Scramble for Africa

Please Note: Unit V Retest/test will take place Wednesday morning and afternoon

Standards

SS7G4 Analyze the diverse cultural characteristics of the people who live in Africa.
a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group.
b. Describe the diversity of religions within African ethnic groups.

SS7H1 Analyze continuity and change in Africa.
a. Explain how the European partitioning across Africa contributed to conflict, civil war, and artificial political boundaries in Africa today.
b. Explain how the Pan-African movement and nationalism

Warm-up Jan. 8-12, 2018 Warm-ups-1z1rmsa

Monday & Tuesday

Students will accomplish the following tasks:

  • Part ICHART:Read Africa’s Ethnic & Religious Groups to find out where each ethnic group lives in Africa and what religions they practice. Record the information in the chart below.

  • Part 2:MAP:Use the chart in Part I to help you label the Ethnic & Religious Groups Map.

  • Part 3: Questions:Now that you’ve read and created a map about Africa’s ethnic and religious groups, answer the following questions to synthesize the information.

There will not be a Warm-up Sheet this week.

Videos:

African People

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africa-ethnic-religious-groups-reading-2

africa-ethnic-group-reading-1

map-locations

 

Wednesday & Thursday

Students will complete European Colonization Cloze Notes & Scramble for Africa Web quest.

Scramble for Africa Web Link

Scramble for Africa Web Quest

 

Friday-Start Nationalism and Pan Africanism Wordle. Comparing primary source documents

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pan-african

Additional Resources:

Archived Video Links

Pan African Movment Video

 

January S.E.R.V.E. Week

Good afternoon TAPP Family!!!!

Next week is our SERVE WEEK.  Attached are the calendar of events that you, your family and your students will be able to attend over the next 7 days. Please document your hours on the attached forms. Encourage your students to do the same. Our goal as a school is to serve 600 hours of community service during the month of January. In order to do this…..we need YOUR help. Join us in making our school and community a better place to live and work.  We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these community service opportunities.

Don’t forget to POST your pic and tag #TAPPserve #TapN2TAPP!!!!

We want the word about serve week to reach as many people. Please place the attached documents to your individual blogs!!!!!Together we can make a HUGE impact in this community!!!

SERVE Documentation Forms 2018-vjhgds

SERVE List January 2018-126zv45

North Cobb Model UN Middle School Conference Information

2018 NCHS MUN Middle School Conference

Looking for an opportunity to learn about nuclear North Korea, Iran, or the situation in Ukraine before all your friends? Need an excuse to dress like a fancy business person? Still trying to get ahead of those pesky, overachieving geniuses on college applications? Well look no further than your local Model United Nation’s team: immersing the youth of society in excessively informative and exceedingly stimulating mock United Nations conferences.

Learn about the pressing matters facing our global community such as human trafficking, Mexican drug cartels, and nuclear non-proliferation then add skills such as public speaking, research and resolution writing, and parliamentary procedure.  Now you can start your Model UN career before it goes mainstream. Participate in the Middle School Model United Nations conference at North Cobb High School on January 27, 2018 to get all of this and so much more!

What is Model UN?

2018 Tentative Schedule:  Click here

To register, complete the following three steps please.

1) Complete the 2018 Online Registration form  and then:

2) Print and complete the County Permission and Registration forms, and then:

3) Mail the registration form, the county permission form, and your $25.00 fee (check made payable to North Cobb High School MUN) to the conference staff at the address below.  If postmarked after January 4, price is $35.  The last day to mail forms and money is January 12th.

North Cobb High School
ATTN:  MSMUN-Roach
3400 Hwy 293 North
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Where to find information:​

2018 NCHS MUN Middle School Conference

Fill out the registration form & the county permission form ​

  • Mail forms & $25 to NCHS-MSMUN Roach, 3400 Hwy 293 North, ​
    Kennesaw, GA 30144​
  • All money due by January 12, 2018​
  • Any forms mailed after January 4 will cost $35 instead of the $25​
  • Register by January 4 to be guaranteed a t-shirt at the event; we have a new supplier for t-shirts with much quicker service.​

January 8-12, 2018 Unit V: Geography of Africa & Environmental Issues

Standards

SS7G2 Explain environmental issues across the continent of Africa.
a. Explain how water pollution and unequal access to water impacts irrigation, trade, industry, and drinking water.
b. Explain the relationship between poor soil and deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
c. Explain the impact of desertification on the environment of Africa.

Tuesday & Wednesday

Jan. 8-12, 2018 Warm-ups-1z1rmsa

Water Borne Diseases

water diseases in AFrica water

Water Issues & Water Borne Diseases

Thursday– Review Unit V Assessment

Study Guide Unit V AFrica geography and people study guide 2015-2gira03

ANSWERS: Unit V African Geography Study Guide ANSWERS-1hw9yrs

Friday– Unit V Assessment

SS7G2 The student will discuss environmental issues across the continent of Africa.
b. Explain the relationship between poor soil and deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
c. Explain the impact of desertification on the environment of Africa from the Sahel to the rainforest.

Tuesday- Desertification (Sad, Sad Story of Desertification)

desertification story

Student Example of Deserfiation Story:  Yay, Jada B. !!!!!!!!

The Sad , Sad Story Of Desertification

Last week: Deforestation Activity Deforestation Activity Completed

Deforestation Article

cause effect graphic organizer

Last Week: Students will learn about some environmental issues in Africa.

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Monday: Water Borne Diseases

water diseases in AFrica water

Water Issues & Water Borne Diseases

Week of December 11-15, 2017 Geography of Africa

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.

SS7G3 Explain the impact of location, climate, and physical characteristics on population distribution in Africa.

  1. Explain how the characteristics in the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, and tropical rain forest impact trade and affect where people live.

SS7E3 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya.

  1. Explain how the distribution of natural resources affects the economic development of Africa.

This week’s Warm-up

Dec. 11-15, 2017 Warm-ups-1ue1x95

Map Quiz on Wednesday!!!!! Resources Below!!!

Project Information

Africa 3-D Biome Project

Project Checklist

  • Identify your biome: Sahara, Sahel, Savanna, Tropical rainforest
  • Show how the vegetation of your biome looks
  • Identify which of the following countries are located in your biome: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan.
  • Include a Major Body of water located in your biome: You can include Congo River, Niger River, Nile River, Lake Victoria or choose your own within your region.
  • Include ONE main method of transportation used in your biome
  • Include a major natural resource located in your biome.
  • Include a MAJOR economic activity for each biome
  • Show how people live: types of homes common to the region
  • Biome is neat, colorful and organized

On a separate piece of paper, answer ONE of the following essay questions.

  1.  Which biome would trade be easiest based on its geographic features. Use 2 pieces of evidence to support your answer.
  2. Which biome would have the highest population based on its geographic features. Use 2 pieces of evidence to support your answer.

This Week’s Overview

Tuesday– Students will review political and physical features of a Map of Africa and work on project

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Political-and-Physical-Map-of-Africa-2h1xs1s

Labeling Video—

Wednesday— Map Quiz and work on Projects

Thursday & Friday— Complete project and essay. Projects DUE!!!

Mapping Games

http://lizardpoint.com/geography/africa-physical-quiz.php

http://www.purposegames.com/game/africa-political-countries-game-ss7g1-game

 

 

November 27-December 1, 2017

This week in Social Studies, we will be completing our investigation of US Presence in the Middle East and we will begin our Africa unit

Warm-up Nov.27-Dec. 1, 2017 Warm-ups-1ipat6t

Standards 

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

  1. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia, including the Persian Gulf conflict and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

 SS7G1 Locate selected features of Africa.

a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Sahara, Sahel, savanna, and tropical rain forest, Congo River, Niger River, Nile River, Lake Victoria, Great Rift Valley, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Atlas Mountains, and Kalahari Desert.

b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan.

SS7CG2 Analyze how government instability in Africa impacts standard of living.
a. Describe the impact of government instability on access to education and the distribution of medicine and food to combat diseases and famine across Africa.

Monday- US Presence of the Middle East Presentations

Tuesday- US Presence of the Middle East Assessment

Wednesday- Grade Recovery for Unit IV

Thursday- Unit V Pretest/Passport Activity

Friday- African Passport Activity

Map Resources for Passport Activity

Population Density Map

https://www.indexmundi.com/map/?v=21000&r=af&l=en

Physical Feature Map

https://www.mapsofworld.com/physical-map/africa.htm

Natural Vegetation Map & Population Density

 

GDP Info

http://statisticstimes.com/economy/african-countries-by-gdp.php

 

Economic Resources

US Involvement in the Middle East

Standards:

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

  1. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia, including the Persian Gulf conflict and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

This week we will deepen your understanding of the Persian Gulf War, War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan and September 11 Attacks. We will have a quiz on Friday.

This week’s Warm-ups: November 13-17, 2017 Warm up-11k0hwk

Complete the Chart- US Presence in Southwest Asia chart blank-15rjwb0

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Students will publish a collage/poster/infographic about events described in SS7H2d. The product will include the following:

  • Where it took place?

  • How did it start?

  • How did it end?

  • Who was involved?

  • What were the effects?

  • Additional Facts

  • Images

Resources for the Poster Collage are listed below.

US Involvement Collage-1ewws84

Articles:


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SS7H2d:


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SS7H2d:

 

 

Week of November 6-10, 2017

Standards

SS7CG3 Compare and contrast various forms of government.

  1. Explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments [i.e., the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Israel (parliamentary democracy), Saudi Arabia (autocratic monarchy), and Turkey (parliamentary democracy)].
  2. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

Warm-up:

November 6-10, 2017 Warm-ups-20kgldy

Monday: Students will review the government systems of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel. They will create a visual cue for a chosen government.

Tuesday: Election Day

Wednesday: Students will complete a review of the government systems. They will participate in “Hello, My Name is _________” Activity.

Thursday: Students will review for Unit IV Government Assessment

unit IV review guide 2017-20wt1o1

unit IV review guide 2017 answers-2c2n7gm

Friday: Students will complete Unit IV post test.

Week of October 30-November 3, 2017 Government of Middle East

Standards

SS7CG3 Compare and contrast various forms of government.

  1. Explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments [i.e., the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Israel (parliamentary democracy), Saudi Arabia (autocratic monarchy), and Turkey (parliamentary democracy)].
  2. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

Weekly Warm-Up

October 23-27, 2017Warm-ups-28ei99n

October 31- Novermber 4, 2017 Warm-ups-1kipium

Monday- Students will take a pre-test for Unit IV and complete an anticipation guide for Government of the Middle Easts.

Tuesday- Students will compare and contrast parliamentary and presidential democracy.

Wednesday- Students will learn how the members of parliamentary democracy elect their leaders.

Thursday- Students will learn more about the governments of Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Friday– Students will complete Government Guru assignment.

End of Economic Unit

Standards

SS7E4 Analyze different economic systems.

  1. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.
  2. Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.
  3. Compare and contrast the economic systems in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

 

SS7E5 Explain how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

  1. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.
  2. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargoes.
  3. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.
  4. Explain the primary function of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

 SS7E6 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

  1. Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living.
  2. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).
  3. Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).
  4. Explain how the distribution of oil has affected the development of Southwest Asia (Middle East).

SS7G6 Explain the impact of environmental issues across Southwest Asia (Middle East).

  1. Explain how water pollution and the unequal access to water impacts irrigation and drinking water.

Monday– Students completed a collaborative “reading” activity about Water Issues and Water Pollution in Middle East.

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Tuesday– Students completed an independent reading assignment on Damming in the Middle East.

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Dams Graphic organizer- with titles and help-1zyr04c

Wednesday- Students completed Unit III Study Guide

UNIT III STUDY GUIDE 2015-23r8cb0

Thursday- Review for Unit III Assessment

Friday- Take Unit III Assessment