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Welcome to World Cultures! This is my 19th year in education.  I graduated from The University Of Alabama. Roll Tide!! I have a masters degree in counselor education from Houston Baptist University. My wife Jennifer, a high school history teacher, and I have two daughters.

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Monday

Australia and Oceania

Given textbooks, atlases, library resources, and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of Australia and Oceania by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA cultural elements, and significant landforms.

 

Finish collage of Australia

DUE: end of period

 

Read article “To the Rescue”

Answer questions

Tuesday

Australia and Oceania

Given textbooks, atlases, library resources, and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of Australia and Oceania by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA cultural elements, and significant landforms.

Australia Map Quiz

 

Students make their own boomerang

-trace pattern on card stock or file folder

-cut out

-color

-luanch!

Wednesday

Australia and Oceania Map and articles

Given articles about Australia and Oceania, TLW be able to analyze and comprehend the reading selection by performing various tasks such as summarizing, determining patterns, identify bias and propaganda, and make inferences with supporting details.

 

Boomerangs outside- teacher choice

“Slang story”

 

Students will create a story, song or poem using appropriate Australian slang.

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Australia history articles

Given articles about Australia and Oceania, TLW be able to analyze and comprehend the reading selection by performing various tasks such as summarizing, determining patterns, identify bias and propaganda, and make inferences with supporting details.

 

Present slang stories

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

Australia- Wildlife

Given articles about Australia and Oceania, TLW be able to analyze and comprehend the reading selection by performing various tasks such as summarizing, determining patterns, identify bias and propaganda, and make inferences with supporting details.

How the Kangaroo got her pouch legend

 

Students read the story, then act out.

Can work in groups

 

Present to class

Monday

Asia travel project

Given multiple resources, TLW synthesize his knowledge of Asia and PERSIA by creating a travel poster for a selected Asian country that includes various cultural elements

Go over Asia travel project

 

Rubric

Directions

 

Set up white piece of paper…

Rough draft

Tech expectations

Tuesday

Asia travel project

Given multiple resources, TLW synthesize his knowledge of Asia and PERSIA by creating a travel poster for a selected Asian country that includes various cultural elements

Project work day

Wednesday

Asia travel project

Given multiple resources, TLW synthesize his knowledge of Asia and PERSIA by creating a travel poster for a selected Asian country that includes various cultural elements

Project work day

 

DUE: Friday end of class

Thursday

Asia project

. Given multiple resources, TLW synthesize his knowledge of Asia and PERSIA by creating a travel poster for a selected Asian country that includes various cultural elements

Work on Asia project

Friday

Asia project

Given multiple resources, TLW synthesize his knowledge of Asia and PERSIA by creating a travel poster for a selected Asian country that includes various cultural elements.

Project due end of the period!

Must be shared with teacher to get credit

Monday

timelines

Students complete timelines of people of non-violent movement.

Share out and present to class.

Finish and share timelines-display outside on windows

 

HW: Read green textbook 788-795

Answer pg. 795 #3, 4, 5 : Due: Wed

Daily grade

Tuesday

History of SE Asia

Given background readings and information, TLW understand the structure of southeastern Asia countries by summarizing historical events, governments, and cultures.

 

STAAR testing for hallway

 

History and governments of SE Asia blue textbook 643-647

 

Create diagram of history of SE ASIA on p. ______

In notebook

 

 

Wednesday

Vietnam

Given background readings and information, TLW understand the impact of historical events by explaining how the Vietnam War has affected Vietnam’s relationship with the United States.

 

STAAR testing on hallway

Check hw

 

 

Blue textbook:655- 657

Vietnam notes

Vietnam War video/interview with Ed Dyer

Read blue textbook 701-705

 

HW: none

Thursday

China

Given background readings, TLW understand the impact of Ancient China by summarizing the historical events and inventions of ancient China.

China notes and videos

 

HW: none

 

Friday

Given news articles, TLW analyze the articles to document and explain how Tiananmen Square was a pivotal point in Chinese history and document the importance of China in the world.

Looping cards- review Asia

 

Tiananmen Square article

Video of tank man(youtube)

 

 

HW: none

Monday

India

Given background readings and articles, TLW understand the impact of historical events in India by summarizing the events, traditions, and modern social contributions of India.

Check preview pages

Finish Hinduism, caste system from Friday

Define caste system- add to glossary

Show caste system video- Cossey sent out.

 

Blue textbook Pg. 609-613: History of India

Notes p._____: India’s History

HW: Green textbook pg. 822-827. Copy and answer 1-3 in complete sentences. Due Wed. for a daily grade

 

Tuesday

India

Given background readings and articles, TLW understand the impact of historical events in India by summarizing the events, traditions, and modern social contributions of India.

Culture of India-

Read article about India: Countries of the World: India

Discuss cultural elements-PERSIA

Students discuss w/partner

 

Watch culture videos

 

 

Wednesday

India

Given background readings and articles, TLW understand the impact of historical events in India by summarizing the events, traditions, and modern social contributions of India.

Check homework

Gandhi notes

Bpop- Gandhi

Hook exercise- 3 groups and discuss

Background essay from DBQ

Begin working on DBQ documents: What made Gandhi’s nonviolent movement work?

 

 

Thursday

Gandhi

Given background information on Gandhi, TLW comprehend the importance of Gandhi by summarizing the issues he fought against and his use of nonviolence to solve problems.

 

Documents- DBQ

Documents A-D

-see flipchart for specific directions…

Friday

Gandhi

 

Good Friday

Monday

No school

 

 

Tuesday

Mandela’s Nobel Prize Speech

Given background information on apartheid and Nelson Mandela’s quotes and speeches, TLW analyze the quotes and speeches to explain Mandela’s struggles and beliefs in 6th grade friendly language.

Check preview pages

What is apartheid- review definition

Who is Nelson Mandela?

BPop on Apartheid

Students complete notes section

Daily grade

Gallery walk in halls with quotes from Mandela

 

HW: Study for Africa map quiz on Friday

Wednesday

STAAR practice

 

STAAR practice

 

CNN10

Thursday

STAAR practice

Given the CIA World Factbook Database, TLW analyze demographics of sub-Saharan Africa countries by documenting the data, creating charts, and writing inferential and comparison statements with evidence.

STAAR practice

 

CNN10

Friday

Map quiz

Given the CIA World Factbook Database, TLW analyze demographics of sub-Saharan Africa countries by documenting the data, creating charts, and writing inferential and comparison statements with evidence.

Africa map Quiz

 

Chapters 1-3 ALWTW

Answer questions

Monday

Jerusalem movie

Given textbooks, atlases, library resources, and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of Sub-Saharan Africa by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA cultural elements, and significant landforms.

Watch Jerusalem movie-

Religions, culture

Tuesday

Given textbooks, atlases, library resources, and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of Sub-Saharan Africa by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA cultural elements, and significant landforms.

Watch Jerusalem movie-

Religions, culture

 

HW: Preview pages due Tuesday 2/20; map quiz 2/23 (its learning)

 

Writing prompt- Dennis

TELPAS

Wednesday

Africa Geography

Given readings and maps, TLW know the climate regions, landforms, and waterways of Africa by explaining how geography impacts daily life and reasons for settlements.

HW due Friday

Blue textbook 497-501

Add to glossary- drought, renewable, non-renewable, famine, adapt, disease

 

HW: Preview pages due 2/20 Tuesday

Thursday

African Imperialism

Given background information on colonialism in Africa, TLW analyze the impact of colonialism on African society by explaining the various historic institutions established in Africa and the route Africans took to independence.

Preview pages- Africa rubric

Discuss new categories

Due: Tuesday

 

 

HW: Preview pages due Tuesday;

 

Friday

Apartheid

Given background information on apartheid and Nelson Mandela’s quotes and speeches, TLW analyze the quotes and speeches to explain Mandela’s struggles and beliefs in 6th grade friendly language.

 

 

509-511 look at map on p. 510 and discuss

 

Glossary-colonialism, apartheid

Article about apartheid- Intro to Apartheid ,

video

 

Tuesday:

 

Apartheid: Brainpop

 

South Africa today: 560-563

Hallway activity with quotes.

Write about the quote on butcher paper

Share- discuss

HW; preview pages due Tuesday

Map quiz Friday 2/23

Monday

Jerusalem movie

Given textbooks, atlases, library resources, and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of Sub-Saharan Africa by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA cultural elements, and significant landforms.

Watch Jerusalem movie-

Religions, culture

Tuesday

Given textbooks, atlases, library resources, and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of Sub-Saharan Africa by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA cultural elements, and significant landforms.

Watch Jerusalem movie-

Religions, culture

 

HW: Preview pages due Tuesday 2/20; map quiz 2/23 (its learning)

 

Writing prompt- Dennis

TELPAS

Wednesday

Africa Geography

Given readings and maps, TLW know the climate regions, landforms, and waterways of Africa by explaining how geography impacts daily life and reasons for settlements.

HW due Friday

Blue textbook 497-501

Add to glossary- drought, renewable, non-renewable, famine, adapt, disease

 

HW: Preview pages due 2/20 Tuesday

Thursday

African Imperialism

Given background information on colonialism in Africa, TLW analyze the impact of colonialism on African society by explaining the various historic institutions established in Africa and the route Africans took to independence.

Preview pages- Africa rubric

Discuss new categories

Due: Tuesday

 

 

HW: Preview pages due Tuesday;

 

Friday

Apartheid

Given background information on apartheid and Nelson Mandela’s quotes and speeches, TLW analyze the quotes and speeches to explain Mandela’s struggles and beliefs in 6th grade friendly language.

 

 

509-511 look at map on p. 510 and discuss

 

Glossary-colonialism, apartheid

Article about apartheid- Intro to Apartheid ,

video

 

Tuesday:

 

Apartheid: Brainpop

 

South Africa today: 560-563

Hallway activity with quotes.

Write about the quote on butcher paper

Share- discuss

HW; preview pages due Tuesday

Map quiz Friday 2/23

Monday

Christianity

Given background readings, TLW know the major details of Christianity by describing the symbols, god, key beliefs, holy book, practices/rituals, worship, and sects.

Complete Christianity notes- tape or glue in foldable

 

History Alive reading on Christianity

Symbols, god, key beliefs, holy book, practices/rituals, worship, and sects of Christianity

Tuesday

Islam

Given background readings, TLW know the major details of Islam by describing the symbols, god, key beliefs, holy book, practices/rituals, worship, and sects.

 

History Alive reading on Islam

Symbols, god, key beliefs, holy book, practices/rituals, worship, and sects of Islam

HW: 3 Religions Venn Diagram due Friday

Wednesday

Israel

 

 

Holocaust presentation by museum

Meet in the library all class periods

Thursday

Malala

Given the text of Malala’s speech, TLW analyze the speech by explaining the issues faced by groups in the Middle East.

Looking at modern Middle East cultural differences from United States

Malala’s UN speech:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rNhZu3ttIU

Daily grade: APPARTS

Friday

Modern Middle East Issues

Given a small group and a reading, TLW analyze the narrative by explaining the experience of the children involved in the struggles between Palestine and Israel.

Check homework

 

Israel notes p.

 

Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak

Small groups read about a child’s experience and present on their child’s life in Israel/Palestine and how the wars have impacted their families

*sticky notes to write about experiences

 

Middle East Test 2/9 Friday

Monday

NO SCHOOL

 

 

Tuesday

Middle East Preview Page work day

Given textbooks, atlases, library resources, and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of the Middle East by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA cultural elements, and significant landforms.

 

Middle East Map

p. RA

Students complete the map using textbook pages

 

Middle East preview pages- no religion this time!

 

Preview page expectations

Preview page suggestions (VIPS)

 

HW: Preview pages due Monday 1/22

Map quiz Friday

 

Wednesday

Mesopotamia & Physical features of the Middle East

Given maps and background information on Ancient Mesopotamia, TLW know the reason for the development of the civilization by summarizing the reason and explaining how physical features impact a civilization.

Physical features – The Fertile Crescent

Why did civilizations develop between the two rivers?

Describing the Mesopotamian civilization

Skeleton notes

Blue text pg. 419-427 in class

 

HW: preview pages due Friday

 

 

Thursday

Ancient Egypt

Given background readings and information on ancient Egypt, TLW apply his knowledge of Egyptian life by comparing and contrasting ancient Egyptian traditions with his/her own and other various ancient cultures.

What was the importance of religion in ancient Egypt?

Blue text pg. 429 – 433

Skeleton notes

 

HW: preview pages due Monday

Quiz on Friday

Friday

Ancient Egypt

Given primary and secondary sources on ancient Egypt, TLW analyze documents to explain and validate their answer to the DBQ question, “How did the Nile River shape ancient Egypt?”

Map Quiz

 

Hieroglyphics activity

Need colored construction paper

 

 

HW: none

 

Monday

Holocaust

Given background information and resources, TLW comprehend the events of the Holocaust by creating summaries of the people, places, and events.

FDR Day of Infamy speech with audio.

APPARTS sheet

Complete the APPARTS ws with class.

Tuesday

The Homefront &

Japanese internment camps

Given background information on Japanese internment camps, TLW apply his knowledge of life in the camps by completing a RAFT writing as a child in the camp.

Holocaust notes

Concentration camps

 

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

 

HW: Finish butterfly- due tomorrow; study for Friday’s WWII quiz

HW: Study for Friday’s WWII quiz

 

Wednesday

D-Day, V-E Day, Atomic Bomb

Given background information on the atomic bomb, TLW evaluate the use of the atomic bomb by judging the use of weapons of mass destruction in a classroom debate.

V-E Day

Background info on Atomic bomb

Copy notes

Table Texting: Should weapons of mass destruction ever be used?

HW: Study for Friday’s WWII quiz

Thursday

United Nations

Given a partner and the APPARTS strategy, TLW analyze the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights by detecting and explaining the author, place/time, prior knowledge, audience, reason, the main idea, and significance of the document.

Review for quiz

Complete KWL chart-Daily grade

Use resources to answer some of the questions you had.

Share…

 

HW: Study for tomorrow’s WWII quiz

Friday

Russia

Given background reading, TLW analyze the historical background of Russia to evaluate relationships between past conflicts and current conditions.

Quiz grade: WWII Quiz

Russia’s history: Green textbook

Is Russia a democracy?

Write response in notebook.

Discussion and brainpop: Cold War if time

 

Monday

Rubric for Europe project

 

Go over rubric and expectations of Europe poject

Test grade

Tuesday

project

 

Work on project

Wednesday

project

 

Work on project

Thursday

project

 

Due: end of period today

Friday

Project

 

½ day schedule

25 min classes

See flipchart…

Monday

Europe map

 

Go over Europe map countries

Color the countries- political map only

Pgs RA 18-RA19

Play sheppard software game to practice location countries on a map

Tuesday

Europe Preview pages

 

Go over rubric

Expectations…

2 complete sentences

 

Work time

Wednesday

Map Quiz/Europe preview pages

 

Europe Map Quiz

 

Work time on preview pages

DUE: Friday 12/8

Thursday

European History

 

Green textbook pages

426-431

#each paragraph for main idea

On p. 40 Europe History

Friday

Preview Europe topics for research

Europe topics for project

Preview topics (videos on Brain pop )

Give preview page sheet (1/2 sheet to fill out)

Talk about topics and choose

Go over rubric…

50% Test grade

Monday

Preview pages

Given textbooks, maps, resources and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of Latin America by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA elements and significant landforms.

Preview pages for Latin America pgs.____&_____

Go over rubric

 

Reflect on US & Canada preview pages. Where did you get pts off?

Work time…

 

Tuesday

Preview pages

Given textbooks, maps, resources and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of Latin America by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA elements and significant landforms.

Continue preview pages…

Rubric

Wednesday

Map quiz

TLW understand Mexico’s history and culture.

Map quiz- Latin America

 

Mexico’s history and culture

 

Textbook pgs. 173-178 BLUE textbook

Copy notes p._____

 

HW: preview pages due Friday

Thursday

Ancient cultures

Aztec, Inca, and Maya

Given resources, TLW apply his knowledge ofa South American ancient civilization

Aztec, Inca, Maya

Brainpop on each…

Pg. 160-166 Read in BLUE textbooks

-Sketches of adapting to the environment for the 3 ancient civilizations/draw pictures

HW: Preview pages due tomorrow

Friday

skulls

 

Check preview pages

Review the 3 pictures of M, A, I ancient cultures…what do we know about each civilization?

Finish brainpops, if needed

 

Paint skulls from dia de los Muertos

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday

Primary vs. Secondary sources practice

Given stations, TLW apply his knowledge of primary sources, secondary sources, and demographics by analyzing primary and secondary source documents and collecting data to make inferences with text evidence.

Questions about study guide, finish in class

Find a study buddy and quiz each other.

 

Pictoword- choose a new vocabulary word ( glossary, around the room or notes) and turn into a picture

Share

-Example on flip

-need white paper

 

HW: Study guide due Thursday

Tuesday

Test Review

Given a test review game, TLW apply his knowledge of governments, geography, economies, and cultural elements of the US & Canada by selecting the correct answer for the corresponding questions.

Looping cards review…

Play several times

(Cossey has an original if you need to copy.)

 

Kahoot or Quizlet to review for test

 

HW: no homework (family night)

 

Wednesday

  

 

Given a test review game, TLW apply his knowledge of governments, geography, economies, and cultural elements of the US & Canada by selecting the correct answer for the corresponding questions.

Latin America map

 

This will NOT be on the test Friday.

Use pages RA 14-RA17 to complete map

-Stories to go with countries in S. America

-Lake Titicaca video

-Rock the capitals video

HW: study guide due tomorrow BOC

Thursday

Latin America & Caribbean Preview Pages

Given textbooks, atlases, library resources, and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of Latin America and the Caribbean by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA elements, and significant landforms.

Finish map- time to complete LA map

 

Go over study guide

Completed study guides get +5 pts on test

 

 

review game, Kahoot (ur choice!)

Friday

Unit 2 Test  


Unit 2 Test

 

Latin America preview pages, rubric

Set up pgs._________& __________

Flags and title- color

 

HW: Latin America Map quiz Wednesday 11/15

Monday

Economies of US and Canada

Given readings on the US & Canada’s economies, TLW comprehend the similarities and differences in the countries’ economies by creating a Venn diagram.

Vocabulary & notes for economics

Key terms:

GDP (PPP), import, export, free enterprise/market economy Write key terms on p.___________

Textbook pages: 108-113

Salt dough activity- explain religious holiday in Latin America, blue textbook p. 194

Tuesday

Primary & Secondary Sources

Given stations, TLW apply his knowledge of primary sources, secondary sources, and demographics by analyzing primary and secondary source documents and collecting data to make inferences with text evidence.

New vocabulary and discussion: Primary source, secondary source- p.____

Practice of each

Use cards w/scenerios (cards)

 

Show video of skulls- Dia de los Muertos- discuss activity tomorrow w salt dough.

Explain procedures and how to decorate your skull

Wednesday

Economics & Inference Review

Given stations, TLW apply his knowledge of primary sources, secondary sources, and demographics by analyzing primary and secondary source documents and collecting data to make inferences with text evidence.

Salt dough activity

Students create skull

 

Color skull

p. _____ in notebook

Thursday

Cultures of US and Canada

Given readings on the US & Canada’s cultures, TLW comprehend the similarities and differences in the countries’ economies by creating a Venn diagram.

US & Canada Cultures- comparison

Venn diagram to compare US/Canada p._____

 

Pass out study guide- go over, work time in class

HW: Study guide due Thursday 11/9 for +5 pts on the test. Test is 11/10

Friday

Primary & Secondary Sources

Given stations, TLW apply his knowledge of primary sources, secondary sources, and demographics by analyzing primary and secondary source documents and collecting data to make inferences with text evidence.

Work on study guide, answer any questions

 

Practice latitude and longitude (only the NW quadrant for this map…show)

 

6 Hats w/CNN news (choose a story )

HW: Study guide due Thursday11/9 BOC for +5 pts on the test.

Test will be Friday 11/10

7 Principles of the Constitution

Given background information on the seven principles of the Constitution, TLW evaluate the principles by writing to justify which principle is the most important role of the Constitution.

3 Branches of Govts. Notes- if need to catch up!

 

Principles of the Constitution- make book for principles (need manilla paper- long)

Brainpop- US Constitution (introduction)

Discussion…

Sketch for each principle

 

HW: none

Given background information on the seven principles of the Constitution, TLW evaluate the principles by writing to justify which principle is the most important role of the Constitution.

Principles of the Constitution

Sketch for each principle

 

Writing assignment: Which principle is the most important in the Constitution and why?

Notebook p. __________

HW: none

7 Principles of the Constitution

Given background information on the seven principles of the Constitution, TLW evaluate the principles by writing to justify which principle is the most important role of the Constitution.

Finish 7 principle books p. ___________tape or glue

Share out writing assignment from yesterday, finish if needed.

 

Review w/Kahoot or act out a principle, then students guess which one it is.

 

Bill of Rights

Given background information on the Bill of Rights, TLW know the fundamental liberties protected by the Bill of Rights by identifying the amendment violated in a given situation.

Bill Of Rights background

Brain Pop- bill of rights

Bill of Rights institute- scenarios cards

HW:

 

US Citizenship

Given the United States Citizenship test, TLW apply his knowledge of American history and government by solving problems on the US Citizenship Test.

6 Hats with Moana article- class set

Introduce 6 hats, each table gets a color, share thinking

Class discussion of rights and responsibilities of being a citizen- Brainpop

Explanation of citizenship test and expectations

Groups work on answering citizenship test; challenge- who was able to correctly answer the most questions

Monday

US & Canada

Essential Questions

& Maps

Using icons and an atlas, TLW know major physical features and cities of the US and Canada by labeling a map to be studied for this week’s map quiz.

Finish preview pages, start US and Canada map

 

HW: Study for Friday’s map quiz; bring gummy bears on Wednesday if wanted for government review

Tuesday

Introduction to Forms of Government

Given a graphic organizer, TLW understand the different types of government by summarizing readings of the major governments.

Make book for types of govts.

Types of government: communism, limited, unlimited, oligarchy, tyrant, totalitarian, democracy, monarchy- graphic organizer

Which type of government would you prefer to live in? Why?

HW: Gummy bears if desired for government review tomorrow; study for Friday’s map quiz

Wednesday

Types of Governments: Democracy

Given background information on limited and unlimited governments, TLW demonstrate the differences between the two types and compare and contrast the Canadian and American governments.

Continue types of government- review with gummy bears

Limited vs. unlimited government

Tape book p. 20 in notebook.

Brainpop democracy

How do the Canadian and American governments differ? How are they similar?

HW: Study for Friday’s map quiz

Thursday

Forms of Government – Three Branches of Government

Given background information on the three branches of government, TLW know the functions of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches by categorizing the jobs of each branch.

Three branches of government and specific functions

Icivics.org

Can any branch work by itself? Which branch is more important and why?

LRE branches of government tree p._______

HW: Study for tomorrow’s map quiz

Friday

6 Hats Strategy & Types of Government Review

Given the 6 Hats Multiple Perspectives Strategy, TLW understand how to use the new strategy by writing and speaking to answer question stems about a current event article using the 6 perspectives.

Map Quiz

Its learning with CNN 10

Write and share: Government dinner party- which type of leaders would you seat next to each other and why? Which type of government would you want to control? Which type of government would you want to be a citizen of p. _______

 

 

Holiday

Test Review

Given a test review game, TLW apply his knowledge of map skills, geographic addresses, landforms, and cultural elements by selecting the correct answer for the corresponding questions.

Review study guide, check for completeness

Discuss test-taking strategies

20 questions all multiple choice

Underline key words, eliminate answers, check your work~!

Test review- Trashcan Basketball

HW: Study for test tomorrow

Maps and Culture Test

Given a unit test, TLW apply his knowledge of map skills, geographic addresses, landforms, and cultural elements by selecting the correct answer for the corresponding questions.

Unit 1 Test Maps and Culture

US & Canada Preview Pages

Given textbooks, atlases, library resources, and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of the United States and Canada by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA elements, and significant landforms.

Explain how to set up preview pages for US and Canada

 

Review expectations for technology

Student work time

HW: Print out pictures from home if desired

Preview pages due Monday beginning of class

 

 

US & Canada

Preview Pages

Given textbooks, atlases, library resources, and online resources, TLW preview the cultural region of the United States and Canada by researching the flags, significant people, PERSIA elements, and significant landforms.

Its Learning discussion board

CNN 10, then students respond to current events using discussion board.

 

Continue working on preview pages

 

HW: Finish preview pages, due Monday at beginning of class

Monday

Immigration

Family Stories

Given photographs, stations, and alternate identities, TLW analyze immigration to America in the late 1800s-early 1900s by monitoring and explaining the immigration process and the contributions of immigrants that make America a melting pot.

Wrap-up of Ellis Island- Cossey shares her pics from trip last year.

 

Watch Ellis Island virtual field trip video

 

Schoolhouse Rock- “Melting Pot” if time

(Youtube- schoolhouse rock melting pot)

Tuesday

Culture

Given a story of the Nacirema people, TLW analyze the cultural rituals of the tribe to distinguish their true identity.

Nacirema people story and analysis

Culture background reading pgs. 96-99

Each table shares a section (Customs-Economy)

3 main points- choose a spokesperson to share

Wednesday

Culture: PERSIA

Given background information on PERSIA, TLW understand the major concepts of culture by identifying real world examples of PERSIA.

Explain acrostic- PERSIA

PERSIA notes p.____ in notebook, color/discuss

Real world examples of PERSIA

Use CIA website to show data for countries.

Use USA with Political (type of govt, Economic, (GDP ppp and Religions, types of religions and Social languages)

Thursday

PERSIA

Given the elements of culture PERSIA, TLW synthesize his knowledge of his personal culture by creating a quilt with 6 characteristics of his culture.

Picture Day- see schedule

Pass out study guide, go over with students

Give 10-15 minutes to start study guide

 

Review PERSIA elements/notes

Create a PERSIA culture quilt for your culture

Finish quilt Friday beginning of class or HW Fri.

 

HW: Pass out study guide for Wednesday’s test

 

Friday

6 Hats Strategy

Given the 6 Hats Multiple Perspectives Strategy, TLW understand how to use the new strategy by writing and speaking to answer question stems about a current event article using the 6 perspectives.

10 mins for culture quilt or finish for HW

6 Hats strategy- introduce strategy

Culture Article – Read, then assign a color hat to each table. They discuss “in their hat color” Each table shares out their thinking. See 6 hats stems…

Which one is hard, which one is easier?

6 Hats question stems paper

Expectations for CNN Student News

CNN Student News

 

HW: Study guide due Tuesday at beginning of class

Finish Culture quilt- due Monday

Monday

Landform/

map skills project

Given a map template, TLW synthesize his knowledge of landforms and maps by creating a map of his imaginary country and using 10+ landforms, TODALSS, and geographic addresses.

Show cultural portrait example, discuss

 

Expectations & rubric of landform/map skills project

Begin drafting country maps in class p. 14

*Must have rough draft done and show teacher before getting final draft copy.

 

HW: talk to your family about where you come from, Cultural portrait due Friday

 

Tuesday

Landform/

map skills project

Given a map template, TLW synthesize his knowledge of landforms and maps by creating a map of his imaginary country and using 10+ landforms, TODALSS, and geographic addresses.

Continue in class project

HW: Cultural portrait due Friday

 

Wednesday

Landform/

map skills project

Given a map template, TLW synthesize his knowledge of landforms and maps by creating a map of his imaginary country and using 10+ landforms, TODALSS, and geographic addresses.

Finish landform project DUE: end of period

Or work on cultural portrait

 

 

HW: Cultural portrait due Friday

 

 

 

Thursday

Coming to America

Given photographs, stations, and alternate identities, TLW analyze immigration to America in the late 1800s-early 1900s by monitoring and explaining the immigration process and the contributions of immigrants that make America a melting pot.

Push-pull factors- Why do people leave a place? Why do people move to a new place?

Immigration to America

Ellis Island stories-website

 

HW:

Finish “My Cultural Portrait” – due Friday

Friday

Coming to America

Given photographs, stations, and alternate identities, TLW analyze immigration to America in the late 1800s-early 1900s by monitoring and explaining the immigration process and the contributions of immigrants that make America a melting pot.

Share Cultural Portrait- small groups

 

Immigration to America/Ellis Island pictures

Meeting quotas- contributions of immigrants

Activity with immigrants- Whose who?

HW: none

Monday

Landforms

Given definitions and background information of major landforms, TLW understand the features of the earth by identifying the features and real world examples.

Volcano, strait, cape, delta, plateau, archipelago, peninsula

Student friendly definition, picture, and video clips

 

p. RA 36, RA 37 Geographic dictionary

Find examples of the landforms discussed today

Tuesday

Landforms

Given definitions and background information of major landforms, TLW understand the features of the earth by identifying the features and real world examples.

Gulf, isthmus, plains, mountains, glacier, canyon, highlands

Student friendly definition, picture, and video clips

 

p. RA 36, RA 37 Geographic dictionary

Find examples of the landforms discussed today

Wednesday

Landforms

Given definitions and background information of major landforms, TLW understand the features of the earth by identifying the features and real world examples.

Basin, waterfall, rainforest, desert, channel, valley

Student friendly definition, picture, and video clips

Postcard review of 20 landforms-use notebooks!

Use p. RA 36, RA 37 Geographic dictionary

To help answer the questions.

HW: Quiz on Friday- open notes

Thursday

Landforms

Given definitions and background information of major landforms, TLW understand the features of the earth by identifying the features and real world examples.

Review all types of landforms with a BINGO game

Make board using 25 squares

Label squares, play! One free space

Use candy for winners

Prepare for quiz tomorrow

HW: study for quiz- open notes

Friday

Given a landforms & map skills quiz, TLW apply his knowledge of maps and landforms by accurately solving quiz questions in regards to types of maps, parts of maps, locating geographic addresses, and identifying major landforms of the world.

Flocabulary

Landforms & map skills QUIZ-use notebooks

 

-Expectations & rubric of landform/map skills project

Show examples, discuss theme

Begin drafting country maps in class

p. _______ in notebook (rough draft)

 

Monday

Eagle Camp

 

 

Tuesday

Classroom introduction

Given an introduction to classroom procedures, TLW understand routines and procedures by practicing procedures in given scenarios.

Getting to know you activity

Teacher introduction

Student introductions

Review routines and procedures

Routines/procedures scenarios review

Why we study history video

HW: Letter home about supplies & notebook pictures

Wednesday

Classroom information and Pre-Assessment

Given a pre-assessment, TLW apply his prior knowledge of geography by organizing a world map correctly.

Review routines and procedures

Review supplies and letter home

Geography pre-assessment

Review the continents, oceans, etc by playing “Mind Play”

Tour the world video

HW: Bring notebook pictures

Thursday

Notebook and textbook

Given a rubric and materials, TLW synthesize his personal life and goals by creating a collage to represent his life, culture, goals, and interests on his interactive student notebook.

Organize materials and supplies for notebooks

Pass out rubric and review expectations for notebook

Set up title page

Set up table of contents

Begin working on notebook cover

HW: Bring any more notebook pictures

Friday

Notebook and textbook

Given a rubric and materials, TLW synthesize his personal life and goals by creating a collage to represent his life, culture, goals, and interests on his interactive student notebook.

Continue working on notebook cover

Music and mingle to share notebook covers with new classmates

Parent letter due today

HW: Finish notebook if not finished, due Monday

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