Geography 7

We are transitioning to E-Learning from April 6th – May 21st.

See Google Classroom for all updated assignments.

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Weekly assignments will be posted on Mondays and will be due on Thursdays before midnight.

Geography ~ March 9 – 13

Monday, March 9th

Bell Ringer: #35. What nations are known as the former Yugoslav republics? (red text 213)

Classwork: Eastern Europe Project Eastern Europe Project Instructions & Rubric  ~ Details are on Google Classroom. Explanation of project, assign partners, begin research and create a Google Slides presentation. See attached for guidelines and rubric.  Students will research using Chromebooks in class F 3/06, M 3/09, W 3/11, Th 3/12. Research/slides not finished in class will need to be completed at home.

Homework:  Eastern Europe Maps due Tu 3/10; Eastern Europe Map Quiz on Tu 3/17; Eastern Europe Project due M 3/16

Tuesday, March 10th

No Bell Ringer

Classwork: Grade/review Eastern Europe Maps (ISN 50-52); Bell Ringer Test; continue working on Eastern Europe Project Eastern Europe Project Instructions & Rubric  ~ Details are on Google Classroom. Explanation of project, assign partners, begin research and create a Google Slides presentation. See attached for guidelines and rubric.  Students will research using Chromebooks in class F 3/06, M 3/09, W 3/11, Th 3/12. Research/slides not finished in class will need to be completed at home.

Homework:  Eastern Europe Map Quiz on Tu 3/17; Eastern Europe Project due M 3/16

Wednesday, March 11th

Bell Ringer: #36. Why is Ukraine called the ‚Äúbreadbasket of Europe‚ÄĚ? (red text 217-218)

Classwork: Students will continue working on Eastern Europe Project Eastern Europe Project Instructions & Rubric  ~ Details are on Google Classroom. Explanation of project, assign partners, begin research and create a Google Slides presentation. See attached for guidelines and rubric.  Students will research using Chromebooks in class F 3/06, M 3/09, W 3/11, Th 3/12. Research/slides not finished in class will need to be completed at home.

Homework:  Eastern Europe Map Quiz on Tu 3/17; Eastern Europe Project due M 3/16

Thursday, March 12th

Bell Ringer: #37. What is your favorite Eastern Europe country? Why?

Classwork: Students will finish working on Eastern Europe Project Eastern Europe Project Instructions & Rubric  ~ Details are on Google Classroom. Explanation of project, assign partners, begin research and create a Google Slides presentation. See attached for guidelines and rubric.  Students will research using Chromebooks in class F 3/06, M 3/09, W 3/11, Th 3/12. Research/slides not finished in class will need to be completed at home.

Homework:  Eastern Europe Map Quiz on Tu 3/17; Eastern Europe Project due M 3/16; Have a safe and wonderful Spring Break!

Friday, March 13th

No School ~ Teacher Workday

Geography ~ March 2 – 6

Monday, March 2nd

Bell Ringer: #31. Who is the current pope of the Catholic Church?

Classwork:  Southern Europe Jigsaw Notes (ISN 49) Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Italy, and Greece). Students become experts on specific aspects of culture and share their research with classmates.

Homework:  Western Europe Test on W 3/04  https://quizlet.com/50681925/western-europe-flash-cards/    Chapter 6 Western Europe Study Guide 2017

Tuesday, March 3rd

Bell Ringer:  #32. What body of water touches most of the southern countries of Europe?

Classwork:  Review for Western Europe test using Kahoot and informative questions; Bumper Sticker Project: Pick a country and create a bumper sticker displaying your chosen country’s culture. Be sure to include aspects of the 8 elements of culture.

Homework: Bumper Sticker due W 3/04; Western Europe Test on W 3/04  https://quizlet.com/50681925/western-europe-flash-cards/    Chapter 6 Western Europe Study Guide 2017

Wednesday, March 4th

No Bell Ringer

Classwork:  Western Europe Test; Eastern Europe Map Instructions and Capitals (ISN 50); Eastern Europe Political Map (ISN 51); Eastern Europe Physical Map (ISN 52)

Homework:  Eastern Europe Maps due Tu 3/10; Eastern Europe Map Quiz on Tu 3/17

Thursday, March 5th

Bell Ringer:#33. List the three Baltic Republics.

Classwork:  Students absent W 3/04 took Western Europe Test; Eastern Europe Map Instructions and Capitals(ISN 50); Eastern Europe Political & Physical Map (51-52)

Homework: Eastern Europe Maps due Tu 3/10; Eastern Europe Map Quiz on Tu 3/17

Friday, March 6th

Bell Ringer:#34. What countries are contained within the Balkan Peninsula? (red text 211)

Classwork: Finish Maps ~ Eastern Europe Map Instructions and Capitals(ISN 50); Eastern Europe Political Map (ISN 51); Eastern Europe Physical Map (ISN 52);  Eastern Europe Project Eastern Europe Project Instructions & Rubric  ~ Click for details or see Google Classroom. Explanation of project, assign partners, begin research and create a Google Slides presentation. See attached for guidelines and rubric.  Students will research using Chromebooks in class F 3/06, M 3/09, W 3/11, Th 3/12. Research/slides not finished in class will need to be completed at home.

Homework:  Eastern Europe Maps due Tu 3/10; Eastern Europe Map Quiz on Tu 3/17; Eastern Europe Project due M 3/16

Geography ~ February 24 – 28

Monday, February 24th

Bell Ringer: #27. a) What four regions are located in the United Kingdom?  b) What percent of the United Kingdom’s people live in towns & cities? c) What countries make up the Benelux?

Classwork: United Kingdom Notes (ISN 43); educational videos on geography & culture of the United Kingdom; study for Western Europe Map Quiz.

Homework:  Western Europe Map Quiz on Tu 2/25  Western Europe Map (blank); Nordic Nations Brochure due Tu 2/25

Tuesday, February 25th

Bell Ringer: #28. a) In what country can you locate the Seine & Loire Rivers?  b) What city does the Seine River run through?

Classwork:  Turn in Nordic Nations Brochure; Western Europe Map Quiz; France Notes (ISN 44); educational videos on geography & culture of France.

Homework:  Western Europe Test on W 3/04 https://quizlet.com/50681925/western-europe-flash-cards/    Chapter 6 Western Europe Study Guide 2017

Wednesday, February 26th

Bell Ringer: #29. a) What is an autobahn?  b) What country is it located in?

Classwork:   France Notes (ISN 44); Germany Notes (ISN 45); Discovery Education Videos France & Germany

Homework:  Western Europe Test on W 3/04  https://quizlet.com/50681925/western-europe-flash-cards/    Chapter 6 Western Europe Study Guide 2017

Thursday, February 27th

No Bell Ringer

Classwork:  Review for Western Europe Test; See Google Classroom for instructions about Western Europe Notecards (BONUS points).

Homework:  Western Europe Test on W 3/04  https://quizlet.com/50681925/western-europe-flash-cards/    Chapter 6 Western Europe Study Guide 2017

Friday,  February 28th

Bell Ringer: #30. a) What is important about the Spanish cities of Madrid & Barcelona? b) What city in Italy has few cars, but has boats for transportation through canals?

Classwork:  Spain (ISN 46); Italy (ISN 47); Greece (ISN 48); Discovery Education Videos Spain, Italy, & Greece.

Homework:  Western Europe Test on W 3/04  https://quizlet.com/50681925/western-europe-flash-cards/    Chapter 6 Western Europe Study Guide 2017

Geography ~ February 17 – 21

Monday, February 17th

NO SCHOOL ~ PRESIDENTS’ DAY (TEACHER WORKDAY)

Tuesday, February 18th

Bell Ringer:  #25. What are the countries included in the Nordic Nations?

Classwork:   Explanation of Nordic Nations Brochure project & research on ISN 41-42. THE NORDIC NATIONS (1) 

Homework:   Western European Maps due W 2/19; Europe Region Questions due W 2/19; Western Europe Map Quiz on Tu 2/25  Western Europe Map (blank); Nordic Nations Brochure due Tu 2/25

Wednesday, February 19th

No Bell Ringer

Classwork:   Grade/Review Western European Map Instructions (ISN 36-37), Western European Physical Map (ISN 38), Western European Political Map (ISN 39); Grade/Review Europe Region Questions (ISN 40); Use chromebooks researching Nordic Nations Brochure project (Nordic Nations Research Notes on ISN 41 Р42).  THE NORDIC NATIONS (1).

Homework:  Western Europe Map Quiz on Tu 2/25  Western Europe Map (blank); Nordic Nations Brochure due Tu 2/25

Thursday, February 20th

Bell Ringer: #26. What keeps Norway’s harbors ice-free all year? (text 189)

Classwork:   Use chromebooks researching Nordic Nations Brochure project (Nordic Nations Research Notes on ISN 41 Р42).  THE NORDIC NATIONS (1); France & the Benelux Countries (ISN 43 Р44) use red textbook 179 Р182 to write all of the questions and answers.

Homework:  France & Benelux Qs & As due Tu 2/25; Western Europe Map Quiz on Tu 2/25  Western Europe Map (blank); Nordic Nations Brochure due Tu 2/25

Friday, February 21st

No Bell Ringer

Classwork:    Use chromebooks researching Nordic Nations Brochure project (Nordic Nations Research Notes on ISN 41 Р42).  THE NORDIC NATIONS (1); France & the Benelux Countries (ISN 43 Р44) use red textbook 179 Р182 to write all of the questions and answers.

Homework:   France & Benelux Qs & As due Tu 2/25; Western Europe Map Quiz on Tu 2/25  Western Europe Map (blank); Nordic Nations Brochure due Tu 2/25

Geography ~ February 10 – 14

Monday, February 10th

No Bell Ringer

Classwork: Finish writing a 2-paragraph letter to an imaginary friend in an underdeveloped country and argue whether you think globalization is a good thing for the world or a bad thing for the world; Peer-edit letters by successfully answering the 3 writing prompt questions; Study for Culture Test (make flashcards).

Homework:  2 Paragraph Letter due W 2/12; Chapter 3 Culture Test W 2/12 Culture Study Guide     https://quizlet.com/34915877/geography-ch3-flash-cards/

Tuesday, February 11th

Bell Ringer: #22. What are the 5 major world religions? (red text 82)

Classwork:  Discuss & take notes on 3.3 Notes ~ Resources & Trade  (35) 3.2 & 3.3 Notes ; Review for Culture Test tomorrow.

Homework:  2 Paragraph Letter due W 2/12; Chapter 3 Culture Test W 2/12 Culture Study Guide     https://quizlet.com/34915877/geography-ch3-flash-cards/

Wednesday, February 12th

No Bell Ringer

 Classwork:  Chapter 3 Culture Test;  Label and color Western European Map Instructions (ISN 36-37), Western European Physical Map (ISN 38), Western European Political Map (ISN 39).

Homework:  Western European Maps due W 2/19; Western Europe Map Quiz on Tu 2/25  Western Europe Map (blank)  

 Thursday, February 13th

Bell Ringer: #23. What is your favorite Western European country and why?   

Classwork:    Label and color Western European Map Instructions (ISN 36-37), Western European Physical Map (ISN 38), Western European Political Map (ISN 39); Europe Region Questions (ISN 40) {read textbook pp 114-121 and write Qs & As to 117, 119, 120, 121}; Study for Western Europe Map Quiz.

Homework:   Western European Maps due W 2/19; Europe Region Questions due W 2/19; Western Europe Map Quiz on Tu 2/25  Western Europe Map (blank)

Friday, February 14th

Bell Ringer: #24. What is the highest point in Europe? [Name, location, height] (red text 121)

Classwork: Finish labeling and coloring Western European Map Instructions (ISN 36-37), Western European Physical Map (ISN 38), Western European Political Map (ISN 39); Europe Region Questions (ISN 40) {read textbook pp 114-121 and write Qs & As to 117, 119, 120, 121}; Study for Western Europe Map Quiz.

Homework:   Western European Maps due W 2/19; Europe Region Questions due W 2/19; Western Europe Map Quiz on Tu 2/25  Western Europe Map (blank)

Geography ~ February 3 – 7

Monday, February 3rd

Bell Ringer:  #17. List the 5 most populous countries in the world and give their population. (see red text p. 88)

Classwork:  Discuss & use red textbook to complete 3.2 Population Patterns Notes (ISN 33); Population Density/Urbanization Video; if time allows 3.3 Notes ~ Resources & Trade (ISN 34)   3.2 & 3.3 Notes

Homework: Culture One-Pager due Tu 2/04; Chapter 3 Culture Vocabulary Quiz W 2/05  https://quizlet.com/265979368/culture-vocabulary-flash-cards ; Chapter 3 Culture Test W 2/12  Culture Study Guide    https://quizlet.com/34915877/geography-ch3-flash-cards/

Tuesday, February 4th

Bell Ringer: #18. Can a country survive without the help of another country? Explain your answer.

Classwork: Mr. Parker (my student teacher from UAB) will be teaching this week! Check/grade Culture One-Pager (32); Interdependence/Trade Pre-Test/Vocab; Think, Pair, Share Interdependence article & questions; Geographic Tweet.

Homework: Geographic Tweet due W 2/05; Chapter 3 Culture Vocabulary Quiz W 2/05  https://quizlet.com/265979368/culture-vocabulary-flash-cards ; Chapter 3 Culture Test W 2/12  Culture Study Guide https://quizlet.com/34915877/geography-ch3-flash-cards/

Wednesday, February 5th

Bell Ringer:  #19. Why is trade essential and important? Explain your answer.

Classwork:  Turn in Geographic Tweet; Vote 7th grade Who’s Who; Culture Vocabulary Quiz; How Trade Changes Lives article (red text 102 Р103) read and answer questions; Globalization Storyboard (see Google Classroom for details of assignment).

Homework:  Storyboard due Th 2/06; Course Selection on Google Classroom for counselors due F 2/07; Chapter 3 Culture Test W 2/12  Culture Study Guide   https://quizlet.com/34915877/geography-ch3-flash-cards/

Thursday, February 6th

Bell Ringer:  #20. Section 4 Assessment (green text 100; #1A & #1C) 

Classwork: ¬†Turn in Globalization Storyboard; Deforestation video; ‚ÄėSaving the Amazon‚Äô article and questions; 1 paragraph letter describing the effects of globalization.

Homework:   Course Selection on Google Classroom for counselors due F 2/07; Chapter 3 Culture Test W 2/12 Culture Study Guide     https://quizlet.com/34915877/geography-ch3-flash-cards/

Friday, February 7th

 Bell Ringer: #21. How does interdependence, trade, and globalization impact our world? Explain your answer.

Classwork: Write a 2-paragraph letter to an imaginary friend in an underdeveloped country and argue whether you think globalization is a good thing for the world or a bad thing for the world; peer-edit letters by successfully answering the 3 writing prompt questions.

Homework:   Course Selection on Google Classroom for counselors due F 2/07; Chapter 3 Culture Test W 2/12 Culture Study Guide     https://quizlet.com/34915877/geography-ch3-flash-cards/

Geography ~ January 27 – 31

Monday, January 27th

Bell Ringer:  #12. What 5 elements affect climate?  (text 52-58)

Classwork:  Geography Basics Test for students who were not present on Th 1/23; finish Absolute Location Quiz from Th 1/23; Read silently text 46-72; and complete World Climate Notes (ISN 23-26).

Homework: Climate Notes & Map due W 1/29; Ch. 3 Vocabulary Terms due Th 1/30

Tuesday, January 28th

Bell Ringer: #13. What are the three major climate zones? Describe each zone.

Classwork:  Read text 46-72; discuss World Climate Notes (ISN 23-26) and World Climate Map (ISN 26).

Homework: Review Climate notes; Climate Notes & Map due W 1/29; Ch. 3 Vocabulary Terms due Th 1/30

Wednesday, January 29th

Bell Ringer: #14. Explain the term culture region.

Classwork:  Students finish reading & completing World Climate Notes (ISN 23-26) and World Climate Map (ISN 26); review & grade World Climate Notes & Map (ISN 23-26); define Chapter 3 Culture Vocabulary Terms (ISN 27-28); Ring of Fire (29) [Read 42 Р43 in green text. Write #1 & #2 questions and answers.]; Discuss 3.1 Culture Notes (ISN 30-31) [8 culture traits with examples, cultural changes, civilizations]

  1. Culture                 9.  Culture region
  2. Ethnic group     10. Birthrate
  3. Dialect                11. Death rate
  4. Democracy        12. Population density
  5. Dictatorship      13. Famine
  6. Monarchy          14. Natural resource
  7. Cultural diffusion   15. Economic system
  8. Civilizations       16. Globalization

Homework: Ch. 3 Vocabulary Terms due Th 1/30; Chapter 3 Culture Vocabulary Quiz W 2/05; Review Climate notes

Thursday, January 30th

Bell Ringer: #15. List the 8 elements of culture and give an example of each. (red text 80-83)

Classwork:  Review/grade Chapter 3 Culture Vocabulary Terms (ISN 27-28); review Ring of Fire (29) [Read 42 Р43 in green text. Write #1 & #2 questions and answers.]; finish discussing 3.1 Culture Notes (ISN 30-31) [8 culture traits with examples, cultural changes, civilizations]

Homework:  Chapter 3 Culture Vocabulary Quiz W 2/05; Review Culture notes

Friday, January 31st

Bell Ringer: #16. Explain cultural diffusion.

Classwork:  Finish discussing 3.1 Culture Notes (ISN 30-31) [8 culture traits with examples, cultural changes, civilizations]; Culture One Pager (Students will create pictures, border, 6 Culture vocabulary terms using colored pencils, markers, and pens on a piece of white copy paper. This will be glued on ISN 32.)

Homework: Culture One-Pager due Tu 2/04; Chapter 3 Culture Vocabulary Quiz W 2/05  https://quizlet.com/265979368/culture-vocabulary-flash-cards ; Chapter 3 Culture Test W 2/12   https://quizlet.com/34915877/geography-ch3-flash-cards/

Geography ~ January 20 – 24

Monday, January 20th

No School – MLK Day

Tuesday, January 21st

Bell Ringer: #10. What does a star symbolize on a country’s map?

Classwork:  Review/grade Geography Basics worksheet (ISN 15 Р16) geography-handbook-2013 ; Find exact coordinates of latitude and longitude of Absolute Location 1 (ISN 19), Absolute Location 2 (ISN 20), Absolute Location 3 (ISN 21), Absolute Location 4 & 5 (ISN 22) and prepare/review for Geography Basics Test.

Homework: Geographic Features (17 Р18) due W 1/22; Geography Basics Test  Th 1/23; Absolute Location Quiz Th 1/23

Wednesday, January 22nd

Bell Ringer:#11.  What are lines of latitude known as? What are lines of longitude known as?

Classwork:  Review/grade Geographical Feature / 2 Real World Examples / Colored Picture (ISN 17-18)  Geographical Features Real World Examples; Continue finding exact coordinates of latitude and longitude of Absolute Location 2 (ISN 20), Absolute Location 3 (ISN 21), Absolute Location 4 (ISN 22), Absolute Location 5 (ISN 23) and prepare/review for Geography Basics Test.

Homework: Geography Basics Test  Th 1/23; Absolute Location Quiz Th 1/23

Thursday, January 23rd

No Bell Ringer

Classwork:  Geography Basics Test; Absolute Location Quiz

Homework: None

Friday, January 24th

No Bell Ringer

Classwork:  Performance Series Test

Homework: None

Geography ~ January 13 – 17

Monday, January 13th

Bell Ringer: #5. What is a map and how/why do we use them? (Write 2 detailed sentences.)

Classwork: Discuss & take notes on Five Themes of Geography notes (ISN 11 Р12).  5-themes-of-geo-notes

Homework: Review Five Themes of Geography notes

Tuesday, January 14th

Bell Ringer:  #6. What are the different types of geographer’s tools?

Classwork:   Finish Five Themes of Geography notes (ISN 11 Р12).  5-themes-of-geo-notes; Five Themes Graphic Organizer (ISN 13) & Five Themes Inductive Study (ISN 14) 5-themes-inductive 

Homework: Review notes; Inductive Study due W 1/15

Wednesday, January 15th

Bell Ringer:  #7. List the 7 continents (spelled correctly).

Classwork:  Review Five Themes Graphic Organizer (ISN 13) & grade Five Themes Inductive Study (ISN 14) 5-themes-inductive ; students will use textbook to complete Geography Basics worksheet (ISN 15 Р16) geography-handbook-2013

Homework: Review Geography Basics notes

Thursday, January 16th

Bell Ringer:  #8. List the 4 major oceans.

Classwork:  Finish Geography Basics worksheet (ISN 15 Р16) geography-handbook-2013 ; We will work on Geographical Feature / 2 Real World Examples / Colored Picture (ISN 17-18) on Friday 1/17   Geographical Features Real World Examples  Most terms are located in textbook on pages 14-15. The two terms not located in textbook * Jungle: A thick forest in hot, rainy countries.     * Desert: A large area of dry land without water or plant life. 

Homework: Geography Basics (15 Р16) due Tu 1/21; Geographic Features (17 Р18) due W 1/22; Geography Basics Test  F 1/24

Happy 2020!!! Welcome Back to OMMS!!!

Geography ~ January 6 – 10

Monday, January 6th

Teacher Workday

Tuesday, January 7th

No Bell Ringer

Classwork: Collins Writing Assignment ~ Geography about 4 foreign countries (ISN 6) {20-pt grade} MLA format at top of clean sheet of notebook paper, read instructions carefully, compose 2 well written paragraphs to be peer edited tomorrow in class; Eastern Hemisphere Maps (ISN 7 – 8) read map instructions carefully and locate continents and countries in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Homework: Bring Geography supplies [notebook/binder (you can use your Civics binder), 3 dividers, & notebook paper]

Wednesday, January 8th

Bell Ringer: #1. What is geography?   #2. List three ways you are affected by geography.

Classwork: Discuss Classroom Expectations, set up Interactive Student Notebook for Geography pages 1 – 5, finish Collins Writing Assignment ~ Geography about 4 foreign countries (ISN 6) {20-pt grade}, complete Eastern Hemisphere Maps (ISN 7 – 8) and Olympics Map (ISN 9 – 10) {Do not glue the maps down until after you have completed!}

Homework: Finish ISN Coverpage & Table of Contents (1 – 5); Eastern Hemisphere map & Olympics map due F 1/10

Thursday, January 9th

Bell Ringer:  #3. What are the 5 Themes of Geography?   

Classwork: Peer edit Collins Writing Assignment ~ Geography about 4 foreign countries (ISN 6) {20-pt grade}, finish Eastern Hemisphere Maps (ISN 7 – 8) and Olympics Map (ISN 9 – 10); Mrs. Kennedy to check ISN set up (pp. 1 – 5, Learning Targets, and Bell Ringers).

Homework: Eastern Hemisphere map due F 1/10 & Olympics map due Tu 1/14 

Friday, January 10th

Bell Ringer:  #4. Write a descriptive explanation of latitude and longitude.

Classwork: Review/grade Eastern Hemisphere Maps (ISN 7 Р8) and Olympics Map (ISN 9 Р10); begin Five Themes of Geography notes (ISN 11 Р12).  5-themes-of-geo-notes

Homework: Olympics map due Tu 1/14