Thursday, December 1, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

It's Too Late to Apologize (A Declaration)

Because we all need a little dose of awesome in our lives.

Enjoy this BRILLIANT parody:


Video Credit: Soomo Publishing 

Lyrics:

Halfway across the globe
And we're standing on new ground
Screaming 'cross the waves
You can't hear a sound
There's no fair trials, no trade, no liberties
No tea
We've colonized America; we won't stand for tyranny,
Oh king...

And it's too late to apologize
It's too late
I said it's too late to apologize
It's too late

We've paid your foolish tax, read the acts
And they just won't do
We want to make it clear, we believe this much is true
All men were created with certain
Unalienable rights
Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit
Of happiness...

And it's too late to apologize
It's too late
I said It's too late to apologize
It's too late
It's too late to apologize
It's too late
I said it's too late apologize
It's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, yeah
It's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, yeah

Halfway across the globe
And we're standing on new ground

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

For Crown or Colony?

Students,

As part of your in-class activity today, you will be playing an online game called "For Crown or Colony?"  You are playing the role of a Printer's Apprentice in the city of Boston around the year 1770.  The choices you make throughout the game will determine whether or not you end up a LOYALIST (one who wants the colonies to stay a part of England) or a PATRIOT (one who wants to leave England and create a whole new country).  Take your time, plug your headphones in, and enjoy playing the game over the next two days.  With about 10-15 minutes of class left, your EXIT SLIP will appear in Google Classroom.  It will be about what you learned while playing the game today.  

Click the image below to create your account and start playing For Crown or Colony.


And no, because I know that someone will ask, you are not allowed to play any of the other games on the Mission-US site just yet.  We will in the future, though.

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Google Newspaper Archive

Students and Parents,

Check out this resource for finding primary sources: The Google Newspaper Archive.  It's like an online, searchable microfiche archive!  It's a great place to find non-fiction/informative sources.




~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey