Tuesday, May 18, 2010

American Women's History

American Women’s History Internet Scavenger Hunt

1. Women and Children First!
__________ The first child born in America of English parents was female and arrived in 1587. What was her name?
2. Female Warrior!
__________ Here’s the story of another woman who fought in the Revolutionary War. What nickname was given to woman who delivered drinking water on the battlefields?
3. Do You Collect Stamps?
__________American women are commemorated on stamps. Which first lady was honored on a 1980 stamp? She bravely saved many White House treasures during the War of 1812.
4. Who Were the Mill Girls?
__________ Read this brief background on the Mill Girls. In which Massachusetts industrial town did the Mill Girls find work making textiles?
5. "We hold these truths…"
__________ Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s "Declaration of Rights" at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention was modeled on another important document. What was that earlier document’s name?
6. Is There a Doctor in the House?
__________ In 1849 the first female American physician received her medical degree. What was this doctor’s name?
7. Woman of Many Talents
_________Although Harriet Tubman is best known for her work on the Underground Railroad, she performed valuable service for the Union army during the Civil War as a _?_.
8. What’s Behind the Photo?
_________ Sojourner Truth spoke out against slavery and for women’s rights. Place your pointer over her photo and write down her quote.
9. Create your Own Caption
_________ Here’s a political cartoon about the women’s suffrage movement. Create your own caption and publish it!
10. The Vote at Last!
________ According to this timeline, in what year was the 19th Amendment passed, finally granting women the right to vote? (Click on any picture for a larger view.)
11. Migrant Mother
__________ Here’s a Depression-era photo entitled, "Migrant Mother." Who was the female photographer who took this famous photo? (Use the purple arrow to see/read more.)
12. Lost at Sea
__________ In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean - and she did it in record time! How long did it take her?
13. Women on the Homefront
________ What was the nickname given to this famous symbol of American women working on the home front during World War II?
14. A Remarkable First Lady!
__________ After FDR’s death, to what important position did President Truman appoint Mrs. Roosevelt?
15. Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
__________In what year did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus? (Click on "Biography" , "Interview" or "Photo Gallery" to learn more.)
16. Teenage Hero!
__________Here’s a brief bio on one of the nine kids who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. What was her name? (Click "next" to finish her story.)
17. America Loved Her!
__________In the 1950’s, America fell in love with this comedy actor. What was the name of the popular TV show of which she was the star?
18. NOW
__________ Name one of the goals of the National Organization for Women.
19. Female Athletes Rule!
__________ In 1972, a new law guaranteed equal opportunity and equal funding for women’s athletic programs in schools. What was the law’s name? (Click on any picture for a larger view.)
20. Supreme Court on Abortion
__________Scroll down to 1973, the year the Supreme Court made an important decision about a woman’s right to an abortion. What is the name of this historic case?
21. Supreme Lady!
__________ In 1981, who was the first woman appointed to be a Supreme Court Justice? (Click on any picture for a larger view.)
22. First Ladies
__________ Click on the photo of any First Lady who interests you. Write down one brief fact about her career.”

Monday, May 17, 2010

What was the year?

Google and find out when history happened!

1. What year did Queen Victoria die?
2. What year was the Russian revolution?
3. What year did Ms Wheeler leave school?
4. What year was the atomic bomb dropped on Japan?
5. What year was the Treaty of Versailles signed?
6. What year did Titanic sink?
7. What year was Kennedy assassinated?
8. What year did World War One begin?
9. What year did Neil Armstrong walk on the moon?
10.What year did Princess Diana die?
11.What year was the Battle of the Somme?
12. What year was the Battle of Britain?
13. What year did the Cold War begin?
14. What year was Danny Knowles born?
15. What year did World War One end?
16. What year did Elvis record his first song?
17. What year did Hitler become Chancellor of Germany?
18. What year did England win the World Cup?
19. What year were American troops sent into Vietnam?
20. What year did you start secondary school?
21. What year did World War Two begin?
22. What year did the Viet Cong defeat the French?
23. What year did the Falklands War begin?
24. What year did Hitler become leader of the Nazis?
25. When was the first Wembley Cup Final?
26. What year was the Queen’s silver jubilee?
27. What year did Take That split and the Spice girls form?
28. What year were President Regan and the Pope both shot?
29. What year was the Watergate scandal?
30. What year did Elizabeth II become Queen?
31. What year was the film Forrest Gump filmed?
32. What year was the Russian satellite Sputnik launched?
33. What year was the first talking movie made?
34. What year did Maradona claim ‘the hand of God’
35. What year did Birds Eye sell the first fish fingers?
36. When was the first episode of East Enders?
37. What World Cup year was Beckham sent off?
38. What year was the Triple Entente signed?
39. What year did Japan attack Pearl Harbour?
40. What year was Thomas the Tank Engine first televised?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cold War

The Cold War - Following the links below.

Cold War Internet Scavenger Hunt
1. Soviets Cut Off Allies' Supplies
_______________In 1948 the Soviets tried to drive the Allies out of West Berlin by cutting off their supplies. The Allies' response is shown in these photos. What was that response called?
2. UN Commander Photo
_______________Here's a photo of President Truman meeting with the commander of UN forces in Korea. What was that commander's name?
3. Korean War Photos
________________Scroll down through these photos of the Korean War (click to enlarge). Write down the title of one which you think is especially interesting.
4. The Superpowers "Scorecard"
_______________Here's a Cold War "scorecard" showing the gains and losses of the two Cold War superpowers. (Click button to enlarge.) What does the chart say was the outcome of the Korean War?
5. The Cold War Heats Up!
_______________As the Cold War got hotter, Americans feared a nuclear war. One of the most awesome weapons was the U.S. nuclear missile pictured here in an underground silo. What was its name?
6. The Nuclear Deterrence
________________U.S. nuclear weapons aimed at the Soviet Union could be delivered in three ways: by airplanes, by land-based missiles, and by _?_. (Click on photo for a closer look.)
7. Children Learn Frightening Phrase
______________During the Cold War, fear of nuclear war was widespread. Children were taught how to react if a nuclear bomb fell nearby. What phrase were they taught?
8. Cold War Action Heroes!
_______________The Cold War even produced comic books! Name one of the action heroes shown here on these 1950's comic book covers.
9. How High The Wall?
_____________Scroll through these photos (click to enlarge) of the Berlin Wall. About how tall do you think the wall was?
10. The Cuban Missile Crisis
_____________The worst Cold War crisis occurred in October, 1961 - the "Cuban Missile Crisis." The leader of the Soviet Union during that crisis is shown here. What was his last name?
11. He Led Us Through the Cuban Missile Crisis
____________Here's a photo of the U.S. president during the Cuban Missile Crisis. What was his name?
12. The Marines Land at DaNang
____________The Cold War's next big crisis took place in Vietnam. In what year did the first US combat troops arrive in Vietnam?
13. US Troop Strength Increases
____________Here's a chart showing the growing numbers of U.S. soldiers sent to fight in Vietnam. In which year did the number of US troops in Vietnam exceed 500,000?
14. Troop Transport Aircraft
____________During the Vietnam War, this type of aircraft was widely used to transport soldiers into battle. What is it?
15. A Young Soldier Dies
_______________This young soldier was killed in the Vietnam War. How old was he when he died in battle?
16. Heartbreaking Statistics
_______________ In which year were the number of soldiers killed in Vietnam at the highest level?

17. A Great Day in History!
_______________Here's a timeline on the Berlin Wall and a photograph of its fall. In what year was the wall opened, reuniting East & West Germany?
18. Finally - The Cold War Ends!
________________Here's a photo of the leaders who brought the Cold War to an end in 1992. (Click to enlarge) President Reagan is signing a treaty with the leader of the Soviet Union. What is his last name?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

1970's Scavenger Hunt

Use the following questions and websites suggested to answer the questions from the 1970's.

1970's Scavenger Hunt

Friday, January 8, 2010

European Map Quiz

You will complete the following quizzes. make sure and raise your hand when you are finished so your grade can be recorded.

Quiz 1 - must have a score of 100
Quiz 2 - must have a score of 100
Quiz 3 - must have a score of 27
Quiz 4 - must have a score of 31
Quiz 5 - must have a score of 29
Quiz 6 - must have a score of 57

You must pass the quiz to move to the next.