Saturday, November 21, 2009

Geography of Greece

Students first chose settlement sites in a simulated landscape (chairs as mountains/ blue tape mapped out the coastline) of ancient Greece to understand the influence of geography on settlement and culture. They then explored ways for their settlements to survive and to expand. See the slide show below....

Geography of Greece

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ancient China Day

Ancient China Day was a huge success. Students survived their first "Hugentobler" test and spent the rest of the day celebrating the end of our China unit. They tried their hand at chopsticks and those that mastered the skill enjoyed using them during our Chinese buffet lunch. The students created Chinese paper cutting decorations and tried to beat their fellow classmates at Chinese Checkers. Catalina proved to be the 7th grade champ at Manjong and Kevin was the master of all Chinese skills. Thanks to all the parents who helped make it a great day. Thanks to all the students for having fun with it. Coming Soon.... Greek Day....

China Day 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Qin Dynasty

We explored the life of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shihuang di, by watching a Discovery Channel movie, The Man Who Made China. Interested in finding out more about the man explore the following links: