Now it's time to tell what you've learned from this acitivity.  As a group, write a summary of each expert's presentation in the comment section.

Read the following article about the invention of barbed wire.Copy the following questions, paste them into the "Comments" box, then answer each question.

1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the great plains and southwest?

2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?

3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent?  What year?

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?

5. What were some negative consequences?

6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?

Explore the work of the Freedmen's Bureau using the following



As you study the work of the Freedmen’s Bureau,  take notes on the Bureau’s responsibilities.  Using this information, students should prepare a job description (what's a job description? here are some examples) for an employee of the Bureau. The description should include tasks assigned to all employees as well as possible tasks that may be required to help freed slaves.  Write this
description in the "comments".

“Bill of Rights Cancelled: So Few Americans Know Their Rights,” or  “Congress Decides to Eliminate One of  the First Ten Amendments!”Write a  brief letter to the editor  explaining why one particular right  must not be taken away. In  this letter, explain the meaning of the  amendment, why  it is important to Americans, and  how life in America will
if you no longer have this  right.


The Bomb



Watch the Brainpop movie here on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  This is pretty heavy stuff, guys.
When you're finished, do the graded quiz and send me your results in the comment section.  Also in the comment section, compose a conversation between the first US military officials to visit the bombed city of Hiroshima, and some survivors who are looking for a reason why.  What would these groups say to one another amidst such destruction?

Watch two Braipop videos today: Terrorism and  September 11.  Take quizzes for each and post results in the  comment section following this post.
Then read  "Recent Developments" p. 74-76 in the Coach book.   Answer - in your SS Journal - Show What You Know (p. 76), and Lesson Practice (p. 77).  And finally, do  the Chapter 1 CRCT Review (p.78-80).

Watch the BrainPop video, World War II, then complete this activity as a group.  If you finish, read
Remember Me (p.364-367 in your textbook, and write your answer  for Activites #1, Talk About It in your SS Journal.  Save the  Word Document when finished.  Use the upload form on the Assignments Page to turn the activity in.
Complete this form after watching the BrainPop video on The Causes of World War II.

Click on this link to open the Alphabet Programs
Chart.  Use the  following sites to research each program, and fill out the  chart.  When you're
finished, save the document and attach it to an email to me.
Use  these (and other) websites in your research.

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