Weekly Forecast: 9/17 – 9/21

This week we will conclude ITBS testing on Wednesday.  We read an overview of Southwest Asia’s history last week and will continue this week looking at European Partitioning and continued conflicts.  Monday, September 17th is Constitution Day.  Since we will still be on a testing schedule, the Social Studies department will observe Constitution Day on Friday with special activities.   Fall Break is the following week September 24-28.

Current Standards:

SS7H2 Analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

a. Explain how European partitioning in the Middle East following WWI led to regional conflict

Assessment Info:

Southwest Asia Geography Summative Retake – 9/21

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.

This year we will be receiving new textbooks. They have not arrived yet, however we have access to the online version. I hope this will become a valuable tool for you to use at home.

Click Here for Student Textbook Login

Weekly Forecast: 9/10 – 9/14

This week holds a formative (Monday) for religion.  On Tuesday we will finish up the Geography Unit of SWA with our summative test.  Wednesday through the following Tuesday will be CoGAT and ITBS testing.  Please make sure students are here and on time with a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast.  In class Wed-Friday we will begin History of Southwest Asia with an overview.

Current Standards:

SS7H2 Analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

a. Explain how European partitioning in the Middle East following WWI led to regional conflict

Assessment Info:

Religious Group Check – 9/10 (Formative

Southwest Asia Geography Summative – 9/11

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.

This year we will be receiving new textbooks. They have not arrived yet, however we have access to the online version. I hope this will become a valuable tool for you to use at home.

Click Here for Student Textbook Login

 

SWA Religions Remediation Work

I have attached the Remediation notes from class today below. I have asked that any student who did not finish the graphic organizer, 10 T/F Questions, Venn Diagram finish for homework this weekend in preparation for the retake on Monday.

Middle East Religions (Notes)

It might also be helpful to redo (or complete for the first time) the religion review assignment from last week using the online textbook.

Section 4 – Read pages 74-80, and questions 1-6 on the bottom of page 80

 

Friday Forecast: 9/4 – 9/7

This week we will begin by covering the Ethnic Groups of Southwest Asia. Students will take a checkpoint over Religious Groups. This will follow the homework assignment from last Thursday using the online textbook. The religions, Judaism Christianity and Islam, are review from 6th Grade. Following the completion of Ethnic and Religious Groups, we will begin to prepare for our 1st Unit Test (summative) scheduled for 9/11.

Current Standards:

SS7G8 Analyze the diverse cultural characteristics of the people who live in Southwest Asia

Assessment Info:

Religious Group Homework – Due 9/5 (see description below under Resources)

Religious Group Check – 9/6 (this covers the information from the Online Textbook assignment)

Southwest Asia Geography Summative – 9/11

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.

This year we will be receiving new textbooks. They have not arrived yet, however we have access to the online version. I hope this will become a valuable tool for you to use at home. The login information was given out in class Thursday. If you were absent, please see me to get your login information.

Click Here for Student Textbook Login

–Read Chapter 4 in Textbook pages 74-80

  • Audio = Section 2 Min 3:20

–Answer Questions 3-6 on page 80

–Answer Questions on Notebook paper