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THE OFFICIAL KIDS' PORTAL FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE. INFO ON VARIOUS SCHOOL SUBJECTS AND CURRENT EVENTS.....

TEMPLE OF THE PHARAOH RAMSES II
Click to visit Ancient Egypt Kids' Connection
Ramses II is the pharaoh that Moses convinced to release the Hebrews.

>  STUDENTS THAT WANT TO BOOST THEIR GRADES ARE REMINDED THAT HOMEWORK AND CLASS ASSIGNMENTS HELP PREPARE YOU FOR TESTS. THEY ALSO ACCOUNT FOR THE MAJOR PART OF YOUR DAILY GRADE AVERAGE (WHICH COUNTS AS MUCH AS A TEST). 

>   USE YOUR STUDY TIME WISELY BY ALWAYS PLACING HANDOUTS IN YOUR SOCIAL STUDIES NOTEBOOK AND REVIEWING THEM BEFORE TESTS.

>   EXTRA CREDIT WORK IN THE FORM OF POSTERS, ART, POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS, ANSWERING THE  "EXTRA CREDIT" QUESTIONS (found on the Home page of this site), REPORTS, VOTING WITH PARENTS, BULLETIN BOARD DISPLAYS, AND ATTENDING TUTORING IS WELCOMED.   EXTRA CREDIT WORK CAN HELP YOU AND OTHER STUDENTS BETTER UNDERSTAND A SUBJECT IN SOCIAL STUDIES.  YOU MUST, HOWEVER, SEE ME FIRST TO OKAY THE PROJECT AND THE TOPIC.  

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THOUGHTS TO PONDER:
 
Subject: How Much is a Billion?

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into perspective recently in one of its releases:


  A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

  A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

  A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

  A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate of our current Federal Government's spending.
 
Today is built on yesterday.
To understand the present and build the future,
we must know the past.
 
ANCIENT ROMAN PROVERB.....
Those who do not understand the past
are condemned to repeat it.

  Remember to tag this web site on your browser as a "Favorite" or "Bookmark" so you can easily return to it during your enrollment in Mr. Ross' class in EASTERN HEMISPHERE STUDIES.

 Play GEOBEE by clicking on the blue sheild found on the Tips and Hints page.

 Answer the EXTRA CREDIT QUESTIONS found in the right column on the Home page.  Correct answers will earn you bonus points.  Those points can really add up each grading period and they give you a preview of potential test questions.

 

LADY LIBERTY IN NEW YORK HARBOR
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the U.S.

Advice to Parents

From the Polly Klass Foundation

 

  1. Learn about the Internet and learn what the dangers are. Parents need to sit by their child, and work with them. Know that the Internet is also a highway. No parent who has a son or daughter that just learned how to drive would give them the keys and say, “Go where you want, do what you want.” Share information with them about real things that happened to real kids. 
  2. Create expectations that they’re going to be monitored.
  3. Let them know that you’re going to be there for them in case things go haywire. Make them feel that they can come back to you and say, “I am in trouble.”


 

 
When Congress discusses our federal government's budget, it is interesting to remember that it would take 31,688 years to count to one TRILLION

  

Eagle with Flag

Parents and students may reach me via e-mail by simply clicking on Team2OSMS@yahoo.com.