Wednesday, February 20: Today we watched Inside Mecca, completing a video guide. If absent, click on the movie link and find the video guide on the documents page. We then discussed the physical features named on the physical features map in preparation for the test next class.
Due: MENA Map, 5 Themes Application - MENA, Desert Graphic Organizer
In Class: Inside Mecca Video Guide
Homework: Study for map test
Friday, February 22: Class began with the map test. If absent, come to a lab ASAP to take the test. We then completed the Cultural Geography notes packet, taking notes on religion (slides on documents page).
In Class: Cultural Geography Notes - Religion
Monday, February 11: Students created a foldable about the causes and contributors of deserts. Find the instructions on the Documents page. Students then worked on their country profiles.
In Class: Desert Graphic Organizer; Country Profile
Homework: Country Profile
Wednesday, February 13: Today students created another graphic organizer about water and oil in the Middle East (slides on Documents page). They then labeled and colored their physical map of MENA.
Due: Country Profile
In Class: Water & Oil Graphic Organizer; Physical Map
Homework: Finish Map
Friday, February 15: Today we discussed the cultural geography of the MENA region, focusing on people and their history. See slides on Documents page for notes.
Due: MENA Map
In Class: People Notes
Tuesday, February 5: Students took the Russia Unit Test. If absent, see Ms. Nay ASAP for when you can take the test. Students then labeled and colored their Middle East map.
In Class: Russia Unit Test; Middle East Map
Homework: Finish Map
Thursday, February 7: Students applied the 5 Themes of Geography to the Middle East, taking notes as we went through the Slides.
Due: Middle East Map
In Class: 5 Themes Notes
Monday, January 28: We concluded out Morphing Monopoly activity. Students then wrote a two paragraphs summarizing how their game changed and how it illustrated capitalism, socialism, and communism (both theoretical and what happens in reality). Lastly we discussed what caused the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Due: Russian Revolution & Animal Farm Comparison
In Class: Morphing Monopoly Response
Homework: Monopoly Response
Wednesday, January 30: First we discussed the Russian invasion of Crimea in 2014. Then students selected a current issue in Russia to briefly research and inform the class about. Students had half of class to research, and then they presented their findings.
Due: Monopoly Response
In Class: Current Issue Research and Presentation
Homework: Begin preparing for unit test
Friday, February 1: Students had some time to prepare for the unit test next class. They then started labeling their maps of the Middle East and North Africa.
In Class: Test Prep and Map Labeling
Homework: Prepare for Unit Test
Tuesday, January 21: Today we connected the Russian Revolution to the book Animal Farm. Students analyzed sources and compared the real events to the novel. If absent, see Ms. Nay for a copy of the assignment or find it on the Documents page, along with the intro slides.
Due: History of Russia Comic Strip
In Class: Russian Revolution and Animal Farm
Homework: Russian Revolution assignment at least through question 15
Thursday, January 23: Students played Monopoly, with the rules changing to morph the game from capitalist to communist. Students had to write a paragraph at the end summarizing how their game changed and what they learned. If absent, write a paragraph about what capitalism is and another paragraph about what communism is.
Due: Russian Revolution assignment at least through question 15
In Class: Morphing Monopoly participation
Homework: Written summary of your game
Tuesday, January 15: Today we discussed more of Russia's history (see Lectures 2 & 3 on the presentation on the Documents page). Students then added two more frames to their comic strip summary of Russian history.
Due: 1 Frame Complete
In Class: 2 Frames
Homework: Study for map test; 3 frames complete
Thursday, January 17: First students took the map test on Russia. We then finished the Russian history discussions (see Lecture 4 on the presentation on the Documents page). Students added one final frame to their comic strip summary of Russian history.
Due: 3 frames complete
In Class: Map Test, last frame
Homework: Russian History Comic Summary due next class
Monday, January 7: Students completed a country profile of Russia. They then organized their binders to turn them in.
In Class: Country Profile
Homework: Finish country profile if not finished in class
Wednesday, January 9: Today we applied the 5 Themes of Geography to Russia. Students took notes on the discussion and slides.
Due: Country Profile
In Class: Russia 5 Themes Application Notes
Friday, January 11: We discussed the basic overview of Russian history. Students took notes. They then chose a portion of the history to create a four frame comic strip.
In Class: Russia History Notes, Comic Strip
Homework: Two frames of comic strip complete
Thursday, January 3: Students had a chance to finish their Russia maps. They then read T. 345-355 and completed the chapter assessment on p. 358. If time, they started the Russia Country Profile.
In Class: Russia Map, Chp. 14 Assessment on T. 358
Homework: Finish T. 358, Binder due next class
Tuesday, December 18: Today was the Europe unit test. If absent, see Ms. Nay ASAP to take the test. Students then started working on their Russia maps.
In Class: Europe Unit Test, Russia Map
Thursday, December 20: Students worked on their Russia maps. If finished, they started reading p. 345-350 in their textbooks in order to complete the Section Assessment on p. 350.
In Class: Russia Map, T. 345-350 + Section Assessment
Homework: Finish Russia Map
Monday, December 10: Students prepared for the EU Simulation by writing one more proposal and making their placards & flags.
Due: Proposal #1
In Class: Proposal #2, Placard
Homework: Proposals ready for simulation
Wednesday, December 12: Today was our EU Simulation. If absent, see Ms. Nay for how to make up the participation points.
In Class: Simulation
Friday, December 14: Today was our EU Simulation. If absent, see Ms. Nay for how to make up the participation points.
In Class: Simulation
Homework: Study for test next class