Happy Thanksgiving! – UPCOMING QUIZ & TEST DATES – check back for a quizlet

I hope everyone is enjoying time with their families this week.  Before reading about the upcoming quizzes and tests, here are some quick updates:

  1. On Friday we sent home your student’s IOWA results. They should arrive to you in a sealed envelope. Thank you, 7th Grade Teachers and Mr. Perry.
  2. Parents should check Parentvue and view their children’s current grades.  Please sign the sticker in your child’s agenda to confirm this was done.  Homeroom teachers are checking this.

While there is no homework due when we get back, we do have some upcoming quizzes and tests.  Students have been told they can take 15 minutes a day to review a section of their notebook.  Here are the dates:

Friday, December 1 (this is the week after Thanksgiving) – Quiz on economics and governments (systems and types).  I will have a quizlet posted by Tuesday, 12/21.

Tuesday, December 5 – TEST – Middle East Unit.  This is on everything since the beginning of the year.  Study guide will be handed out the Monday after Thanksgiving, but students can use the study guides from the previous two tests if they want to start reviewing.

Tuesday, December 12 – TEST – Political map of Africa.

Monday, December 18 – TEST – Physical features map of Africa.

As you can see, there is a lot coming up.  I will have study sessions before each of the test for those that are interested.

 

Standard of Living link

Click on the link below.

There is a drop down box on the right side of the page.  Select the country you need data on.

Scroll down to the middle of the page.  You will see multiple subjects about that country.

For GDP per CAPITA – you will select the “Economy” tab.

For the other data, you will select the “People and Society” tab.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/

 

TEST MOVED TO FRIDAY, 11/10 – Quizlet added

We have a test this week on Thursday, 11/9.  The Study Guide was handed out this past Monday (10/30).  Topics to review are Ethnic & Religious Groups (what are the differences), the three major monotheistic religions, Ottoman Empire, Israel, and the U.S. Presence in the Middle East.

STUDY SESSION WEDNESDAY MORNING.  For those that are interested, I will run an early morning session starting at 8:15.  Come with questions and concepts you are having trouble with.

On Monday, we will conclude our readings and graphic organizer about the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Here is a quizlet you can take that is based on the study guide.

https://quizlet.com/_3zjs1j

 

Ethnic Flip Chart due on THURSDAY at the beginning of class

I have extended the due date for the flip chart to Thursday.  Please feel free to e-mail or see me before or after class if you have any questions.  Here are the updated instructions.  For the Kurds, you can use facts from something you underlined in RED for the section on Education, Arts, and Achievements.

Ethnic groups – directions for flip project R1-1rc9g4c

For FRIDAY, 10/20 – Persian documents and Notebook Check

Our last day researching ethnic groups of the Middle East.  Complete both documents about the Persians.    I have attached the color coding directions below.  For those that want to get a head start on completing the project, continue reading the directions and carefully fill out your flip chart.  Don’t guess if you have a question!  Wait until class tomorrow.

Ethnic groups – directions for flip project R1-1rc222e

Homework due THURSDAY, 10/19 – KURDS

We continued our research of Middle Eastern ethnic groups, focusing on the Kurds.

For homework tonight, finish underlining BOTH articles – the one we started in class titled “Kurds” and the second one titled “Who are the Kurds?”  Be sure to use the color code system for underlining.  I have attached the directions in case you need them.  The categories and colors are at the top of the document.

DO NOT START ON THE FLIP CHART YET.

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HOMEWORK DUE ON WEDNESDAY – Readings about Arabs

Today we started learning about three different ethnic groups in the Middle East – Arabs, Kurds, and Persians.  The first two readings are about the Arabs and we began to underline the main points about several categories of information.

For homework tonight, finish underlining BOTH articles – the one we started in class titled “Arabs” and the second one titled “Who are the Arabs?”  Be sure to use the color code system for underlining.  I have attached the directions in case you need them.  The categories and colors are at the top of the document.

DO NOT START ON THE FLIP CHART YET.

Ethnic groups – directions for flip project-197dapj