Sunday, September 2, 2018

Ameliorate Mesopotamian Art and Religion


Directions: There are two missing commas and a missing period. 

Enlil considered one of the most powerful Mesopotamian gods was one of the three deities in their supreme triad that included Anu and Enki  Enlil also acted as the patron god of the city of Nippur.



Suggested Correction:

Enlil, considered one of the most powerful Mesopotamian gods, was one of the three deities in their supreme triad that included Anu and Enki.  Enlil also acted as the patron god of the city of Nippur.


VIDEO: Art Sargon
Video overview....goes through the ishtar Gate and Code of Hammurabi...so may wish to hold off.
Standard of Ur and KHAN ACADEMY  on THINGLINK

Ameliorate the Fertile Crescent

Directions: Grammatically correct the two sentences, below in red. There are two missing commas, one colon ( : ), and two periods.

Ancient Mesopotamia located where modern day Iraq is located was centered on two rivers the Tigris and Euphrates.  But the Fertile Crescent stretched from the Nile River to the Tigris and Euphrates. 




Suggested Correction:
Ancient Mesopotamia, located where modern day Iraq is located, was centered on two rivers: the Tigris and Euphrates.  But the Fertile Crescent stretched from the Nile River to the Tigris and Euphrates. 

Video:   Watch the video and question the following questions.
1. Why did successful farming fail in the Fertile Crescent?
2.  How did farming inventions and innovations help the development of man in other parts of the world ?

Draw a map of the Fertile Crescent that includes....
The Meditteranean Sea / Egypt / Nile River / Persian Gulf / Fertile Crescent

Friday, August 31, 2018

Ameliorate Cuneiform

Directions: Ameliorate the sentence below, in red, that has two missing commas.

Cuneiform one of the earliest systems of writing was invented by the Sumerians.
Suggested Answer:
Cuneiform, one of the earliest systems of writing, was invented by the Sumerians. 

Video 1  2 minutes


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Manhattan Project

Grammatically correct the sentence below, in red.There are two missing commas and a missing period.

The Manhattan Project a research and development undertaking during World War II produced the first nuclear weapons Its leaders included J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Groves.



video

Suggested Answer:
The Manhattan Project, a research and development undertaking during World War II, produced the first nuclear weapons. Its leaders included J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Groves. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Operation Overlord

Missing 8 commas and one colon ( : ) and one period.

D-Day or Operation Overlord  was the Allied Invasion of the Nazi controlled area of France called Normandy On June 6 1944  Allied troops landed on five beaches Utah Gold Sword Juno and Omaha. 


Suggested Correction:
D-Day, or Operation Overlord, was the Allied Invasion of the Nazi controlled area of France called Normandy. On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on five beaches: Utah, Gold, Sword, Juno, Omaha. 

Video


Friday, April 27, 2018

Winston Churchill in WW 2

Directions: There are two missing commas and one word that is incorrectly used.

Widely considered one of the most significant figures of World War II Winston Churchill remains popular in the United Kingdom and West where he is scene as a victorious wartime leader who played an important role in defending democracy from the spread of fascism.


Suggested Correction: 
Widely considered one of the most significant figures of World War II, Winston Churchill remains popular in the United Kingdom and West, where he is seen as a victorious wartime leader who played an important role in defending democracy from the spread of fascism.

Video: CNN about Churchill
BLITZ stuff

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ameliorate William Randolph Hearst

Directions: correct the two sentences below. There are four missing commas, a missing period, and one missing apostrophe.

William Randolph Hearst an American businessman politician and newspaper publisher influenced the nations popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories this was known as Yellow Journalism.


Suggested Answer: 
William Randolph Hearst, an American businessman, politician, and newspaper publisher,  influenced the nation's popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories. This was known as Yellow Journalism.

VIDEO