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The People vs. Columbus – Zinn Education Project

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 8 pages. Role play in the form of a trial to determine who is responsible for the death of millions of Tainos on the island of Hispaniola in the late 15th century. Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 – 1764 | Themes: Imperialism, Native American | Reading Levels: High School | Resource […]

India – the South Asian Sub-Continent and The Indus River Valley Civilization

There are 1,252,000,000 people living in India. That is four times as many people that are living in United States today. When did this great nation begin? Where did it all start? For answers to some of these questions and more, visit the BBC Website about the Indus River Valley! QUESTIONS TO ANSWER: Where is […]

Place & Landmarks

Question: How and what does architecture tell you about a place? Explain as a comment to this posting.

A little bit about Brazil By Keshon Blackman 5-305

Brazil is a big country with a population of more than 160 million people. Brazil was discovered in 1500 by Pedro Alvares Cabral. Settlers became coming in  during the 1530’s . Many indians were killed by disease brought in by the Europeans. Also, many indians  were enslaved. Settlers grew crops like  tabacoo  and cottonBrazil is […]

Everybody Can Play The Banjo By: Kristin Williams 5-305

Today in technology  I watched a video about different people playing the banjo. Did you know African American’s came up with the idea to make rock, blues and more? Most people think that white people made those types of music up but they didn’t. Also in the video white people would put black make up on […]

GIVE ME THE BANJO By : Stephane-Leigh Charles 5-305

Have you heard someone playing the Banjo. Well a Banjo is an great instrument. Anyone can play  it.   The Banjo was made by African- Americans. Since there were slaves people still played the Banjo. Only African- Americans could play the Banjo. Most people would dress up like black people by putting on makeup. But today many people play the Banjo. […]

IF YOU LIVED IN COLONIAL TIMES. BY FRITZ LAPORTE CLASS 4-302

In colonial times kids went to dame school. Kids had to bring firewood to school in the winter if they did not will have to sit in the back of the class.Parents payed the school master in money or corn. One day in Salem one teacher put a boy by the window to trade for other goods. In […]

About Colonial Farmer By Steward Cantave? really? 4-302

Most of the families during colonial times did their own farming.  They grew most of their food and they raised livestock such as cows, pigs, and sheep.  These animals were good for giving meat and milk.  The families would also grow plants that would give them material for making their clothes.  The flax plant was […]

ABOUT COLONIAL FOOD BY STEWARD CANTAVE? really? 4-302

If you lived in Colonial Times you would eat a lot of corn. If you lived by the sea you might eat lobsters, clams or other sea food. People who lived inland would eat rabbits, squirrels, bear, deer, and other wild game. Most people also grew fruits and vegatables. In Colonial Times people drank a […]

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