Mr. Brink's Social Studies Class

Social Studies the Wildcat Way

January 14, 2019

This week at a glance:

6th Grade
Monday and Tuesday: Students will complete a flipbook on the Environmental Issues of Canada

Wednesday: Map Quiz on the Provinces, Territories, and Physical Features of Canada. Students can prepare by playing study games here!

And watch the provinces song at this link – Canadian Provinces Rap

Thursday: Students will be divided into groups for either reteaching or extension work based on Quiz results.

Friday: Students will read articles about various issues in Canada and discuss as a group. We will also finish and complete the weekly warm-ups.

7th Grade

Monday: Review and Make Corrections to Assessment from Friday on the Geography of Africa.

Tuesday and Wednesday: Students will work through various stations by reading articles, analyzing land use maps, and taking notes on the geographic characteristics of Africa.

Thursday: Students will use their notes from the stations activity to complete a graphic organizer on the geography of Africa.

Friday: Africa Map test over countries and physical features from the maps we created and knowledge of African geographic concepts and facts from notes. To start studying, click here!

Welcome Back! January 7-11

So excited to be back and to have some fun learning Social Studies!

6th-grade week at a glance: 

Monday

1/7/19

Today I will… complete the geography bee

So that I can… determine the class winner

I know I am successful when…

I have answered all questions to the best of my ability

 

Student Activities:

– Warm up #17

– Geography bee

Homework:

None

 

Tuesday

1/8/19

Today I will… take notes from video clips

So that I can… organize information about the geography of Canada

I know I am successful when…

I have completed the summary and analysis questions

 

Student Activities:

– Warm up #17

– Video organizer using Discovery Education Streaming “Geography of Canada” 23:12

Homework:

None

 

Wednesday

1/9/19

Today I will… complete a Canada map

So that I can… use it to study

I know I am successful when…

I have correctly labeled the required physical and political features

 

Student Activities:

– Warm up #17

– Tom Brokaw explains Canada video clip from class website

– Canada map

Homework:

Study Canada map- quiz Wednesday, 1/16

 

Thursday

1/10/19

Today I will… use the textbook to take Cornell notes

So that I can… organize new information and practice a new notetaking strategy

I know I am successful when…

I have main ideas for each topic from the book on my notes

 

Student Activities:

– Warm up #17

– Chapter 10, section 1 (Geography of Canada) Cornell notes (textbook pages 234-237 and 240-243)

Homework:

Study Canada map- quiz Wednesday

 

Friday

1/11/19

Today I will… use the textbook to take Cornell notes

So that I can… organize new information and practice a new notetaking strategy

I know I am successful when…

I have main ideas for each topic from the book on my notes

 

Student Activities:

– Warm up #17

– Finish Cornell notes

Homework:

Study Canada map- quiz Wednesday

 

7th-grade week at a glance:

Monday  1-7 Tuesday   1-8 Wednesday  1-9 Thursday  1-10 Friday  1-11
Today I will..complete the Geography Bee

So that I can.. Possibly complete in the school wide bee

I am Successful when…I complete the National Geo Bee and rule the world.

Today I am…locating select countries and major physical features

 

So that I can….so I can create a mental map of the region

 

I’ll know I’m successful when…I can use this map to provide context to understand the other standards that deal with these locations

Today I am…locating select countries and major physical features

 

So that I can….so I can create a mental map of the region

 

I’ll know I’m successful when…I can use this map to provide context to understand the other standards that deal with these locations

Today I am…locating select countries and major physical features

 

So that I can….so I can create a mental map of the region

 

I’ll know I’m successful when…I can use this map to provide context to understand the other standards that deal with these locations

Today I am…locating select countries and major physical features

 

So that I can….so I can create a mental map of the region

 

I’ll know I’m successful when…I can use this map to provide context to understand the other standards that deal with these locations

Geography Bee  

 

Students will watch the introductory videos on the continent of Africa.

Students given Cloze two-column notes, those preferring to take their own two columns notes may do so.

 

Students will look up and label a Political Map of Africa and a Physical Features Map of Africa Students will continue to look up and label a Political Map of Africa and a Physical Features Map of Africa Students will complete a formative assessment using the maps they labeled.

 

Go over maps to have students check for accuracy.

(Test on Maps scheduled for Wed. 1-16)

 

SIXTH GRADE!

Students and Parents, due to the high number of students absent these last few days,  I have received many emails about work being missed. To simplify our solution, I ask that absent students (perhaps with some parent tech help) complete this European Government and Econ Quiziz, using the “Solo Game” option. Screenshot final score and email the photo to me by 3:30 tomorrow, Friday 12/21.

Thank you for your cooperation, I hope those of you not feeling well get better soon!

12/17-12/21

For the sake of clarity and planning, I am outlining the whole week in one post. Any student who will be absent for 1 or more days this week is responsible for assignments missed by completing the work before they leave or 8:15 am on Monday, January 7.  I hope everyone has an AMAZING holiday season full of family time, playing outside, reading a good book, and resting up!

Tuesday

6 – European Government and Economics review games.

7 – Southwest Asia Economics Discussion and Notes

Wednesday

6 – European Economies Reading Guide and Test Study Guide

7 – Southwest Asia Review Packet

Thursday

6 – European Government and Economics review games

7 – Southwest Asia Review Packet

Friday

6 – European Government and Economics Test

Review at home by clicking here!

7 – Economies of Southwest Asia Socratic Slam – be prepared to discuss your opinions on Middle Eastern Economies!!! Participation will be a quiz grade.

12/13/18

Sixth graders will continue to learn about types of governments in Europe by reading their Teacher Notes and continuing their “pen pal” letters. Please make note that our test over European Governments and Economies will take place next Friday.

Seventh grade will dissect governments of the Middle East via a graphic organizer and reading in the textbook.

12/12

Today sixth grade will begin to learn about the governments of European nations and write a letter to a pen pal in another class explaining how that government works.

Seventh grade will take the Middle East History Part 2 Test.

12/11/18

Happy Short Day!

Today sixth grade will have the opportunity to change their test answers based on yesterday’s reflection activities. They will then begin vocabulary activities for our next unit – European Governments and Economies. Most will probably need to finish those for homework due to shorter class periods today.

Seventh grade will play review games for our test tomorrow and receive their study guide.

Practice tonight with this Quizizz Review Game

 

12/10

We are in the home stretch to the Holidays!!!!

Today, sixth grade will begin their Reflection Assignments on Friday’s European History Test. This will allow students to self-assess their performance, play games on their weak areas, and earn additional points by retaking sections of the test later in the week.

Seventh grade will get a chance to redeem missing or low assignments today, and begin studying for our Middle East History Test on Wednesday.

SIXTH GRADE REFLECTION LINKS:

Russian Revolution/Rise of Communism

Post – WWI

Rise of Nazism

Post WWII German

Cold War

Collapse of the Soviet Union

12/6-7/18

To finish off the week, sixth grade will have a review/game day follow by our European History Test on Friday. Study Guide answers will be given on Thursday as well. To practice at home, play the Quizziz HERE!

Study Guide Answer Sheet – European History Review Sheet-1tmrmg7

On Thursday, Seventh grade will have a Socratic Slam to debate Middle Eastern Issues, which will continue to Friday.

12/4/18

Lab Day!

Students in both grades will be using computers to complete EdPuzzles on the content they are learning! EdPuzzle is an education program that combines short videos on educational subjects with a variety of questions on the information taught in order to move on. The videos will stay up until the end of the semester for review purposes but for full credit in class 6th graders need to complete 4 and seventh complete 5.

Sixth grade -after EdPuzzles study for test on Quizizz! European History Review

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