Make A Picture Data Set

Using Wallwisher, please create a San Francisco Picture Data Set using the three categories from the data set we used in the classroom.

Find at least five pictures for each category and write a sentence describing each one. You can look for photos through Google. Then copy and paste the url address of your picture data set in the comments section of this post.

California History Murals

We have learned about the California History murals you will be seeing at the Rincon Annex Post Office in San Francisco.

You can also see a slideshow of the murals here.

After you review the mural slideshow, please use one of these drawing tools to draw one or more pictures that represent an important historical event in your native country. Post the link in the comments section of this post, and be sure to write one or two sentences explaining what the picture represents.

You can use:

Flash Paint

Draw To

Imagination Cubed

If you get done early, you can learn about other murals in San Francisco and around the world:

Play this game

San Francisco Mural Slideshow

The 50 Most Stunning Wall Murals From Around The World

Murals By Diego Rivera

Here are murals in Sacramento.

Learn About Different Ethnic Groups

This week, all the classes at Burbank are learning about the different ethnic groups at our school.

Each day, we will be coming to the computer lab and you will be learning about one group. Ms. Hull and Mr. Ferlazzo will tell you which group we are studying on each day.

Each day, please write three things you learn in the comments section.

We will be studying:

The Best Websites To Teach & Learn About African-American History

The Best Sites For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Best Websites To Learn About The Hmong

The Best Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month

The Best Sites For Learning About Cesar Chavez

Learning About People In The News

Go to these sites to learn about a person in the news. Use the information you learn to answer the questions on your sheet:

CBBC Newsround

BBC Learning English

Voice Of America Special English



USA Today Newsdeck

New York Times Skimmer


First, search for an interesting news story or article on anything you want. Use the news source links above to find it.

Next, copy the web address of the article and paste it on Crocodoc.

Paste the web address on Crocodoc. Use the highligher to highlight important or interesting information. Highlight five-to-seven words in each paragraph.

Next, use the “notes” to write two questions and two connections.

Finally, copy and paste the web address of your page to the comments section of this post.

Learn About Zimbabwe

The book Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters is based on a story from the African nation of Zimbabwe.

Please look at these links to learn more about African and Zimbabwe. Write three things you learn.

The Three Tests: A Swahili Tale of Choices

The Impossible Task

An African Story of Creation

Are His Parents From Africa?

Zimbabwe Slideshow

Map of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Videos

More Zimbabwe Videos

Hunger in Zimbabwe Today

More On Hunger in Zimbabwe Today

Violence in Zimbabwe’s Diamond Fields

Writing About Literature

These exercises will give you an introduction to what we will be studying next:

Learn about similes:

Starter activity

Main session part 1

Main session part 2


You can learn about Literary Elements and then take the quiz at this Thinkquest site.

Try to create similes in this not-very-easy game from the British Council.

Name That Literary Element is a game from Glencoe.

Figurative Language Interactive Activities