EQ- How has migration affected the lives of people and the character of places?

1. Today is your Chapter 8-Migration to the United States-Test

2. You can use your vocabulary notecards and you will need at least three sheets of paper.

3. The test is three parts. At the top of your first paper, put your name, date, and period and write the title of the chapter and put the word test at the top of your paper.

4. Part I- Multiple Choice- Please number your paper from 22-30 and skip a space or two in-between. Write the letter and the correct answer on your paper (you do not have to write the questions)

5. Part II- Analyzing A Flow Map- Answer all of the questions in complete sentences and use the 3-2-1-0 rubric answer sheet for the answer to number 4 (1-4)

6. Part III- Answering the Essential Question-Writing an Essay (click on the link at the bottom to see a copy of how you should set up your outline)

Read all of the information on the test paper. You will create an 8-10 sentence paragraph on the topic on the test paper. You will create an outline for your essay and make sure you include information from the document and background information that you have learned in class.

***Also, please include at least 10 Chapter 8 vocabulary words in your essay!

H.W.- None


No school due to Veteran's Day!

Thanks to all of the veteran's who have served our country and kept it safe.


EQ- What are the impacts of migration on a global scale?

1. Sign into your Google Docs and open up the work you completed on 8.7 and 8.8-Beginning To Think Globally

2. Open up the textbook pages (located on the wiki website that has 8.7 & 8.8 reading and map information). I have also included links to these pages below.

8.7 Beginning To Think Globally pg. 127

8.8 Global Connections pg. 128

8.8 Global Connections pg. 129

3. As we check and discuss your answers, make corrections using a different colored font. If the answer is correct, leave it alone.

4. Write in your daily agenda books that your Chapter 8 test will be on Wednesday. Please study and make sure your Chapter 8 vocabulary is up to date.

H.W.- Study for Chapter 8 Test


EQ- What are the impacts of migration on a global scale?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 8.5 & 8.6

2. Using your correcting pen, check, correct & discuss answers to "Mark Up The Text" reading strategy! Use the answer key below to check your work!

8.5 & 8.6 Mark Up The Text Reading Claims Answer Key



EQ- How does the use of thematic maps help to solve community problems?

1. Continue, and finish working on your rough draft of your Country Acrostic Poem.

2. Begin your final copy by doing the following:

A. Take a piece of plain paper from atop the computer cart.

B. Pick out a piece of construction paper to put on the bottom of your poem.

C. Complete your final copy in pencil and then use markers to trace over the pencil.

D. Proof-read and edit

E. Add colorful and creative touches before handing in your final copy.


EQ- How does migration affect the lives of people and the character of places?

1. Please put your 8.5 & 8.6 Reading & Writing Assignment- "Marking Up Text" assignment in the basket to be checked for a completion grade.

2. We will continue to work on our "Country Acrostic Poem". Look at the rubric and the direction sheet that explains what the project requirements. Click on the links below for a copy:

Country Poem Project Requirements

Country Acrostic Poem Grading Rubric

3. Once you are finished your pre-work, begin working on your acrostic poem. Use the following app to help you get started. Click on the link below and read & follow the directions for the acrostic application.

Acrostic Poem Maker Application Link

4. If you finish your work in the application, email me a copy of your link so I can look over your rough draft.


EQ- How does migration affect the lives of people and the character of places?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 8.3 & 8.4

2. Take out your correcting pen and make corrections on your Chapter 8.3 & 8.4 paper that I returned to you.

3. A check mark means that it was completed on-time, however, you will need to make corrections and hand back in for a grade. Anything that you do not correct will count against you! Click on the link below to make corrections.

Chapter 8.3 & 8.4 Reading Notes Answer Key


EQ- How does migration affect the lives of people and the character of places?

1. Do not need textbooks until the second half of class.

2. You do need your Chapter 8 vocabulary notecards and the "Lost Boys Cultural Identity" papers from yesterday.

3. Elements of Culture-Graphic Organizer

4. "The Lost Boys" Video Series (see links below)

God Grew Tired of Us



EQ- How can modern technologies help stop the spread of Ebola?

1. Today, due to the shortened periods of the pep-rally, it will be a work in-session. (Finishing up loose ends!)

A. Blog Exploratory Lab- Finish commenting on the four different blogs. Remember to save your answer in a Microsoft word document, first, to edit and revise it before posting!

B. G-mail Account & Test Message- Use the directions from last Friday's class to:

1.) make your free G-mail account (through Google),

2.) add me as a contact

3. ) send me a test message- a paragraph telling me some things about yourself (favorite class, favorite books, movies, sports, activities/clubs you are involved in, etc.)

C. If you finish all of this, answer today's essential question on a note card, using the "How to answer an essential question format"

H.W.- Finish your Blog Exploratory if you did not get a chance in-class.

"Thursday- 10/16/2014

EQ- How can modern technologies help stop the spread of Ebola?

1. Today, we will practice using "The Gist" Reading Strategy while reading the article, "Outbreak" (pgs. 16-18) in Upfront Magazine-The New York Times

2. Sign into your digital copy of Upfront Magazine and click to the article called "Outbreak".(For the digital subscription information, see Tuesday's daily agenda)

3. Take out a piece of paper and write the name of the article and the author at the top of the paper. This paper is for your Gist Reading Strategy summaries.

4. To learn how to use "The Gist" Reading Strategy, watch the screencast below:

5. You will now practice using this reading strategy while reading "Outbreak"

6. Chunk the information in the following ways (use your paper that we wrote the title of the article)

Introduction-16 Dead in One Family

16 Dead in One Family-Quarantines & Riots

Quarantines & Riots- Should We Be Scared?

Should We Be Scared



EQ- How can modern technologies help stop the spread of Ebola?

1. Write today's essential question at the top of the regional map I handed out. (Click on the link below for a copy of the map)

Regional World Map-Use for Previewing the Ebola Article

2. Open your textbook to a political map of Africa (in the back of your textbook)

3. Label the countries of western and northern Africa.

4. Study the following map (from the Ebola Article). Copy the map legend onto your map and use colored pencils to fill in the information on your map.

Ebola Outbreak Map

5. Next, use your pen to mark & write these three important points on your Ebola Outbreak Map

3 Points to Add to Ebola Outbreak Map

6. Take out a piece of paper and write today's essential question at the top of the page. Next you will watch a short video (which will "eventually" help you answer the essential question). Write some notes (about modern technologies...) on your paper while watching the video.


EQ- Outbreak! The deadly Ebola virus is ravaging West Africa and alarming the rest of the world, could we be next? How is this virus transmitted? How can we apply the four principles of Geography to study this deadly disease?

1. Take out your Geography Standard 1 packet and review the four principles of Geography.

Hierarchy, Accessibility, Diffusion, & Complementarity

2. Read the section of Geography Standard 1 packet that discusses "diffusion" and make a vocabulary notecard for this mapped pattern.

3. On a technology notecard, copy the following information for the digital copy of Upfront Magazine-The New York Times

Upfront Magazine-The New York Times

Click tab- Student Sign In

Class Code-waivehail151

4. Sign into your assigned computer and sign into your digital copy of the Upfront Magazine.

5. Check the table of contents and turn to page 16 for today's article-Write the title and author of the article at the top of your paper.

6. Copy the following questions and do not leave space for the answers (only read & copy the questions)

Questions to Answer while Reading

Ebola Questions.png

4. Do the following activities to finish pre-viewing the article:

a. skim through the article and use the highlighter tool and highlight and write down (on your question paper) any word that you do not know the definition.

5. Lastly, read & highlight all of the subtopics of the article.

6. Log out of your computer and save all of your work from today in your binder, under Notes!





EQ- What are two problems nations are facing as a result of industrialization? What are two solutions nations are implementing?

1. Here is another short video on Effects of Industrialization, to help you with your background knowledge.

2. Using your textbook and Chapter 16, complete these vocabulary notecards and include examples (this will help you with your DBQ).

Acid Rain

Nuclear Radiation

3. Check and discuss vocabulary from yesterday

Trans-boundary Pollution

Accidental Pollution


General Pollution

4. Finish analyzing DBQ documents and answering questions- When you finish all of the questions, go back through each document and write a "p" next to it if it is a problem of industrialization and an "s" next to it if it is a solution to problems of industrialization.

5. Check, correct & discuss Unit 1 test results.

H.W.- Work on Blog Exploratory Lesson if you have internet access.


EQ- What is blogging?

1. Today you will need 2 pieces of paper and a few notecards for our Blog ExploratoryLab!

2. On one piece of paper, read & copy the "Rules for Blogging" (only write the stuff in bold print)

Rules for Blogging in the Classroom

3. On two of your notecards, set up the Blog Exploratory Lab Lesson.

Click on the cards below for an example:

Blog Exploratory Notecard-side 1.jpg

Blog Exploratory Notecard-side 2.jpg

Blog Exploratory Notecard-side 3.jpg

Blog Exploratory Notecard-side 4.jpg

4. On the other piece of paper, write today's essential question at the top of the page. Copy the vocabulary and while you watch the video, explain each vocabulary word (in your own words)! Stop and start the video as needed.

Blogs With Tim and Moby



EQ- How does where you live, influence how you live?

Friday 9/26/2014

EQ- Why do geographers use a variety of maps to represent the world?

1. Groupwork/Mapping Lab-Canada & The U.S. (Applying thematic maps)- Challenge 3 Questions (1-10) & Challenge 4 (1-6). Work as long as time allows and keep all work in your binder to be finished on Monday.

2. You may write directly on Challenge 3 answer sheet and those answers do not have to be in complete sentences. Use the Canada & The US thematic maps in the back of your book. Work together as a group.

3. If you finish Challenge 3 work, move on to Challenge 4 Questions (1-6). These answers take much more critical thinking and need to be completed in complete sentences. Complete these on the back of Challenge 3 answer sheet.

Canada & The US Challenge 3 Worksheet (for answers)

Challenge 3 Questions 1-6

Challenge 3 Questions 7-10

Challenge 4 Questions (1-6)

H.W.- If your group did not finish the Challenge 3 questions, please finish them for homework.

Monday 9/22/2014

EQ- Why do geographers use a variety of maps to represent the world?

1. Open workbook pages to Chapter 2 (pgs.12- 20) so I can check how much work you finished on Friday and over the weekend.

2. While I am checking workbook pages, please work on finishing your "The World" regions map. Use your Global Data Bank in the back of the book to see which countries belong in which region of the world. Use the color coding below to outline and shade the regions.

U.S. & Canada- Blue

Latin America- Green

Europe & Russia- Purple

Africa- Orange

S.W. & Central Asia- Red

Monsoon Asia- Light Green

Oceania & Antarctica- White

3. When you are finished your regional map, put it under "Handouts" section of your binder (use as a reference)

4. Continue working on completing Chapter 2 reading and workbook pages. Make sure you complete pg. 12 first (pre-work) and do not complete workbook page 21 because that counts as a test!

5. Some students who were finished Chapter 2 began correcting their work in a different colored pen.

H.W.- Finish Chapter 2 workbook pages 12-20!

Wiki website scavenger hunt

Thursday- 9/18/2014

EQ- What tools of geography do geographers use to discover information about the world?

1. Clear your desks except for a pencil and your vocabulary note cards.
2. You will complete Parts II, III, and IV on the test paper that is provided. Part I will be on Schoology, under our Class Course.

3. When you are finished with today's test, please work on the rough draft of your Map of the Classroom.

H.W.- Work on the rough draft of your Map of the Classroom


EQ- What tools of geography do geographers use to discover information about the world?

1. Please take out about 4 note cards to write down specific items that will be on tomorrow's test.

2. Be sure to study your Chapter 1 Workbook pages and vocabulary from Chapter 1 and Geography Standard 1 Packet.

3. Work on the rough draft of your Chapter 1 Processing 1-summative assessment-The Map of Our Classroom.

H.W.- Study for Chapter 1 Test tomorrow!

Tuesday- 9/16/2014

EQ- What tools of geography will you use to create a mental map of the classroom?

1. Unit 1 test on Thursday- will include information from Chapter 1 workbook pages and Geography Standard 1 Packet.

2. Chapter 1 workbook pages- make corrections using your different colored pen. Place a "C" over the answer if it is correct. Place an "X" over the answer if it is incorrect, and please write the correct answer. (Workbook answers are on wiki, under GS Resources/Workbook Pages.

3. Summative Assessment-Processing 1-Map of Classroom- please take out a piece of notebook paper and copy the directions below for your classroom map assignment.

Creating A Classroom Map-Directions

3. After you have written down the directions for this assignment, begin working on your rough draft (your rough draft should be on notebook paper). The final copy will be done on plain white paper that I give to you.

H.W.- Study for your Unit 1 test and work on rough draft of classroom map!

Friday- 9/12/2014

EQ- How can you improve your mental map of the world regions?

1. Unit 1 vocabulary quiz- please take out a piece of paper and number it from 1-10.

Thursday-September 11, 2014

EQ- How do geographers show information on maps?

1. Tomorrow will be a Vocabulary Quiz on vocabulary words 1-17 (from Geography Standard One Packet...please study!

2. Read & discuss Part 4 of Geography Standard One packet. Make corrections on the following note cards:


Urban Hierarchy


3. Break into groups and complete Chapter 1 workbook pages (mapping lab). For a copy of the questions, click on the links below!

F 1.3 Questions 1-6

F 1.3 Questions 7-10

G 1.4 Questions 1-6

G 1.4 Questions 7-10

H 1.5 Questions 1-6

H 1.5 Questions 7-10

I 1.6 Questions 1-6

I 1.6 Questions 7-10

J 1.7 Questions 1-6

J 1.7 Questions 7-10

K 1.8 Questions 1-6

K 1.8 Questions 7-9

H.W.- Finish whatever sections of Chapter 1 workbook pages that you did not get a chance to finish in class. Study for your vocabulary quiz.

Tuesday- September 9, 2014

EQ- How do geographers show information on maps?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 1.1 & 1.2 and take out your Unit 1 packet.

2. On the front of your packet, write the Chapter 1 essential question and refer back to this question throughout the chapter.

3. Turn to page 4 of the packet and prepare to complete the Geoterms for Chapter 1. Read 1.1 & 1.2 and read the directions at the top of the workbook page and fill the information in the squares.

4. We will complete absolute location and relative location together and then you will finish the reading and completing "map projection and distortion" for homework.

5. Lastly, we will work in our groups and continue with the workbook pages from Chapter 1.

H.W.- Finish reading 1.1 & 1.2 and completing the 6 squares of Geoterms 1.

Wednesday- September 3, 2014

EQ- Explain three things you learned about mental maps

1. Give back mental map of world regions and using the political world map in the back of textbook, and the seven region map, use your colored pen and make corrections.

Tuesday- September 2, 2014

EQ- What are three things you learned about a mental map?

1. Open your textbook to pg. 548 and take a piece of paper and put your name, date, & period, title: Mental Map of the World (include page number of the world political map)and place in your book for later.

2. Take out all of your required materials and a piece of paper for Materials Check #1

(Make sure you put your paper in the basket for credit)

3.Third piece of paper for your Syllabus Quiz- please write your answers in complete sentences. In cases where you are asked to explain, please include examples.

4. Mental Map of the World- Study the map on pg. 548. Look at the location of the continents, compared to the bodies of water. Look at the size and shape of the continents. Compare it to the regional map of the world.

Seven Regions of the World.png

5. Now, close your textbook and stop looking at the map above and on your paper (in your textbook) draw your "mental map" of the world. Start with just the outline of the 7 regions. Next, add the names & numbers of the 7 regions. Lastly, add the four major oceans. Turn your paper in, until tomorrow.

H.W.- None, unless you need to bring in your materials and signed internet contract.

Thursday-August 28, 2014

EQ- What is a mental map and how do we attain one?

1. Collect bottom of student internet contract/please print your name also so I know who you are!

2. Read over "Teen Pledge for Being Smart Online"

Sign a copy of this teen pledge and keep a copy in your binder under Technology! If you lose your copy, you can find another copy under Global Studies Class Resources/Handouts!

3. Finish reading and discussing syllabus and talk about quiz.

4. Assign textbooks (will be kept in the room unless you want to take it home to study)

5. Open to a political map of the world (in the back of textbook) and discuss the definition of a mental map.

6. Materials Check postponed until Tuesday!

H.W.- Bring required materials for material check and study for short syllabus quiz.