EQ- What is a blog?

1. Please put your 12.9 and 12.10 Close Reading Assignment homework in the basket

2. Take out a piece of paper and copy today's essential question. Leave plenty of space on your paper so that later, today or tomorrow, you can answer the essential question.

3. After you skip a lot of spaces, copy the following questions to answer after you watch two short videos about blogs. (The videos are under Global Studs Resources/Videos)

When and how did blogs begin?

How are "postings" arranged on a blog?

Explain how bloggers can work together.

What does the word "blog" stand for?

4. Take out a note card and write, Blog Exploratory at the top of the note card.

5. Then copy the following blog urls, followed by a checkbox, so you can begin your blog exploratory lesson

a. http://mariapanico-ud7361.blogspot.com

b. http://mariapanicocivics12.blogspot.com

c. http://surfsupsumread0910.blogspot.com

d. http://socialstudiesmpcastle.blogspot.com

6.

Monday-May 19, 2014

EQ- What are some of the ways that the land-use conflict can be resolved?

1. Open your textbooks to Chapter 12, section 7 & 8

2. Take out your work from Friday, and finish reading sections 7 and 8 and answer the questions as to what each group wants from the rainforest.

3. When you are finished, take out a new piece of paper and copy today's essential question at the top of the page.

4. Open the 12.9 & 12.10 Close Reading Assignment below and follow the directions.

12.9 and 12.10 Closed Reading Assignment

5. When you finish with 12.9 & 12.10, put your papers in the basket.

H.W.- Finish 12.9 & 12.10 Close Reading Assignment

Friday- May 16, 2014

EQ- How should the resources of the rainforest be used and preserved?

1. Take out your Chapter 12.3 & 12.4 workbook questions and answer so that we can check your work.

Use the power point below to check your work. Add any information that you are missing in a different color pen

Land Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest Powerpoint






Wednesday- May 7, 2014

EQ- If you lived in Jamaica and worked for Jamaica's Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, what information would you include if you had to develop a pamphlet to teach the people of the country about hurricanes?

1. Open your workbook to pg. 88 (Processing 11)-see a copy of the workbook page under Class Resources/Workbook Pages Chapter 11

2. Take out your Chapter 11 notes from the Chapter 11 presentations and the textbook readings

3. Take out your colored pencils

4. Complete Processing 11 and follow the directions exactly as stated in the workbook, as this will count as a project grade (a summative grade). Use your notes and paper to plan out your pamphlet. I will give you the paper for your final copy.

Tuesday- May 6, 2014


Monday- May 5, 2014

Friday- May 2, 2014

Thursday- May 1, 2014

Wednesday- April 30, 2014


Tuesday- April 29, 2014

EQ- What causes extreme weather, and how do people deal with it?

1. Open your textbooks to Chapter 11- Dealing with Extreme Weather: Hurricanes in the Caribbean (for a copy of the textbook pages, look under Class Resources)

2. On a piece of paper, write the chapter title and the essential question

3. As a class, read Chapter 11 pgs. 163-165 and write the following geo-terms on note cards (make sure you include examples from the text)

extreme weather, natural disaster, tropical cyclone, meteorology, & El Nino

4. After you are put into groups, you will be assigned one of the following group assignments to be completed on your own paper. Read each task. Take turns reading the section together as a group. Complete your task, using input from each member of the group. Each group will present their findings when they are finished their tasks.

Group 1

11.4 Task

Group 2

11.7 Task

Group 3

11.5 Task

Group 4

11.6 Task

Group 5

11.8 Task

H.W.- Group work does not need to be finished for homework, however, geo-terms need to be completed on note cards and any vocabulary included in your group work needs to be completed.

Monday- April 28, 2014


Thursday- April 17, 2014

Today is the test on Chapter 25- Looking at a place's site & situation through Istanbul Turkey

Wednesday- April 16, 2014

Tuesday- April 15, 2014



Monday- April 14, 2014

EQ- Explain how a religion is spread from one country to another?

1. Hand back "The World of Islam" Lesson 9 work, pgs. 52-55 & storyboard

2. Using your red pen, make corrections on the following pages below

Lesson 9- The World of Islam-pg 52-answer key

Lesson 9- pg 53-answer key

Lesson 9-pg. 54-answer key

3. Work in Documentary groups on video storyboard

4. At least 6 blocks of storyboard and title of documentary due tomorrow

Friday- April 11, 2014

EQ- How does Ankara's situation makes it a good choice to be the center of Turkey's government?

1. Finish "Religions Composition By Country" chart (from yesterday's work)

2. Check, correct & discuss your answers (make corrections in red)

3. Quiz on Chapter 25- 8 multiple choice and 2 short answers

H.W.- none

Thursday- April 10, 2014



3. Link for Global Religious Landscape-Pew Research






Wednesday- April 9, 2014

EQ- What are mapped patterns and how do they relate to culture and place?

(Think: urban hierarchy, accessibility, diffusion)

1. Hand in your homework for a completion grade before we correct & discuss it

(Ch 25-Reading Notes Assignment/Site & Situation)

2. You will need your colored pencils out and your textbook open to page 353 (Brief History of 3 Major Religions)

Brief History of Three Major Religions pg. 353

4. Handout "Map It!"-Global Religion Landscape Activity-class assignment (click on link below for a copy of handout)

Map It! Global Religion Landscape Assignment

5. Turn the handout over and divide it into three columns. At the top of each column put the name of each of the 3 major religions (Christianity, Muslim, Judaism)

6. As you are reading page 353, periodically stop and list at least 5 facts under each major religion (use bullets to write information)

7. When you are finished, turn your paper over and read the directions for the next set of tasks to complete. You will use your electronic device and the website listed to research the information you will need to accurately complete this assignment. ***Check off each task, from the directions, as you complete it!)



Tuesday- April 8, 2014

EQ- Where are primate cities located and why are they important?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 25- Istanbul- A Primate City Throughout History (for a copy of the textbook pages, look under Global Studies Class Resources/Textbook Pages)

2. Read over the directions on the handout "Assignment: Primate Cities, Site & Situation", (for a copy of the handout, click on the link below)

Ch 25 Handout: Primate Cities, Site & Situation

3. Read each section 25.3, 25.4 & 25.5 and as you are reading, complete the following information on the handout. On the left side of the chart write features of primate cities (these features should be able to fit any primate city in the world). Then on the right hand side of the chart, write specific examples (from the text) to support the features.

4. Use bullets at the beginning of your answers and make sure you have at least 3 bullets for each section.

5. I helped the class with section 25.3, some of you worked with a partner for 25.4 & 25.5, but if you didn't finish the work in class, you will have to complete it for homework (by yourself)

H.W.- Finish Chapter 25 handout (reading notes) 25.3, 25.4 & 25.5

Monday- April 7, 2014

EQ- Where are primate cities located and why are they important?

1. Today we will learn the difference between a place's site, and a place's situation

2. Open your textbook to page 369, Istanbul-A Primate City Throughout History

3. You will need 4 new note cards, on the front of the cards, write the following words;

a. site, b. situation, c. primate city, d. capital city

Friday- April 4, 2014

Thursday- April 3, 2014

Wednesday- April 2, 2014

Tuesday- April 1, 2014

EQ- How do population trends (or patterns affect a country's future?

1. Finish reviewing & discussing all vocabulary needed to understand this unit

1. dialect, 2. human geography, 3. demographers,

4. birth rate, 5. death rate, 6. industrial revolution, 7. natural increase,

8. immigration, 9. emigrants, 10. population pyramids, 11. urbanized,

12. population density

2. Work with a partner or work alone, read the following article "Human Population Patterns" and complete a G.I.S.T. strategy (who, what, when, where, why & how-then write a 20-30 word summary using that information) for each chunk of information

3. Make sure you read and analyze all charts, pictures & graphs, they are part of the reading!

Human Population Patterns Article

Monday- March 31, 2014

EQ- How do population trends affect a country's future?

1. Open your textbook to pg. 225- Chapter 15-Population Dilemmas in Europe

2. You will also need some new note cards and a couple sheets of paper

3. Write today's essential question at the top of your paper as a guide to your thinking

4. Read the bottom of page 225 and review, draw & discuss the three different population pyramids

5. Next, either working with a partner or working alone, read pages 225-227 and complete as many of the following vocabulary words as you can (discuss the meaning of the words with your partner and try to come up with an illustration or symbol for each word you define

1. dialect, 2. human geography, 3. demographers,

4. birth rate, 5. death rate, 6. industrial revolution, 7. natural increase,

8. immigration, 9. emigrants, 10. population pyramids, 11. urbanized,

12. population density

6. The last 20 minutes of class, we will begin to discuss the vocabulary and that is when you should fill in the vocabulary that you were not able to find.

Friday- March 28, 2014


Thursday- March 27

1. Today is Unit Test # 2

Wednesday- March 26, 2014

EQ- How do cultures spread across the Earth and what are the results?

1. Human Geography- Culture Lesson

Tuesday- March 25, 2014

EQ- How do we apply the five themes of Geography to learn about regions of the world?

Monday- March 24, 2014

EQ- What is hydroelectric power and how does it relate to the hydrolic cycle(water cycle)?

1. Click on the link below (Chapter 19-The Nile River: A Journey From Source to Mouth)

Chapter 19- The Nile River: A Journey From Source to Mouth

2. Read pages 287, 288, & 289 and while you are reading, complete 4 vocabulary note cards, using Vocabulary Format #2

Chapter 19-Geoterms.png


4. Click on the link below to see a sample of Vocabulary format #2


Friday- March 21, 2014

EQ- How does a religion spread from one country to another?

1. Today we will use our map of Africa, your textbook, and information from an Atlas to see how a religion spreads from one country to another

2. Working in groups of four, read the following article "The World of Islam"

"The World of Islam" Article pg. 50

"The World of Islam" Article pg. 51

3. Next, using "The World Atlas" (click on link below), your colored pencils and maps of Africa in your textbook, complete the following map work

Islam Map Work pg. 52

Islam Map Work pg. 53

World Atlas pg 127

World Atlas pg 130

World Atlas pg 131

4. At the end of the class, please put these papers in the formative section of your binder until Monday

H.W.- Looking to have a test next week on Chapter 7 information, desertification, salinization, flooding, 8 elements of culture, Place & Human-Environment Interaction

Thursday- March 20, 2014

EQ- What are some positive and negative effects of human environment interaction?

1. Open your textbook to pgs. 306 (20.7) and 307 (20.8)/Desertification and complete the workbook questions that go along with those textbook pages (pg. 151/3 questions)

2. When you have finished, turn to pgs. 379-383 (26.3 & 26.4-Salinization), read and complete the workbook pages that go along with those textbook pages (pgs.188 & 189/4 questions)

3. If you do not finish in class, this becomes homework!

4. The last 20 minutes of class, we will go to the website called (National Geographic) and you will use your g-mail account as your email account, to make a free account for National Geographic

H.W.- Finish workbook questions for homework

Wednesday- March 19, 2014

EQ- How do people adapt to living in a desert region?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 20-Life in the Sahara and the Sahel: Adapting to a Desert Region

2. Take out a piece of paper, read the essential question and the short paragraph at the bottom of the page and write the essential question at the top of your paper.

3. Turn your paper sideways and set it up to complete Chapter 20 Geo-terms from workbook page 149

Geo-terms 20 Worksheet

4. As you read pages 299 & 300 (together as a class), complete the definition of each geo-term but be sure to write it in your own words.

5. Finish your sentences and illustrations for homework

6. Turn your papers over and use the back to start learning the GIST reading strategy for the following article on robots and desertification.

Gist Strategy Template

How Can Robots help Fight Desertification?


H.W.- Finish your Ch 20 Geo-terms sentences and illustrations. Be sure to use the words desert region in your sentences along with the geo-term

Tuesday- March 18, 2014

EQ- What types of positive & negative effects can people have on their environment?

1. For your warm-up activity, you will need the set of thematic maps of Africa (in the back of your textbook), a piece of paper, and your colored pencils. Complete the map side first (Africa Assessment) first. Use your blue colored pencil and trace over all rivers that you locate. Add these countries to your map:

2. The other side of the paper (Africa Challenge 4 Questions) are to be answered in complete sentences on your piece of paper that you took out. You may only be able to answer a few questions because some of the items we still have to learn and discuss.

3. Lastly, we will check, correct & discuss Unit 12- Man and the Environment pgs. 110-113 (classwork from Friday that turned into homework for the weekend!) Please make sure that you make vocabulary note cards for desertification, salinization, and flooding.

H.W.- Read over your note cards

Monday-March 17, 2014

No school today due to snow!

Friday- March 14, 2014

EQ- What types of positive & negative effects can people have on their environment?

1. Today, we will learn about the theme of human-environment interaction

2. You will need a few note cards for vocabulary, put the following words on note cards

(human-environment interaction, desertification, salinization, flooding)

3. You will need your textbook for the use of political and physical maps on Africa & S.W. & Central Asia

4. Read and complete the following pages "Man and the Environment"

Man & the Environment pg 110-Desertification & Map 31

Man & the Environment pg 111-Salinization

Man & the Environment pg 112- Salinization & Map 32

Man & the Environment pg 113- Flooding/Egypt & China & Maps 33a, 33b

5. While reading the paragraphs, please use the "Highlight Words You Don't Know" method of reading and look up all the words you highlighted and write the meaning over-top of the word and go back and read the paragraphs.

6. Use the maps in your textbook, in an Atlas, or the maps under "Class Resources/Maps" and finish pgs. 110-113 for homework!

H.W.- Man & the Environment packet pgs. 110-113

Wednesday- March 5, 2014

EQ- What are two problems industrialization has caused the environment and two solutions nations have created as a response to these problems?

1. Today we will begin learning about DBQ's and DBQ essays! Read and discuss the DBQ flyer and the essay template that I handed out. (For a copy of the papers, look under Class Resources/Handouts

2. Next, take out a piece of paper and write today's essential question. The title of this DBQ assignment is "Environmental Effects of Industrialization". You will use this paper for your document analysis. In other words, you will start analyzing the information in Documents A-H, and answering the questions, on your own paper. Please write down the letter of the Document in which you are answering the questions.

3. Please put your papers in the 7/8 basket, because you cannot take them home. We will continue with our document analysis tomorrow.

4. The last 10-12 minutes of the class, you can work on the final draft of your country poem, which is due tomorrow!

H.W.- Remember that the final copy of your country "Acrostic" poem is due tomorrow!

Friday- February 28, 2014

EQ- Why are some places more culturally diverse or similar than others?

1. You will need your textbook, open to the thematic maps of the region of your country.

2. You will need yesterday's notes (theme of place) and your research out on your desk.

3. We will write 4 more note cards (culture, settlement, economic activity, geographic processes)

4. Finish your research for your country, which is the pre-work for your country poem or song(click on the link below)

Country Poem/Song Requirements

H.W.- Finish country research (use thematic maps and index of textbook) for information too!

Thursday- February 27, 2014

EQ-What are the human and physical characteristics (theme of place) of your country?(meaning your country for research)

1. Talk about the five themes of geography, concentrating on the theme of place

2. Take out a piece of paper, put your name, date, and period and write today's essential question at the top of the page (this question is supposed to guide our way of thinking)

3. Write down some notes on the theme of place (physical characteristics and human characteristics of any location on earth)

4. Conducting your research for a country-below your notes, write the information that you will research using the cia.gov/worldfactbook and a set of thematic maps in the back of your textbook (for a copy of the paper, click on the link below)

The Theme of Place Notes/Research Questions

5. Picking your country- go to the website Cia.gov/worldfactbook and go to the drop down box of the countries around the world. When you click on the arrow, they should drop down in alphabetical order. Pick a country that begins with the first letter of your first name.

6. Turn your paper over or take out another piece of paper, write the name of your country down and begin your country research (pre-work for your country poem or song)

H.W.- This assignment is not homework yet, however, if you would like to conduct more research on your country, please do so

Wednesday- February 26, 2014

1. Today is Unit 1 test (Chapters 1 & 2)

2. You may use your vocabulary note cards

3. When you are finished with the test, please continue to work on Technology Lab #1 (look for directions under Global Studies Resources/Tech Labs

Tuesday- February 25, 2014

EQ- What does this phrase mean to you: "Americans have chosen to live better today, at the expense of our tomorrows, and our children's tomorrows"

1. Open your textbook and workbook to Chapter 7.5 and 7.6

2. Take out a piece of paper and while you are reading Chapter 7.5 & 7.6, answer the questions on your own paper. Write in complete sentences and use evidence from the reading to support your answers.

3. Take out your red pen, check, correct, & discuss Friday's workbook pages (7.3 & 7.4)

4. Briefly looked at Cia.gov/worldfactbook and learned how to find information about different countries and their demographics.

H.W.- Finish 7.5 & 7.6 workbook pages. Also study for Unit 1 test (Ch 1 & Ch 2), for tomorrow

Monday- February 24, 2014

EQ- What does this phrase mean to you: "Americans have chosen to live better today, at the expense of our tomorrows, and our children's tomorrows"

***Remember that your test on Chapters 1 & 2 is on Wednesday February 26, 2014

1. Please put your Chapter 7.3 and Chapter 7.4 workbook reading notes in the basket to be checked for a completion grade before we check and correct.

2. Learn how cartograms are constructed

3. Refer back to the EQ and complete "Excessive Consumption Footprints" activity


Friday- February 21, 2014

EQ- How do American consumption patterns affect people and the planet?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 7.3 & Chapter 7.4

2. Open your workbook to Chapter 7.3 & 7.4

3. You will need a piece of paper, and as you read each section, answer the questions on the workbook pages, using your own paper. Write in complete sentences and use evidence from the reading to support your answers.

4. When you are finished, work on Technology Lab #1 (see notecard and notes under Class Resources/Technology Labs)

H.W.- If you do not finish 7.3 & 7.4 workbook pages, in class, finish for homework

Thursday- February 20, 2014

EQ- How do American consumption patterns affect people and the planet?

1. Today we will begin working in Chapter 7- Consumption Patterns in the United States: The Impact of Living Well

2. You will need your textbook, open to pg. 107, two pieces of paper and notecards

3. You will need your workbook, open to pg. 58- Geoterms 7

4. Watch this short video "The Story of Stuff" to learn about world consumption patterns


Wednesday- February 19, 2013

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

1. Please take out a piece of paper and write today's essential question at the top of the paper. Write the following directions under the essential question: Use the thematic maps of Oceania and Antarctica to complete the questions

2. You will be completing an "open-book" test, using a set of thematic maps, to answer ten questions about the region of Oceania and Antarctica. You will be applying all of the information you have learned regarding Chapter 2 reading and workbook pages.

4. After you have finished your Ch 2 open-book test, please put the papers in the basket, and sign into the wiki and using a red pen, finish correcting Chapter 1 workbook pages for the correct information.

H.W.- It is looking like we will have a multiple choice test on Monday, February 24 on Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 information, so you should begin to study and prepare vocabulary notecards.

Tuesday- February 18, 2013

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

1. Please put your homework in the class basket (Read Geography Standard 1 packet and complete the 10 reading comprehension questions)

2. Take out your Chapter 2 workbook pages packet, 2.3-2.8, and a red pen so that we can check and correct each section.

3. After completing the correction process, please put it in the class basket for a formative assessment grade.

H.W.- If you did not complete your homework for full credit, complete it for half credit by tomorrow (Geo Standard 1 Reading Questions)

Wednesday- February 12, 2014

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

1. The first part of today's class, you will continue to work in your groups on Chapter 2 reading and workbook pages (for a copy of the textbook pages and workbook pages, look under Global Studies/Class Resources)

2. It is expected for you to be able to finish reading Ch 2-sections 2.1-2.8 and complete the workbook pages 2.3-2.8 (Reading Notes) by the end of the period or you will need to finish them for homework.

3. Since there probably will not be school tomorrow due to the snow, please read and complete the following assignment for our next class

**Read Geography Standard 1 packet (click on the link below for a colorful copy) and complete the answers to the questions on your own paper, in complete sentences & use evidence from the packet to support your answers!!

Geography Standard One5_30_08.pdf

Geo Standard 1-10 Reading Questions .png

H.W.- Finish Chapter 2 workbook pages 2.3-2.8 and Geography Standard 1-10 Reading Questions

Tuesday- February 11, 2014

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

Monday- February 10, 2014

No school today for students due to Professional Development Day for teachers!

Friday- February 7, 2014


Thursday- February 6, 2014

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

1. Please take out a piece of paper for information for your quizzes

Quiz 1

For quiz 2- complete questions 1-34 & then skip to 39-50

Quiz 2


Friday- January 31, 2014

EQ- What tools do geographers use to view the world?

1. Take the Geography Pre-Test

2. When you are finished the Pre-Test, work on your Chapter 1 workbook pages (1.3F-1.8K) quietly at your seats

3. or if you are caught up on your Ch 1 workbook pages, finish your Wiki Scavenger Hunt and hand it in by the end of the class

Thursday- January 30, 2014

EQ- What tools do geographers use to view the world?

1. Today, you will work in groups of four on Chapter 1 workbook pages. You will need your book and your workbook pages 1.3-1.8 (see directions for groupwork below)

Wednesday- January 29, 2014

EQ- What tools do geographers use to view the world?

1. Take out Ch 1 Workbook pages 1F and 1G, I handed out to you yesterday

2. Open your textbook to Ch 1-The Tools of Geography

3. After reading pgs. 11, 12 & 13 as a class, you will work individually on reading each section of textbook pages 1.3F-1.8K and complete the workbook pages that go along with the textbook pages. Each workbook page has a set of questions that need to be answered on your workbook pages, as you are reading each section.

3. Ch 1 Workbook Pages Questions

1F 1-6.pdf

1F 7-10.pdf

1G 1-6.pdf

1G 7-10.pdf

1H 1-6.pdf

1H 7-10.pdf

1i 1-6.pdf

1i 7-10.pdf

1J 1-6.pdf

1J 7-10.pdf

1K 1-6.pdf

1K 7-9.pdf

Tuesday-January 28, 2014

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

1. You will need 2 pieces of paper, one for your syllabus quiz and one for your materials check.

2. Put your name, date, and period on one piece of paper and the title is "Syllabus Quiz". There are ten questions. You do not have to write the questions but your answers need to be in complete sentences.

3. Set up your materials check #1 paper to look like this (click on link below)

Materials Check 1 Global Studies.jpeg

4. Open your textbook to Ch1-The Tools of Geography and take out 4 notecards for vocabulary. Read pages 11 & 12. Each time you see a geo-term (absolute location, relative location, distortion, and map projection) read about the word and make a geo-term notecard. For vocabulary notecards, the geo-term goes on the front and the definition (in your own words) goes on the back. Turn your card back over and draw a symbol or picture to illustrate the word.

5. Lastly, take your Chapter 1 workbook pages I passed out and put them under formative section of your binder for tomorrows work!

H.W.- Bring your required materials to class everyday!

Monday, January 27, 2014

EQ- What is Global Studies?

1. Technology Agreement Sign-Off sheet is due today, please put in the 7/8 class basket

2. Take out your Global Studies Syllabus (you will have a short quiz on this tomorrow), so be prepared to write down some questions and answers as a review for this quiz.

3. Take out your Wiki Scavenger Hunt- please continue to work on this assignment today and place in the 7/8 basket when you are finished. (There is a copy of the Wiki Scavenger Hunt under Friday's agenda)

H.W.- Tomorrow will be your first required materials check, please make sure you bring all required materials. Study for your syllabus quiz

Friday- January 24, 2014

EQ- What is the Social Studies wiki all about?

1. Good afternoon! Please take out your class syllabus and a piece of paper. (if you lose your syllabus, you can find a copy under Global Studies Class Resources!)

2. We will just review the main ideas of the syllabus, however, you are expected to read it very carefully and be able to explain it because there is very important information in there. Also you will have a short quiz next Tuesday (January 28)

3. If you brought in your Technology Agreement Sign-off Sheet (not due until Monday 1/27), please put it in your class basket!

4. Please put your name, date, and period on your paper (on all of your papers in order to keep track of all of the work you complete in this class). Then you can put the title "Wiki Website Scavenger Hunt"

5. Complete the scavenger hunt (click on the link below) and record your answers on your piece of paper! You do not have to write the questions, just the answers. All need to be in complete sentences unless it asks you for a list or url. If you do not finish it in class, you can finish over the weekend, and start the next assignment on Monday. The purpose of this assignment is to learn to navigate my wiki site because we will be accessing it on a daily basis! Good luck and have fun!

Wiki Website Scavenger Hunt Assignment.doc


H.W.- Required materials are due on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 (if you know that you can't have them by that date, please email with the reason why you won't have them!) Also, your technology agreement sign-off sheet is due on Monday, January 27, 2014 Have a great weekend!

Thursday- January 23, 2014

EQ- What is Global Studies?

1. Welcome -Teacher & Class Introductions

2. Class expectations

3. Hand out Global Studies Class Syllabus & Technology Agreement Sign-Off Sheet (for a copy, look under Global Studies Class Resources-Handouts & Notes)

4. Read the Syllabus and be prepared to discuss it in class tomorrow!

5. Technology Agreement Sign-Off Sheet due Monday January 27, 2014

5. Materials are due Tuesday, January 28, 2013

6. Get to know the Syllabus as you will have a quiz about it next week

H.W.- Read the Global Studies Course Description




Wednesday- January 15, 2014


Imperialism Graphic Organizer(1).doc

Tuesday-January 14, 2014

EQ- Was imperialism a positive or negative policy for nations to employ? Support your claim with evidence from the DBQ sources you have read and reviewed.

1. Please take out two pieces of paper and put your name, date, and period on them.

2. Read the Students Directions for Parts 1 and 2 (I handed out) carefully! Staple it to your two pieces of paper. (click on the link below for a copy of the student directions-rubric is on the back)

Imperialism DBQ (word copy).doc

3. Your goal for today's class is to try to answer as many questions (from your documents) as you can.

H.W.- Study your USAP topics for your Global Studies exam (Thursday!!!)



Monday- January 13, 2014

EQ- What is imperialism? What were some of the positives & negatives of imperialism in Africa?

1. Global Studies USAP Study Guide (see link below)- Using the index of your textbook, look up each sub-topic on your USAP Study Guide and write down the pages where you can find information on those topics. (Remember you can also use your old notes, workbook packets, note cards, graphic organizers, and anything else we have done in class on those topics!)

Global Studies USAP Study Guide.jpeg

2. Look over the "DBQ Essay" packet that I handed out in class today. This packet is yours to keep and will help you write your 6 paragraph essay because I have given you a template that you can use over and over again.

DBQ Essay Brochure.doc

Introductory paragraph and body paragraphs 1 and 2 template

Body Paragraphs 3 and 4 template

Conclusion template

3. Take out a piece of paper and write today's EQ at the top of the page and then set up a graphic organizer (see copy below) for you to take notes while you watch the following two videos on the topic of imperialism

What is Imperialism-Graphic Organizer for Video.jpg


Video 2- The Berlin Conference (explained!)

Friday- January 10, 2014

EQ- What are the three kinds of regions and what are the factors that contribute to changing regional characteristics?

1. Today you will apply the information we discussed yesterday (about the essential question) and finish reading and taking notes (use Cornell Notes set up) from the Regions Lesson on Study Island.

2. When you are finished your Cornell Notes, please click on the "Regions" Lesson and complete at least 20 practice questions from the Study Island Question Bank. You can either use practice mode or game mode

Thursday- January 9, 2014

EQ- What are the three kinds of regions and what are the factors that contribute to

changing regional characteristics?


Wednesday- January 8, 2014

Tuesday- January 7, 2014

No school today due to extremely cold weather!

Monday- January 6, 2014

EQ- How do population trends affect a country's future?

1. Open your textbook to Ch 15.3 pg. 228 and open up your workbook to Ch 15.4 pg. 112

2. Take out a piece of paper and set it up like the following:

Ch 15.3 and 15.4 workbook page set-up.jpeg

Ch 15.5 and 15.6 workbook page set-up.jpeg

3. Read textbook pages 228 & 229 (15.3 & 15.4) see pages under class resources Ch 15

and complete numbers 1, 2, and 3 questions on workbook page 112

4. Read textbook pages 230 & 231 (15.5 & 15.6) see pages under class resources Ch 15 and complete numbers 1,2, and 3 questions on workbook page 113

5. If not finished in class, finish for homework. If you finish early, click on one of the blog links for your class and comment on at least one immigrant blog.

3. Comment on at least one blog. Click on your class link below!

Period 1/2 Immigrant Blog Links to comment on

Period 3 4 Immigrant Blog Url's to Comment On.doc


Friday- January 3, 2014

No school Friday due to snow!

Thursday- January 2, 2014

EQ- How do population trends affect a country's future?

1. Open your textbook and workbook to Chapter 15

2. For today's lesson, you will need two pieces of paper

3. On one piece of paper, put Ch 15- Population Dilemma's in Europe and read and copy the EQ under the title.

4. Under the essential question, write A,B,C,D because you are going to complete a preview activity for Chapter 15.

5. For the preview activity, read the directions at the top of workbook page 110 (click on link below for a copy of the workbook page), then look at each of the four population pyramids and the city and state that they are related to.

Chapter 15 Wb pg 110-Preview Assignment.jpeg

6. Next, click on the 4 pictures below and see if you can match up each picture with its correct population pyramid. After you have matched up the picture, write the two letter state abbreviation on your paper, next to the corresponding letter of the picture.

Population Pyramid Pics A-D.jpeg

7. Lastly, Read pages 225-227 in your textbook (see textbook pages under class resources) and complete Geoterms 15 (on your own paper). Make sure you find a sentence from the chapter that uses the geoterm and the word Europe. Underline both words in the sentence.

H.W.- Complete Geoterms 15 by tomorrow


Wednesday- December 18, 2013


Tuesday


Monday- December 16, 2013

EQ- How can you persuade a group of people to take a stand on your national/global issue through a 2-3 minute newsbroadcast?

1. Take out a piece of paper, write your name, date & period and today's essential question

2. Click on the link below and read the article "The History of News Broadcasts"- You can jot down any notes you want while you are reading the article.

History of Newsbroadcasts.jpeg

3. When you are done, click on the link below for the "Watching a News Broad Cast Activity"

4. You will need to complete the activity while you are watching one of the news casts below (pick one that you would like to analyze)

Watch a News Broadcast Activity.jpeg

http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/1247468416553/robotic-teaching.html

http://www.teenkidsnews.com/index.php/gallery/95-video-game-addiction

http://www.teenkidsnews.com/index.php/gallery/774-just-drive

http://www.channelone.com/daily-show/

http://www.channelone.com/life-saving-backpack/

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/mandela-sign-language-interpreter-suffered-schizophrenic-episode-21189696

http://www.channelone.com/china-goes-to-the-moon/

http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/15/brazil-government-confirms-increase-in-amazon-deforestation/



Thursday- December 12, 2013

EQ- Why are population pyramids shaped differently for developed and underdeveloped countries?

1. Please put your homework assignment (yesterday's essential question answer & Unit 8 pgs. 78-81) in your class basket for a completion grade before we go over it

2. Today is Ch 12- Land-Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest- test. You will need 2 pieces of paper and your "Writing a letter to the editor" notes we took in class on 12/3 for the test

3. Use one piece of paper for the 32 multiple choice questions and the other for your "Letter to the Editor"

4. After today's test, you should work on Unit 8 packet pgs. 80 & 81 because we will go over all pages 78-81 tomorrow.

Wednesday- December 11, 2013

EQ- What information can a country learn by looking at a population pyramid?

1. Please put Friday's classwork in your class basket for a completion grade before we correct it. (Excessive Consumption Chart & Ch 7.3 & 7.4 Reading Notes workbook pages)

2. Ch 12 Test (Land-Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest) is tomorrow. Please study your note cards and all of the work we completed in class from that chapter!

3. For today's work, you will need your textbook open to pg. 225 (population pyramids) and a piece of paper

4. Write today's EQ at the top of your paper and divide the paper into four sections

5. Read pg. 225 & 226 to learn about population pyramids

6. Draw each of the three population pyramids and label them, rapid growth, slow growth, and negative growth (on your paper that is divided into four sections)

7. Then turn your paper over and answer today's EQ using CSQT format. Give at least 3 things a country can learn and include examples.

8. Lastly, underneath your EQ answer read and answer the following questions in Unit 8 packet (see below). Just write the answer, not the letter for each one! Read & complete pages 79-81


Unit 8 Understanding Delveloped and Under pg 78.jpg


Unit 8 pg 79.jpg

unit 8 pg 80.jpg

pg 81.jpg

H.W.- Study for Ch 12 test and pd 1/2 complete Unit 8 pgs. 79-81 and pd 3/4 complete Unit 8 pgs. 78 & 79

Friday- December 6, 2013

EQ- What does the following quote mean?

" Americans have chosen to 'live better today' at the expense of our tomorrows, and our children's tomorrows"

1. Take out the "Excessive Consumption" chart we made in class yesterday

2. Read the article "Excessive Consumption Footprints" and use facts from the article and write them in the appropriate area of the chart

3. Then take out your textbook and vocabulary note cards we made in class yesterday and turn to Ch 7-Consumption Patterns in the U.S.: The Impact of Living Well

***(All Ch 7 textbook and workbook pages available under Global Studies/Class Resources)

4. Read 7.1 and 7.2 and refer to the vocabulary cards we made yesterday

5. Read 7.3 (section 3-Per Capita Food Consumption Around the World) and as you are reading the section, complete Reading Notes 7 workbook page 59. Answer in complete sentences and include examples in your answers!

6. Continue working through 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6 but do not complete the "Processing Activity" today

H.W.- There is no school Monday, however, I will expect everyone to have their chart and at least 7.3 and 7.4 completed by Tuesday. We will be finishing the chapter if you would like to work ahead


Monday- December 2, 2013

EQ- Which group has the most legitimate claim to decide what should be done to preserve or use the resources of the Amazon rainforest?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 12-Land-Conflict Use in the Amazon Rainforest

2. Take out Ch 12 workbook pages (Geo-terms 12 and 12.3-12.8 Reading Notes) so we can check, correct & discuss the answers. Make corrections using red pen

3. Take out the ranking chart we made last week and complete the chart for homework. To see a copy of the chart, click on the link below.

4. Read Ch 12 section 9- Ideas for Reducing Land-Use Conflict and complete workbook page 94 (Make sure you think about the information we learned today when making our corrections)

Ch 12 Textbook Pages

H.W.- Complete Ch 12 Ranking Chart and Workbook page 94 (goes along with Ch 12.9 of textbook)

Tuesday- November 26, 2013

EQ- How do cultural traits and practices diffuse across different regions of the earth?

1. Today is our multiple choice test on Section 1 Assessment-Culture & Culture Hearths

2. After taking the multiple choice test, you can work on your DBQ or work on finishing your Immigration Blog Project

Monday- November 25, 2013

EQ- Why might some people want to limit cultural contact and the spread of ideas?

1. Check, correct and discuss Section 1-Assessment on Culture and Culture Hearths (Remember we read textbook pages 90-98, posted on the wiki back on 11/5)

2. Make corrections in red and re-read the pages if necessary for your multiple choice test on this information tomorrow. (see answers to questions below)

Section 1 Assessment-Culture Hearths.doc

Section 1 Assessment.doc

3. If there is time left in class, work on DBQ's

Friday- November 22, 2013

EQ- What are the environmental effects of industrialization and how are different countries responding to these effects?

1. Today we are continuing our work on our DBQ essay. You should work on writing your rough draft, editing it for spelling, punctuation, grammar & all the components included in the rubric!

2. If you are having trouble writing your rough draft, use the DBQ essay template that I have attached below. If you can't download the template, copy and paste it into your Google Drive and just follow the steps without having the boxes.

3. Also, try out the "Thesis Builder" under Wednesday's daily agenda. Several students were using it and then tweaking their thesis statement's for their final copy!

4. Also, don't forget that Ch 12 Geo-terms and Reading Notes for 12.3-12.8 are going to be handed back for more information and revisions. These revisions are due by Monday's class. Use the resources below, if needed!

Ch 12 textbook pages

Ch 12 Workbook Pages

Template For DBQ Essay (see below)

Outline Template Dbq DBQ Essay Introduction Paragraph Attention Grabber one to two

Thursday- November 21, 2013

EQ- Same as yesterday

1. DBQ work- at this point, all of your documents should be analyzed and questions should be answered. Both graphic organizers should be filled out and you should be ready to begin your rough draft. Click on the template below if you need help putting your essay all together.


2. DBQ essay template:

Outline Template Dbq DBQ Essay Introduction Paragraph Attention Grabber one to two


Wednesday- November 20, 2013

EQ- What environmental problems has industrialization caused? How have nations responded to these problems?

1. Today we will continue working on our DBQ essay-Environmental Effects of Industrialization

2. Monday, we began analyzing documents and answering the "dots" (questions) below each DBQ. For help with DBQ's, see the section under the menu-bar called "DBQ's Oh My!"

3. Take out a piece of paper so you can copy "The DBQ Essay Outline/Format", see link below for a copy.

4. After we discuss the outline/format, you will get started on your work. Today's goal is to complete the two graphic organizers (2 problems & 2 solutions), complete your essay outline, and begin your rough draft.

5. If you need help with your Thesis statement, try out the Thesis Builder Generator below:

Thesis Builder

*If you need a template for your outline, see below!

Outline Template Dbq DBQ Essay Introduction Paragraph Attention Grabber one to two


Tuesday- November 19, 2013

EQ- How should the resources of the rainforest be used and preserved?

1. Open your textbook to Ch 12-Land Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest. For a copy of the online edition of this chapter, click the link below!

Ch 12- Land Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest

2. Put your name, date, and period on the chapter 12 workbook packet (Geo-terms 12 is the front page)

3. Please read the introduction (12.1 & 12.2) and complete Geo-terms 12. Make sure you write sentences that show me you understand the meaning of the word.

4. When you are finished with your Geo-terms 12, you will begin working your way through sections 12.3-12.8, by reading about each group of people who want the resources of the rainforest and taking notes and answering questions on workbook pages 12.3-12.8.

5. After that, please read 12.9- Ideas for Reducing Land-Use Conflict, and complete workbook page 12.9 that coincides with 12.9 textbook pages.

6. Last but not least, read 12.10& 12.11 (Beginning to Think Globally) and write your rough draft of your letter to the Brazilian Government, defending the reasons you deserve to have access to the resources of the rainforest, over everyone else.

H.W.- Finish workbook pages for homework

Monday- November 18, 2013

EQ- What environmental problems has industrialization caused? How have nations responded to these problems?

1. Today we will begin our first DBQ- Environmental Effects of Industrialization

2. You will need your DBQ notes (from our group work a couple of months ago), if you cannot find your notes, please make a new set (while watching the movie "DBQ For Dummies" under the DBQ section of this wiki.

3. When given your DBQ packet, read "Student Directions for the Classroom Activity", Part I. Today, we will be completing most of Part 1, which is analyzing and answering the questions for Documents A-H and reviewing the two graphic organizers we will use to help organize our thoughts.

4. Please take your time, reading, analyzing, & interpreting all documents A-F and answering all bullets that proceed the documents.

5. We will continue Part I & then complete the essay (Part 2) on Wednesday, November 20


Friday- November 15, 2013

Thursday- November 14, 2013

EQ- How should the resources of the rainforests be used and preserved?

Ch 12- Land-Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest

Wednesday- November 13, 2013

EQ- What are some of the ways your imigration has impacted your new country of America, and what are some of the ways your emigration has impacted your home country you left behind?

1. First, you will need to take out the following materials; your immigrant notes (2-sided), your "Immigrant Blog Project Card", your Blog Exploratory assignment, and workbook page 69

2. Once you get your immigrant script and your device, open your workbook to pg. 69 and finish taking your immigrant notes, using pg. 69 workbook page as your guide. Don't forget to add additional questions and answers (at the bottom of the page) to use in your posting.

3. Once you finish your notes, give your script back to me and use your immigrant notes to set up your "All About Me" (autobiography). Read the steps below:

Sign into Blogger

Click on your dashboard

Click on drop down arrow (near the pencil)

Click on Layout

Add a gadget

The gadget name is "Text Box"

Add your title and then click in the text box and create the autobiography of your immigrant (using information from your notes). Make your autobiography factual but also make it descriptive, and interesting! You want to write your autobiography so that it "POPS" off of the page! Make sure you answer all of the questions from pg. 69 (but not in question and answer format!) and last but not least, make sure you PROOFREAD & EDIT your writing because you will lose points on this project for spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes!

4. When you finish your autobiography, you can continue on with this project, completing the rest of the tasks on your note card

H.W.- Blog Exploratory is due tomorrow. If you do not have internet access, please stay after school today to finish in my classroom!

Tuesday- November 12, 2013

EQ- Explain some of the ways in which your emigration to the U.S. impacted the United States. Explain some of the ways in which your emigration to the U.S. impacted your home country?

1. Today you will need your 2-sided notes paper from Friday (we will be taking notes from our immigrant script and will use that side of the paper)

2. You will need your workbook open to pg. 69

3. If you have not finished your Blog Exploratory Assignment (started last week) then you will need that paper out

4. You will have about 40-45 minutes to work on your Blog Exploratory. This will be due Thursday so if you do not finish it today, you will have to finish it at home or stay after school on Wednesday to finish it

5. If you are done your Blog Exploratory, you will be assigned your immigrant and will be given your script to read

Monday- November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day! Today there isn't any school so go out and thank a veteran or two!

reflection.jpg


Friday- November 8, 2013

EQ- What impact has your emigration to the U.S. impacted the U.S.? What impact has your emigration to the U.S. had on your home country?

1. Today we will begin our Immigrant Blog Project- you will need a note card, and a piece of paper

2. Copy the following information on the front and back of your note card (see link below)

3. Take your piece of paper and on one side write "Blog Notes" & on the other side write "Immigrant Notes"

4. Watch, listen and record notes on how to make a blog on Blogger (click on the link below for directions)

How to Make a Blog on Blogger.doc






Wednesday- November 6, 2013


1. After you have finished reading pgs. 90-98, complete the following Section Assessment (click on the link below)

2. Write your answers on your other piece of paper (with yesterday's EQ on it). If you have already completed the vocabulary word, you do not have to write it down again.

Section 1 Assessment




Tuesday -November 5, 2013

EQ- What is a cultural hearth? Give at least two examples from today's reading (pgs. 90-98)

1. You will need two pieces of paper, one with today's essential question on it and another to make a K-W-L chart.

2. Take out 4 new note cards and copy the following vocabulary information

Culture Hearth- refers to a place where important ideas begin and from which they spread to surrounding cultures. The term is usually used for areas where, in ancient times, major traits of human culture first developed

Cultural Convergence- occurs when the skills, arts, ideas, habits, and institutions of one culture come into contact with those of another culture

Cultural Diffusion- the process by which a cultural element is transmitted across some distance from one group or individual to another

Cultural Divergence- which is the restriction of a culture from outside cultural influences

3. Turn your piece of plain paper sideways, like a hamburger bun and set up a K-W-L chart to take notes during the reading (click on link below for a sample)

KWL Organizer 1.pdf

4. Fill in at least 4 more ideas that you already "know" about the nature of culture, under the "know" section. Add three more questions that you have under the "wonder" section and fill out the "learned" section as you read the following pages 90, 91, 96, 97, & 98

The Nature of Culture pg. 90.jpeg

The Nature of Culture pg 91.jpeg

*Please proceed to pg 96!

The Nature of Culture pg 96.jpeg

The Nature of Culture pg 97.jpeg

The Nature of Culture pg 98.jpeg

Friday- November 1, 2013

EQ- What is a blog? How will commenting on a blog help us with our reading and writing skills?

1. First, we will correct and discuss Ch 8 workbook pages 8.3-8.5

2. Second, we will continue our blog exploratory activity


Thursday- October 31, 2013

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Wednesday- October 30, 2013

EQ- What are some of the push & pull factors that influence migration?

1. Open your textbook to page 122 and your workbook to page 67

2. Take out a piece of paper and write today's essential question

3. Underneath the essential question, write- 8.3- What Push Factors Drive Emigration? As you read 8.3, complete the workbook pages- on your own paper. Try to find, at least 3 examples, for each factor

Monday- October 28, 2013

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

**Make sure you click on the correct Global Studies class below because there were different daily agenda's for today's class

Period 1/2

1. Open your textbook to pg. 119- Ch 8- Migration to the United States: the Impact on People and Places

***(see Ch 8 textbook pages under- Class Resources/Textbook Pages)

2. Take out a piece of paper and write the chapter title and the essential question underneath the title

3. Look at the graphic organizer on the bottom of page 119 and read the information next to it

4. Open your workbook to pg. 66- Geo-terms 8- read the directions at the top of the workbook page

**(see Ch 8 workbook pages under- Class Resources/Workbook Pages)


5. While you are reading 8.1 and 8.2, complete Geo-terms 8 but complete these on your own paper

Period 3/4

1. Take out Ch 8 Geo-terms paper (we started last week with Ch 8 geo-terms and definitions)

2. Open your textbook to pg. 119 & open your workbook to pg. 66 (see textbook pages under class resources/textbook)

3. Read pgs. 119-121 (8.1 & 8.2) and complete the rest of geo-terms 8 (write your answers on your own paper)- See workbook pages under class resources/workbook pages

4. Proofread & edit your sentences from geo-terms 8 because they will count as a summative assessment

5. After you put your geo-terms in the class basket, continue reading Ch 8.3 & 8.4 and complete the reading notes (workbook pages) for Ch 8.3 & 8.4 (write answers on your own paper)

6. If you finish 8.3 & 8.4 reading and workbook pages, begin your Brainpop activity "What is a Blog?

See Notecard below for instructions

H.W.- Finish reading and completing workbook pages 8.3 & 8.4 (remember to write your answers on your own paper

Friday- October 18, 2013

EQ- Why does spatial inequality exist in urban areas?

1. Today you will complete a physical features map of the region "Latin America"

2. After you complete the physical map, you will also have your political map of "Latin America" from yesterday (use these as resources)

3. Answer the questions 1-6 from Latin America Mapping Lab 4. Answer the questions on your own paper, in complete sentences (explaining your answer where necessary)

4. When you are done both activities, you can continue to work on Ch 9- Spacial Inequality in Mexico: Why does it exist?- workbook pages

5. To listen to the following audio's (starting with 05- Welcome to Mexico City) and then each interview file and follow along with your workbook pages. You will also need a copy of the Information from the Federal District (2 pages of map data) in order to complete part 3 of your workbook pages (see below audio files)

05 Welcome to Mexico City.mp3

06 Interview 1.mp3

07 Interview 2.mp3

08 Interview 3.mp3

09 Interview 4.mp3

Information from the Federal District (mapping data) to use with part 3 of workbook pages (click links below)

Info from Federal District 1.png

Info from Federal District 2.png

Ch 9 t.b. pg 141.pdf

Ch 9 t.b. pg 142.pdf




Thursday- October 17, 2013

Wednesday- October 16, 2013

Tuesday- October 15, 2013

EQ- What features make national parks special and worth preserving?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 6- National Parks: Saving the Natural Heritage of the U.S. and Canada

2. Take out your workbook pages 46-56 and take out a piece of paper

3. View the following videos to help you learn to read topographic maps

*A. View contour lines in Google Earth


*B. A topographic map tutorial



Now let's practice with Preview 6 (workbook pg. 46)







Monday- October 14, 2013

No School due to teacher professional development

Friday- October 11, 2013


Thursday- October 10, 2013


Wednesday-October 9, 2013

Tuesday- October 8, 2013

EQ- What kind of information can we learn by looking at mapped patterns?

1. Please put your Geo Standard 1 crossword puzzle in your class basket for a completion check before we correct it

2. The first half of the class we will correct our Ch 2 workbook pages (see answer keys under Global Studies Class Resources/workbook pages/Ch 2.3-2.8). Use red pen and correct any answers that are wrong

3. Check and correct your Chapter 2- Geoterms and staple them to the front of your workbook pages. Do not hand these in until tomorrow, therefore, you can study the information for tomorrows test

4. The second part of the class we will practice content questions in Study Island. Your user name is your first name.last name and your password is your ID number. I have already added you to my classes and a practice test will be assigned and waiting for you!

H.W.- Study for tomorrow's test on Chapter 2 and Geography Standard 1 Packet!

Monday- October 7, 2013

EQ- What are the four principles of Geography? Give examples from your packet to support your answers.

1. You will have a test on Chapter 2 and Geography Standard 1 packet on Wednesday. (please write this in your agenda book and start preparing tonight)

2. Take out your Geography Standard 1 packet, your answers, and a red pen (we started correcting them the other day)

3. As a warm up activity, take the crossword puzzle and clues off of the back of your packet and start working on it in class. I will give you about 12 minutes or so to try to get as many answered as you can. (If you don't finish in class, it will be part of your homework)

4. After our warm up activity, we will finish discussing and correcting the answers from Geography Standard 1 packet (we left off on number 7)

5. I will also give you three definitions for 3 kinds of diffusion that you will need to understand for the test (click on the link below if you missed that information)

Three Types of Diffusion.doc

H.W.- Begin preparing for your test on Wednesday and finish crossword puzzle if necessary


Friday- October 4, 2013

EQ- Why do geographers use a variety of maps to discover information about the world?

1. Today you will work with your partner, reading and answering questions from Ch 2 (workbook sections (2.3-2.8)

2. You will need to open your textbook to Ch 2 section 6 (2.6) because that is where we stopped working the other day.

3. You will also need to open your workbook to 2.6 (pg. 18) and take out your paper with your Chapter 2 answers on it.

4. Take turns reading the section, with your partner, and work together (that does not mean one person does all of the work and the other person copies!)

5. If you finish completing 2.3-2.8 by the end of the period, you can use the rest of the period to finish working on your advertisement (Ch 2-Preview-workbook pg. 12)

H.W- Finish workbook pages 2.3-2.8 if you did not finish in class today

Thursday- October 3, 2013

EQ- How can diffusion patterns be used to understand, manage, and predict movement over time?

1. Take out your Geography Standard One packet and your answers to the 13 questions (we completed them and turned them in for a completion grade)

2. If you completed yours in Google Drive, then you should have shared it with me and as you are making corrections, your answers will update in my shared folder (I know, that is really cool, huh?)

3. If you answered your questions on paper, you will make corrections in red on your paper, or if you run out of room, on another piece of paper to staple to your answers.

4. I will probably re-collect your papers because I want to check to see if you are making the proper corrections

5. The second half of the class, we will continue to work on Chapter 2 workbook pages and I will finish material checks!

***If we run out of time, working on our Geography Standard One packet, we will continue the workbook pages tomorrow!

H.W.- If you have not finished Geography Standard One answers, for half credit, please do so tonight



Wednesday- October 2, 2013

EQ- Why do geographers use a variety of maps to discover information about the world?

1. Open your textbook to Chapter 2.3 and your workbook to page 15 (2.3 workbook page)

2. Take out your notebook paper with Chapter 2's essential question. We will read each section of Chapter 2 and complete each section of the workbook pages that go along with the reading. You must write your answers on your notebook paper because you cannot write in the workbooks.

3. You may work with one other partner and my expectation is that everyone should be able to complete at least two sections in class. Remember to work together! (Read out loud or silently but everyone needs to read). Complete the workbook pages, sharing ideas, not copying your partners answers!

H.W.- If you did not complete at least two sections of workbook pages then you need to take home a textbook and workbook and finish them for tomorrow

Tuesday- October 1, 2013

***Please find your Global Studies class period for the correct daily agenda!!!

Period 1/2

EQ- How can diffusion patterns be used to understand, manage and predict movement over time?

1. Read and think about today's essential question (diffusion is a principle of Geography)

2. Try to see if you can relate the principles of Geography with Chapter 2- Seeing the World Like A Geographer (which deals with learning to read thematic maps)

3. Open your textbook to Chapter 2.1 pg. 26 and workbook page to Geo-terms 2, pgs. 13 & 14

4. On a piece of paper, write the title of this chapter, and set up your paper so it looks like the chart in your workbook on pgs. 13 & 14

5. Read the directions at the top of the workbook pages!!!!!!

6. As you read 2.1 & 2.2, pay attention to the geo-terms. Each time you read about a geo-term, STOP and THINK, and then complete all three boxes for that geo-term before you

get back to your reading.

7. We will use half of the class for this activity and the second half of the class to continue working in our stations (1,2,3,&4)

H.W.- Finish Chapter 2 Geo-terms (all 24 boxes) & bring all required materials to class every day!!!

Period 3/4

EQ- Why do geographers use a variety of maps to discover information about the world?

1. Chapter 2 Geo-terms are due today, please put your work in the 3/4 basket whether they are complete or not

2. Please take out all of your required classroom materials

2. Open your textbook to Chapter 2.3 (pgs 28 & 29)- Mapping Earth's Physical Features

3. Open your workbook to 2.3 pg. 15 and take out some paper for your answers

4. On your paper you should write the chapter title, underneath that write today's EQ, underneath that write the section title

5. We will begin reading each section, and complete the workbook pages (writing answers on your own paper) from 2.3-2.8

6. We will also draw and discuss a climagraph (as seen at the bottom of pgs 30 & 31 in your textbook) and begin to learn to interpret the data shown.

H.W.- If you did not finish last night's home work then you need to finish it tonight for half credit

Monday- September 30, 2013

EQ- What are the 4 principles of Geography and how can we use them to interpret information from maps?

1. Today we will continue our work at the four different stations of the room

2. Take all of your work out for each station (see agenda from Friday)

3. Work diligently at each station because you will only have a set amount of time at each station

4. Period 3/4 will finish their station work before period 1/2 so you will begin working on Chapter 2 Geo-terms (use your own paper and follow the directions at the top of workbook page 13). Use your resources under Global Studies class resources if needed

H.W.- Period 3/4- finish Chapter 2 Geo-terms (complete all 24 blocks for full credit)

Friday- September 27, 2013

EQ- What are the four principles of Geography and how can we use them to interpret information from maps?

1. Today we will work in stations. Each group of 6, will rotate through 4 different work stations. You will have about 20-25 minutes at each station. Whatever we do not finish today, we will finish on Monday

2. Here is what you do at each work station

Station-1- Watch "DBQ for Dummies" Video and take notes on the 5 tips for completing a DBQ essay

Station 2- Complete Ch 2 preview activity- Make an advertisement for your city, follow the directions on workbook pg. 12

Station 3- Practice using Kerpoof (a digital storytelling website) and begin to create a story using the five themes or four principles of Geography as your peanut butter!

Station 4- Technology Lab #2- Practice sharing and editing a document in your Google drive

H.W.- Finish Geography Standard 1 Packet Questions & Answers for half credit if you did not finish them on-time

Thursday- September 26, 2013

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

1. You will need your Geography Standard 1 Packet

2. You will need a 3x5 note card

Wednesday- September 25, 2013

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

Period 1/2 use this agenda today!! Period 3/4 will complete this activity tomorrow**

1. Take out your Geography Standard 1 packet (given out on Monday or Tuesday)

2. You will need to open your textbook to Ch2- Seeing the World Like a Geographer

3. You will need to open your workbook to page 12 (Preview Activity for Ch 2)

4. We will spend half the period beginning to explore ideas from Chapter 2 and the other half of the period working on questions from Geo Standard 1 packet.

5. Write today's Chapter title and EQ on a piece of note book paper. Underneath the essential question, draw a line going down your paper so it is divided into two columns. We will have 3 minutes to make a list (on the left hand column of every kind of thematic map you can think of. You will then have 3 more minutes to collaborate with a partner and share answers. We will then visualize our brainstorming by writing our ideas on the smart board (click on link below to see)

Period 1 and 2 Thematic Maps.pdf

6. Turn your paper over and read the directions to the preview activity for Chapter 2. Begin planning out your advertisement on this sheet of paper. Use your city or town in which you live. See workbook page 12 below

Workbook pg 12 Ch 2 Preview.png

H.W.- (Period 3/4 only)- This class began reading and answering questions to Geography Standard 1 packet, please finish for home work

Tuesday- September 24, 2013

EQ- How do geographers show information on maps?

1.Today is your test on Ch 1- The Tools of Geography

2. You will need a sheet a note book paper for part 3 of the test

3. You are allowed to use your vocabulary note cards if you made them

4. After the test, here are the directions you should follow!

a. Take out the packet from yesterday "Geography Standard One" and a highlighter (see a copy of the packet, in color, by clicking the link below)

Geography Standard One5_30_08-1.pdf

b. You will answer the questions below WHILE YOU ARE READING THE PACKET, which means you will answer the questions in the context of the reading. You do not have to copy the questions but your answers need to be in complete sentences, including evidence or examples from the reading as needed.

Geography Standard One packet questions.jpeg

c. If you would like to answer the questions in your Google Drive so you can share them with me when you are finished, feel free to do so but please sign out your computer or ipad and put it back the way you found it

d. This is not going to be a homework assignment tonight but who knows for tomorrow

H.W.- None unless you have not had a chance to start Geography Standard One packet reading and questions


Monday- September 23, 2013

EQ- How do the principles of geography (hierarchy, accessibility, complementarity, & diffusion relate to the 5 themes of geography?

Friday- September 20, 2013

EQ- What are the five elements of a map and how does using these tools add to our mental map of our classroom? 1. Today we will begin the summative assessment for Ch 1 workbook pages. The assessment is on workbook page 11 and it says "Processing 1" at the top of the page. You will need to get your assigned workbook off of the shelf and turn to page 5 & 11. (We will use pg. 5 as a guide for our work)

2. You will also need a piece of scrap paper to plan out your assessment

3. First, we will do a little brainstorming on our scrap piece of paper. What are the five elements of a map? (write them down). Then look around the room and start to make a "mental map" of our classroom. A mental map is in your mind so please do not start drawing a map of the classroom. Now start to add each element to your mental map of our classroom. Add each element until you have a pretty decent "instagram" (in your mind) of what our classroom looks like

4. Now you will start to plan out your Ch 1 Summative Assessment which is to draw a map of our classroom (I will give you the paper). Include all of the following things:

* an appropriate title

* a legend with symbols that represent the furniture and other objects

* a compass rose

* a grid

* an accurate scale

* make sure your final copy is neat and presentable

* include 5 different colors in your map

5. You will have half of the class period to start your plan and some of you will even be able to start your final copy. The final copy is due Monday, September 23, 2013

H.W.- Ch 1 Summative Assessment- Our Classroom Map (include pre-work)

Thursday - September 19, 2013

Wednesday-September 18, 2013

EQ- How do geographers use the tools of geography to discover information about the world? (think of the tools as the five themes and use at least two examples from your Ch 1 group work as evidence to support your answer)

1. Please take out a piece of paper and copy the essential question. Turn your paper over and complete this brainstorming activity to help you answer your EQ in the best possible way.

Brainstorming Activity Sept 17 & 18-quicktime.mov

2. Using these three steps (from the brainstorming activity) will help you answer the EQ completely. You will not have time to actually answer the question in school because we have to use the second part of class to work on Ch 1 workbook pages 1.3-1.8.

3. Some of you are finishing Ch 1 work, some of you are correcting your Ch 1 work. If you are correcting, please follow these directions:

a. If your answer is correct, write a red "C" over the number

b. If your answer is incorrect, write a red "x" over the number and write the correct answer next to your original so I can see who still needs some more practice with those skills before the test.

H.W.- Answer today's EQ (follow the directions from up above)


Tuesday- September 17, 2013

EQ- How do geographers use the tools of geography to discover information about the world? (think of the tools as the five themes and use at least two examples from your Ch 1 group work as evidence to support your answer)

1. Open your textbook to Ch 1 and the section you were working on Friday with your group.

2. Take out your Ch 1 workbook pages

3. Copy today's EQ on a 3x5 note card so you can write notes while you are working on your group work.

4. Group work (remember that there are six sections of work 1.3-1.8, so please work diligently!

5. Ch 1 test on Friday!


Monday- September 16, 2013

No school for students today-Teachers have professional development!

Friday-September 13, 2013

Happy Friday the 13th!!

EQ- How do we use the tools of geography (the 5 themes) to discover information about our world?

1. Today we worked in groups on Chapter 1 workbook pages. Each group received a set of questions that matched up with a certain section of Chapter 1 textbook and workbook pages.

2. There sections from Chapter 1 that we are completing are 1.3-1.8 (using the reading from the textbook and workbook pages)

3. If you finish your group work, you may get your electronic device (Macbook or iPad) and continue working on Technology Lab #1 (see the link below for a sample of what your notecard should look like- make sure you click on the class period you are in)

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H.W.-None

Thursday-September 12, 2013

Wednesday- September 11, 2013

Period 1/2

EQ- How do we use the tools of geography (the 5 themes) to discover information about our world?

1. Complete Geography Pre-Test, when you are done, please put all parts of the test on the front table

2. Take out your red pen, click on the Geo-terms Ch 1 answer key below and check your paper. If your answers are correct, please put a "C" next to the answer. If the answer is incorrect, mark it with an "X" but CORRECT your answer using your red pen.

Ch 1 Geoterms answer key.JPG




Tuesday-September 10, 2013

EQ- How do we use the five themes of geography as tools to discover information about the world?

Period 1/2

1. Please put your hw (Geo-terms Ch 1) in your class basket

2. You will need a piece of paper and colored pencils

3. After a little review you will complete your mental map of the world. Here are the steps:

(Turn your paper sideways, landscape view and write your name, date, period & title)

A. draw the seven regions of the world (do the best you can with your shapes, however, accuracy is very important for the location)

B. Number and label your regions

C. Outline your regions in seven different colors (do not use blue b/c we use blue for water)

D. When you are finished, turn your paper over until everyone is done and we will correct them together.

4. When we are done drawing our mental maps, we will use our resources and red pens to make corrections. Please keep this paper in your formative section because tomorrow we will be using the back for another cw activity.

H.W.- None

Period 3/4

EQ- How do we use the five themes of geography as tools to discover information about the world?

1. Get into your Ch 1-workbook groups (you will need your textbook and workbook pages from the other day.

2. There are 8 different sections of workbook pages for you and your group to complete together. 1.1-1.8- You will not complete all of them today but work diligently to try to get as many sections done as you can.

3. When class is almost over, put your ch 1 workbook pages in your formative section of your binder until tomorrow!

4. If you were absent from your group, please see me because you will need to plan some time to make up the pages you missed!

H.W.- None

Monday-September 9, 2013

EQ- How will we use the five themes of geography to discover information about the world?

1. Open your textbook to Ch 1- The Tools of Geography

2. Take out your workbook packet (Ch 1) that was handed out last Thursday

3. Make sure your name, date, and period is on your Ch 1 workbook pages.

4. The first part of the class we will spend time getting to know your textbook. Take a look and become familiar with the following things in your textbook:

A. The Global Databank (516-545)

B. The Thematic Maps (546-599)

C. The table of contents (front of the textbook)

5. Open your workbook pages and use 7 different colors (do not use blue) and draw a circle around each of the seven regions and number them. As you are drawing your circle around the regions, take a mental instagram picture of the region and create a mental map because tomorrow you will have to complete your first mental map of the seven regions of the world.

6. Begin reading (together as a class) 1.1 and 1.2, complete workbook pg. 4 (Geoterms 1) as you are reading 1.1 & 1.2

H.W.- Period 1/2 finish Geoterms 1 for homework









Thursday- September 5, 2013

EQ- What are the five themes of geography and how will we use them to give us a deeper understanding of historical events, people, and global decisons?

Wednesday- September 4, 2013

EQ- What are the five themes of geography and how will we use them to give us a deeper understanding of historical events, people, and global decisions?

1. Today we will have our required material check #1 (see example of how to set your paper up below)

Global Studies Material Check no.1.jpg

2. We will begin reading and discussing The Five Themes of Geography presentation and you will start to write your vocabulary note cards. (click on presentation below)

The Five Themes Presentation.pdf

3. Your vocabulary note cards should have the vocabulary word on one side and the definition and an example on the other side. You should review these on a daily basis and you can also use these vocabulary cards on major tests and projects!!

H.W.- No homework unless you forgot your materials! Bring all required materials to class every day!!

Tuesday- September 3, 2013

EQ- What are the five themes of geography and how will we use them to give us a deeper understanding of historical events, people, and global decisions?

1. Today we will begin learning about the 5 themes of geography!

A.) Don't forget that your Technology Agreement sign-off sheet is due today! Please put it in your correct class basket for a formative grade!

2. We will also have a short, ten question quiz on the syllabus. If you are absent today, please see the teacher after class to schedule a make-up quiz.

3. Take out your note card where we wrote down your computer number and I will assign you a textbook and workbook number and record it on your note card to keep in your binder.

4. Practice signing into your assigned device (freshman- username is your id number and password is your id number with nV! after it)

5. Practice putting the url of the wiki into the address bar and navigating around the wiki space.

H.W.- Remember that required materials are due tomorrow and if you did not bring in your technology sign-off sheet, bring it for tomorrow!

Wednesday- August 28, 2013

EQ- What is "This is Water" really about? Tell me one idea you can take away from the video, and give me one reason why you picked that idea?

1. Introductions-Round Robin

2. Review school/classroom rules

3. Look at the required materials for Global Studies so you can start bringing them in. (There will be a materials check next week that will count as a formative grade).

4. Exit ticket #1- Copy the essential questions on a piece of note book paper. Make sure you put your name, date, and period on the paper. Think about the questions before the 9 minute video. After the video, you will have a few minutes to collaborate with a partner or two before you answer the questions and turn it in on your way out of the door.

H.W.- Start to bring in required class room materials

Tuesday- August 27, 2013

No school for freshman today! Enjoy your day off!

Monday August 26, 2013

EQ- What is Global Studies?

1. Welcome to DTHS! Welcome to Global Studies class, room C227C, with Ms. Panico (Ms. P)!

2. Today, I will give out schedules/lunch cards & assigned seats

3. We will also have some introductions/discuss the essential question/ & discuss class/school rules & behavior (Find your Pd 5/6 teacher on list to see what lunch you have)

4. Name tag activity (please hand in your name tag for today only). Here are the directions for the name tag activity.

a. fold your 3x5 note card like a hot dog bun with the lines on the inside.

b. on the outside of your card, put your first name only! It should be large enough for me to see from your desk and you must go over the writing in marker so it is visible to everyone. You may also decorate your name tag.

c. on the inside of your name tag, write 3 adjectives that describe you and 3 things that you like to do. You will hand in your name tag so I can read the information and then you will keep it and bring it to class everyday until we all learn each others names!

5. Discuss and view the class wiki (write down the url for now!)

6. See you Wednesday!

H.W.- None

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