Week of September 24

FRIDAY –  Warm up – North America quiz game – Your goal is 100% twice. Get an atlas from the front of the room if you need help identifying countries. Don’t forget that Puerto Rico and The Bahamas will both be on the quiz as well. TEST WILL BE ON THURSDAY!

Lesson – How to make a flip book.

Activity – Absolute Location Flip-book – see description below in Thursday’s blog stream.

THURSDAY –  Warm up – North America quiz game – Your goal is 100% twice. Get an atlas from the front of the room if you need help identifying countries. Don’t forget that Puerto Rico and The Bahamas will both be on the quiz as well.

Lesson – Direct instruction with PowerPoint on finding absolute location using latitude and longitude.

Activity – Absolute-location-flip-book-w-vocab final

This activity will be completed in class over several days. The due date will be Friday, October 5th. Use the table and the links below to find information explaining the critical vocabulary for this project. The links are in ascending order of reading levels – lowest first; highest last.

Latitude and Longitude for Kids

textbook pg 4-5

Understanding Latitude and Longitude – the Global Grid

Newsela article at multiple reading levels available in Google Classroom.

More information in the matrix below.

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.

“Old School” latitude and longitude song

“New School” latitude and longitude song

Extra Credit Opportunity! Students will have the opportunity to earn up to 50 points EC during a trimester. In the classroom are places to display messages in the following categories. What do I already know? (re: content covered in class), What do I want to know? (re: topics related to or spring-boarding from the content in class), What have I learned this year? (of course…class content related). Formatting must follow these specific guidelines (examples posted in class) – Statements in the aforementioned categories word processed and mounted on a 3×5 or 4×6 note-card. Students are encouraged to enhance their presentation with colored borders and illustrations.

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – North America quiz game – Your goal is 100% twice. Get an atlas from the front of the room if you need help identifying countries. Don’t forget that Puerto Rico and The Bahamas will both be on the quiz as well.

Activity – review note taking styles.

Activity – Students added to their PBIS notes on Restrooms.

We will eventually collect these notes in about two weeks and a letter grade will be assigned. If you do not finish them in class IT IS HOMEWORK!

 

TUESDAY – Warm up – North America quiz game – Your goal is 100% twice. Get an atlas from the front of the room if you need help identifying countries. Don’t forget that Puerto Rico and The Bahamas will both be on the quiz as well.

Today we took a content knowledge pre-test. Please make this up if you missed today.

Reminder – The GKA file and your recent updates to the website will be graded on Wednesday.

 

MONDAY – Warm up – North America quiz game – Your goal is 100% twice. Get an atlas from the front of the room if you need help identifying countries. Don’t forget that Puerto Rico and The Bahamas will both be on the quiz as well.

Last week we finished our Geography Knowledge Assessment (GKA) data table and graphs. Today we will create pages in our digital portfolios for all of our core classes and embed the GKA file on our Social Studies page.

 

Step to Success:

  • Create a page for each core class – Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies. A page for your elective is optional. Directions on how to create a page (super easy) are posted on Google Classroom.
  • Give each page banner a design or theme that makes sense for the subject shown. For example, your Language Arts page may have a banner featuring your favorite novel.
  • BEFORE you embed your Geography Knowledge Assessment on your Social Studies page, INSERT a Text Box and write a reflection that sets a goal for how much you will learn about geography place names. Insert that text box at the top of the page. Be specific! How many continents and oceans will you know at the end of the year? How many countries and other water bodies will you know at the end of the year?
  • Then follow the directions posted in Google Classroom on how to embed a file.

Don’t forget to hit Publish when you are done!!

If this is not finished during class or if you were absent IT IS HOMEWORK!!

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