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Welcome to the site for Mr. Ross' 7th Grade Social Studies at Ocean Springs Middle School!

Today is built on yesterday.
To understand the present and build the future,
we must know the past.

THE PARTHENON OF ATHENS, GREECE
Visit ancient Greece & speak ancient Greek.
Built by Pericles, this was the largest marble building ever constructed when it was built.

THE COLOSSEUM OF ROME
Click here to learn about gladiators......
While the Colosseum seated about 50,000, their Circus Maximus stadium seated about 250,000 people!

Click here for homework help in MOST subject areas.

A class web site can be a creative way of getting students excited about a subject, with enrichment activities, and providing them with valuable online resources. Because a class site should be engaging, I'll present information that makes the subject interesting and fun. Of course, I'll want to include plenty of links so students can explore a wealth of ideas on the web.

Here are examples: 

Discoveryschool.com offers homework help and many topics to explore. You can also create puzzles and word games to help with studying.
 
Go to the "Tips and Hints" page of this site and click on the blue shield to play National Geograhic's GEOBEE GAMEIt makes learning geography fun.

THE SHORE ANCIENT HINDU TEMPLE
7th Century Temple on the coast of India
The Hindu religion is polytheistic. Click on the photo to learn more about India.

You have got to see this site to believe all it offers young people and parents. Click here to see Ivy's Search Engine Resources For Kids. It includes "Homework Planet", a free version of Encyclopedia Britannica, "Awesome Library, "The Internet Public Library Youth Division", links to kid safe search engines,and a multitude of other resources and places that make learning fun.

Click here to visit Discovery Channel's interactive site "Walking with Prehistoric Beasts" for pictures, games, and a vast array of information.

A CHINESE DRAGON
Click here to explore China past and present.
Click on the dragon to visit CNN's interactive site on China past & present.

Click here to wander through a dark cave and view the cave drawings of prehistoric man.

Click here for a 'vitual' tour of the Renaissance for kids. Discover all kinds of interesting things about this fascinating period in history.

CLICK HERE TO GO ON YOUR OWN EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF A LOST CITY IN ARABIA. PRESENTED BY PBS TELEVISION'S NOVA PROGRAM.

Abraham, the founder of Judaism, with his son.
Visit an interactive site on Jewish history.
Click on the picture to visit "Civilization and the Jews".

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT DAILY LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES, THEIR SCHOOLS, CLOTHING, MEALS, CUSTOMS, AND MUCH MORE....

Click here to visit Kids' Connection with Ancient Egypt. Have fun learning about Egypt....numerous games, projects, links, and more.

Click here for a wide variety of interesting things about CASTLES! Examine their construction, take tours, project ideas, games, etc.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT "THE LIVING AFRICA". SEE PHOTOS, TAKE A SAFARI, GAMES, QUIZES, POST CARDS, & MORE. LEARN ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE, LAND, AND ANIMALS OF AFRICA ON THIS LINK.

Click here to visit National Geographic's Kids Magazine. It offers games, homework help, "Map Mania" for finding places, and articles about our world. Enter essay contests with prizes like trips to Washington, D.C.

ANSWER THE EXTRA CREDIT  QUESTIONS FOUND IN THE RIGHT COLUMN OF THIS PAGE.  CREATE POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS ON APPROVED TOPICS FOR BONUS POINTS.  YOUR RESEARCH MATERIAL IS EASY TO FIND.  JUST CLICK ON THE PARAGRAPH "HISTORY FOR KIDS" (in the right hand column further down) OR ONE OF THE OTHER LINKS.

Play Geo-Bee

THE TAJMAHAL OF INDIA
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Islamic architectural influence can be seen in this world famous landmark.

  • STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR AGENDAS WITH THEM EVERY DAY AT SCHOOL.
  • STUDENTS SHOULD ALL HAVE A THREE RING BINDER FOR SOCIAL STUDIES HANDOUTS (WORKPAGES, PUZZLES, AND STUDY GUIDES).

Relics of the ancient Egyptian civilization
Sphinx at dusk
CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO VISIT ANCIENT EGYPT

CHOOSE FROM A SERIES OF ON-LINE GEOGRAPHY GAMES (WITH SOUND). HAVE FUN LEARNING GEOGRAPHY ON THIS STUDENT CREATED SITE. JUST CLICK HERE.....

EGYPTIAN PHARAOH DEATH MASK
Visit the National Geographic's Ancient Egypt.
Click on this photo to visit a fascinating site on Ancient Egypt.

Castles were a home for the lord of the manor.
Click here to have fun learning about castles.
Serfs (peasants) would seek safety within the castle's walls in time of danger.

The Islamic Mosque "Dome of the Rock" in Jerusalem

This site considered by many Moslems to be second only to Mecca in significance.
Click on the photo below to visit the 'National Geographic for Kids Classroom Magazine Online'  game site.  Select a game that makes exploring our solar system or the world around us fun!

THE SPHINX IN FRONT OF KHAFRE'S PYRAMID
Sphinx and pyramid located at Giza, Egypt
Click on the photo above to visit National Geographic's Classroom Magazine for Kids.

OCEAN SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL

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Click here to visit National Geographic Kids' site.


    PLEASE VISIT  OFTEN FOR  ENRICHMENT, RESEARCH FOR EXTRA CREDIT PROJECTS,  AND FOR EXTENDED STUDY OF OUR SUBJECT AREAS IN 7TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES.  ANSWER THE EXTRA CREDIT QUESTIONS  BY E-MAIL FOR BONUS POINTS.

   PLAY SOME OF THE GAMES AVAILABLE BY HYPER-LINK ON THIS SITE , TRY SOME OF THE SUGGESTED PROJECTS, TAKE  VIRTUAL TOURS OR EXPEDITIONS, OR ACCESS THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE QUIZ HYPER-LINK THROUGH THIS  WEB SITE.


   IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT EACH STUDENT HAVE A THREE RING BINDER OR NOTEBOOK TO KEEP UP WITH PRACTICE EXERCISES, MAPS, STUDY GUIDES, GRADED TESTS, AND REVIEW PUZZLES FOR ASSIGNED READING.  STUDENTS SHOULD BRING THEIR  AGENDAS, PENCILS, A LIBRARY BOOK, AND NOTEBOOK TO EACH CLASS MEETING. 

   I ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO DO EXTRA CREDIT PROJECTS IN THE FORM OF REPORTS, POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS, PEER TUTORING, BULLETIN BOARDS, AND ART. 

Click below to learn about Medieval Castle life.
Click here to learn about Medieval Castles.
Castles were a home and fortress on a manor or fief.

A knight was a warrior on horseback
Click here to learn ALL about Knights
Armor became obsolete due to the invention of armor piercing arrows and guns.

Soldiers of the Roman Empire
Click to visit the Roman Empire for kids.
Click on the photo for a fascinating visit to the ancient Roman Empire.

Books were handwritten until the late Middle Ages.
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The invention of the printing press in the 1400's made books cheaper and revolutionized learning.

Extra Credit Question(s) below.......

YOU MAY RESPOND TO THE EXTRA CREDIT QUESTION OR SEND COMMENTS BY SIMPLY CLICKING ON THIS PARAGRAPH. PLEASE INCLUDE BOTH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAMES TO RECEIVE PROPER CREDIT.

BONUS QUESTIONS:
 
 
What is Geography?
 
What 2 hemispheres do we live in?
 
What is the distance around the Earth at the equator?
 
What is the difference in Prehistory and History?
 
Click on the Play Geo-Bee in the left column of this page to play National Geographics' Geo-Bee.  It makes learning geography fun.
 
 

REPLY BY CLICKING ON THIS PARAGRAPH OR PASTE THIS ADDRESS IN YOUR E-MAIL REPLY - team2osms@yahoo.com . PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PERIOD, FIRST NAME, AND LAST NAME.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT "HISTORY FOR KIDS" - You will find an assortment of sites for middle school kids.

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The acropolis of ancient Athens, Greece
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The Parthenon of Athens is atop the acropolis (the tallest point in the city)..

Click on here to go directly to a site that is all about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.