March 16

Ray Bradbury Theatre – The Veldt

Today we studied a classic short story by Ray Bradbury called “The Veldt” which begs to question the impact of technology on people’s lives, and more importantly, where does imagination end and reality begin?  Click the links below to read the original published story, get the assignment, and watch the television presentation of “The Veldt”

click the link below to get a copy of the story

15.03.16 bradbury_veldt – short story

click the link below

The Veldt story elements


March 13

A Sound of Thunder – Ray Bradbury Theatre Short Story Study

Today students are studying a short story by Ray Bradbury called “A Sound of Thunder”.  We read the short story and observed some vocabulary and questions related to the story.  Then we watched the classic television production of this story as represented in “Ray Bradbury Theatre”.

Click the link below for a copy of the story:

15.03.12 A Sound of Thunder- Ray Bradbury

Click the link below for a copy of the assignment:

15.03.12 sound of thunder assignment

Watch the video below

 

 

March 12

Bitstrips – Sea to Sea – Perspectives of the Construction of CP Rail

cp railToday we worked making comics of the creation of the CP Rail in Canadian history.  Students have been studying this phase in history over the past few weeks.  Today they are going to http://www.bitstripsforschools.com/ to make comics that share a certain perspective of the construction of the CP Rail.  Students must log in to the website to get the outline of the assignment.  They are reminded to review the rubric below for how they will be assessed on this assignment.

Note: students must share direct facts related to the construction of the CP Rail in order to receive full credit on this assignment.  Comics that do not share direct facts will not be accepted.

Click the link below for a copy of ch.3 of the textbook

14.09.10 ch. 3

click the link below to see the notes on ch.3 of the textbook

15.02.10 Social Studies text ch. 3 – notes for students

Click the link below for a copy of the assessment rubric for this assignment.

15.03.12 bitstrips rubric – Sea to Sea – cp rail perspective

Watch the video below to see how to import things like trains and stuff into your bitstrips comic