Below is a list of videos that pertain to each subject group for Academic Team. This list is not complete, though it does have all of the videos that I have placed on flash drives for team-members. Please excuse any formatting or other irregularities.
For math videos,
Try your best to watch all the videos in your subject. It will help you a lot next year. If you inly have some time, watch as many as you can!
Middle Grades Math
go to www.aops.com
click on LOGIN/REGISTER in the top right
then, click on “Create a New Account”
then, click on your birthdate (make your birthdate before 2001. It will save you time and hassle) (have your parents read this (Parents, at the bottom of this document is the info about child privacy protection that you would have to sign and send into the website. If you want to do so, that is fine, but if you just want to read it and register your student as a 13 year old, that is fine too)
then, scroll to the bottom and click “I Agree to the Terms”
then, make your username in the following format rockfirstnamelastname, so if your name was George Washington, your username would be rockgeorgewashington. Make sure you do this right so I can track your progress. It is very important.
then, type in your school email address. It should be in the format of firstname.lastname@example.org. So, if your name is George Washington, your email address would be email@example.com
then, type your email address again
then, type your password (it should be the same password you use to get on the computers at school) (it should begin with rcs and then have four numbers after it)
then, choose your time zone (UTC -5 Eastern Standard Time)
then, type in your confirmation code
then, go to your email and click on the email from AoPs
then, click on the blue link that says “please visit the following link in order to activate your account”
then, sign in
then, click on “Alcumus” at the top of the screen
then, click on “Help” on the top left and READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY
then, click on “Get Problem” at the top left of the screen
Play on Alcumus as much as you can this summer. The more you play, the better you’ll get.
Click on FTW at the top of the screen. This is an online game that is very good to help you practice against other really awesome math players. Play on this as much as you can.
Click on Videos at the top of the screen. Check out the “Prealgebra” videos as well as the “Mathcounts minis”. Watching these videos will help you a lot when you come up on something that is challenging.
You don’t have to, but you can order the book from the website, or from Amazon called “The Art of Problem Solving: The Basics”. You should also order the solution manual if you order the textbook. It is really helpful, but not completely necessary.
Middle Grades Science
Matter: Chemical and Physical Properties, Compounds, Elements, Mixtures
What are Fables? Fables are short stories which illustrate a particular moral and teach a lesson to children. The theme and characters appeal to children and the stories are often humorous and entertaining. Fables can also be described as tales or yarns which have a message in their narrative such as a parable might have. Fables can often pass into our culture as myths and legends. The Characters of Fables? The characters of fables and tales are usually animals who act and talk just like people whilst retaining their animal traits. Aesop's Fables Aesop's famous fables and scripts provide great entertainment for children. The fables, or stories, are all very short so keep the attention of children and Aesop's fables feature familiar animals loved by children.
When were the first of Aesop's great fables written? It is not known exactly when the first of Aesop's fables were written as the fables were originally handed down from one generation to the next just like a myth or a legend. It is, however, believed that Aesop lived from about 620 to 560 B.C.
Where were Aesop's fables written? There are many possibilities relating to Aesop's place of birth, although he certainly spent much of his life living in Greece at the court of King Croesus in Athens. Suggestions for Aesop's place of birth include Thrace, Greece, Phrygia, Ethiopia and Samos. His very name, Aesop, may however give us a clue to his country of origin. The name Aesop is derived from the Greek word Aethiop which means Ethiopia! And Aesop was described by Maximus Planudes (c.1260-c.1330), the Byzantine scholar who wrote a biography of Aesop and a prose version of Aesop's fables, as follows "His visage was of black hue". In Aesop's biography Planudes describes Aesop an ugly, deformed dwarf, and the famous marble statue at the Villa Albani in Rome depicts Aesop accordingly.
When were Aesop's famous fables first translated into English? Aesop's fables were first printed in English by William Caxton in 1484, from his own translation made from the French. Aesop's fables were not believed to have been written as Children's literature and the fables were originally used to make thinly disguised social and political criticisms. the similarity to parables or allegories can be seen in most of these short tales.
Aesop's fables? Many of Aesop's fables in this compilation have in fact since been found on Egyptian papyri known to date between 800 and 1000 years before Aesop's time. This clearly cast doubts on the authorship of many of the fables attributed to Aesop. Many of the fables were possibly merely compiled by Aesop from existing fables, much in the same way that the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes were but a new compilation of existing rhymes!
The Morals, Sayings and Proverbs featured in Aesop's fables Each one of Aesop's fables has a lesson to teach to children - just like a parable or allegory. A moral is added at the bottom of each of Aesop's fables. Many of the Morals, Sayings and Proverbs featured in Aesop's fables are well known today. Some of the most famous are as follows:
§ "Appearances often are deceiving." - Aesop's fables: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
§ "Familiarity breeds contempt." - Aesop's fables: The Fox and the Lion
§ "One person's meat is another's poison." - Aesop's fables: The Ass and the Grasshopper
§ "Things are not always what they seem." - Aesop's fables: Bee-Keeper and the Bees
§ "Never trust a flatterer."- Aesop's fables: Fox and the Crow
§ "Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing." - Aesop's fables: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
§ "Little friends may become great friends." - Aesop's fables: Lion and the Mouse
Epistolary: These novels utilize the convention of letter writing and are among the earliest novel forms (e.g., Pamela, Dracula, The Color Purple).
Picaresque: This early, episodic novel form concentrates on the misadventures of a young rogue (e.g., Huckleberry Finn, Don Quixote, Tom Jones, Candide).
Autobiographical: This readily identifiable type is always told in the first person and allows the reader to directly interact with the protagonist (e.g., David Copperfield,Catcher in the Rye).
Gothic: This type of novel is concerned with the macabre, supernatural, and exotic (e.g., Frankenstein, Interview with a Vampire, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde).
Historical: This form is grounded in a real context and relies heavily on setting and factual detail (e.g., A Tale of Two Cities, War and Peace).
Romantic: This novel form is idealistic, imaginative, and adventuresome. The romantic hero is the cornerstone of the novel, which often includes exotic locales (e.g.,Wuthering Heights,Madame Bovary).
Allegorical: This type of novel is representative and symbolic. It operates on at least two levels. Its specifics correspond to another concept (e.g., Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies).
Welcome to RocketSocialStudies.com!
You've found the online home of Mrs. Holly Robinson and Mr. Herbie Brock; two completely rad social studies teachers from Rockcastle County High School. Most of you will come here for assignments (click on the name of your class at the top of the page) or to study for one of our world-famous mind-bending assessments (click on Games and Study Material at the top of the page). If you just like to spend your time hanging out on teacher websites, - which is creepy - take some time to play some of the study games or just click around and see what you can find.
If you havin Church problems then dont blame God, son I got ninety-five theses but the Pope aint one.
VERSE 1 Listen up, all my people, its a story for the telling bout the sin and injustice and corruption I been smelling: I met that homie Tetzel, then I started rebelling Once I seen the fat Indulgences that he been selling. Now the Cathlics of the world straight up disgracin me Just because I waved my finger at the papacy. My people got riled up over this Reformation Thats when Leo threatened me with Excommunication. I warned yall that Rome best agree to the terms. If not, then you can eat my Diet of Worms! You think you done something spectacular? I wrote the Bible in the vernacular! A heretic! [What?] Someone throw me a bone. You forgot salvation comes through faith alone. Im on a mission from God. You think I do this for fun? I got ninety-five theses but the Pope aint one. Save me!
CHORUS Ninety-five theses but the Pope aint one. If you havin Church problems then dont blame God, son I got ninety-five theses but the Pope aint one.
VERSE 2 One Five One Seventhats when it first went down. Then the real test was when it started spreading around. Sixty days to recant what I said? Father, please! Youve had, what? Goin on fifteen centuries? Oh snap, hes messin with the holy communion. But I aint never dissed your precious hypostatic union! One place at one time. Well, thank you Zwingli. Yeah, way to disregard that whole Im God thingy! Getting all up in my rosaryyou little punk. Your momma shoulda told you not to mess with no monk. What you bumpin me for? Suddenly you sore. Keep that up, youll have yourself another Peasant War. You blame common folk for the smack they talkin You aint even taught them proper Christian doctrine. With my hat, my Bible, and my sexy little nun, I got ninety-five theses but the Pope aint one. Save me!
VERSE 3 When I wrote the ninety-five, haters straight up assailed em. Now they only care whether or not I nailed em or mailed em. They got psychoanalytic. Now everyones a critic, And getting on my case just because Im anti-Semitic. Ive come back from obscurity to teach yall a lesson, Cuz someone here still aint read their Augsburg Confession. I said Catholicism brings a life of excess, And we all remember what went down with Philip of Hesse! But you forgot about me and my demonstration? Like you can just create your own denomination? We dont like this part, so well just add a little twist. Now we Anglican, Amish, and even Calvinist. I gave you the power, you gone and abused it. I gave you Gods truth, you just confused it. Dont you never underestimate the stuff that I done I got 95 theses but the Pope aint one. Save me!