Thursday, August 29, 2013

first Political Parties

Directions: correct the sentences below, in red.  There are misused and misspelled words; there is a missing semicolon and proper nouns that need to be capitalized.

The first political partys in the United States included the federalists & the democratic-republicans the federalists was led by alexander hamilton and the democratic-republicans was led by thomas jefferson.




suggested answer: 
The first political parties in the United States included the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans; the Federalists were led by Alexander Hamilton, and the Democratic Republicans were led by Thomas Jefferson.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ameliorate the Cabinet

Directions: The sentence below, in red, is filled with grammatical mistakes and misused words: correct it. There is one colon ( : ), three semi colons ( ; ) four commas and many proper nouns that need to be capitalized.

to assist the president of the united states congress created 3 executive departments the Department of State to deal with foreign affairs the department of war to handle military matters and the department of treasury to manage finances.



Secretary of War HENRY KNOX  START VIDEO AT 34 SECONDS

Suggested Answer: 
To assist the President of the United States, Congress created three executive departments: the Department of State, to deal with foreign affairs; the Department of War, to handle military matters; and the Department of Treasury, to manage finances.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Ameliorate Washington

Directions: Students should correct the sentence below, in red. There is a missing comma and words that need to be capitalized and one misspelled word.

after fighting in the american revolution george washington become  president of the united states in 1789.




Greek and Roman influence on Washington

Video: a short video about Washington



Suggested Answer: 
After fighting in the American Revolution, George Washington became  President of the United States in 1789. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ameliorate Paleolithic People ! ! ! !

Directions: Correct the sentence below, in red. There are missing commas, proper nouns that need to be capitalized, and a missing SEMI COLON ( ; ). The suggested correction is at the bottom of the page.

The paleolithic mesolithic and neolithic Ages are terms used to describe history prior to the agricultural Revolution lithic means stone in greek and refers to the stone tools used by early man.







Video: Hunting and Gathering Society....BBC 
actual footage of animals being killed by men with spears.....caution.....BLOODY

Suggested ANSWER:
The Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Ages are terms used to describe history prior to the Agricultural Revolution; lithic means stone in Greek and refers to the stone tools used by early man.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Germany in the 1930s

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There may be spelling errors, punctuation omission, and more.


Adolf hitler become the dictator of germany in 1933 he was the leader of the nazi party and his official title was the Fuhrer.


The image above is from the KDF. Find out what the KDF was by clicking here.

Suggested answer to the sentence: 
Adolf Hitler became the dictator of Germany in 1933; he was the leader of the Nazi Party, and his official title was the Fuhrer.


VIDEO: life under Hitler Part I (10:44)
Video : Life in Hitler's Germany Part II (12:28)