October 24

The Battle for Northern Syria

Today we are going into VR to witness “The Battle for Northern Syria”.  Students will be using our VR headsets to immerse themselves in Syria to learn about the ongoing battle.  Students will use the video below and respond with the questions provided below.  To get some background we previewed the first video below and observed notes related to the video.

Download a copy of the notes reviewed in class:

17.10.24 syrian refugee crisis youtube video notes-253rk0w

Download a copy of the questions:


17.10.24 The Battle for Northern Syria-1l1iqku

The video below is used alongside a google VR viewer.  For it to work you must open it in the youtube app on your device.  Then select the “google cardboard” option for viewing in 360.


February 8

Masterpieces of Ancient Egyptian Art

Image result for ancient egypt art

Today we are going on a virtual field trip to Egypt with our VR headsets.  You will see many wonders including the Rosetta Stone itself.  Download a copy of the google expeditions onto you device in order to join the fun.  The google expedition that we are going on is called “Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt Art”



Students have an assignment associated with the experience.  Download the response questions here.

17.02.08 vr field trip to egypt –

February 2

Ancient Egypt – The Rosetta Stone

Today we are discussing the Rosetta Stone: the key to understanding ancient Egypt.  Students will decipher codes, watch a fascinating documentary, and begin work on their very own Rosetta Stones that will be written in Cuneiform (the Mesopotamians), hieroglyphics (the ancient Egyptians), and English (us of course).

Image result for the rosetta stoneUse this link below to translate into Cuneiform



Here are some sheets used in class

17.02.01 HieroglyphicsPrintableWorksheet

17.02.01 rosetta stone worksheet Keywords+Students+v.2

17.02.02 decoding_ancient_egyptian_hieroglyphs