-Reviewed the counties
-Wrote 'Region' paragraph for our favorite locations and peer reviewed them
-Learned what Human-Environment Interactions are and added it to 5 Themes Notes
Assignments: Region paragraph
-Learned what 'Region' is and added it to our 5 Themes Notes.
-Labelled counties maps (not turned in)
-Learned the "Counties Soap Opera" to learn the counties, then reviewed them as a class by playing "Splat the Board".
Assignments: Label counties map
-Went over Mars or Utah PowerPoint
-Reviewed physical geography of Utah
-Wrote 'Place' paragraph of your favorite location
-Peer reviewed paragraphs
-Wrote definitions for geography vocabulary and created 'word-arts' for five words
Assignments: Place paragraph, geography vocab and word-art
Homework: Geography vocab definitions and word-art (due Wednesday)
-Wrote the location paragraph for your essay on the geography of your favorite place and peer reviewed them
-Talked about the second theme of geography: place
-Labelled physical geography of Utah map
Assignments: Location paragraph, physical geography map
Homework: Physical geography map
-Went over how to organize binders and were given classroom jobs for the rest of the month.
-Took geography pre-test
-Introduced Geography unit with 'Setting the Stage' powerpoint
-Learned about the first theme of geography: Location
-Completed "The Biggest Places on Earth" worksheet.
Assignments: 5 Themes Notes (started), The Biggest Places on Earth Worksheet
Homework: The Biggest Places on Earth worksheet (if not finished in class) (if downloading, only complete the first page)
We walked through the requirements for current events and community experiences. Then students found important features in their textbooks while completing the "Textbook Exploration" worksheet. We then brainstormed and voted on our class rules and consequences.
We had a small get to know you activity before going over the disclosure document, with emphasis on current events and the community experience. Textbooks were distributed while students completed the 'Places in Utah' activity with a partner.
Assignments: Places in Utah
Homework: Disclosure signed, book covered, and supplies