Week of May 27th

WEDNESDAY: Warm up – Review Oceans and  Continents: (Oceania INCLUDES the continent Australia).

Review Asia. Big test on Thursday…use the geography links page to brush up on your location knowledge this week.

Activity: Once you are finished with the travel brochure, you can start preparing your presentation. Review the scoring rubric to ensure success.

TUESDAY – Warm up – Review Oceans and  Continents: (Oceania INCLUDES the continent Australia).

Review Africa. Big test on Thursday…use the geography links page to brush up on your location knowledge this week.

Activity: Once you are finished with the travel brochure, you can start preparing your presentation. Review the scoring rubric to ensure success.

 

MONDAY – NO SCHOOL – MEMORIAL DAY

Week of May 20th

WEDNESDAY – Warm up: review Europe –  can you get on the leader-board?

Or use the regional map of Europe to practice.

Activity – we are still working on the travel brochures. If you do not have three panels completed by today, you have fallen behind.

MONDAY Warm up – review South America. New leader board starts today.

Activity: Today is the introduction of a two part project. Part 1 – Create a travel brochure for the country of your choice. Read the directions and the scoring rubric carefully.

Popular travel destinations.

Lonely Planet – a great travel website.

National Geographic – more great travel ideas.

CIA Factbook – ANYTHING you need to know about the country can be found on this site.

Currency

Week of May 13

FRIDAY – warm up: review North America and Latin America (make the leader board today)

Activity – Today we reviewed the reading assignment How Governments Work. Students have an opportunity to improve their scores on this assignment.

brochures

THURSDAY – warm up: review North America and Latin America (make the leader board today)

Activity: Option to take the Governments and Econ test again today for a better score. If you were absent you can take it during lunch or before school.

WEDNESDAY – Review content from yesterday’s test.

TUESDAY – Final exam Governments and Economies

MONDAY – warm up: review North America and Latin America

Activity: Play Kahoot

This game will help you prepare for the test on Tuesday.

Activity 2: If time allows play the matching game.

Week of May 6th

MONDAY – TUESDAY: State testing for math – one day in the library and one day in study hall.

When you are in study hall you may use these resources to help fill in your matrix. Also use these study guides to prepare for a test at the end of this week. Included in these resources is information about how some of these governments are ALSO economies.

Government-and-economies-review-sheet2

governmenet and economies matching game

Week of April 29

MONDAY – TUESDAY –

Warm up – Asia Quiz (Use this one if you want to challenge the leader board)

Warm up – Asia quiz by region. (Use this one if you want to practice by region)

THE ASIA TEST WILL BE THIS FRIDAY!

Activity: World Governments Matrix – it is posted in Google Classroom. Use the links below to research world governments and fill in the matrix.

Read all of the provided material BEFORE you use your Google skills. You may need to use Google to discover which countries may use a particular form of government – verify your findings with CIA World Factbook.

There ARE governments listed that are NOT in our matrix – work around them.

Read this NEWSELA article first – Background info on the democracy models and the authoritarian (totalitarian) models of government.

Week of April 22nd

WEDNESDAY -Warm up – Asia Quiz (Use this one if you want to challenge the leader board)

Warm up – Asia quiz by region. (Use this one if you want to practice by region)

REMINDER!! If you want to improve your score on the Weather and Climate final exam – YOU MUST ATTEND a study session this FRIDAY at the beginning of lunch. (15 minutes)

Activity: How Government Works / Types of Government.

The worksheet is posted in Google Classroom. The first article is posted in GC as well. The Types of Government site is linked here.

 

TUESDAY – Warm up: A new leader-board has been posted. Can you win this round?

Warm up – Asia Quiz (Use this one if you want to challenge the leader board)

Warm up – Asia quiz by region. (Use this one if you want to practice by region)

Activity: Weather and Climate final exam.

 

MONDAY – Warm up: A new leader-board has been posted today. Can you win this round?

Warm up – Asia Quiz (Use this one if you want to challenge the leader board)

Warm up – Asia quiz by region. (Use this one if you want to practice by region)

Activity – Finish up presentations if needed. Review for TEST TOMORROW!

 

Week of April 15

TUESDAY – Warm up – Asia Quiz (Use this one if you want to challenge the leader board)

Warm up – Asia quiz by region. (Use this one if you want to practice by region)

Activity – Peer Evaluation lesson.

Peer Critique

Week of April 8th

FRIDAY – Warm up – Asia quiz by region.

Climate Notes

Topography Video

Activity – We are working toward complete proficiency and full understanding of the five major affects on climate.

Steps to success:

Edit slide show presentations as needed.

Start practicing presenting each slide.

Prepare note cards for presentation.

THURSDAY

Warm up – Asia quiz by region.

Climate Notes

Activity – We are working toward complete proficiency and full understanding of the five major affects on climate.

Steps to success:

Edit slide show presentations as needed.

Start practicing presenting each slide.

Prepare note cards for presentation.

 

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – Asia quiz by region.

Climate Notes

Activity – We are working toward complete proficiency and full understanding of the five major affects on climate.

Steps to success:

Edit slide show presentations as needed.

Start practicing presenting each slide.

Prepare note cards for presentation.

MONDAY-TUESDAY – State testing – no classes were held.

 

Week of April 1st

FRIDAY – Warm up – Asia quiz by region.

Activity – We will continue to study the influences on climate. Today we also discussed the best design elements of a quality slide presentation.

TUESDAY Warm up: Middle East – AKA Southwest Asia.

Activity – see Monday’s entry below.

Linked below is an article for advanced readers. It’s loaded with good information, but written at a slightly higher reading level. There is still the Newsela article at grade level posted in the Google Classroom stream, the textbook, and the videos linked below.

PHYSICAL_GEOGRAPHYClimate

 

MONDAY – Warm up: Middle East – AKA Southwest Asia.

Activity – Collaborate as a group to create a slide presentation that explains the five major influences on climate. Make sure each group member can explain, in detail, HOW and WHY each of the five factors influences climate. Use the classroom text book pp. 41-49 and the article linked in the Google Classroom stream, and the videos linked below BEFORE you attempt any outside Google searches.

Have one group member create the Google Slide presentation and share it with the other members of the group. Put the names of all group members on the title slide and add individual names to the slides you work on. But remember – each member of the group must be able to explain ANY of the five factors.

Slide presentations must be complete by Monday, April 8th.

Weather and Climate

Basics of Geography: Climate

Five Factors that Affect Climate

Climate Influences

Climate Factor Rap

Week of march 18th

MONDAY -Warm up: Middle East – AKA Southwest Asia.

Activity – Several videos related to the five influence on climate. Take notes in the style you like the most – Cornell, web, or five column.

Weather and Climate

Weather vs Climate

Basics of Geography: Climate

Five Factors that Affect Climate

Climate Influences

Climate Factor Rap