Monday, April 29, 2013

ameliorate World War One weapons

Directions: Students should ameliorate the sentence below, in red. Students should correctly place a colon in this exercise.
the industrial revolution resulted in new and improved weapons that were used during world war one machine guns poison gas underwater boats flame throwers and airplanes. 



Video clip about machine guns !! 

Video about WW I....crash course

suggested answer: 
The Industrial Revolution resulted in new and improved weapons that were used during World War One: machine guns, poison gas, underwater boats, flame throwers, and airplanes.

Ameliorate Beccaria

Directions: students should ameliorate the sentence below, in red.


famous for his essay on criminology and punishment cesare beccaria was born in milan italy on march 15 1738  


Video on Beccaria



Suggested answer: 
Famous for his essay on criminology and punishment, Cesare Beccaria was born in Milan, Italy, on March 15, 1738.  

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ameliorate the USS Maine


Directions: Students should ameliorate the error-filled sentence found below, in red. 

after the explosion of the uss maine in cuba harbor of Havana remember the main become a battle cri four war with spain in 1898.








After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Cuban harbor of Havana, "Remember the Maine" became a battle cry for war with Spain in 1898.



Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ameliorate Copernicus !

Directions: students should ameliorate the error-filled sentence below, in red.

The publication of copernicus book de revolutionibus orbium coelestium just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in the history of science.





suggested answer: 
The publication of Copernicus' book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, just before his death in 1543, is considered a major event in the history of science.

Friday, April 19, 2013

ameliorate Yellow Journalism

Directions: students should correct the error filled sentence, in red.

yellow journalism was a type of journalism that exaggerated news events used fake interviews misleading headlines and made lavish use of fabricated images.

Suggested Answer:
Yellow Journalism was a type of journalism that exaggerated news events, used fake interviews, misleading headlines, and made lavish use of fabricated images.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ameliorate Martin Luther

Directions: students should ameliorate the following error-filled sentence, in red. There are four missing commas and several capitalization errors.

martin luther was a german monk he started the protestant reformation on october 31, 1517






Short video about LUTHER






suggested answer:

Martin Luther was a German Monk he started the Protestant Reformation on October 31, 1517.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Ameliorate Gutenberg

Directions: 
Students should ameliorate the following sentences, in red. Yes, there are two sentences.


Johannes gutenbergs printing press allow for mass production of writings and the spread of knowledge and the age of enlightenment his major work are the Gutenberg bible.












suggested answer:
Johannes Gutenberg's printing press allowed for mass production of writings, the spread of knowledge, and the Age of Enlightenment; his major work was the Gutenberg Bible.


1.  video showing the historical background for the Printing press.
2. video showing actual use of Gutenberg's Printing Press.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ameliorate Boss Tweed ! ! That's going to be difficult !

DIRECTIONS: correct the error-filled sentences below, in red. There are two sentences and several missing commas and capitalization omissions.

william m tweed also known as boss tweed controlled new york city in the 1860s two many he personified corruption & scandal associated wit gilded age politics. 














SUGGESTED Answer:

William Tweed, also known as Boss Tweed, controlled New York City in the 1860s ; to many, he personified corruption and scandal associated with Gilded Age politics.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ameliorate Shakespeare

Students should ameliorate the sentence below, in red.


many renaissance righters produced works written in the vernacular there native language instead of classical Latin.











Suggested Answer:
Many Renaissance writers produced works written in the vernacular, their native language, instead of classical Latin.

Ameliorate Rockefeller

Directions: 
Students should ameliorate the error filled sentence below, in red. 

john D rockefeller andrew carnegie and henry ford we're 3 entrepreneurs from american history there contributions were in the oil steel and automobiles industries.














1.video: Entrepreneurs in general
2. Standard Oil Company in court. video


suggested answer:
John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Henry Ford were three entrepreneurs from American history; their contributions were in the oil, steel, and automobile industries.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ameliorate Carnegie

Directions: students should correct the error-filled sentence below, in red.

during the gilded age every man was a potential andrew carnegie .












Video









suggested answer:
During the Gilded Age, every man was a potential Andrew Carnegie.

Leonardo da Vinci !

Directions: students should ameliorate the error-filled sentence below, in red.

born on april 15 1452 in vinci Italy Leonardo da Vinci was concerned with the laws of science and nature which greatly informed his work as painter sculptor inventor and draftsman.






VIDEO 




Born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci was concerned with the laws of science and nature, which greatly informed his work as painter, sculptor, inventor, and draftsman.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Creative Destruction makes the world go 'round

Directions: students should ameliorate the error-filled sentence below. First, transcribe the sentence and then rewrite it, correctly. 



In joseph schumpeter vision of capitalism innovative 

entry by entrepreneurs was the disruptive force that

 sustained economic growth even as it destroyed old

 job's and businesses




What are these women doing? Watch the video for a clue.

What was the function of a fuller in the Middle Ages? Click on the word FULLER and watch a short video about this old job. Guaranteed to make the kids chuckle.


















Suggested answer:
In Joseph Schumpeter's vision of capitalism, innovative entry by entrepreneurs was the disruptive force that sustained economic growth, even as it destroyed old jobs and businesses