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.

Week of January 7th

THURSDAY – 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 – PBIS review. Each group will be assigned one of  The PBIS 7

Bus Area

Your task is to come up with a skit that “checks off all the boxes” for expectations. Have fun, be creative! The only criteria other than covering as many expectations as possible is that EACH AND EVERY MEMBER of the group must have at least three speaking lines and be less than 4 minutes.

WEDNESDAY – We did presentations today. If you were absent you will need to make and appointment to give your presentation at lunchtime.

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.

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

Activity: continue work on early Latin America civilizations. Slide show and presentation due Wednesday!

 

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: continue work on early Latin America civilizations. Slide show and presentation due Wednesday!

Week of December 17

TUESDAY – Warm-up Europe quiz game.  Work your way through each region until you can get 100% twice.

CHECK YOUR GRADES – Santa has access to them ya’ know.

Activity: Early American Civilizations – posted in Google Classroom. Presentations on Friday!!

 

MONDAY – Warm-up Europe quiz game. This quiz site is great for “chunking” information. Work your way through each region until you can get 100% twice.

Activity: Early American Civilizations – posted in Google Classroom. Presentations on Friday!!

Week of Dec 10th

WEDNESDAY – No Warm up

ActivityMexico and Central America Timeline Project

TimeMaps – link to the timeline resource. You will have four days in class to complete the project. If you are not finished by Friday it is homework.

TUESDAY – No Warm up

ActivityMexico and Central America Timeline Project

TimeMaps – link to the timeline resource. You will have four days in class to complete the project. If you are not finished by Friday it is homework.

MONDAY – No Warm up:

Activity – Mid year geography knowledge assessment – not graded.

Activity – social Studies pre/post test 2 – not graded.

Week of December 3rd

FRIDAY – Warm-up: South America Quiz Game Get 100% twice before you move on to today’s activity.

Activity: Finish up the Beginning of Cities assignment. Posted in Ggoogle Classroom. If not completed today, it is homework!

 

THURSDAY – Warm-up North America and Latin America Quiz Game

Activity – Finish the Mesoamerica vocab page (There will be a test – so be accurate)

Activity – The Beginning of Cities. Assignment is posted in Google Classroom

WEDNESDAY – No warm up

Activity – The origins and history of chocolate – video featuring Alton Brown

Activity – What is the evolution of how societies have organized themselves?

Band; Tribe; Chiefdom; City-state; Empire

Activity – Mesoamerica vocabulary sheet. We will work on this in class today and tomorrow.

TUESDAY – World Waterways Final Exam

MONDAY: No Warm-up

Activity: Move paragraph from old Google Class to New Google Class

Activity: Face Your Fears

Activity: Fly Away! Use Google Earth to “fly” to each of the locations on tomorrow’s test.

 

Week of November 26th

WEDNESDAY – Warm-up: quiz one another on the waterways map – 5 min.

Activity: Trimester One Final Paragraph. Posted in Google Classroom. Due Thursday!!!

TUESDAY – Warm-up: quiz one another on the waterways map – 10 min.

Activity: Hawaii video feature the culture of the islands. No make up needed if you were absent.

MONDAY – Warm-up: quiz one another on the waterways map.

Activity: We will watch a video on Hawaii tomorrow. Today we will define 13 vocabulary words you will hear in the video. Write these down if you were absent.

Vocabulary Words Meaning
sovereignty A nation or a group of people who rule themselves with no outside influence
“third world” An outdated term indicating a country that is poor. Now termed developing nation.
haole Hawaiian word to describe caucasions or “mainlanders”
archipelago A group or a chain of islands
sustainable the ability to keep it going
immigrant person who moves from one country to another
monolith solid rock – in ONE piece
century one hundred years
ethnicity belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition
contemporaneous working with what is available here and now
indigenous native to the land
aina Hawaiian word meaning the land that feeds us
ohana Hawaiian word meaning family and extended family

ATTENTION!! Check your grades. The trimester ends on November 29th. All late work, extra credit, and binder rechecks must be completed by Thursday of this week.

EXTRA CREDIT: Use the form posted in Google Classroom to post your original question. Then RESEARCH on your own to find the answer. Clearly explain the answer to your own question IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Post as many as you like; they are worth UP TO 5 points each.

Week of November 12th

FRIDAY – Warm up – Rivers

Click on the “give up?” button to reveal the location of the straits and canals that will be on the November 29th test. Label them on the map provided. See the study guide to know which straits and canals you should label. World Water-ways study guide.

Activity: Recognizing connections, confirmations, and questions while reading Newsela articles on Australia and Oceania physical and human geography. Posted in GC. DUE TODAY!!!

THURSDAY – Warm up Seas and Bays

Click on the “give up?” button to reveal the location of the straits and canals that will be on the November 29th test. Label them on the map provided. See the study guide to know which straits and canals you should label. World Water-ways study guide.

Activity: Recognizing connections, confirmations, and questions while reading Newsela articles on Australia and Oceania physical and human geography. Posted in GC.

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – Lakes

Activity: Recognizing connections, confirmations, and questions while reading Newsela articles on Australia and Oceania physical and human geography. Posted in GC.

TUESDAY – Warm up Straits and Canals

Activity: Click on the “give up?” button to reveal the location of the straits and canals that will be on the November 29th test. Label them on the map provided. See the study guide to know which straits and canals you should label. World Water-ways study guide.

Lesson: Where is / What is Australia & Oceania?

Activity: Recognizing connections, confirmations, and questions while reading Newsela articles on Australia and Oceania physical and human geography. Posted in GC.

MONDAY – NO SCHOOL