- Monday: The World’s Key Physical Features
- Tuesday: The World’s Key Climate Zones & Ecosystems
- Wednesday: Biome & Biodiversity Vocabulary
- Thursday: Physical Reasons for Human Settlement Patterns
- Friday: Introduction to Biomes Project (Students will learn how to set up an Interactive Notebook & PLC’s expectations for Projects & PBLs)
- All Students need to have a 1 inch 3 ring binder by Friday 8/11. This was shared at Open House and students have been reminded everyday.
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Here we go Week 2!
Click the link to explore interactive maps.
Part 1: Europe Webquest
Part 2: Types of Energy
Part 3: Country Profile & Alternate Energy Plan
This week will begin our Latin America and Biomes Unit. On Monday we will make our maps and on Tuesday and Wednesday we will "Read Like a Rockstar" about the region. On Thursday we will look at a case Study about the Income Gap in South America and its affects on the nation of Bolivia. We will also have a notebook quiz on Thursday. On Friday we will begin looking at Biomes-what they are, and what their affects are on our lives.
This time period will consist of our Project Based Learning called "Hunger Defined." This is the largest project we will do in this class. It is very important that students stay on top of the work they need to be doing. The project consists of the the following:
-"My African Country" Research
-Interview with a local food bank
-Canned Food Donations
-A Social Media Campaign dedicated to hunger awareness in the students assigned country
-Interview with a global hunger group
-Comparison of Research with other students
Last week before winter break! This week we will begin our unit on Sub-Saharan Africa and Land Use. On Monday we will work on our Physical and Political Maps. On Tuesday we will explore the many resources Africa has and we will Read Like A Rockstar about Sub-Saharan Africa. Wednesday will be a day to explore the Berlin Conference and Scramble for Africa via various media. On Thursday we will conduct our Soil Lab! And on Friday we will have a notebook quiz and discuss the Hunger Defined PBL that will begin after the break.
I am so excited about this week! On Monday, we will do our first Document Based Question. It is about the conflict between Arabs and Israelis. We will do the initial steps together in class, final draft is due Friday. On Tuesday we will finish our EdPuzzle on the Middle East and North Africa and work on our Country Profiles. On Wednesday, we will research efforts that people around the world are making to create clean water and complete the planning stages for our Water Filtration Lab on Thursday. Thursday is lab day. Please dress accordingly. Friday will be our Unit Test.
Due Friday: DBQ, Country Profile, Study your Notebook for the Test!
Starting up our first full week of Middle East/North Africa & Water! On Monday we will complete graphic organizers notes on Water and read about water pollution and its effects on the Earth. On Tuesday we will do our first EdPuzzle and work on our Water Information in the Interactive Notebook. On Wednesday we will do a Project Based Learning Assignment where students figure out real solutions to MENA's water problems. On Thursday we will complete the 2nd part of the EdPuzzle and have a Notebook Quiz. On Friday we will have a Pep Rally schedule and adjust our activities accordingly.
DUE THURSDAY- Ch. 22 from the workbook. It should be in the Interactive Notebook and completed in "Read like a Roackstar" style. This was given out in class on Friday. All other incomplete work in the Interactive Notebook should be completed by Thursday as well. I am available before school Mon-Thur to tutor or give missed assignments.
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