Due to offensive and disrespectful commentary on the previous blog post, the 8th grade blog is now closed permanently.
Words to Live By
2. Write a small commentary of a minimum of 100 words on what you liked or did not like about the video. What piece of advice did you like the best? Why?
BONUS 1,000 HOUSE POINTS:
Watch the film, The Conspirator, and type an essay (minimun 250-300 words) debating whether the main character in the story was guilty or innocent regarding her involvement to the assassination of President Lincoln. Make sure your explain your reasons why you would defend or convict the conspirator.
In this week's blog, we have a mystery guest visiting us.
Take a look at the man pictured on the left. Who is he? Pay special attention to his outfit for a clue of one of his occupations.
If you have Google Goggles on your Smartphone, you may be able to scan his photo and find out his name instantaneously. If you do not have access to Google Goggles, read the clue below that provides a clue to this famous historical figure:
Keeping freedmen fed and in the know,
His efforts were felt in one famous bureau.
Please answer the following questions on the blog:
1. Who is this week's mystery guest?
2. Name two achievements of this famous historical figure.
3. Write one interesting fact about this man.
NOTE: To write an excellent question, do your best to be specific on a certain subject, event, or person, and ask questions with "How?" or "Why?"
For fun, you can try and answer the Simpsons questions above on the blog right now and start a debate with your classmates!
The rules are simple:
1. Check this blog every Monday. Blog writing is part of your homework grade.
2. Write a comment of 5 sentences or more on the weekly blog post or on another student's response.
3. Use correct capitalization and punctuation when writing.
4. Go back and read your comment again OUT LOUD. (This can be to your computer screen or to your dog, if you have one). Edit your mistakes.
5. Make sure your commentary is clean and respectful.