Weekly Forecast: 12/10 – 12/14

This week we will be looking at the biomes of Africa (the Sahara, Sahel, Rainforest, and Savanna.  We will see how the location, climate and natural resources affect where people live and trade and the environmental issues that are impacting these areas.  We will start the week with students viewing Africa’s Child videos to show how people live in each of the four biomes. Students will create a biome map of Africa and add information about the environmental issues.  There will be a formative grade on 12/19 covering Biomes and Environmental issues.

Current Standards:

SS7G2 Explain environmental issues across the continent of Africa.

  1. Explain how water pollution and unequal access to water impacts irrigation, trade, industry, and drinking water.
  2. Explain the relationship between poor soil and deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa. c. Explain the impact of desertification on the environment of Africa.
  3. Explain the impact of desertification on the environment of Africa

Assessment Info:

USA Test Prep:

Gov/Econ due 12/21

Africa Environmental Issues due 12/21

 

Other Information:

Retakes –

Effective Quarter 2:

  • Students will have to complete all assignments prior to the original summative assessment.
  • If you didn’t complete all your work leading up to a summative, you will NOT be eligible to retest.
    • Notes, Organizers, classwork, questions, study guides, performance tasks, ect.

Effective Quarter 3:

  • All assignments must be completed (see above).
  • Students may choose to retake ONE summative assessment per quarter.

 

Resources:

Online resources are posted to the Resource Tabs on the LEFT SIDE of the BLOG. The password for these pages will be given out in class.

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Weekly Forecast: 12/3 – 12/7

This week we begin African Geography.  On Monday, today, we will start African Geography. We will work to locate specific political and physical features as well as the biomes (Sahara, Sahel, Rainforest, and Savanna).   There will be a summative over the political and physical features as well as the location of the biomes on Thursday.  After this we will focus on where people live and how they trade.

Current Standards:

SS7G1 Locate selected features of Africa.

  1. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Sahara, Sahel, savanna, tropical rain forest, Congo River, Niger River, Nile River, Lake Victoria, Great Rift Valley, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Atlas Mountains, and Kalahari Desert.
  2. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan

Assessment Info:

Africa Map Summative 12/6

Other Information:

Retakes –

Effective Quarter 2:

  • Students will have to complete all assignments prior to the original summative assessment.
  • If you didn’t complete all your work leading up to a summative, you will NOT be eligible to retest.
    • Notes, Organizers, classwork, questions, study guides, performance tasks, ect.

Effective Quarter 3:

  • All assignments must be completed (see above).
  • Students may choose to retake ONE summative assessment per quarter.

 

Resources:

Online resources are posted to the Resource Tabs on the LEFT SIDE of the BLOG. The password for these pages will be given out in class.

Click Here for Student Textbook Login

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