French Forces.

The history began when Mexico declared, in 1861, a moratorium on the repayment of foreign debts. This resulted in the English, Spanish, and French troops decided to attack. By April 1862, the English, as well as Spain, had retreated. On May 5th, General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French troops at the Battle of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City, and about 1,000 French troops were killed.  More…

He Had a Dream Reply

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Denise Mena

Martin Luther King is a popular historical figure that even has his own holiday! Most people believe he made a difference in the world. Many know him a man who talked about his dreams and tried to make America great.

He was also a Baptist minister. In case you were wondering what a Baptist minister is, it’s a person who is  “a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion and that is usually Calvinistic in doctrine.” More…

Thinking about Months 2

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Katelyn Hooker  

November is a time for gathering with loved ones to feast and be thankful for everything accomplished, such as New Year’s resolutions. The goddess of this month lost her precious daughter in the underworld and nearly caused starvation from the lack of crops.  

Her name is Demeter, the daughter of Rhea and Cronus and the sister of Zeus. The influence of Demeter was not limited to grain, but extended to vegetation, generally to all the fruits of the earth. More…

The Symbolism of America Reply

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Jennifer Ly

Mr. Yohn’s History class did a project called Metaphorical America to review all of the history lessons learned this year. This project tested students’ ability to create a unique project concisely summarizing the major history events learned in the eighth-grade curriculum using symbolism.

Basically, students chose any picture to represent America and label 20 symbolisms–15 pre-picked by the teacher.  Among the features are the Westward Movement, Civil Rights, Constitution, Obama, Terrorism, and Debt. The student drew or glued images onto a piece of white paper with the symbols’ explanation on the back. Extra credit was given if the student drew it on a wide piece of construction paper, which could be found in Mr. Yohn’s room (G2B).

The project was due on Tuesday, May 31. It is 20 points for clear descriptions and 10 points for a visually pleasing and neat picture with the symbolic elements explained on the back, 30 points in total.

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