Monday, November 29, 2010

3c- Website


1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CAPP - Digital Storytelling


1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Life Of Buddha

Use the Internet and your textbook to learn about the life of Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist religion.  

After reading his life story, create a short Prezi that breaks his life down into three parts; early life, obtaining enlightenment, after enlightenment.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Signs of Economic Trouble

Yesterday we discussed several signs that indicated that the economy of the 1920s was not as strong as it appeared.  Those signs were;
  • Uneven distribution of wealth
  • Rising personal debt
  • Overinflated stock prices
  • High unemploym
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    ent rate
Which of these indicators do you believe is the most dangerous?  Leave your comment below.

Friday, October 8, 2010

World Religion - Digital Storytelling


1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

1920s Website Turn In.

1920s Website Project
2nd Block
Turn in your website by following the directions below: DIRECTIONS:
  1. Scroll to the bottom of this post
  2. Click on the hyperlink labeled "COMMENTS"
  3. Go to "POST A COMMENT"
  4. In the drop-down box select "Name/URL"
  5. Enter your first name and last initial where it says "name"
  6. Copy/Paste your website address into the URL space
  7. Click on "POST COMMENT"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

How Much Do You Know About Religion

The Pew Forum

What is the Pew Forum:

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, launched in 2001, seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.

The Pew Forum conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. It also provides a neutral venue for discussions of timely issues through roundtables and briefings

What was the quiz about?:

The Pew center gave a short (15 questions) quiz to over 3,000 randomly sampled adults.  The poll was conducted from May 19 through June 6, 2010.  It was conducted through telephone calls.  Click here to read the entire report. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1920s - Topic Choice
Click on the image above to go to Wordwisher. Once there, you will need to share with the class what topic you have chosen for our 1920s project. Please be sure to leave your name (first name,last initial) with your comment.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Passion of the Christ: Movie Review

 E!News has just hired you to be their latest online movie critic.  The first film, of what I’m sure will be your long and illustrious career, is The Passion of the Christ.  Since your role is that of a blogger they need you to create a short summary of the film as well and your critique of it.

You task is to create a short summary of the plot of Passion of the Christ and to review the film as if you were a movie critic.  Submit your review as a comment to this post.  Please be sure to include your first name and last initial.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Religious Foundation Comment

Religious Foundation Comment

OVERVIEW: Religion is as old as humankind itself. Because of its incredible age religion has been in a constant state of alteration and adaptation. In addition to this we also have what theist refer to as the “individualist effect”. An individual’s exposure to religion can be as varied as the religions themselves.

PURPOSE: The goal of this activity is to give me a better understanding of your own individual exposure to various religions of the world. This activity, if done properly, should give me a fairly lucid understanding of the foundation of your religions knowledge to date.

DIRECTIONS: Create a two to three hundred word comment to this post that summarizes your own personal exposure to religion. Please be as specific and detailed as possible. To post your comment please go to the bottom of this post and click on "Comment".  Create your comment by either signing in to your SCHOOL google account or by creating a "Name/URL" comment.  Be sure to include ONLY your first name and last initial.  Never leave your last name on an assignment for this class.


I was born and raised in the small town of Hortonville. This small town provided a unique setting for my childhood years. It provided the warmth, safety and familiarity that are often associated with “small towns” and yet its close proximity to Appleton allowed me to experience many of the beneficial factors of a large metropolitan area.

I was born in the summer of 1971 to Larry and Judy(Griesbach) Klitzke. My parents are a loving couple who are still deeply devoted to each other and their family, even after 40 years of marriage. I was the third out of what would eventually be four children. I have two older brothers (Scott & Todd) and my sister, Kari, is the baby of the family.

In many ways my life was fairly typical of many children growing up in rural Wisconsin. There was, however, one unique distinction; my mother was Catholic while my father was Lutheran. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “So what? It’s not like they’re that different”. I would agree with you. However, this was a different era. Today, we see the majority of Christian religions showing general tolerance towards other Christian religions. However, this was not always the case. There was a long period of animosity between Catholics and Lutherans. This was especially true in Hortonville.

I ended up starting my earliest years as some sort of freakish cross-bread between Catholicism and Lutheranism; I was a Catholeran (I just made that word up). My two older brothers were baptized Catholic while my sister and I were baptized Lutheran. I spent my earliest Sundays alternating between Catholic mass and Lutheran services. I distinctly remember how confusing this was. You see, the animosity that these two faiths had towards each other was not covert it was openly, and proudly, displayed.

I clearly remember listening to Father Daniel spouting hatred towards the “lost” believers of Lutheranism. He informed the congregation that there was only one true church and all others would either burn in eternal damnation or spend centuries in Purgatory (he even referred to Limbo for the protestant babies). The next Sunday I would be sitting in the pews of Bethlehem Lutheran listening to Pastor Fry (a real “fire and brimstone” preacher) warning us of the evils of the Catholic “idolaters”. I clearly retain the image of Pastor Fry’s face becoming a darker shade of red as his emotions flared while describing the misguided idolization of Mary by the Catholic Church.

As a young child I came to only one irrevocable truth; my whole family was doomed.

When I was 7-years-old my parents decided that it was important that their children received a religious education. My siblings and I were pulled out of public school and we were sent to Bethlehem Lutheran – Go Spartans! I stayed at Bethlehem for the next six years, becoming educated not only academically but also spiritually. Bethlehem is a Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). It is one of the more conservative branches of the Lutheran church.

As I entered my teenage years I started to openly question some of the more rigid rules of my church. I especially had difficulty understanding what I viewed as a lack of tolerance and understanding of others. I met with my pastor numerous times to discuss my concerns. After a period of time I made the decision to leave my church and I started to look for a new source of religious guidance.

As I entered college and then obtained my first teaching job I found myself moving quite frequently. During these transient years my attendance at church dropped. In 1999 I became a father for the first time. With the birth of my children I found myself being drawn back to the church. However, this time I wasn’t looking for spiritual guidance for myself, but for my family. I wanted my children to be raised with a strong Christian belief of love, compassion and forgiveness. After several years of exploration I found myself feeling most comfortable in the “Non-denominational” setting of many new churches. My family and I are currently members of a large non-denominational church; however, we all love to explore new churches.

Friday, May 28, 2010

2nd Block Final Project

Turn in your project by either creating a "NAME/URL" comment below or by placing it in our folder on the "G-Drive".

CAPP Campaign Ad

Turn in your final project by creating a "NAME/URL" Comment. Please be sure to only include your first name and last initial.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CAPP Technology Project

Political Influences Technology Project
Campaign Ad

"Television is no gimmick, and nobody will ever be elected to major office again without presenting themselves well on it."
-Television producer and Nixon campaign consultant Roger Ailes, 1968

In the 21st century is has become impossible for a presidential candidate to conduct a successful campaign without the infusion of political ads. Political ads are very similar to product ads. They both strive to do two things: Inform the public about their product and convince the public that their produc is the best product available.

For this technology project you must create a 30 second to 1 minute campaign ad. You will create your ad using a multimedia program of your choice. Your ad will not only be viewed by the entire class but by the entire world, as it will be uploaded to youtube. Because the world will be viewing your ad please use common safety procedures discussed in class.


All good ads have one of two goals:
  1. Provide the audience with information on the candidate(s)
  2. Convince the audience that your candidate is the best choice

Cub Scout Cave Trip

Ledge View Nature Center
W2348 Short Road
, WI


-WHO: All Cub Scouts and family members (Cost is $5 per person)
-WHAT: Cave Exploration!

-WHEN: Saturday May 22nd at 9:00
-WHERE: Ledge View Nature Center, Chilton


-Take HWY N south to HWY 55/114
-Take HWY 114 east to Hilbert
-At Hilbert, take HWY 57/32 south
-Take HWY 32 south to Chilton
-Take HWY G/Madison Street south out of Chilton
-About a mile and a half out of Chilton, take a left on Short Road.

*Bring A Flashlight, Warm Clothing & Be Prepared To Get Dirty*

Friday, May 14, 2010

Glogster Homeless

Create a Name/URL comment to link your glog.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Movie Trailer - 2nd Block

Create a "URL / Name" comment to turn in your World War 2 Movie Trailer.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

CAPP Website

Turn In Your Website Here By Creating A "URL/Name" Comment

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hula Hoop Contest

A Quick Video Highlighting Our Hula Hoop Contest.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

CAPP -Bill of Rights

Click on the image below:Leave a short summary of your story on the site.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010



Turn In Your Website Here By Creating A "URL/Name" Comment

3b -website

3b -

Turn In Your Websites Here By Creating A "URL/Name" comment.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Breckenridge Trip Ideas

Click on the link below and leave a post that answers the following three questions:

1. What was the most memorable moment of the trip?

2. What is the one thing we should make sure we do again on the next trip?

3. What is one thing we should change on the next trip?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

3c- Turn In Your Digital Story Here


1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

3b - Bill of Rights -Digital Storytelling


1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.



1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box and select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

1920s Project Idea

Click on the image above to go to the desired site.
Click on this link to see an example of the project:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

3b- Digital Storytelling

Click on the image above to be redirected to the site.

Monday, February 15, 2010

3c - Digital Storytelling

Click on the image above to leave a summary of your project.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Click on the link above to go to our "Brainstorming Wall".

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Indep. Study Assignment

DIRECTIONS: Complete both activities and email me the results (

1. Create a short biography on an individual from the Executive Office of the President or from President Obama's White House Staff. Be sure to include their current job description.

2. Find an article/image/video that shows President Obama performing the following roles as President of the United States.
a. Commander In Chief
b. Chief Diplomat
c. Chief Legislator
d. Chief of Party

What's Wrong With Kimberly High School

Click the image above to go to the activity today. Reflect on your experiences at KHS and leave a "sticky note" stating a problem that you perceive to exist at KHS.

WARNING: Do not single individuals out (example: "Mr. Klitzke is a horrible teacher") & do not use profanity.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Sinking of the Lusitania -2nd Block

ASSIGNMENT: You are an up and coming Blogger who just happened to be on vacation in Ireland when the Lusitania was sunk. Your location and your occupation gives you the perfect opportunity to be the FIRST to present first-hand accounts of what happened to the Lusitania. Due to the nature of blogs you will want to keep your blog short and accurate. Create your "blog" in the comment section of this post. Be sure that you remain safe while on line, do not put your full name on your blog, instead use your first name and your last initial (Brad K.)

Go through the numerous primary sources below and retell the story of the Lusitania. Include as many significant details as you can. Be sure to answer the basic questions of any story: Who? What? When? Where? Why?

What Happened?

What actually happened to the Lusitania and her passenger on the afternoon of May 7, 1915? The first reports of the sinking to reach America were confused and sketchy. Americans, particularly those who had friends or relatives on board, were eager for more information on the fate of their loved ones. Below you will find several different accounts of the sinking of the Lusitania.

Newspaper account: New York World on May 8, 1915.

The Cunard Liner Lusitania was torpedoed, supposedly by German submarines shortly after 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, ten miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, near Munster, Ireland. She sank fifteen minutes later. The company states that no warning was given her. The Lusitania carried 2,104 persons when she sailed from New York. The meager, confused reports so far received make it uncertain how many of these have been saved. A steward of the first boat that reached Queenstown with survivors from the liner said he feared that 900 lives had been lost.

Newspaper reports account: Queenstown, Ireland on May 9, 1915:

“The tugboat StormShuttle has returned here, bringing about 150 survivors of the Lusitania, among whom were many women, several of the crew, and one steward. Describing the experience of the Lusitania the steward said:
‘The passengers were at lunch when a submarine came up and fired two torpedoes which hit the Lusitania on the starboard side, one forward and the other in the engine room. They caused several explosions. Captain Turner immediately ordered the boats out. The ship began to tilt badly. Ten boats were put into the water, and between 400 and 500 passengers entered the lifeboats. I fear that few of the officers were saved. They acted bravely. There was only fifteen minutes from the time the ship was struck until she foundered and sank, bow first. It was a dreadful sight.’”

Official ship diary of Captain Schwieger, Commander of the U-boat that sunk the Lusitania:

May 6, 1915

...The voyage to the St. George’s Channel had consumed so much of our fuel oil that it would be impossible for us to return (to German) around the southern end of Ireland if we had now continued to Liverpool. I intended to return as soon as two-fifths of our fuel is used up. I intend to avoid, if at all possible, the trip through the North Channel on account of the type of service which U-20 encounter there on her last trip. Only three torpedoes are still available, of which I wish to save two, if possible, for the return trip.

May 7, 1915
3:10 p.m. Ahead to starboard four funnels and two masts of a steamer with course perpendicular to us came into sight. Ship is made out to be large passenger steamer.

Submerged to a depth of 11 meters and went ahead at full speed, taking a course converging with the one of the steamer, hoping it might change its course to starboard along the Irish coast.

The steamer turns to starboard, takes course to Queenstown, thus making possible an approach for a shot. Until 3:00 p.m., we ran high speed in order to gain position directly ahead.

Clean bow shot at a distance of 700 meters (G-torpedo, 3 meters depth adjustment); angle 90, estimated speed 22 knots. Torpedo hits starboard side right behind the bridge.

An unusually heavy detonation takes place with a very strong explosion cloud. The explosion of the torpedo must have been followed by a second on board (boiler, coal, or gun powder). The super-structure above the point of impact and bridge are torn apart, fire breaks out, and smoke envelopes the high bridge.

The ship stops immediately and keels over to starboard very quickly, immersing simultaneously at the bow. It appears as if the ship were going to capsize very shortly. Great confusion ensures on board; the lifeboats are released and they are lowered into the water. In doing so, a great panic must have reigned; some boats, full to capacity, are rushed and sink immediately.

3:25 The ship blows off its excess steam; on the bow the name Lusitania becomes visible in golden letters. Ship was running 22 knots. Since it seems as if the steamer will keep above the water only a short time, we dived to a depth of 24 meters and ran out to sea. It would have been impossible for me to fire a second torpedo into this crowd of people struggling to save their lives.

Newspaper reports account: London Times on May 9, 1915

“Seven torpedoes were fired by the attacking German craft, one of them striking the Lusitania midship. This would indicate that at least two submarines were waiting for the ship, since the newest types of undersea boats carry but six torpedo tubes...”

Excerpts from three interviews with survivors of the Lusitania.

Oliver P. Bernard (passenger)
“I think I can say I was one of the few people who really saw a torpedo discharges at the Lusitania. Coming on deck from the dining salon, I was leaning against the starboard rail of the ship when I saw the periscope of a submarine about 200 yards away. Then I noticed a long, white streak of foam. It gave me the impression of frothy, sizzling water. Almost immediately there was a terrific impact, followed by an explosion.”

Dr. Carl E. Foss (passenger)
“I was traveling second class, and on May 7th, I was leaning against the port side of the ship, looking off towards the Irish coast. It was just at 1:30 that I noticed something low in the water about a mile away.”

Ernest Cowper (passenger)

“I was chatting with a friend at the rail about 2:00 when suddenly I caught a glimpse of the conning tower of a submarine about 1000 yards distant. I immediately called my friend’s attention to it. We both saw the track of a torpedo...”

Monday, February 1, 2010

Gallipoli Internet Assignment

Click on the image to the left to go to a website that chronicles the battles the Australians (members of the Allies) fought against the Ottoman Empire (members of the Central Powers).
As you read and navigate through the website I want you to answer the 26 questions given to you in the handout.

REMEMBER: Your goal is NOT to complete the activity, but to learn about the battles at Gallipoli, and the men who fought in them. Later this week we will be watching a film that focuses on the battles of Gallipoli.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yertle the Turtle

Why Dr. Seuss Wrote Yertle the Turtle:

Dr. Seuss liked to explain his point of view in his writing. Yertle the Turtle was his view on oppression, and how one could overcome it with a peaceful resolution.


Dr. Seuss ends the book with the Absolute Monarchy of King Yertle overthrown. This has left the island of Sala-ma-Sond without a government. You need to write the sequel to the story and within it establish and explain a new type of government for the island.


  • Identify and explain the new government on the island of Sala-ma-Sond.
  • Account for the characters of Mack & Yertle.
  • Use Seuss-style writing

CORE Survey

Click on the image below to take a survey.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Internet Safety

All students must read and follow these guidelines for internet safety. Also, if your parents or guardians do not allow you to go to certain sites (such as Facebook), that is okay. You must take into account their preferences and values.

Once you have read and understand the link, and this statement, please leave a post here with your first name and block to sign off permission.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Modern American History

Click the Image Below To Take The Survey

Friday, January 8, 2010


Leave Comments About The Film.