Week of Sept. 11

FRIDAY – Today we took the quiz on continents, oceans and North America. If you were absent, make this up when you get back.

We also took notes on the Physical Earth Vocabulary. See the notes below to copy and paste them into your notes:

 

latitude horizontal lines;  measures distance north or south from the Equator.; measured in degrees; 90° total from the Equator to the poles.;  also known as parallels.
longitude vertical lines; measures distance east or west of the Prime Meridian;measured in degrees;180° total east or west of  the Prime Meridian; also known as meridians
parallels Another name for lines of latitude
meridians Another name for lines of longitude
Equator The zero° line of latitude; divides the north and south hemispheres
Prime Meridian The zero° line of longitude; divides the east and west hemispheres
Tropic of Capricorn The latitude line 23.5° south of the Equator; it is the farthest point south that the sun will be directly overhead.
Tropic of Cancer The latitude line 23.5° north of the Equator; it is the farthest point north that the sun will be directly overhead.
degrees The unit of measure (angles) for latitude and longitude; there are 69 miles in a degree of latitude.
minutes A smaller unit of measure for lat/long; there are 60 minutes in a degree
seconds An even smaller unit of measure for lat/long; there are 60 seconds in each minute
coordinates The lat/long values that intersect to give an absolute location on Earth.

 

THURSDAY – warm  up World Geography Games / Continents and Oceans 100% 1x each and name the 3 countries and the world’s largest island pictured in the map below. These will be on tomorrow’s quiz.

 

Thursday cont – Today we will continue to work on our latitude and longitude vocabulary. See the links below in Wednesday’s post.

WEDNESDAY – warm up – World Geography Games

Today we begin exploring the vocabulary related to latitude and longitude. Use the links below to read for the meaning of each word. Make sure you EXPLAIN  the meaning well enough that you understand the FULL meaning. The document to fill out – The Physical Earth Vocabulary-  is in Google Classroom.

textbook pg 4-5

Latitude and Longitude Facts

Understanding Latitude and Longitude – the Global Grid

Latitude and Longitude for Kids

 

 

TUESDAY – warm up – World Geography Games

Pretest – Latitude and longitude – see Google Classroom (GC)

“Old School” latitude and longitude song

“New School” latitude and longitude song

See link below for our textbook explanation for Earth’s hemispheres and latitude and longitude lines.

textbook pg 4-5

 

MONDAY – Today we will activate our Synergy Vue accounts. Steps to success:

  • Go to the Scenic website
  • Click on Synergy Vue
  • Choose “I am a Student”
  • Click on “I have an activation key”
  • Click on “I Accept”
  • Fill in your first and last name and your activation key – assume it is case sensitive.
  • Click on “Continue to Step 3”
  • Enter your username and password (2x)

MAKE THE USERNAME AND PASSWORD THE SAME ONE YOU USE TO LOG-IN TO THE COMPUTERS AT SCENIC

Once you have finished logging-in you can explore your Synergy account for a while…

This week’s warm up is the Continents and Oceans quizzes. Click on the link below to get there. You might want to bookmark it since you’ll be there at the beginning of class all week.

World Geography Games

Once at the site you will have to……

Click here to Start Flash Player – Then click on Allow

After the warm-up, you have the remainder of the class to finish your Scenic Culture Poster; hand it in.

IF YOUR POSTER IS NOT FINISHED IN CLASS – IT IS HOMEWORK AND DUE ON TUESDAY.

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