Week of February 26th

THURSDAY – Warm up – Central Africa Quiz… 100 % twice through is your goal. Quiz on FRIDAY!

Activity – Journey of a Water Molecule – assignment posted in GC. Final version due March 5th.

NOTICE!! There will be no Socratic seminar make up offered. If you were absent that day, you can still earn a good grade IF your assignment is handed in already. You CAN get some credit for handing in the assignment.

Check out this app if you have a smart phone – Flash Cards GO – It looks good for studying for country quizzes.

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – Central Africa Quiz… UNLESS your name is on the board to make up the West Africa Quiz. It is posted in GC.

Activity – Journey of a Water Molecule – assignment posted in GC. Final version due March 5th.

TUESDAY – No warm up today….set up for Socratic Seminar.

MONDAY – Warm up – Central Africa Quiz… UNLESS your name is on the board to make up the West Africa Quiz. It is posted in GC.

Prioritized list of tasks:

  1. West Africa quiz if needed. Names are on the board.
  2. Socratic Seminar notes printed AND handed in to GC.
  3. Activity – Water Cycle Unit
  • PHASE ONE: Take the pre-test in Google Classroom
  • PHASE TWO: Use your resources to correct your answers take the test again until you achieve a score of 100% Use this link as a resource: USGS Interactive Water Cycle Site
  • PHASE THREE: Journey of a Water Molecule – See Google Classroom.

Week of February 21

THURSDAY – No warm up – Take the West Africa Quiz

Activity – Water Cycle Unit

  • PHASE ONE: Take the pre-test in Google Classroom
  • PHASE TWO: Use your resources to correct your answers take the test again until you achieve a score of 100% Use this link as a resource: USGS Interactive Water Cycle Site
  • PHASE THREE: Journey of a Water Molecule – See Google Classroom.

 

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – West Africa quiz game. Quiz this FRIDAY!!

REMINDER!!! – The digital portfolio assignment is due this Friday, failure to complete it by Friday will result in a phone call home and lunchtime detention to complete the project.

Activity – class time to complete current projects (digital portfolio and Socratic seminar prep) and make up quizzes.

Socratic seminar preparation – DUE ON THURSDAY – THERE WILL NOT BE TIME TO PRINT YOUR NOTES ON THURSDAY!!

 

TUESDAY – Warm up – West Africa quiz game. Quiz this FRIDAY!!

REMINDER!!! – The digital portfolio assignment is due this Friday, failure to complete it by Friday will result in a phone call home and lunchtime detention to complete the project.

Activity – class time to complete current projects (digital portfolio and Socratic seminar prep) and make up quizzes.

Socratic seminar preparation – DUE ON THURSDAY – THERE WILL NOT BE TIME TO PRINT YOUR NOTES ON THURSDAY!!

 

MONDAY – No School. Happy Birthday President Washington!

 

Week of February 12

THURSDAY – Warm up North Africa quiz game – If you have this one down – try West Africa

Activity 1 – Anyone who has submitted their web site must delete the graphs from their website and follow the NEW directions for adding a spreadsheet to the website. Then submit your website again.

Activity 2 – Today we will begin preparation for a Socratic Seminar next week. The graphic organizer for your notes is posted in GC. Find the links we will use posted below.

Video – short segment of  Living on One Dollar 

What are basic human rights?

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Is access to clean water a basic human right?

Human rights to water in the U.S.

Why is having access to clean drinking water a problem?

How does water become contaminated?

How many ways can water become contaminated?

What are the water borne diseases people are at risk of getting without clean water access?

What are the consequences of NOT having access to clean drinking water?

 

WEDNESDAY – Warm up North Africa quiz game – If you have this one down – try West Africa

Activity – continued work on your digital portfolio -. This will become homework if not finished by Wednesday – and lunch detention if not completed by February 23rd.

Directions to submit this assignment: with your site open to the Social Studies page, click on the “paperclip” that reads “Copy published site link” when you hover over it. Copy the link and paste it into the form provided in Google Classroom.

 

 

TUESDAY – Warm up North Africa quiz game – If you have this one down – try West Africa

Activity – continued work on your digital portfolio. This will become homework if not finished by Wednesday – and lunch detention if not completed by February 23rd.

 

MONDAY – Warm up North Africa quiz game

Activity – Digital Portfolio Update – See GC for directions.

Week of Feb 5th

FRIDAY – East Europe Test

Finished the simulation from yesterday.

THURSDAY – Warm up – Eastern Europe quiz game –  goal is 100% twice!

Activity – Water, Water Anywhere? Directions and worksheet posted in GC.

 

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – Eastern Europe quiz game –  goal is 100% twice!

Activity: Finish the Where Does Water Come From? worksheet independently. It is homework if not completed in class.

ANOTHER EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY!! Write a narrative story about the journey of a water molecule through the water cycle. Be sure to include lots of descriptive images that define and describe a variety of the stages of the water cycle.

TUESDAY – Warm-up: Eastern Europe quiz game –  goal is 100% twice!

Activity – Where does water come from? Assignment is posted in Google Classroom.

USGS Interactive Water Cycle Site

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY – Create a Water Cycle Poster – the poster should be full color, labeled neatly and correctly; the size is optional (81/2 x 11 min). The points awarded will be commensurate with the effort put forth to create the poster. EC max per trimester is 50 points.

 

MONDAY – Warm up – Turn in your essay in google Classroom about the conditions that lead to wealth and poverty of nations.

Eastern Europe quiz game –  goal is 100% twice!

 

Activity – The worksheet Water , Water Everywhere.

Water, Water Everywhere

Week of January 29

FRIDAY – Warm up – Eastern Europe quiz game – goal is 100% twice.

Activity – Final assignment for PPP unit. See Google Classroom for directions.

Check out these transition words to make your writing stronger.

ESSAY IS DUE MONDAY!!!!

THURSDAY – Warm up – Eastern Europe quiz game – goal is 100% twice.

Activity – Final assignment for PPP unit. See Google Classroom for directions.

WEDNESDAY – No Warm up.

Activity – Continued work on PPP Worksheet in groups. Get the notes from someone in your group. The goal is to finish the last three today.

EXTRA CREDIT – President Trump made mention of our infrastructure in the United States during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, January 30. Use the link below to review the transcript of the speech to summarized what he said about our infrastructure. Write out your summary paragraph and hand it in to the assignment tray for your period.

State of the Union

TUESDAY – Warm up – GPA Report: posted in Google Classroom

Activity – Continued work on PPP Worksheet in groups. Get the notes from someone in your group.

Links below:

World Ranking of PPP

World Factbook Links

Qatar

Brunei

Comoros

Kiribati

Venezuela

Norway

South Sudan

Central African Republic

United States

 

MONDAY – NO SCHOOL

Week of January 22nd

FRIDAY

Warm up –

Priority ONE – catch up on the notes below if you were absent or did not do it last night as directed.

All caught up? – Eastern Europe quiz game.

 

THURSDAY – Warm up –

Priority ONE – catch up on the notes below if you were absent or did not do it last night as directed.

All caught up? – Eastern Europe quiz game.

Activity – PPP worksheet – posted in Google Classroom

World Ranking of PPP

See Wednesday’s post for links to CIA World Factbook for information on each economy.

Notes from today posted below:

Explanation of Economy: An abundance of oil and natural gas supply; strong government spending on infrastructure and construction.

Brunei Darussalam (5)

Geography: Small in size; southeast Asia

Graph Pattern: Steadily increasing from 1988 to 2012 with some volatility, decreasing since 2012.

Explanation of Economy: A well educated population, with excellent infrastructure and lots of crude oil and natural gas.

Comoros (179)

Geography: Small in size; island nation in the Indian Ocean

Graph Pattern: Steady increase since 1980 with little volatility.

Explanation of Economy: A weak economy with an uneducated labor force, a lack of natural  resources and infrastructure.

WEDNESDAY – No Warm up

World Factbook Links

Qatar

Brunei

Comoros

Kiribati

Venezuela

Norway

South Sudan

Central African Republic

United States

Notes from today below

What geographic patterns do you see for the top 30 countries?

Most are located in either North America, Western Europe, Middle East, and  “Australasia”

There is no pattern in size of the country…both large and small nations are included. However, one third are small in size.

Only four of the top 30 are landlocked

What geographic patterns do you see for the bottom 30 countries?

The majority of the bottom 30 are located in Africa

Half of them are landlocked i.e. they have no access to shipping

Five of them are island nations.

Assignment: Phase Two

Graph Pattern:

Using the graph feature of the following countries (click on the name of the country). Describe the patterns in the graph for each country. Attempt to analyze “why” the patterns rise or fall.

Explanation of Economy

Then, for each country, use the link posted on the blog and click on the “ECONOMY” button once you are on the factbook page. Summarize in a sentence or two why they are high or low on the list of PPP rank in the world.

Essential vocabulary:

Infrastructure – the utilities, including power, water, and sewer. It also includes transportation (water, road, and rail) and airports.

natural resources: renewable and non-renewable raw materials that contribute to an economy.

education/training – A system in place that is able to properly train  the workers

Volatile – changes often – undependable

Stable – steady and dependable

Qatar (1)

Geography: Small in size; located in the Middle East

Graph Pattern: Generally increasing since 1990, yet volatile – goes up and down a lot.

 

TUESDAY – Warm-up – Eastern Europe practice quiz.

Activity – FINISH the map showing top 30 and bottom 30 countries in PPP ranking. If not completed in class IT IS HOMEWORK.

Activity: When finished with the map, answer the questions posted on the assignment in GC.

 

MONDAY – Working on the Purchasing Power Parity map and related questions in Google Classroom.

 

Week of January 16th

FRIDAY – Warm up: pick up a map off the back counter. Write your name on it. Get our your colored pencils out. You’ll need a green one and a red one.

Activity: Retrieve the Purchasing Power Parity assignment from Google Classroom. Follow the directions to complete the assignment Phase One AND Phase Two.

Links

World Ranking of PPP

World Factbook Links

Qatar

Brunei

Norway

South Sudan

Central African Republic

Haiti

 

 

THURSDAY – Warm up: Use the links below to complete the next four questions on the worksheet from Wednesday, Poverty in the USA.

Federal Minimum Wage Chart

Explore the minimum wages in other states while you’re here.

Oregon Minimum Wage Chart

Notice there are three levels.

Living Wage in Jackson County

Find the Living Wage for a household with 2 adults and 2 children.

You will have to do some math to calculate daily wage.

Activity: Use the link below to research PPP as a group. Have one person in the group open a document and share it with the rest. Then collaborate together to craft a “student friendly” explanation that a 3rd grade student could understand.

Purchasing Power Parity

 

WEDNESDAY – Warm-up; review your reflections on What is Poverty?

Activity – Poverty in the USA worksheet (posted in GC) Use the links below.

Article from the Institute for Research on Poverty describing how poverty is measured in the United States.

Federal Poverty Levels

Living Wage in Jackson County

 

TUESDAY – Warm up – review your “Bag Game” reflections for discussion.

Lesson – How to assess dialogue in the classroom.

Rubric for Dialogue in the Classroom

Activity – Address the questions of What is poverty? Who is Poor?

TUESDAY – Warm-up; review your reflections on What is Poverty?

Activity – Poverty in the USA worksheet (posted in GC) Use the links below.

Article from the Institute for Research on Poverty describing how poverty is measured in the United States.

Federal Poverty Levels

Living Wage in jackson County

 

 

Week of Jan 8th

MONDAY – TUESDAY: Worked on grid maps. They are due on Wednesday!!

 

WEDNESDAY – no warm up.

Activity: How to make a paper bag. We explored this skill as we look at what people in developing nations might have to do to survive. There will be a simulation in class on Friday, complete with chance cards with consequences. Students who wish to practice can see the directions in the link below.

Bag Making

 

Week of January 1st

MONDAY – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

TUESDAY – No warm up

Activity – Grid Drawing – students chose a line drawing to replicate using a grid system, i.e. drawing the picture one square at a time. This activity is to prepare students to create a grid map of South America. We will be working on this for several days in class.

REMINDER – The Columbus paragraphs were due today!

WEDNESDAY – No warm up

Activity – A grid map of South America. Please find a link below to the scoring rubric.

Grid Map Rubric

Below are the “Steps to Success” that each student received a paper copy of.

  • Label the latitude and longitude lines correctly
  • Do everything in light pencil first so you can correct mistakes
  • Pay attention to where lines enter and exit the squares – one square at a time
  • Start your map with the outline of the continent
  • Now draw in the country borders
  • Label the countries and the bodies of water
  • Add a title and a compass rose
  • Go over all lines and labels with a fine line sharpie
  • Color the countries with colored pencil (each country a different color – no countries are blue)
  • Color the title and the compass rose

Color the water with pastels or colored pencil.

THURSDAY – No warm up

Activity – South America grid map. See above for directions. Map is DUE January 10th.

Atlas pg 57

Week of December 11th

TUESDAY – Warm up – Western Europe place name quiz. TEST THIS FRIDAY! If you are not getting 100% on this quiz, you should study at home a little.

Activity – Christopher Columbus unit paragraphs. Students will write a position paragraph about Christopher Columbus. Complete directions are in Google Classroom. If the assignment is not completed by Friday, it is homework over Winter Break.

Evidence Sources linked below; also available in Google Classroom

Columbus text 1

Columbus text 2

Encounter pdf

Author’s Note, provided by Jane Yolen, author of the historical fiction book Encounter.

Video: Biography of Christopher Columbus

Video: History vs. Columbus

 

MONDAY – Warm up – Western Europe place name quiz. TEST THIS FRIDAY!

Activity – Columbus – In His Own Words. Student will continue their investigation of primary source documents to determine how Columbus felt about the native people in the New World.