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Learn About Different Ethnic Groups

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

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

Biography Videos

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Watch video biographies at the Biography Channel.

Learning About People In The News

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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.

Watch Some Movies

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Watch any of the movies at this site (be sure to put the captions on, and please don’t watch the ones in Spanish until you’ve watched all the English ones, first):

Brainpop Free Movies