Archive for September, 2011

Ms. Cunningham/ Mr. Knudson’sClass

1. When did the  San Francisco Earthquake happen? Year Date Month

2. What happened in the story? who what where and when

3. What is an aftershock?

These are all level 1 questions (remember questions)

Level 2 Question: you and the text

Why did the residents leave their houses after the


Ms. Pantelli’s Class

choose any game from this sight click on the picture to enter

Timelines Continued

Getting Started

Before you start your research for your timeline project, be sure you understand the assignment. Has your teacher assigned a time period? Are there events you must include on your timeline? Do you have to choose your own time period? If you do, be sure to choose one that interests you. What you want to include in your timeline will determine whether you should do a linear or a comparative timeline. Once you are sure of your assignment, you are ready to begin your research. Lakewood Public Library has many resources available to you.

Sources to Help Create Your Timeline

There are many good books and Web sites you can refer to when constructing your timeline. Some sources contain a wide variety of topics while other sources deal only with one specific topics. Browse the lists below for some ideas or ask a librarian to assist you in finding the sources best for you.

Writing Your Timeline

After you have gathered your facts, you are now ready to lay them out in chronological order to create a timeline. At the beginning of your timeline, mark the starting date and what happened on that date. Next, go to the end of the timeline and mark the ending date and what happened. In between these dates, mark the other important dates and what happened.

Wrapping It Up

  • You can’t include everything that happened – choose what’s most important or interesting to you
  • Don’t forget to list an event for every date or time on the timeline.
  • You are the HISTORIAN – what you put on your timeline will affect how others view your subject
  • Step back from your timeline and ask yourself some questions about the timeline. For example: What does the sequence of events suggest about history? How did earlier events affect later ones?

Ms. Dickerson, Ms. Caputo, Mr. Mac and Ms. Dimeo’s Class

We began looking at some time lines of 9/11 on line one we found we began to review . Continue looking at it rate it on a scale of 1 to 10, and then defend the grade you give it by writing at least 5 sentences that point out specific strengths or weaknesses in the timeline . Tell why you gave it that rating E.G. I thought the time line was easy to navigate, I liked that  they made it personal by including…. I learned this and it made me question something….

Some things to consider when rating,

Does it introduce the topic ?

Is it easy to navigate?

is there enough information ?

Does it use various kinds of media to to tell it’s story?

Did it make you think about the topic in a different way?

Did it inspire you?

Did you learn more than 5 things from it, that you did not know?

Does the line make you want to know more?

Here is the link to the time line which will open up in a new window. Review it then toggle back to this post and rate it and defend your rating in 5  thoughtful sentences.


What is a myth?

Read the first Chapter in the Start to finish book. How did ancient man in the following countries/continents explain earthquakes using myths for the following countries

China :


NorthAmerican/Native Americans



Mr. Mac’s Class & Ms. Dimeo ‘s Class

We looked at timelines and made one using the tool on Read/Write/Think .org.

Our project to make a time line of 9/11 is where would you begin yours? When the hijackers got on the airplanes, when the planes hit, when the hijackers came to this country. I would begin my time line in 1993 and the first WTC attack let’s watch footage from the History of 9/11 and see why I would start my timeline in 1993.

Remember: Timelines tell history’s story in a linear fashion, they are mostly chronological and can show cause and effect – relationships  can give you an idea of relationships between events in a quick and visual and clear manner.

Dickerson quick write

write 5-10 sentences  on what we have learned thus far about 9/11

Do not worry about spelling

some words you may want to use:

Twin towers, World trade Center Flight 11, president, military, attack terrorists, firemen, collapsed, whitehouse pentagon, Flight 93, hero, crash Al queda,  2001,

plan, notify, communication, phones, f16 fighter jets, shoot down flights, confusion.

Ms. Cunningham’s class

today you can explore pbs kids

Mr Knudson’s Class

Create a wordle about your first week at P.S.373R

include names of teachers, classes, students names, subjects, items you use in school, how you get to school, how you feel about the school so far. Use no less than 15 words and no more than 25.

Here is the link

After you finish and have printed the wordle you may go to one of these sites:







Ms. Martin’s class

You can go on any game here: