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Rainy Daze and Monday!

Hi friends!  Today we started the week off with historical thinking to get the real story.

All classes (except Block 5) should finish the analysis of the Christopher Columbus painting.  We will finish the back side of the worksheet tomorrow!

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All blocks participated in Mystery Centers examining primary and secondary sources to make predictions of what we will be learning on our next unit.

Map Skills are due on Monday.

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All classes took the Latin America Physical Geography test today.  After the test, students practiced map skills (scale and directions), this is due on Monday.  If time, they were also able to color a Day of the Dead skull.

ANY STUDENT ABSENT:  I will be holding a test make-up day tomorrow at 8 am.  Please meet me at the front of the school at that time.  

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Where did today go?

Early release!

Culture Centers were completed in class…that is your homework if not completed!

All blocks will have the Latin America Physical Geography test tomorrow

Blocks 1 and 2:

Material will cover the items presented in class by your peer teachers.  Handouts as well as the questions I gave you are great study guides!

Blocks 3, 4, and 5:

Material to study are warm-ups, comparing countries notes, environmental concerns, and aspects of the Latin American culture.

Bonus question for the test…print this blog out, answer the question, and have a parent sign!  What United States president turned the Panama Canal back over the the Panamanian government and in what year?  (both parts must be answered and parent signature to get bonus point)

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Latin America Culture

Hola amigos!  Today you will be visiting several centers to learn more about the rich culture of Latin America.  One you have completed the activities, you may color a Day of the Dead skull!

Blocks 1 and 2:  Complete the Panama Canal Webquest if needed.  You should also work on the study guide for the test on Thursday.

Blocks 3, 4, and 5:  We will finish this tomorrow in class.  STUDY for test!

Center 1:   Standard of Living Latin American Literacy and Standard of Living-2mjj5c7

Center 2:  Religion The religion riddle-2iiby77

Center 3:  Colonial Social Ladder (orange textbook page 342)

Center 4:  Language The language conundrum-yilevz

Center 5:  Colonial Claims Analyzing maps-1hpapgp

Center 6:  BrainPop (you will go to CDL to get to the video MesoAmerica) Brainpop Challenge-1n3n028

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Panama Canal Webquest

Latin America Physical and Cultural Geography test on Thursday March 15th.

Blocks 1 and 2:  Presentations have been completed.  We will complete the web quest tomorrow.

BLOCKS 3, 4, and 5 ONLY:  Panama Canal Webquest to be completed for homework!


2 – 4 (The link listed on your handout is not working)

5, 7


Extension (The link listed on your handout is not working)



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Happy Friday!

Blocks 1 and 2:  Any left overs from presentations will be completed on Monday if needed.

Blocks 3, 4, and 5:  We began a web quest on the Panama Canal and will complete that on Monday.

CNN News in 10 episode March 5

TEST ON THURSDAY-Latin America Physical Geography.  Comparing countries, environmental concerns.  Use your Teacher Notes and class notes to study and prepare.

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Hello Thursday!

Block 1:

Group 4: quizlet:

Block 2: Forms link

Block 3, 4, and 5:

Environmental Issues in Latin America Superhero activity started in class.  This is due tomorrow.  Please read your directions carefully!

ALL:  There will be a Latin America Physical Geography test on Thursday, March 15.  Start preparing now!


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Getting over the hump!

Blocks 1 and 2:  Kudos to our presenters today!  Groups 3 and 4 will present tomorrow.  We will have a short assessment on Monday that covers the material presented.  What to study?  You should be able to answer the questions for each group (NOT just your group)

Blocks 3, 4, and 5:  Environmental Issues in Latin America were discussed.  No homework but we will have a test on Thursday March 15!


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Rainy Daze for sure!

LOL…I thought it was Wednesday until Block 4!

Blocks 1 and 2:  Groups one and two will be our guests educators tomorrow.  We will not have anymore “work days” during class so work on your portion if needed.

Blocks 3, 4, and 5:  Today we completed our comparison of Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico.  Students had a THIS or THAT choice activity-if not done in class-it is homework.

We Will have our Latin America physical geography test on March 15.  Spend 15 minutes each night going over notes and activities so you can be prepared.  We are nearing the end of the quarter…every grade counts!

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