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- Week of June 1
- Monday: All work for Europe project due; Presentations for Europe project; SIP (why should I visit your country?)
- Tuesday: Presentations for Europe project; finish work
- Wednesday: Field Day
- Thursday: Half Day - last day to get in any work; individual meetings with students
- Friday: SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER
- Week of May 25
- Monday: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
- Tuesday: Europe project work
- Wednesday: Europe project work
- Thursday: SUB: Europe project work
- Friday: SUB: Europe project work. All work due on Monday
Week of May 18
- Monday: Continue Working on Europe Project. ALL WORK DUE BEFORE JUNE 1. PRESENTATIONS TO TAKE PLACE JUNE 1 AND 2.
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One; Continue work on Europe Project. Below are links to some of the worksheets and packets:
#1 Physical Geography packet
#1a Study Map
#2b History Packet UPDATED
#3a Cultures and Lifestyles worksheet
#3b Reading Packet
#4a Chapter 12 Worksheets
# 7 Research Notes
#9J Modern Times packet
- Wednesday: Work on Europe Project
- Thursday: Work on Europe Project: Computer Lab time
- Friday: Work on Europe Project: Computer Lab time
Week of May 11
- Monday: Europe video on Paris and France - students write at least 8 facts and up to 8 more for extra credit
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One; Countries given and partners chosen (if desired); Physical geography of Europe packet
- Wednesday: Watch Channel One; Continue work on Physical Geography
- Thursday: Work on Physical Geography packet; work on Europe project
- Friday: Work on Europe project
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One; Countries given and partners chosen; Physical geography of Europe packet
- Wednesday: Watch Channel One; Continue work on Physical geography
- Thursday: Work on physical geography packet; work on Europe project
- Friday: Europe project
Week of May 4
- Monday: Finish Rainforest group presentations. Students turn in their listening sheet
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One; Review for Post-test tomorrow
- Wednesday: Watch Channel One; Post Test; Grade sheets
- Thursday: Makeup day - during class ONLY, students may make up any missing work or low-scoring work
- Friday: Begin Europe unit
Week of April 27
- Monday: Discuss remaining days of unit; 20 minutes to work on Colombia articles; 20 minutes to work on Rainforest presentation. If you did not use your time to the best of your ability, and still need to see the articles, here are links to each of them:
1. The World: Rebels Push Colombia Toward Anarchy
2. Drugs and Society
3. A Long Way From Coca to Coffee
4. Loosening Cocaine's Grip
5. The Colombian Cartels
6. Poor Region's Governors in Colombia Unite to Oppose Drug Plan
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One; Work on Rainforest presentation with poster - will present on Friday
- Wednesday: Work with Chile and Pinochet: Listen and discus They Dance Alone by Sting; read article; Work on Rainforest presentation and poster - will present on Friday
- Thursday: Finish reciprocal teaching on Colombia (experts will go to each group and present information. 6 minutes in each group. When they return (on Friday), group will teach them - worksheet during teaching)
- Friday: Rainforest group presentations. While students are listening to presentations, they will complete a listening worksheet
Week of April 20
- Monday: Study for and take map quiz on South America; Read pages 209-215 in book and complete worksheet - turn in; write two questions for our guest speaker from Brazil for tomorrow; turn in homework from Friday
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One; Guest speaker from Brazil - Eduarda Maria Rebocho (Duda)
- Wednesday: Discuss guest speaker; pass back work; Reciprocal teaching on Colombia (Here are student directions and the Vocabulary Sheet they will be working with) - We will continue work on this on Monday.
- Thursday: Webquest on the Amazon Rain Forest - Research
- Friday: Finish webquest on the Amazon Rain Forest - 1/2 the time for Research IF NEEDED, and 1/2 for poster work. Some of the websites were not working yesterday. Here are three other sites that will help you. The last site has GREAT information. Download some of the STUDY GUIDES and you will find AWESOME info!
Week of April 13
- Monday: Finish readers' theatre script on Island Immigrants and Music and listening to music; Worksheet on Caribbean Islands articles (script and two baseball articles from last week) HOMEWORK (except 7th hour): do questions 5-8 on worksheet
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One and discussion and/or journal; 10-15 minutes - finish worksheet from yesterday, questions 1-4 (7th hour begin worksheet and have for homework - do questions 1-3, A,B,D,E,I,J,K,M,P on #4, #7, and B,D,F on #8); Sample food from the Dominican Republic
- Wednesday: Discuss food; Powerpoint on the Dominican Republic
- Thursday: Finish Powerpoint; study for MAP QUIZ on Monday on South America. (Students need to know 9 of the 13 countries - the other 4 will be for extra credit); Extra credit writing assignment (Read the article from Julia Alvarez and do a one-page paper using the RAFT format); Begin reading Chapter 9, Section 3; Learn some Latin Dancing
- Friday: Begin South America: Finish reading Chapter 9, pages 247-252; on page 252, do questions 1-5 (for number 1, you only need to do A-C); worksheet ; FINISH FOR HOMEWORK!!
Week of April 6
- Monday: BEGIN CENTRAL AMERICA; New seats; Read pages 237-240; Do questions 1-5 on page 240; Question 7 is EXTRA CREDIT; Due end of hour
- Tuesday: SUB Watch Channel One and discussion and/or journal; notes on Central America - a region in conflict; Do Anticipation guide; Read article (The Church of the Powerless) and finish anticipation guide; study for map quiz tomorrow (know the six Caribbean Islands given - the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba)
- Wednesday: go over yesterday's class - give notes on Central America; explain articles; informal assessment on yesterday's class: Why is Central America often referred to as a region in conflict? Back up your answer with detailed examples from at least two countries; Begin Caribbean Islands - a study of movement: map quiz;
- Thursday: SUB do vocabulary activity; articles to read about baseball in the islands and how it effects the economy; discrimination in the islands
- Friday: Baseball video; Sway to the music of the islands - read about the islands; listen to different genres of Latin music
Week of March 23
- Wednesday: Do skit from packet; Pin the Country on the Map competition
- Thursday: No Zeroes Day 1/2 Day
- Friday: NO SCHOOL - Enjoy Spring Break
Week of March 16
- Monday: Work on other aspects of the graphic organizer - Economic. Do with group and then review with teacher; continue work on vocabulary
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One and discussion and/or journal; Finish graphic organizer; new seats for Mexico part of Unit;
- Wednesday: Mexico section of unit
- Thursday: Video on Ancient American Civilizations
- Friday: Finish video on Ancient American Civilizations
Week of March 9
- Monday: 15 minutes of catchup for graphic organizer and maps; check graphic organizer and maps; Do pin the country on the map review/learning
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One and discussion; Continue pin the country on the map - CENTRAL AMERICA MAP QUIZ TOMORROW (students need to know five of eight); Take Pre Test; HERE is a MAP to study from!
- Wednesday: Map Quiz; Regional atlas work
- Thursday: Pin the Country review; Finish worksheet from yesterday; Work on other aspects of the graphic organizer - physical section - read together and do together Readings for Thursday through Monday work
- Friday: Work on other aspects of the graphic organizer - Political/Historical. Do with group and then review with teacher; Vocabulary for Unit.
Week of March 2
- Monday: Discuss last week; Practice Post Test; review for Post Test
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One and discussion; Take Post Test; pass back papers
- Wednesday: Begin Unit on Latin America: Students are assigned groups of 4-6; groups make a graphic organizer on large manilla sheet - Latin America in center, each quadrant labeled: countries, physical, political/historical; economic; In groups, list as many Latin American countries as possible in five minutes (no notes, books, etc.), create a class list; using page 184-186, groups then list the remaining countries that they missed
- Thursday: Each student will receive a Latin American country and will need to put it in a column (Central, South, Caribbean); discussion and moving of countries; made a game of this for review/learning work
- Friday: Locker clean-up; Students will fill in the blank map with the 36 Latin American countries and given physical locations
Week of February 23
- Monday: Finish questions from Chapter 6, Section 1; Worksheet on Chapter 6; Extra Credit opportunity
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One and discussion; Finish worksheet from yesterday;
- Wednesday: Sub: Read Chapter 6, Section 2 and do a worksheet together as a class; begin the questions on page 172, 1-6
- Thursday: Sub: Finish questions 1-6; Do the Standardized Test review from Chapter 6
- Friday: Sub: Drug breakout presentation
Week of February 16
- Monday: No School - Presidents Day
- Tuesday: SUB: Watch Channel One and discussion; Reread Chapter 6, Section 1 as a class; Do questions 1 (a-d), 2, 3, 5, and 6 on page 162
- Wednesday: Video of Montreal and discussion
- Thursday: N0 School - Snow Day Finish questions from Chapter 6, Section 1; Worksheet on Chapter 6
- Friday: No School - Snow Day Drug breakout presentation
Week of February 9
- Monday: Finish Four Perfect Pebbles; vocabulary from book; pictures from book; Crossword puzzle over Four Perfect Pebbles terms for HOMEWORK
- Tuesday: Discussion from Mrs. Lazan's visit (Holocaust survivor); Channel One and Discussion
- Wednesday: Pictures from Auschwitz;
- Thursday: Sub: Continue working on worksheet from Chapter 5, Section 2
- Friday: Sub: Finish worksheet from Chapter 5, Section 2 and hand in; Read Chapter 6, Section 1
Week of February 2
- Monday: No School - SNOW DAY
- Tuesday: Cultural Project - Soap Carving; Channel One and Discussion;
- Wednesday: Read from Four Perfect Pebbles, Chapter 4-5 and do vocabulary;
- Thursday: Read and do vocabulary from Chapters 6 and 7 of Four Perfect Pebbles; Continue work on worksheet from Friday
- Friday: Read and do vocabulary from Chapter 8 of Four Perfect Pebbles; Finish cultural activity; SOAP PICTURES TO FOLLOW!
Week of January 26
- Wednesday: Read from Four Perfect Pebbles and do vocabulary
- Thursday: No School - Snow Day
- Friday: Read Chapter 5, Section 2; Worksheet on Chapter 5, Section 2;
Week of January 19
- Monday: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
- Tuesday: Test Yourself timeline activity; Test yourself answers and discussion; Channel One and discussion; Discussion of the Holocaust and the book Four Perfect Pebbles (we will be having a Holocaust survivor come in and talk to us in February. I will be reading her book to students and discussing this time period with them over the next few weeks)
- Wednesday: NO SCHOOL - Snow day
- Thursday: Pass out worksheet for Four Perfect Pebbles. Working together, define six terms (Allies, Axis, Nazi, Holocaust, Concentration Camp, Extermination Camp); Read to page 4 in book; Timeline quiz; HOMEWORK: Students need to bring in a rectangular bar of soap for a project we will do next week. Please bring in by TUESDAY.
- Friday: Government notes; Read from Four Perfect Pebbles; Worksheet on Canada/US Government; students create Venn Diagram
Week of January 12
- Monday: Pass back quizzes; 30 minutes individual work time - Complete questions 1-5 on page 141; Worksheet for hours 4 and 5
- Tuesday: Channel One and discussion; Review for Canada Map quiz tomorrow! Websites to use
- Wednesday: Hour 4-5 complete worksheet; Hour 6-7 do worksheet; discuss worksheet; CANADA MAP QUIZ; timeline worksheet
- Thursday: Continue work on timeline worksheet; read through Canada/US sheet; brief notes. 5th hour homework: summarize each column of article in four sentences. 6th hour homework: finish timeline
- Friday: Notes and discussion of the major time periods in US history
Week of January 5
- Monday: Delay Day: Mapping activity with Sub.
- Tuesday: Watch and Discuss Channel One; Discuss yesterday's activity; Pre-Test for Unit 2 (does not count for grade)
- Wednesday: Sub: Read and Discuss Chapter 5, Section 1 (pages 135-141)
- Thursday: NO SCHOOL - SNOW DAY
- Friday: NO SCHOOL - SNOW DAY
Week of December 15
- Monday: Map Quiz; Continue to work on Chapter 4 worksheets
- Tuesday: Finish Chapter 1 Worksheets; Channel One; Read together chapter 4, section 2
- Wednesday: Finish reading; class worksheet on Section 2; Notes. Quiz tomorrow from notes and map - 20 from US side and 10 from Canadian Side. Up to 3o points extra credit.
- Thursday: Quiz!
- Friday: Christmas activities 4th and 5th hour; 6th and 7th hour - NO CLASS - Movie reward
Week of December 8
- Monday: SUB. Computer lab to continue work on GEOFACTS project.
- Tuesday: Sub. NO CLASS - POWER OUTAGE.
- Wednesday: SUB. Computer lab to finish GEOFACTS project.
- Thursday: 15 minutes to turn in GEOFACTS project; discussion of MAP QUIZ on MONDAY!. Read Chapter 4, Section 1 together and do questions 1-6 on page 122.
- Friday: Two Worksheets on Chapter 4, Section 1.
Week of December 1
- Monday: No name worksheets; students individually make a KWL (know, want to know, learned) chart about Canada and the United States; discuss KWL chart and make one as a class. Start Worksheet Packet on the Regional Atlas for Canada and the United States.
- Tuesday: Sub. Watch Channel One and discussion; finish worksheet from yesterday
- Wednesday: Discuss worksheets from yesterday and let kids finish - 1o minutes; Begin map activity for the US and Canada
- Thursday: Discussion on book etiquette; finish mapping; if time, reading worksheet
- Friday: Computer lab for GEOFacts project on States, provinces, and territories. Will continue on Monday.
Week of November 24
- Monday: Discussion of Thanksgiving as an American holiday and part of the American culture; Do computer scavenger hunt worksheet in room 128.
- Tuesday: Watch Channel One and journal; finish worksheet from yesterday
- Wednesday: Half Day. Sub. Do Post-test; if time left over, Thanksgiving trivia
- Thursday: NO SCHOOL - HAPPY THANKSGIVING
- Friday: NO SCHOOL - Enjoy your break!
Week of November 17
- Monday: Finish economic notes/demonstration; Test Yourself for Section 3; Work on Review sheet; Grudgeball review game
- Tuesday: QUIZ on CHAPTER 3; Watch Channel One and Journal (five things you learned); Extra Credit
- Wednesday: Worksheet on Chapter 3 (Re-cover material)
- Thursday: Finish Recover worksheet; pass back tests and papers
- Friday: Review unit; Trivia game We will have a very short UNIT post-test (18 questions) on Tuesday.
Week of November 10
- Monday: Notes on migration; Population Density assignment (do the first one in class and discuss, use the PEAS graph to answer the next three questions and finish the remaining ten questions for HOMEWORK using the Pre-Activity Population Density Handout B graph paper)
- Tuesday: Go over homework (Miss Kuhrt shows her town and her answers) and collect; Test Yourself for Section 1 of Chapter 3; Channel One and Journal; Begin Anticipation guide and reading through Chapter 3, Section 2 on page 83.
- Wednesday: Finish Anticipation guide and reading from yesterday; Notes on Section 2; Cultural Simulation (4th and 6th hour - Mountain v. Valley cultures; 5th and 7th hour - International Culture Party Quiz on CHAPTER 3 on MONDAY!
- Thursday: Discussion of Simulation; Test Yourself for Section 2 part 1; Religion and government notes (part of culture); HOMEWORK (for hours 5-7) Read Chapter 3, Section 3 in book (handout); and complete worksheet; Study Guide for quiz
- Friday: Check homework and go over; Government notes for 4th hour; Test Yourself for Section 2 part 2; Economic notes; Economic demonstration; QUIZ NOW ON TUESDAY
Week of November 3
- Monday: No School - Teacher Professional Development
- Tuesday: Discussion of grades; Oral Extra Credit Opportunity (review from last chapter); Watch Channel One and Journal - what are five things you learned from Channel one; Reading a Bar Graph Worksheet - do the first three together and complete the last three for Homework.
- Wednesday: Sub: Collect homework; Journal: Would you move to a foreign country? Why or why not? Read together and discuss pages 72-76. Begin Population Worksheet. Will finish tomorrow.
- Thursday: Finish Chapter 3, Section 1 worksheet; pass back and discuss SIP papers and tests. Conferences tonight
- Friday: Population lesson: Population simulation and discussion in class; Notes
Week of October 27
- Monday: Collect SIP Writing; Test Yourself discussion (do you know what we covered on Friday?); Finish worksheet from Section 1; Anticipation Guide for Section 2; Read and work on Anticipation Guide
- Tuesday: Finish Anticipation Guide and Discuss - use for notes; Channel One watch and Journal on five things you learned about Channel One; Test Yourself discussion (do you know Section 2?)
- Wednesday: Go over water cycle terms; Section 3 and Section 4 in book; Review for Quiz
- Thursday: Quick review over Chapter 2; Chapter 2 QUIZ; Extra credit opportunity for 6th and 7th hours
- Friday: Last day of the Nine Weeks; Extra credit opportunity for 4th and 5th hours; Teamwork activity
Week of October 20
- Monday: Discussion about test and what both student and teacher can do to improve scores; SIP writing for Social Studies. Due MONDAY, October 27.
- Tuesday: Channel One watch and Journal on five things you learned about Channel One; Continue work on SIP writing - read and discuss article
- Wednesday: Pass back tests; Discussion of tests. Tomorrow - students will correct tests in class. They can use notes (not study guide) and book. Any corrected answer will receive 1/2 credit and test scores will be changed); Latitude and Longitude Review - lesson and worksheet. Finish worksheet for HOMEWORK.
- Thursday: Quick review over Latitude and Longitude and types of movement; Correct test
- Friday: Begin Chapter 2. Read through Section 1 up to WEATHERING. Do worksheet together on Section 1. Powerpoint on Plate Tectonics; Oreo Cookie Demonstration of Plate Tectonics; Remember SIP WRITING DUE ON MONDAY!
Week of October 13
- Monday: 4th, 5th, and 7th hour - check first two questions on Lorax worksheet; 6th hour - five minutes to do first two questions and then check; Notes on Human-Environment Interaction; Read The Lorax; Complete the Lorax worksheet. If not done in class HOMEWORK.
- Tuesday: Channel One; Journal (what did you learn from Channel One); 4th, 6th and 7th hours: Place and Region Notes; Place Activity, Place Activity explanation Homework Reteaching Activity on the Five Themes; 5th hour - Review for test
- Wednesday: 4th, 6th and 7th hours: Go over Homework; Review for test. 5th hour: Place and Region Notes; Place Activity, Place Activity explanation; Reteaching Activity on the Five Themes TEST TOMORROW. STUDY YOUR STUDY GUIDE AND LOOK AT THESE TWO WEBSITES FOR CONTINENT/OCEAN REVIEW AND LATITUDE/LONGITUDE REVIEW!
- Thursday: TEST TODAY!! Extra Credit sheet for after test. Due tomorrow.
- Friday: Watched Discovering Your Roots as a lead-in to SIP paper on Monday. If you want to watch more, you can go to this website and see the shows. Looking to do more research on your family tree? Try, Rootsweb and their World Connect site.
Week of October 6
- Monday: Lockdown drill discussion; check homework; go over Spy Tracking worksheet; Spy Tracking game on absolute location; 6th hour Homework: Locating Places with Latitude and Longitude worksheet Extra Credit for all Classes: Complete number 5 on the Spy Tracking worksheet
- Tuesday: Pass back papers; pass out grade sheets; grade sheet questions/answers; Channel One; Journal: Five things you learned from Channel One
- Wednesday: Review absolute location; Powerpoint on Relative Location; journal (give me the absolute location of your house and three relative location "clues" for your house) 4th and 7th hour: ; activity on relative location with groups; Study Guide (4th hour only) for test next Wednesday; 5th and 6th hour: HOMEWORK: Pick your favorite place in the United States and give five relative location clues; pick the country you would most like to visit and give five relative location clues
- Thursday: Collect homework from 5th and 6th hour; Pass out study guides for 5th through 7th hour; movement notes; class discussion and list of how many miles parent travel; HOMEWORK: Graph the miles that parents in our class travel
- Friday: Homework check (save your graph! Will use for your SIP writing next week - we are holding off on doing it until then to help alleviate some of the pressure on students who are already doing a SIP in science); Map Plotting - where are we from? What are our roots? See the results of each of our classes: 4th hour, 5th hour, 6th hour, 7th hour; Worksheet on Human-Environment Interaction. All classes EXCEPT 6th hour. Students should do the first two questions by making an educated guess. If not finished in class, Homework!
Week of September 29
- Monday: Pass back papers/journals and discuss; Review answers to guide reading worksheet from Friday; Partner work on Vocabulary worksheet and practice test on pages 40-41 (will finish tomorrow)
- Tuesday: Ten minutes to finish yesterday's assignment; Watch Channel One News; Journal: What five things did you learn from Channel One; discussion on Channel One; Pass out basic Chapter 1 notes and discuss
- Wednesday: graphic organizer on location (COMPLETED ORGANIZER); five themes notes (MOVEMENT, REGION, LOCATION, HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION, PLACE); Using Latitude Longitude worksheet in class; HOMEWORK: Locating Places with Latitude Longitude sheet and finish worksheet from class. 6th hour did not have Locating Places with Latitude Longitude Sheet. EXPECT A QUIZ TOMORROW Here's what I would STUDY!
- Thursday: Quiz;
- Friday: Spy Tracking worksheet. Latitude Review worksheet HOMEWORK: Find out how many miles your parents travel to/from work in a day; find out what your ethnic heritage is (I'm Polish, German, French, and Irish)
Week of September 22
- Monday: Quiz on maps and globes; Hemisphere notes; HOMEWORK: Hemisphere worksheet and wordsearch.
- Tuesday: SUB Watch Channel One News; In-class assignment: What five things did you learn from Channel One; discussion on Channel One; begin Continents of the World Map Project
- Wednesday: Pass back papers; discuss quiz; continue Continents of the World Map Project
- Thursday: Finished map in class. Students who did not finish will need to finish for homework.
- Friday: Read through section 2 in Chapter 1 and do guided reading worksheet; Discussion on worksheet
Week of September 15
- Monday: SUB Journal writing (what do you prefer - physical or cultural geography? Why? 5 sentences) and share; Mapmaker Mapmaker play; Venn Diagram with partner on play; HOMEWORK: LOOK and LEARN and UPS and DOWNS sheet
- Tuesday: SUB Watch Channel One; journal (write five sentences on what you learned about Channel One); Collect homework; LowDown on Maps and Globes sheet with partner; discuss pages 22-25 in book
- Wednesday: Constitution Day discuss Constitution; watch Schoolhouse Rock Video; Constitution Play
- Thursday: Notes and discussion on MAPS (graphic organizer of today's notes)
- Friday: Journal (seat work review of parts of map and scale) and collection of journals; Finish notes and discussion on MAPS (graphic organizer of notes). Expect a quiz on Monday!
Week of September 8
- Monday: Journal writing (what do you expect to learn in geography) and share; world "quiz" and discussion; Map pretest
- Tuesday: Go over pretest and discover locations from book and map;
- Wednesday: PARENT LETTER DUE; book scavenger hunt; note taking suggestions; read together Chapter 1 section 1; HOMEWORK: "What's the Difference" sheet
- Thursday: Journal (Why is Patriotism important?) and discussion; Discuss yesterday's homework; Table Activity: Read Dr. G. Ographer and do Geography is; Beginning chapter notes;
- Friday: Unit pretest; 4th hour began Map play
Week of September 1
- Monday: No school - Labor Day
- Tuesday: Welcome back, General discipline forms
- Wednesday: Parent Letter, Class description, Country/Continents seating chart activity, begin Kuhrt A-Z (all found on main class page),
- Thursday: Finish Kuhrt A-Z, Get to know your teacher quiz, Slam book, Mapping Activity
- Friday: Get to know you activity; Global scavenger hunt