Student Blogging Challenge September 2013

This year I am hoping to get more of my students to participate on a global scale when it comes to collaboration.  They were encouraged to participate in the Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge for enrichment points this fall.  I have a number of students who were interested in signing up for the challenge.  Since this specific blogging challenge does not really fall within my social studies curriculum I am making participation voluntary for the students.  They can do as many or as few assignments as they have time for and are comfortable with.

I am using Edmodo as my online classroom platform, with a group set up specifically for Enrichment Assignments.  Each challenge will be rolled out as an optional assignment with in the group.  Each week will also have an optional assignment to go out and comment on another students’ blog from the list of participants. The hope is that once students get into the habit of commenting and communicating with others we can expand naturally into collaboration.  A list of student participants can be found  here.

I will list and link my students’ blogs to a separate page as they begin their journey into global collaboration.  I am hoping that the activities give them confidence and interest to become active and responsible digital citizens.

What I Want To Learn About this Year.

I am Robby L. and I would like to say that I would like to learn more about the cold war. i would also like to learn how to use the iPods more effectively. The finale thing I would like to learn about is how to use edublogs and gaggle more.

I would like to know about the cold war because it was a very crucial time for the world. I think it would be interesting if i learned more about the cold war because it does interest me.

I would like to learn how to use the iPods more effectively because its very crucial for my work that i have to put up on edmodo when i don’t have a computer that i work with.

I would like to learn how to use edublogs and gaggle more because it is also crucial for my school work. I also need to update this blog for a big part of my grade and that is why i want to learn more about edublogs and gaggle.

These are the things that i expect to learn and hope to learn more about.

Women Gain Political Recognition

in 1933 on March 4th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president. Even more important the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, was the one making a difference. during the depression women were the first to be let go from their jobs and newspaper reporters got cut back, Eleanor Roosevelt held weekly conferences at the White House for only women reporters. Partially because of her influence women gained political recognition. also women got to keep their jobs. she also helped out when it came to presidential tasks. Eleanor Roosevelt had a huge impact during the 1930’s and that interests me.

Cultural Change During the 1920’s

Lots of changes occured during the 1920’s, from people changing clothing to the way they entertained themselves. One of the biggest changes was using automobiles. People changed their lifestyles in order to live much more fulfilling lives.. People needed cars to transport themselves from their homes to the theater, to get to the grocery store, or even something as simple as buying a newspaper.

At first President Hoover did little to solve the depression. He thought that the people and the economy would eventually fall back into place. When he decided to do something, it was too late and the stock market had crashed. He tried the RFC which gave money to failing banks, railroads, and other failing insurance companies.

The early 1920’s in America set up the way America is now. There were different things that happened during this time that has made modern America. A change that happened during the early 20’s was the industrial revolution. The use of cars, other household machines, and new forms of production are wa

Two Main Reasons

Hi my name is Chris H. and in my class of World Cultures I have a lot of things I want to leran but I am just going to explane the two main ones that i would like to learn about. The two are The Global Environment which is about the exploring of the world around us and the other one is The World Today and thats about the early civilizations and the develoment of the world. I want to learn about those cause they sound very interesting and stuff like that.

Class Expectations

Hello, I am scott.  I am now entering mr. sal’s 20th century class.  I would like to learn about the 1900’s because there was a lot of history that changed our world today.  I am a junior and i run cross country.  I also play baseball and basketball.

I have always done well in history classes.  They have always been very boring though and not interesting.  I am looking forward to this year because we our going to learn about wars hopefully.  I am a very good listener and try to pay attention in class so i dont have to study as hard.  I am expecting for Mr. Sal to make 20th Century very fun.  I am also expecting to learn about why some wars have been started.  I want to know about this because it is our past and we need to learn what everyone went thrrough for i to be where we are now.

I am expecting to learn with the new Ipod touches.  They are different and a change that helps me stay on topic.  Technology now is in its prime and we need to use it to the fullest.  Technology is going to help us learn about history faster and in a more effiecient way.  I wanna learn alot more about technology and i think that we are going to this year because we are on Edmodo alot.  I think that we are going to use technology so much that we are not even going to realize that we are using it anymore.

Hopefully class is fun and exciting.

Class Expectations for 2011-12 school year

Hi, my name is Jake C. The class I am in is world cultures for Mr. Sal. This year at nbhs. I am in 6th period.

Like the rest of my fellow classmates, I have a few expectations about the class of world cultures, and about the technology that we are to use in the class. Furthermore, one expectation I expect for the class is to discover new countries and the lifestyle that they all follow. every country has them, like the average American works 5 days a week and has the weekend off, there may be a country out in the middle east that does not have an office to go to every day, or land to work on. Another thing I expect from our class would be a lot of projects and papers doing research and working as a team to accomplish certain tasks

As for the technology, one of the expectations I have is to learn on the ipod’s and computers more than I have in any of the previous classes I have ever been in. I feel learning about a new culture through the internet will create a better learning environment for myself, this enables all of us to see daily blogs, new internet sites, etc. that are updated often from other people in different countries. Also, I expect to use technology so often in this class, that by the end of the year it will make no difference to myself or any classmate that by working on a project or assignment online or with a poster.

20th <3

Well, hey there. I’m Kristo. I pretty much ADORE  history. I’m in 20th at the moment.

There are some things I really want to learn more about. One of which is pretty much everything that happen in the 1960’s. Gay rights,Women’s rights,and HIPPIES! I do have reasons.

Women’s Rights, Gay Rights, and Harvey Milk

This probably my favorite topic because so much happened! I believe in equal rights for every one, no matter what. I’m a liberal;  What can I say? 🙂 Harvey Milk was a HUGE inspiration to every one, not just gay community. He showed that you can do anything no matter who you may be.


Hippies are like the coolest humans alive. Hey were so accepting and were liberal. They loved nature and had WOODSTOCK! I wish I was alive in the sixties. They were super chill and believed in free love and equality. They were so natural it was beautiful, man.  The music at Woodstock was amazing. (ex. Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, ect.)

In short, the 1960’s were amazing. I really do wish I was alive in the sixties. The music was groovy, the Hippies were so cool, and it was a decade for change. 🙂