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

 

 

 

 

Week of March 11th

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

Activity: Weather and Climate!

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

Activity: Weather and Climate!

WEDNESDAY – Continents/Oceans and Countries test. You must make this up if you missed class today.

TUESDAY –  Warm up: Work you way through these quizzes this week to prepare for a GRADED Continents and Oceans/Countries and other water bodies test next week.

Activity – Year long unit review. Write one sentence showing something you learned from each unit. Posted in Google Classroom.

MONDAY – No School

Week of March 5th

MONDAY – Warm up: Work you way through these quizzes this week to prepare for a GRADED Continents and Oceans/Countries and other water bodies test next week.

Activity: Pop Quiz – Five Major World Religions

Activity: Origin Stories

In this activity, you will become familiar with the idea of an origin story. Cultures around the world have their own origin stories, ways in which they believe and describe how the Universe came to be. It’s important that you understand that all origin stories should be respected, as they often relate to people’s cultures and beliefs.

Week of February 25th

FRIDAY – Test Today! Go to Google Classroom. When finished find something quiet to do.

World Religions due today! Hand in matrix through Google Classroom. Hand in Venn diagram in the tray.

THURSDAY – Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map. THE TEST IS TOMORROW, MARCH 1ST!!

Activity – We have a work day today. The World Religions matrix AND the Venn diagram are due on Friday!

WEDNESDAY – No School – Snow Day!

TUESDAY – Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map. THE TEST IS THIS FRIDAY – MARCH 1ST!!

Activity – Complete the matrix in your base groups. Then work together to complete the Venn diagrams. fill out the three way Venn diagram showing Christianity in the upper left box, Judaism in the upper right box, and Islam in the lower left box. Complete the two way Venn diagram showing Hinduism in the upper left and Buddhism in the upper right.

MONDAY – Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map. THE TEST IS THIS FRIDAY – MARCH 1ST!!

Activity – Complete the matrix in your base groups. Then work together to complete the Venn diagrams. fill out the three way Venn diagram showing Christianity in the upper left box, Judaism in the upper right box, and Islam in the lower left box. Complete the two way Venn diagram showing Hinduism in the upper left and Buddhism in the upper right.

Week of February 19th

FRIDAY – Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map. THE TEST IS ONE WEEK AWAY – MARCH 1ST!!

Activity – Students are working in “expert groups” to fill out this matrix (link is not a working copy – go to Google Classroom) regarding the five major world religions. The documents linked below are an overview of each of the five major world religions.

Overview of Hinduism

Overview of Judaism

Overview of Buddhism

Overview of Christianity

Overview of Islam

 

THURSDAY – Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map.

Activity – Students are working in “expert groups” to fill out this matrix regarding the five major world religions. The document linked below is an overview of the five major world religions.

Overview of Five Religions

WEDNESDAY  – Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map.

Activity – Read the document linked below for an overview of the five major world religions.

Overview of Five Religions

TUESDAY– Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map.

MONDAY – No School

Week of February 11

FRIDAY – Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map.

THURSDAY – STOP!! READ THIS!!! If you are finished with your paragraph on the Columbian Exchange, TURN IT IN, then you can practice your Africa quizzes. If you need to work on your paragraph, you have about 20-30 minutes to do that.

Activity – Post Columbus unit entry – “What do I know now?”

Directions: unsubmit the assignment titled Christopher Columbus: pre-investigation. Insert a horizontal line, and list what you know now.

WEDNESDAY – Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map.

Activity: The Columbian Exchange Web Quest – posted in Google Classroom. The essay is due Thursday. If you do not finish it in class today there will be only 20-30 minutes of class on Thursday to complete it – plan accordingly. There will ALSO be a “wrap up” exercise to conclude our study of Christopher Columbus on Thursday as well. BOTH will be HOMEWORK if not completed Thursday.

TUESDAY – Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map.

Activity: The Columbian Exchange Web Quest – posted in Google Classroom

 

MONDAY – Warm up: You can continue to practice the countries of Africa by region OR you can try to compete with your classmates on this Africa map.

If you did not finish “Influences on the Americas” you may use the 10 minute warm up to wrap it up and hand it in.

Activity: The Columbian Exchange – Posted in Google Classroom.

 

Week of February 4th

FRIDAY – Today you can choose to practice Africa quizzes OR go directly to the assignment European Influences on the Americas. The assignment – both map and worksheet – are due today. If not completed in class IT IS HOMEWORK!

 

THURSDAY –  Warm up – Countries of Africa. Work through these regional quizzes to learn the countries of Africa. The final exam will be in the first week of March.

Activity One: Scavenger Hunt! Use the map of European influence on the Americas as “clues” to sharpen your toponymy skills (how it got its name) for each location. WITHOUT putting the entire question into Google, use your “Google-foo” skills, and an atlas (or Google maps) to solve these riddles. 

Activity Two: Say What?

Step One: Before you begin your research, predict what you think the official language will be for each of the following countries.

Step Two: Follow the directions below to look up the official language(s) of each country.

  •  Go to CIA World Factbook
  • Click on the drop-down menu titled Please select a country to view
  • Scroll down to the section titled People and Society ::
  • Click on the + symbol to open the section
  • Find the sub section for languages – the word (official) will indicate the official language(s) for that country. The rest of the languages are those that are commonly used by the population.

Worksheet for both activities posted in Google Classroom.

 

WEDNESDAY – Same as Tuesday – but the map is homework if not finished in class.

TUESDAY – Warm up – Countries of Africa. Work through these regional quizzes to learn the countries of Africa. The final exam will be in the first week of March.

Activity: European influence in the Americas. Phase one of this assignment is posted in Google Classroom. Students will recreate a map of North and South America showing primary influence of European countries.

MONDAY – No warm up.

Activity – Court Day!! The People vs. Columbus, et al.

Week of January 28

WEDNESDAY – Warm-up-European Countries QuizzesTHE TEST IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST!

Activity – The People vs. Columbus, et al. The written work is due Friday. The written work will be turned in to Google Classroom. The mock trial will be held on Monday, February 4th. There will be 10 bonus points for being “dressed for court.” We will talk about this Friday in class.

TUESDAY – Warm-up – European Countries QuizzesTHE TEST IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST!

Activity – The People vs. Columbus, et al. The written work is due Friday. The mock trial will be held on Monday, February 4th.

The Indictments

MONDAY – No School

Week of January 21st

THURSDAY – Warm-up – European Countries QuizzesTHE TEST IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST!

Activity – The People vs. Columbus, et al.

WEDNESDAY – Warm-up is the same.

Activity – Discussion of prior knowledge of Christopher Columbus; watched a video and took two column notes for a brief overview of Columbus’ life.

The Indictments

 

TUESDAY – Warm-up – European Countries Quizzes: use this link to work your way through each of the quizzes listed below. Your final goal (end of January) is 100% on each of the quizzes in the 10 minute warm up period each day. THE TEST IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST!

  • Nordic Countries
  • Western Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Southeastern Europe
  • Eastern Europe

Activity -Christopher Columbus: pre-investigation document.

Activity: Encounter by Jane Yolen

ActivityAuthor’s Note

MONDAY – No School – Martin Luther King Day

Week of January 14th

TUESDAY – THURSDAY: See Warm-up below.

Activity: Students have had three full class periods to construct a three paragraph, essay that explains/recalls what they learned about early human history, the first migration to the Americas, and early civilizations in the Americas. Thursday is the last day to work on this in class. If not completed it is homework. Due on January 22nd.

MONDAY – Warm-up – European Countries Quizzes: use this link to work your way through each of the quizzes listed below. Your final goal (end of January) is 100% on each of the quizzes in the 10 minute warm up period each day.

  • Nordic Countries
  • Western Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Southeastern Europe
  • Eastern Europe

Activity: This week we will work on a three paragraph essay titled Stone Age to City Sates. Paragraph one will cover the earliest evidence of the history of humans; paragraph two will inform the reader of the migration to the Americas; the third and final paragraph will tell about the development of civilizations in the Americas. Student will work on the essay in class Mon-Thurs. If not completed by Thursday it will become homework due on January 22nd!

Graphic Organizer – for reference purposes only. Student copy is in Google Classroom.

Writing Assignment – for reference purposes only. Student copy is in Google Classroom.