Happy New Year and Welcome! This is the blog for Coach Brink's class. I will make weekly posts here about what we are doing in class and what students need to do on their end. My first couple posts of the semester apparently did not save properly on Weebly so let me get you up to date!
Our first unit is an introduction to World Geography and Environmental Science. This course combines the two subjects to create exciting, real-world challenges for students and also awards two credits for one class! This is a great opportunity for students, but they must be ready to put in the work!
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Getting closer to the end! On Monday we will have out Latin America and Biodiversity test. On Tuesday we will finish our Passport to Paradise presentations and visits. Wednesday we will begin our Europe and Energy Unit and on Thursday and Friday we will work with many different types of maps to explore this region and environmental topic.
Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! This week will be a transition for us. On Monday, we will wrap up our Passport to Paradise Project on Latin America and Biodiversity. On Tuesday we will finish our notes for the unit and review for the test on Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday we will begin our new unit with maps and stations.
This week kicks off our Air and Asia Unit. We are doing this unit "college style." This means students will be doing a number of reading assignments BEFORE each lesson in order to grow their knowledge and be more involved in their own learning. All of the notes/presentations can be found below and should be utilized.
This week are moving forward with our PBL: Hunger Defined. On Monday we will construct our mini gardens. On Tuesday we will plant our gardens and water them! On Wednesday students will be checked on their progress in awareness campaigns, food drive, and the areas of research that are ongoing during the project. On Thursday we will conduct interviews with each other to contrast and compare our African nations and their relevant information. On Friday we will have a notebook quiz!
Welcome back from break! This week we will begin our project called Hunger Defined. In it, we compare hunger issues in Africa and the United States. This project is ongoing and has many parts. Be sure to keep up! On Monday we will begin our research phase by researching a country in Africa to use during the project. On Tuesday, we will have a guest speaker in the auditorium to inform us about the dangers of factory farming. On Wednesday we will begin our plans for our indoor mini garden. On Thursday we will look at labor issues in the food industry and continue the ongoing parts of the project like the food drive and awareness campaigns. On Friday, I will check everyone's progress, we will continue to work on labor issues, and taking the next steps in the project.
Last week before fall break! On Monday, we will officially begin the new unit we started to look at Friday. We will complete our Political and Physical Maps of Sub Saharan Africa and complete notes on land issues there. On Tuesday we will explore the roots of hunger and poverty. On Wednesday we will find out what food deserts are, how they work, and if there are any near us. On Thursday I will introduce our first Project Based Learning project: "Hunger Defined," where we will explore hunger and its possible solutions in Africa. On Friday we will do the first stage of research for our PBL.
Happy Labor Day! This week will begin with our first DBQ! We will work on it together for practice and to learn about the Arab-Israeli conflict. On Thursday students will complete their first lab with the famous Mrs. Ned! On Friday we will "Read like a Rockstar" about current events in MENA and begin a RAFT writing.
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