November 13 – 16

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**PROGRESS 1 REPORTS FOR QUARTER 2 GO HOME ON THURSDAY!!

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  • This week students begin working on Treaty of Versailles Document Based Question, or DBQ.  Students will read and analyze a series of  primary and secondary documents to  include maps, political cartoons, graphs, charts, articles, and images, to formulate an answer to the following question:  How did the Treaty of Versailles help cause World War II? 
  • The DBQ process will culminate with students writing a five (5) paragraph essay, explaining and supporting their answer to the document based question.  
  • The essay will be  graded as a Summative Assessment.  All document analysis forms will be  formative classwork grades.

Monday – Tuesday 11/13-14: I can analyze secondary documents to establish background information on the DBQ topic.

  •  DBQ Activating Activity – Treaty of Versailles Cartoon Analysis
  • Background Essay – Analyze background essay, answer response questions, “HASHTAG – #” summarizing strategy.

Wednesday – Friday 11/15 – 11/17:  I can analyze secondary documents to provide evidence for my DBQ argument

  • Document Analysis Stations

DBQ Documents:  How Did the Versailes Treaty Help Cause World War II (EV)-21zegx4

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**PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN PROGRESS REPORT ENVELOPES**

November 6 – 10

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Quarter 2 Progress Report #1 Next Week

Please Check ParentVue for missing assignments!

Monday 11/06 – 11/09:  I can Describe major developments following World War I: the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, worldwide depression, and the rise of Nazism.

  • Students will take Power Notes for each development following WWI.
  • Performance Tasks:
    • Big Picture – Constructed Responses
    • Big Picture – Define, Identify, Analyze, Infer
    • Thinking Map – Multi Flow Map (Cause/Effect), Circle Map)
    • RUSSIAN REVOLUTION2-266uy0l

Friday 11/1o:  I can Describe major developments following World War I: the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, worldwide depression, and the rise of Nazism.

  • Quiz
  • Video – “What Happened to the Romanov Family”

October 30 – November 3

Please Remember to sign your student’s Report Card Sheet and send it back…This is the last hard copy report for students – All Progress and Report Cards will be available on Parent Vue!!

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Monday 23:  I can demonstrate my understanding of the Europe Geography standards.

Tuesday10/ 24:  I can demonstrate my understanding of the Europe Geography  standards

  • Geography Final Exam
  • Preview history vocabulary

Wednesday 10/25:  I can examine Europe’s age of Exploration.  I can re-examine various geography standards to increase proficiency.

  • Reteach/Enrichment:  Students showing proficiency to mastery of geography standards will go onto Mobymax to preview the upcoming history unit.  The information establishes background information.  Other students will re-visit geography standards to  facilitate proficiency.

(pink)  Download Environment:  europe_environmental_issues-2geuyym

(blue) Download Location, Climate, Natural Resources: location_climate_naturalresources-2bmopz0

October 16 – 20

Conference Week, Conference Week, Conference Week

I look forward to seeing you!

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**Monday 23, 2017 is our Geography of Europe Final Exam – this exam will cover Political/Physical Maps; Location, Climate, Natural Resources, and Population Distribution of Europe; Environmental Issues; Major Religions of Europe; and Languages Groups of Europe**

**All week we spend our “early release” days reviews for next week’s final….PLEASE STUDY AT HOME EACH DAY – NO CRAMMING**

Monday 16:  Study Guide Pt. 1- Religions, Languages, Location, Climate.  

*HOMEWORK – FINISH STUDY GUIDE – CREATE A WORKING STUDY GUIDE USING ALL OF THE ITEMS THAT YOU CIRCLED IN CLASS.**

Download Study Guide:  Unit 1 Geoegraphy of Europe Study Guide-1cxejcg

Tuesday 17:  Study Guide Pt. 2 –  Environmental Issues; Physical and Political Features of Europe, Maps

*HOMEWORK – FINISH STUDY GUIDE – CREATE A WORKING STUDY GUIDE USING ALL OF THE ITEMS THAT YOU CIRCLED IN CLASS.**

Wednesday 18:  Create Flash Cards

HOMEWORK – STUDY FOR FINAL EXAM – FINISH FLASH CARDS TO STUDY 

Thursday 19:  Review Game

*HOMEWORK – FINISH STUDY GUIDE – USE FLASH CARDS

Download Review: Social Studies Review Game-1tva3ix

Friday 20: Review Game, Quizizz

*HOMEWORK – STUDY FOR FINAL – COMPLETE QUIZIZZ REVIEW FOR BONUS POINTS – REMEMBER, IT HAS TO BE FULLY COMPLETED**

September 9 – 13

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“PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR PARENT/TEACHER 

CONFIRMATION LETTERS IN – THEY ARE PAST DUE”

This week we will be covering the cultural characteristics of  Europe – Language and Religion.

In teaching the three major religions of Europe,there is no intent to influence  the beliefs of students in anyway.  The rationale for  introducing the three major religions of Europe is to facilitate the understanding of the role religions have played in the development of Europe and it’s history.

Monday 10/9:  I can describe the characteristics of Europe’s three main religions.

  • Students will examine the characteristics of the three major religions in Europe – the focus is on their similarities and differences.
  • Students complete a graphic organizer to assign various characteristics for each if the three religions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam.
  • Download “3 Religions PowerPoint:  Three-Religion-2cwdeo0
  • Download “3 Religions Graphic Organizer:  Three Religions of Europe Chart-uffhx1

Tuesday 10/10:  I can analyze texts to respond to questions about Europe’s three main religions

  • Students will finish taking notes for the three religions and play a review game
  • Students will construct a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the three religions
  • **HOMEWORK – Venn Diagram due tomorrow**

Wednesday 10/11: can explain the diversity of European languages as seen in a comparison of German, English, Russian, French, and Italian

  • Partner Practice:  With a partner, students will analyze the Languages of Europe” text and answer questions.  Each pair will turn in one answer sheet.
  • Independent Practice:  Each student will construct a tree map to classify the European language families.
  • **HOMEWORK – FINISH TREE MAP – DUE TOMORROW**

Thursday 10/12:  I can construct a graph to demonstrate the diversity of languages in Europe

**PARTIAL DAY**

Friday 10/13:  I can demonstrate my understanding of Europe’s religions and language

      • Students will use the Nystrom Atlases to determine which countries speak the following languages: German, Italian, Russian, French, and English.
      • They will use the information to construct a bar graph.
      • Students will then construct a thematic (language) map of Europe.  They will create a key to show the different languages 
      • Download Bar Graph and Map:
      • **HOMEWORK – FINISH LANGUAGE ACTIVITY – LANGUAGE MAP AND BAR GRAPH**

 

 

Environmental Issues

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DATES TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK!!

  • Environmental Issues quiz – Friday 10/6
  • Collect “Air Pollution” and “Chernobyl” Multi-flow Maps – Friday 10/6
  • Close Reading – Monday 10/9

Monday 10/2:  I can outline the causes, effects and solutions for Germany’s “acid rain” problem.  

  • Students take notes using a Multiflow – Cause/Effect thinking map.
  • Students write a constructed response explaining how acid rain in Germany might impact it’s economy.
  • Download PowerPoint:  Environmental Issues in Europe-GENED-1o15pib

Tuesday 10/3:  I can outline the causes, effects and solutions for the UK’s “air pollution” problem.

  • Students construct their own meaning – students access the powerpoint to answer questions and complete a Multi-flow map showing the causes, effect, and solutions of air pollution in the UK.
  • Students will write a constructed response explaining how air pollution affects the Uk’s economy and citizens some possible solutions.   
  • **HOMEWORK – WORK ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES CLOSE READS**
  • Download Power Point:   Environmental Issues in Europe-GENED-1o15pib

Wednesday 10/4: I can outline the causes, effects and solutions for the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

  • Students will view a video clip of NBC News from 1988 to introduce the nuclear disaster.
  • Students will then take notes, again using a Multi-flow map.
  • The class will then play a review game – Battle Ship to review the three environmental issues.
  • **HOMEWORK – wORK ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES CLOSE READS**
  • Download Powerpoint:  Environmental Issues in Europe-GENED-1o15pib

Thursday 10/5:  I can analyze  a text to respond to comprehension questions

  • Students will use the CLOSE READ strategies to read and answer environmental issues questions.

**STUDENTS WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY WORKING ON THESE 3 CLOSE READING ASSIGNMENTS  – THEY ARE ALL DUE ON MONDAY 10/9**

Friday 10/6:  I can demonstrate my understanding of Europe’s environmental issues

  • Environmental Issues Quiz
  • Work on Environmental Issues Close Reading Texts
  • Due Today – “Air Pollution” and “Chernobyl” Multi-flow maps
  • **HOMEWORK – FINISH ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES CLOSE READS**

 

 

 

 

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Monday 9/18:  I can explain how the location, climate, and natural resources impact the UK’s trade, economy, and population.

  • Students view a power point to take power notes, answer questions and complete graphic organizers.
  • Performance Task – Multi Flow Map: Cause/Effect

**HOMEWORK:  FINISH CAUSE AND EFFECT MAP

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Tuesday 9/19:  I can explain how the location, climate, and natural resources impact the Russia’s trade, economy, and population.

Wednesday 9/20:  I can analyze texts to examine location, climate, natural resources of the UK, Russia, Germany.

  • Students are given leveled texts to Close Read.
  • **HOMEWORK:  FINISH ALL THREE CLOSE READ TEXTS

Thursday 9/21:  I can compare and contrast  the impact of  location, climate, and natural resources on Russia vs. the UK

  • Double Bubble Map – Russia Vs. UK (Quiz Grade)
  • Germany Power Notes

Friday 9/22:  I can compare and contrast the impact of location, climate, and natural resources on Germany – Russia – UK

**Period 1 was the “VIP Class” of Unit 1  with the highest overall GPA on the Unit 1 Test.  Today is their VIP Vacation Day!

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September 13 – 15

 

Monday/Tuesday 9/11-9/12:  Cobb Country Schools Closed Due to Hurricane Irma

Wednesday9/13:  I can locate and describe various physical features in Europe

  • Students finish physical features Power Notes
  • Students complete a Circle Map with a Frame to summarize physical features (GRAPES – Geography – 5 themes – Place and Location)
  • **PHYSICAL FEATURES MAP QUIZ TOMORROW!!!
  • Please download for study: Map of Europe Quiz-GENED2-2aadt6m      European Geography-utsg12

Thursday 9/14:  I can explain how climate, location, and natural resources impact the UK’s trade and economy.

  • Student begin “Power Notes” to understand the effect of climate, location, natural resources of trade, economy, and population.

Friday 9/14-9/15:  I can explain how climate, location, and natural resources impact the UK’s trade and economy.

 

September 5-8

Tuesday 9/5:  I can locate various European countries on a map.

  • Construct a political map of Europe
  • Smartboard Map Game!
  • Finish Close REading

Wednesday 9/6:  I am absent today – students complete a Close Read and Response on the geography of Europe.

Thursday 9/7:  I can locate various land forms or Europe and explain how they may impact the country.

  • Construct a physical map of Europe This is “location” of the 5 themes of geogrpahy (element – G)
  • Power Notes – What does it look like?  This is “place” of the 5 themes of geography (element – G)
    • Students view a powerpoint to complete power notes describing each land form  and  impact.
    • **HOMEWORK – STUDY FOR POLITICAL MAP TEST TOMORROW**
    • download map practices: Map of Europe Quiz-GENED2-2aadt6m
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