Friday, August 30, 2013

Quizzed Out

Well, we took the quiz today, and from walking around the room and monitoring, it looked like most people did fairly well.

Of course, if you don't think you did well you could always go to the blog to try to get some extra credit.  Ah.  There you go.  You're here.

We also worked on some reading comprehension.  I was impressed with how many students understood fact v. opinion v. opinion based in fact.

We read a story about a British Admiral who misgauged his longitude.  Two of the fact/opinion questions were pretty tricky:

Should the Admiral have listened to the unnamed sailor?


If the Admiral had listened to the unnamed sailor, the ship wouldn't have sank.

Historians LOVE playing this game: WHAT IF?  But we can't assert as fact that if we didn't bomb Hiroshima, WWII would have lasted forever, or if we stayed out of Vietnam, America would be Communist, or if Abraham Lincoln wouldn't have gone to see Our American Cousin he wouldn't have been assassinated, etc...  MAYBE some of those things would have happened.  And true a major axiom of history is that we should learn from our mistakes (and success and everything in between).  But we can't go back in time and switch things around.

At any rate.  I hope you did well on the test.  Tell your parents what happened in the bellwork story today.  And have a great weekend.  And a great Monday.

If you want the extra credit for reading and discussing the blog write a sentence about the discussion you had and have the adult you discussed with sign the paper.  Turn it in on Tuesday.

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