Spring Break Edition!!!
Okay students, there are several of you that plan on accessing your US History lessons via online right here! What I need you to do is email me at email@example.com sometime this week; so, I will get a solid list of who is here. I am posting last week’s info below so that you can test your system to see what activities you can access via your device. Thanks and have a great Spring Break! New information and activities coming next week (Starting April 6th)!!!
Students, parents/guardians, please read below so that you can test your devices to see what they are capable of doing as far as the resources found here. Please email me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and if things seem to be working well, leave a comment below that may benefit others as we work through issues. If you think your device, including phones, may not work this is the place to try things out. You may be pleasantly surprised to find out there is a lot that can be done on various devices. If you have no device do not be concerned as I will have paper based variations of our work for students to use and complete.
Students, same as last week, but new info below regarding Flash activities on this site. If you are checking in I hope you are well. There are plans to move forward in the curriculum starting April 6th; for now, you are free to let me know how you are doing for the time being and NO assignments are being given or are required at this time… Our next unit (Unit 5 Westward Expansion, Industry, and Immigration) has several resources that I will share soon. I have included review activities for Unit 4 The Civil War that we assessed on the GVC a couple of weeks ago for your review. I will allow comments on this agenda page as a way of keeping in touch if you would like to send a note. Stay safe and I hope to see you all soon…
Flash plugin and .pdf information for phones, tablets, and computers
Using a phone or tablet to access some of the tutorials: most phones and tablets no longer have a browser that supports Flash. Flash will be retired in December 2020; so, my old Flash tutorials are coming to and end; however, there is a phone/tablet browser called Puffin that allows Flash activities to work for now. For an Android phone it is FREE and can be downloaded at https://www.puffin.com/android/ and for an iPhone/iPad it is $4.99 and can be purchased here https://www.puffin.com/ios/puffin-browser-pro/ unfortunately iPhones can only use the Puffin Browser Pro version, but it is worth it if you are interested. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PURCHASE PUFFIN PRO BROWSER IF YOU HAVE A MAC/APPLE DEVICE, I AM SIMPLY SHARING IT AS AN OPTION THAT IS AVAILABLE FOR iPhone/iPad USERS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACCESS ALL OF THE TUTORIALS AVAILABLE…
Using a computer/laptop to access some of the tutorials: most web browsers still allow you to use Flash; however, you may need to allow the plugin when you do some of the tutorials on this site (These include Fling the Teacher, En Garde, Hoopshoot, etc.). Tutorials like Rags to Riches use Flash but also can be played by clicking the “play HTML version” link.
Now is a good time to test your system and devices to see what you can access on oxpower.blog at home. Once you set up your device to utilize Flash if you choose to do so, try some of the activities below to test your device. I will make sure there are alternate activities that do not require Flash so that no one is left out. Email me at email@example.com if you have any questions. .pdf files should work on any device but may need a FREE Adobe Reader plugin activated. You can try all of the above mentioned items in the links below…
Flash Tutorials (examples)
Unit 4 Fling the Teacher The Civil War Begins 1
Unit 4 Fling the Teacher Preparing for War 2
Unit 4 Fling the Teacher First Battles 3
Unit 4 Fling the Teacher People at War & Home 4
Unit 4 Fling the Teacher Gettysburg & Total War 5
Unit 4 Fling the Teacher Assassination & Reconstruction 6
Unit 4 Fling the Teacher Reconstruction 7
Flash and play HTML version Tutorials (examples)
Unit 4 Rags to Riches The Civil War Begins 1
Unit 4 Rags to Riches Preparing for War 2
Unit 4 Rags to Riches First Battles 3
Unit 4 Rags to Riches People at War & Home 4
Unit 4 Rags to Riches Gettysburg & Total War 5
Unit 4 Rags to Riches Assassination & Reconstruction 6
Unit 4 Rags to Riches Reconstruction 7
Non Flash Tutorials (examples)
.pdf Files (example)