Week of January 6th, 2020

MONDAY – WELCOME BACK!!!

Warm-up: Practice this Europe quiz – This site allows you to break the quizzes into smaller regions. Timed competitions begin soon ūüôā

Activity: Adopted Country Land-form Project

World Atlas.com – a great place to start your search for land forms in your country.

TUESDAY –¬†Warm-up: Practice this Europe quiz – This site allows you to break the quizzes into smaller regions. Timed competitions begin soon ūüôā

Activity: Adopted Country Land-form Project

Project timeline for success

Tuesday 1/7 – finish notes

Monday 1/13 – finish map

Thursday – Friday – 1/16-17 – presentations

Helpful links

Country Studies site

World Atlas.com

CIA World Factbook

WEDNESDAY –¬†Warm-up: Practice this Europe quiz – This site allows you to break the quizzes into smaller regions. Timed competitions begin soon ūüôā

FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED: IF YOU WANT FIVE BONUS POINTS FOR PRESENTING NEXT THURSDAY, LOG INTO GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND FILL OUT THE FORM!!

Activity: Adopted Country Land-form Project

Project timeline for success

Tuesday 1/7 – finish notes

Monday 1/13 – finish map

Use the MAPSLAND.COM site for map design ideas.

Thursday – Friday – 1/16-17 – presentations

THURSDAY –¬†¬†Warm-up: Practice this Europe quiz – This site allows you to break the quizzes into smaller regions. Timed competitions begin soon ūüôā

THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR MORE THURSDAY PRESENTATIONS. IT’S WORTH FIVE BONUS POINTS!!

Activity: Adopted Country Land-form Project

Project timeline for success

Tuesday 1/7 – finish notes

Monday 1/13 – finish map

Use the MAPSLAND.COM site for map design ideas.

Thursday – Friday – 1/16-17 – presentations

FRIDAY –¬†¬†Warm-up: Practice this Europe quiz – This site allows you to break the quizzes into smaller regions. Timed competitions begin soon ūüôā

Project timeline for success

Monday 1/13 – finish map – DUE ON TUESDAY!!!

Use the MAPSLAND.COM site for map design ideas.

Thursday – Friday – 1/16-17 – presentations

Week of December 16th

MONDAY – Warm up: Get 100% on each before moving to the next.

The place location test is tomorrow! The land form identification test is on Thursday.

Activity: Make Your Claim! This link is for reference only! The assignment is posted in Google Classroom. Students will have class time this week to do the research and complete the worksheet. Students are expected to “come to the table” ready for discussion on Friday.

TUESDAY – No Warm up on Chromebooks today.

Activity¬†1 – 2nd try at the world continents, oceans, and place name test. Your grade is dependent on improvement over your last attempt in September – “piece-a-cake” if you’ve been focused.

Activity 2 – Continue working on your Make a Claim assignment. Claims will be posted to your class tomorrow!

Example of how to show claims and evidence

THURSDAY

Land form quiz – posted in Google Classroom

Finish “Make Your Claim” assignment

Print it!!!

Read this –¬†Rubric for Dialogue in the Classroom

Week of December 9th

MONDAY – Warm up – Europe Quiz Game

REMINDER!! – Land-form identification worksheet is due today! Hand in in Google Classroom

Activity – Work on Human Interaction packet. Look at the images in the slide show linked below. How many human interactions can you spot in each setting?

Human Interactions slide show

TUESDAY –¬†Warm up – Europe Quiz Game

Activity – Work on Human Interaction packet. Look at the images in the slide show linked below. How many human interactions can you spot in each setting?

Human Interactions slide show

If you’ve missed class or fallen behind taking notes, you can use the link below to get caught up.

Human Interactions worksheet key

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – Study these definitions and matching pictures for today’s activity. (5 min)

Activity – Matching Game Rules:

  • A player chooses a card from the definition array
  • The player must read the definition aloud, and then declare what land-form they are looking for. “I am looking for a ____________ “
  • The player then chooses a card from the land form array – if it is a match the player gets another turn.
  • If the card is not a match, the player must return moth cards to the place they came from.
  • The game is over when all matches have been made.
  • The winner is the player with the most matches.

THURSDAY – Warm up exercises – see below. Get 100% on each before moving to the next.

Warm up #1 – Continents

Warm up #2 – Oceans

Warm up #3 – North America

Warm up #4 – South America

ALL DONE?? Study for next week’s land form test.

Activity 1 РFinish filling out your Human Interaction graphic organizer.

Activity 2 – Complete the Ranking Exercise posted in Google Classroom (the copy linked here is VIEW ONLY for reference purposes)

FRIDAY РWarm up: see below. Get 100% on each before moving to the next.

Warm up #1 – Continents

Warm up #2 – Oceans

Warm up #3 – North America

Warm up #4 – South America

ALL DONE?? Study for next week’s land form test.

Activities: ALL THREE OF THESE ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE OR PAST DUE

  1. LAND FORM IDENTIFICATION WORKSHEET
  2. HUMAN INTERACTION WORKSHEET
  3. RANKING THE TOP THREE  HUMAN INTERACTIONS HAVING THE MOST IMPACT

DIRECTIONS FOR THE RANKING HUMAN INTERACTIONS ASSIGNMENT:

THE END GOAL FOR THIS ACTIVITY IS TO HAVE A DISCUSSION NEXT WEEK ABOUT THE SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR RESOURCES. WHICH HUMAN INTERACTIONS HAVE THE GREATEST IMPACT? USE THE SENTENCE FRAMES BELOW TO MAKE YOUR CLAIMS.

The most important human interaction is __________________. I think this is important because _________________________.

The second most important…….

The third most important …….

Don’t forget to BOLD the interaction!

Do not forget to follow the writing rules.

Week of December 2nd

MONDAY – No School – Teacher In-Service

TUESDAY – Review classroom agreements

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – Europe Quiz Game

Activity – Identifying landforms – assignment is posted in Google Classroom. We will work on this today and Friday in class. If not finished in class on Friday it becomes homework.

THURSDAY –¬†Warm up – Europe Quiz Game

FRIDAY –¬†Warm up – Europe Quiz Game

Finish Identifying Landforms (this link for reference only) worksheet – the worksheet is posted in Google Classroom If not finish today it is HOMEWORK!

Continue work on Human Interaction with the Environment (this link for reference only) – the worksheet is posted in Google Classroom. This assignment will run through next week.

Week of November 25th

MONDAY – Last day to prepare for Jigsaw Lesson on Tuesday!!!

All missing work must be turned in by Wednesday (Tuesday just to be safe!!!!)

Week of November 18th

MONDAY: Warm up РSouth America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice. THE TEST IS ON FRIDAY!

Activity – Socratic Seminar Preparation – Topic: Which early civilization had the greatest contribution?

If you have advanced from being a hunter/gatherer, i.e. you have ALL of your work completed, your job is to collect enough information to prepare a Jigsaw lesson for your classmates. The Jigsaw activity will take place on Tuesday, November 26th.

If you remain a hunter/gatherer, i.e. you still need to hunt for and/or gather ALL of your missing work, you will remain on that task until completed. You may join a civilization when you have finished hunting and gathering all of your missing work.

Graphic Organizer – this copy for viewing only. Student copy posted in Google Classroom

WEDNESDAY – POP QUIZ!! Students have had the timeline vocabulary study guide for two weeks. In the event they do not score well, they are welcome to come in during lunch and retake the quiz.

Focus Elements for early civilizations

THURSDAY –¬†Warm¬†up – South America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice. THE TEST IS ON FRIDAY!

CHECK YOUR POP QUIZ GRADE – RETAKES ARE ALLOWED DURING LUNCH THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY.

ACTIVITY – Jigsaw preparation – Steps to Success:

  • One group member should open a new Google Slides – share it with all group members
  • Work as a collaborative group to create a lesson that highlights the¬†Focus Elements for your early civilizations.
  • Add other interesting facts to your lesson as well – use the Graphic Organizer for ideas – or just read….then read some more.
  • All group members should rehearse the lessons (mini presentation) in your groups.
  • Decide before Tuesday how the group will split up (2 to 3 on each team). One team will travel and one team will stay put.
  • An ideal time for the lesson (mini presentation) is 3 – 5 minutes. Decide before Tuesday which team member will teach which portion of the lesson.
  • DO NOT MESS WITH OTHER PEOPLES SLIDES!!!!

 

 

Week of November 11th

MONDAY – No school – THANK YOU, VETERANS!!

 

TUESDAY –¬†Warm¬†up – South America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice

Activity – Students are still working on their presentations today. The presentations will be given in class November 15-17.

See the scoring guide here.

See steps for success here.

REMINDER!! Study your timeline vocabulary – there WILL BE a pop quiz.

WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY: No Warm up

Timeline presentations – Students will be scheduled to give presentation on one of these three days. If a student is not ready to present when scheduled, the presentation will be done later but will receive a 10% late penalty.

TIMELINES ARE DUE FRIDAY!!

Week of November 4th

MONDAY –¬†Warm¬†up – South America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice

Activity: Work on timeline. See the new assignment calendar page for due dates!

REMINDER!! Study your timeline vocabulary – there WILL BE a pop quiz.

 

TUESDAY –Warm¬†up – South America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice

Activity: Work on timeline. See the new assignment calendar page for due dates!

REMINDER!! Study your timeline vocabulary – there WILL BE a pop quiz.

 

WEDNESDAY -Warm up РSouth America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice

Activity: Work on timeline. See the new assignment calendar page for due dates! Timeline should be complete TODAY!! You should consider finishing it at home if needed.

REMINDER!! Study your timeline vocabulary – there WILL BE a pop quiz.

 

THURSDAY –¬†Warm¬†up – South America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice

Activity – Students should start working on their presentations today. The presentations will be given in class November 15-17.

See the scoring guide here.

See steps for success here.

FRIDAY –¬†Warm¬†up – South America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice

Activity – Students are still working on their presentations today. The presentations will be given in class November 15-17.

See the scoring guide here.

See steps for success here.

Week of October 28th

MONDAY – Test today! Posted in Google Classroom.

Activity: Ancient History Timeline

Links to the timeline for each continent are below:

TUESDAY – Warm up – South America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice.

Activity – We continued work on our timeline research. See links in above post.

WEDNESDAY РWarm up РSouth America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice.

Activity – Mini lesson on timeline vocabulary (go to page three) – quiz to come.

Activity – FINISH research for timeline. If you do not have the research note cards complete for EACH DATE on the TimeMaps timeline – IT IS HOMEWORK!!

THURSDAY –¬†Warm¬†up – South America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice

Activity: Work on timeline.

FRIDAY –¬†Warm¬†up – South America Quiz Game. Goal is 100% twice

Activity: Work on timeline. See the new assignment calendar page for due dates!

Week of October 21st

MONDAY РWarm-up: North America with Central America and the Caribbean.

Activity: Annotation exercise using the article Neolithic Revolution. Students will receive a hard copy to mark up in class. The worksheet for student answers is posted in Google Classroom.

Directions for the annotation assignment.

Due date is Thursday. This assignment becomes homework if not finished on Wednesday.

TUESDAY –¬†Warm-up:¬†North America with Central America and the Caribbean.

The test will be on Monday, October 28th!

Activity – Continue your work on the annotation exercise. Pay attention to the directions! See the link in Monday’s post.

WEDNESDAY –¬†Warm-up:¬†North America with Central America and the Caribbean.

Activity – Early human history paragraph. Directions are linked here. The actual assignment is posted in Google Classroom. There will be three class periods provided to construct and edit this paragraph. It is DUE MONDAY. If not finished by Friday IT IS HOMEWORK!

THURSDAY –¬†Warm-up:¬†North America with Central America and the Caribbean.

Activity – Students continued to work on their early human history paragraphs. Some key words of concepts that should be part of the “story” are foraging, nomadic, Stone Age, migration, agriculture and civilization.

FRIDAY –¬†Warm-up:¬†North America with Central America and the Caribbean.

Activity – Students are encouraged to read their paragraphs aloud to themselves utilizing the “reading phones” in the classroom. This is the LAST DAY IN CLASS to work on the paragraphs. If not completed today IT IS HOMEWORK and due on Monday.