Brandy Parnell
Social Sciences and History
Psychology, Sociology, Personal Leadership, Drama

662-893-3344 x345
Brandy Parnell
Distance Learning

Hello, Quistors! Whether you elect to tackle your assignments early in the week, late in the day, or overnight, I know this process has not been without its challenges. Do you remember the certainties of life we discussed in class? Death. Change. Taxes. You will experience them all and learn to make your own personal adjustments to them.

Lesson plan summaries for each week are listed by month/date and highlighted below the Assignments tab. I'll also send updates and information via Remind. Teams can be accessed through your Office 365 school account at Many students use the Teams app to view and complete class assignments. Once in assignments, you can open the related articles and videos. The student work attachments need to be edited in BROWSER so your answers are saved and submitted correctly.

DCS computer techs have worked exhaustively to help thousands of students and teachers connect, learn, and grow in education. Take note of the people, vocations, and businesses considered essential during this unique time in history. Their skill sets should speak volumes to those who aspire for a career in computer science, the health sciences, mechanics, and engineering. 

Stay home, stay healthy, and be as helpful as possible to your parents and family.

All my best,
Mrs. Parnell

Office 365 and TEAMS

March 25-27

1. Review Mrs. P's updated website and read the instructions below the Distance Learning label. Pay close attention to password information.
2. Use the hyperlinks to sign in to Office 365.
3. Click the Teams app in Office 365.
4. Select the Team for your block and go to Assignments. 
5. Select Wartime Mobilization and read the directions. 
6. Read both articles.
7. Open the Word Documents for this Assignment (Wartime Mobilization). Read the directions and complete Parts 1 and 2.
8. Submit your answers. (Read the directions again if you have questions.)
9. Go to Purpose Games (use hyperlink under General Resources) and create a free account.
10. Join the group: Parnell's Learning Platform.
11. Play in the tournament: Trial Run for Fun
March 30-April 3
1. Review Mrs. P's updated website and read the instructions below the Distance Learning label. Pay close attention to password information.
2. Sign in to Office365 and go to Teams. Select your class. If you have downloaded the Teams app to your device, you may simply go to your class Team from there.
3. Click Make Your Bed and watch the entire video. Complete the assignment for this video in Teams and submit your answers.
4. Go to Assignments in the Teams area of Office 365. Open the Virtual Field Trip #1, view the assignment, READ all directions, take your field trip, and submit the written portion of the assignment.
5. Attend at least one Zoom meeting with Mrs. Parnell this week. 

April 6-10  Term 4 starts w/grades in PowerSchool

1. Review Mrs. P's website. 
2. Sign in to Teams.
3. Visit the Assignments tab in Teams. Locate this week's assignments. Read & review assignment resources & submit.
4. Use the Edit Doc in BROWSER option to complete & submit your work.

5. STAY IN TOUCH via Remind and Teams!
6. Complete the MEME survey sent to you via Remind. 

April 13-17
1. Review your work in Teams. If you have internet access, whether it be on your phone, a tablet, a desktop, or a laptop, all of my assignments are accessible. I see many who are viewing the assignments but not completing nor submitting the work.
2. Be sure you are signed up for REMIND. We covered this many weeks ago several times in class. You can use the Remind links below for instructions.
3. Contact a friend or classmate. Check in on each other. We are all feeling a bit separated and in need of socialization at this time. How about showing up to a zoom meeting? I've had a small fraction of students show up to a few meetings. We shared experiences, jokes, and information necessary to complete the few assignments I've given.
4. The Power of Habit and paradigms are
this week's focus. Videos and handouts are assigned and accessible in Teams. Completed work should be submitted in Teams; however, it is permissible to take a pic of your written work and either email it to me or submit it via Remind.
5. If you are having difficulty submitting work in Teams, please contact a classmate or friend and ask how he/she has been able to submit work. I figured out several ways to work in Teams on my own just by reading material and viewing the free instructional videos, many of which I have on my website as well as 

April 21-24
1. Review Mrs. P's website. Check out the new flip book viewer link under the Subject Resources: Personal Leadership banner.
2. Sign in to Teams.
3. Visit the Assignments tab in Teams. Locate this week's assignments. Read and review assignment resources, complete assignments, and submit via Teams, Remind, or email.
4. Go outside and get some sunshine. It is vital to our emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Even your sleep cycle is tied to adequate daylight.
5. Pace your learning. Don't pack too much in at a time and don't put off more than you can handle at the end of the week. Moderation, balance, and willpower will be of great use to you, now and in the future. 

April 27-May 8
1. Take a moment, hour, or even day away from social media. It will do you some good. 
2. Sign in to Teams. Review assignments. Submit your completed work.
3. Assignments include: Ben Franklin's Maxims, Two Virtual Field Trips, 

General Resources
Remind Feed
Mrs. P's Particulars

**White Station High School, Diploma
**University of MS, BA in Elementary Education
ndorsements: English 7-12, Social Studies7-12, General Science 7-12, Elementary Ed K-6

Various titles and responsibilities within the medical community at BMH Central, BMH Memphis, OrthoMemphis, and Methodist Germantown

Teacher at Olive Branch High School
Subjects Taught: English II, Psychology, AP Psychology, Sociology, Creative Writing, Personal Leadership, ACT English Grammar, Drama, Intro to World Geography, US History, and Global Studies

Assistant Softball Coach 2017-19
Congressional Debate Coach 2012-14
YMCA Youth in Government Sponsor 2012-14
ACT and SAT Test Administrator/Room Supervisor 2011-present
OBHS Teacher of the Month January 2012

Born and raised in Memphis, I became a DeSoto County resident in 1998. My husband of 25 years is a DeSoto County sheriff deputy and a DCS SRO. We have four children, two of whom are OBHS graduates. Our youngest two are current OBHS and OBMS students.

gardening, reading, crafting

Newsworthy RLCs


Subject Resources
Personal Leadership
This box is under construction! =) * I will be sorting through these resources for placement elsewhere. Please utilize them as they support a variety of subjects and learning strategies.


Sociology 10th Edition

Online resources, interactive quizzes, games, flashcards, powerpoints, etc.

The Sociology Page

SOC 1 Perspective Theory Terms and Individuals

SOC 1 Sociological Perspective Terms

SOC 1 Perspectives: Review and Extending

SOC 1 Perspectives Practice Cloze

SOC 1 Sociological Perspectives Test Review

SOC 1 Scenario Perspective Analysis (practice)

SOC 1 Sociological Perspectives Prezi

SOC 1 Concept Definition/Explanation Paragraphs

SOC 1 Social Sciences Venn Diagram

SOC 2 Culture Group Work Vocab

SOC 2 Norms Notes

SOC 2 Culture & Norms Exit Activity

SOC 2 Symbols, Universals, and Cultural Variation

SOC 2 Cultural Comparison Exercise

SOC 2 Culture Analysis Project

SOC 2 Culture Analysis Project Rubric

SOC 2 Culture Analysis Project Example-Greece

SOC 2 Culture Project Focus Exercise w/Answers

Watch Know Learn Sociology


Valley High L.Korpics

Purpose Games for Sociology

Khan Academy Spanish Speaking Website

Understood for learning and attention issues

AP Psychology
The Eye and Vision

Helpful AP Links to Learning

AP Central

Watch Know Learn Psychology

Psychology Webquest

How Google is Reshaping Your Brain

Big Think Psychology Topics

Psychology Classroom at ALLPSYCH

Encyclopedia of Psychology

Classics in the History of Psychology

Psych Web by Russ Dewey

George Boeree's Homepage

Psychology History Archives

Association for Psychological Science

Outline Notes for the Myers Text

Copies of these will NOT be accepted as your personal outline notes from Ciccarelli text.

Quizlet for Psychology

Quizlet for AP Psychology

Ms Nelsen's Blog Psych Links

A host of resources for chapter topics.

Ciccarelli Text MyPsychLab Link

AP PSY Exam Practice

AP PSY M/C Test Practice

AP PSY Implicit Association Tests

AP GOV Exam Review on CSPAN

May 10, 2014 8:15c

Previous years' review may be found on this site, also.

All About Psychology

PSY Links and Resources Logsdon

Mr. Donner's Jeopardy

YouTube Psychology

Myers in Modules 8th Edition Website

PSYCH Sim Interactive

Interactive and lecture activity for psychology roots and early founders.

10 Most Unethical Psych Experiments


Psychology Annenberg Learner Teaching Resource

videos and topic exploration

Clips for Class

psych topics and videos

Valley High L.Korpics

Purpose Games for Psychology

Socrative Student Login



Crash Course Psych
Intro to Psychology

Research in Psychology

The Chemical Mind Nervous and Endocrine Systems

Nervous System A&P

The Nervous System A&P

Nervous System A&Pj Synapsis

Peripheral Nervous System A&P

Autonomic Nervous System A&P

Parasympathetic A&P

Get to Know Your Brain Structures and Functions

Homonculus Sensation

Perceiving is Believing


Sleep and Dreams

Altered States of Consciousness

How to Train Your Brain the Pavlov Way

The Bobo Doll and Observational Learning

How We Make Memories

Remembering and Forgetting


start on slide 18 for the 9 wk class; not all concepts will be discussed

Language Acquisition

Growth of Knowledge Primary Years Cognitive Development

Monkeys and Morality Social and Moral Dev


Controversy of Intelligence