You are going to customize a tour of Europe that highlights multiple countries. The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of the regional differences in culture and physical geography in Europe. Students will work in pairs to create a guidebook. For a more detailed description of the project and how it will be graded, download the project guidelines & rubric for your phase:
Due dates: 5C – 3/22; 5D, 3F & G – 3/23
ALL ISS SECTIONS:
Download, read, copy/print out notes on the Themes of Geography. – Have read for class on Friday 12/17
Textbooks will be distributed in class this week before we break for the holiday. Once you have the text, complete the following:
- Read through the Geography Skills Handbook (you’ll need to use many of these skills in the activities listed below) on pages 1-15. You will be quizzed on the Geographic Dictionary words on pages 14-15 after Winter Break.
- Read Chapter 1 Sections 1 & 2 on pages 18-27. In your notes create a vocabulary list from the Terms To Know discussed in the chapter.
- You should also get in the habit of creating outlines for each chapter you read now that you have a textbook.
Assignments to be completed before the return to school on January 3rd.
The content of the quiz will cover everything after economic ideologies up to price elasticity.
Sections G, D, G – Wednesday 12/1
Section C – Thursday 12/2
With the unexpected day off on Friday, some adjustments had to be made in terms of preping for the Pakistan Project.
5D – Check your email regarding the changes for your class. There will no longer be an official presentation required for your class; however, you will need to present your research and participate in the class discussion on Tuesday. See email for details.
5C- no changes; we were not affected by the day off.
IR – check email for changes
5C & 3 G – Most of you had time today in class to complete the 3rd party research, but if you didn’t, you need to do the following for homework:
1. Select a current US 3rd Party. 2. Summarize the platform. 3. Find out if they have ever had anyone elected into office. Due next class period we meet.
The final page of the Political Parties Packet contains three essay questions. Please prepare your answers neatly on the sheet provided, typed, or written on a lined sheet of paper. Each answer should be thoughtful and clear. A paragraph (5-8 sentences) will suffice.
G – due Monday 9/27
C – due Tuesday 9/28
F & D – due Wednesday 9/29
Without using your notes complete both sides of the government basics review sheet handed out in class on Friday. Bring it with you to class on Tuesday 9/22. Also make sure you have your highlighter.
Friday September 17 is Constitution Day! Please read the editorial “Why Celebrate Constitution Day?” and answer (on a separate sheet of paper) the six questions listed at the bottom. 5C please have this prepared for Monday Sept 20.
Having read through the Structures of Government powerpoint, complete the Evaluating Government Structures graphic organizer to determine the advantages and disadvantages of using each of the seven basic government structures.
3F & G – Due Wednesday 9/15
Using the Structures of Government powerpoint (see below for link), evaluate each of the 7 structures of government using the Graphic Organizer handed out in class.
- 5C – Due Tuesday 9/14
- 5D – Due Wednesday 9/15