State History Fair 2019
On Saturday, March 30th, the annual Chicago Metro Regional History Fair took place at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIS). Hundreds of the best projects in the Chicago area were showcased in this competition. I am so proud of all the St. Giles eighth grade students who participated! Each year, the top projects are selected to compete at the state competition. A huge congratulations to Martin C. whose project was selected for the State History Fair which will take place on Thursday, May 2nd at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, IL!
European Geography Challenge & Test
Through our World War I unit, 8th grade students have been challenged to learn European geography! On Thursday, March 28th, students will be tested on the location of all 50 countries. In preparation for this test, students have studied an interactive map on their iPads. To further increase student interest and engagement, students have been challenged to compete for accuracy and time!
European Map Challenge Leader Board:
- Ciarra (0:43)
- Ella (0:44)
- Sheridan & Justin (0:47)
Upcoming Geography Challenges:
South American Map Challenge Leader Board:
- Mimi (0:07)
- Ciarra & Annie L. (0:08)
- Maya, Patrick, Ella, & Martin (0:09)
Asian Map Challenge Leader Board (4/6 through 4/12)
- Genevieve (1.:07)
- Ella (1:08)
- Leah (1:09)
African Map Challenge Leader Board (4/24 through 5/3) TBD
Australian Map Challenge Leader Board: (5/3 through 5/10) TBD
Flags of the World Leader Board: (5/10 through 5/21) TBD
March Madness Basketball 2019
MARCH MADNESS is here & the competition is back! I’ve started a pool called St. Giles Junior High 2019 Challenge through CBS Sports. If you’re interested in participating, join using the link posted on Goole Classroom to create your bracket before the tournament starts! Winners will receive a prize end of the tournament!
March Madness Leaders:
- Annie & Paxton
- Dylan & Cam
Links & Resources
Links & Resources
360 Cities This website allows students to search nearly any location on Earth and interactively explore it through the use of high-quality panoramic photographs. Through these, students may explore the geography, architecture, and beauty of foreign places. This is best used on the iPad.
FreeRiceThis website quizzes users in a variety of subject areas and adapts questions to ability. For each correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated through World Food Programme to help end hunger.
50 States Interactive Map This interactive map games allows students to study the geography of the United States my dragging the shape of the state to its correct location.
NewsELA This website is a database of current events that has been adapted for students. Students may narrow their article search based on the following categories: war & peace, arts, health, science, law, finance, history, etc.).
Bernie’s Book Bank 2 out of 3 children from low income families have no books of their own. Bernie’s Book Bank, Chicago’s largest provider of quality children’s books is changing that with 12 books a year for 12 years!View More