Archive for October, 2010

Answer Sheet: Week of September 25

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. What document, written by George Mason, heavily influenced the Bill of Rights?
Virginia Declaration of Rights

2. What journalist moderated the first ever presidential debate?
Howard K. Smith

3. Which French, linguist and historian, famous for deciphering the Rosetta Stone said, “I dream only in Coptic, in Egyptian”?
Francois Champollion

4. Which Israeli Prime Minister was assassinated a month after giving civil conrol of the West Bank to Palestine?
Yitzhak Rabin

5. In what town was the first Ford Model T released on Oct. 1, 1908? How much did it cost?
Detroit; $850

Related Link Resources:

On This Day: Bill of Rights Proposed to States
On This Day: Nixon and Kennedy Hold First Ever Presidential Debate
On This Day: Jean Francois Champollion Announces Decipherment of Rosetta Stone
On This Day: Israel Cedes Civil Control of West Bank to Palestinians
On This Day: Ford Model T Unveiled

Quiztory: Week of September 25

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Test your students’ knowledge of the notable events covered infindingDulcinea’s “On This Day” column this week with Quiztory.

It makes a fun extra credit assignment.

1. What document, written by George Mason, heavily influenced the Bill of Rights?

2. What journalist moderated the first ever televised presidential debate?

3. Which French, linguist and historian, famous for deciphering the Rosetta Stone said, “I dream only in Coptic, in Egyptian”?

4. Which Israeli Prime Minister was assassinated a month after giving civil control of the West Bank to Palestine?

5. In what town was the first Ford Model T released on Oct. 1, 1908? How much did it cost?

What’s Coming Up?

Next week, we’ll explore the creation of the Gregorian calendar and the mystery surrounding Edgar Allen Poe’s death. We’ll also take a look at the debut of “Peanuts” the comic strip,the bombing of the Los Angeles Times Building and the release of one of the first talking films, “The Jazz Singer.”

Related Link Resources:

On This Day Column