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Welcome to World Cultures! This is my 18th 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

Asia Preview Pages

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

Check Asia maps

Preview pages work day

HW: Preview pages due Monday, March 27th

Asia map quiz Wednesday

Tuesday

Asia Preview Pages

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

Essential questions:

How does a person’s role in society impact their rights, responsibilities, and access to civic participation within the society?

What factors shape the culture of a society?

When and why are new governments and rules created in a society?

What is the function of government?

Preview pages work day

HW: Preview pages due Monday

Asia map quiz tomorrow

Wednesday

Landforms & weather features of Asia

Given background information on various physical features/weather of Asia, TLW comprehend the importance of these features by locating the features and explaining their impact on the environment and the people of that area.

Asia map quiz: Quiz grade

Physical Geography of Asia blue textbook 583-589

Himalayas, Ganges River, Ghats, Gobi Desert

HW: Preview pages due Monday

Thursday

Landforms & weather features of Asia

Given background information on various physical features/weather of Asia, TLW comprehend the importance of these features by locating the features and explaining their impact on the environment and the people of that area.

Blue textbook 675-679

Monsoon, tsunami, Marianas Trench, Ring of Fire

Green textbook 813- monsoon

Green textbook 772- tsunami
Tambora article

HW: Preview pages due Monday

Friday

Hinduism

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

Hinduism reading and skeleton notes

Compare and contrast to major religions of the Middle East

Caste system graph: Does having a predetermined place in society make life easier?

HW: Preview pages due Monday

Monday

Middle East CIA project

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

CIA World Factbook mini-project- drawing conclusions: quiz grade

 

Tuesday

Middle East CIA Project

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

CIA World Factbook mini-project- drawing conclusions

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Middle East CIA Project

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

CIA World Factbook mini-project- drawing conclusions: Quiz grade

 

Thursday

Middle East Test Review

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

Complete end of unit essential questions

Check study guides: Daily grade

Review

Friday

Middle East Test

Given a unit test, TLW apply his knowledge of map skills, geography, history, governments, and cultural elements by selecting the correct answer for the corresponding questions on the Middle East.

Middle East Test: Test grade

HW: Africa map

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.

History Alive reading

Britannica school

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

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

Britannica School

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

HW: 3 Religions Venn Diagram

Israel

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.

3 Religions review sheet- daily grade

Review triple Venn diagram

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

 

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 and free response

Modern Middle East Issues

Given current event articles about issues of the Middle East, TLW use analyze the issues by explaining the issues using the 6 Hats sentence stems.

Modern Middle East issues articles

6 Hats sentence stems

HW: Study guide due Thursday; Middle East test Friday 2/10

Ancient Egypt DBQ

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?”

Preview pages due: Quiz grade

Nile River DBQ

Ancient Egypt DBQ

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?”

Short afternoon classes

 

Nile River DBQ

Paragraph essay: Daily grade

Egypt enrichment

Ancient Egypt DBQ

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?”

Ancient Middle East Quiz

 

Reverse schedule, short classes 1-4 period

Nile River DBQ

Paragraph essay: Daily grade

Egypt enrichment

 

 

 

Intro to 3 Religions

Given background readings, TLW know the origins of the 3 major religions of the world by describing the commonalities between the three religions.

Blue textbook: 435-438

Looking at Jerusalem: Why are there disputes about the land?

Beginnings of Islam, Judaism, Christianity

 

Judaism

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

History Alive reading

Britannica School

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

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.

 

Review maps for Wednesday’s quiz

Middle East Essential Questions

Preview page expectations

Preview page suggestions

HW: Preview pages due Monday 1/23

Map quiz tomorrow

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.

Quiz grade: Map quiz

Physical features – The Fertile Crescent

Why did civilizations develop between the two rivers?

Describing the Mesopotamian civilization

Blue text pg. 419-427

Green text pg. 560-561

HW: preview pages due Monday

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Geography and culture

How did the Nile River impact life in Egypt?

What was the importance of religion in ancient Egypt?

Blue text pg. 429 – 433

Green text pg. 592 - 595

HW: preview pages due Monday

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?”

Egypt DBQ

Take background essay questions as daily grade

HW: preview pages due Monday

 

Name of Lesson

Objective

(Content, Cognitive Blooms Level, and Proving Behavior)

Teaching & Learning Actions/Procedures:

Materials and resources, Procedure, routines and/or activities, Check for understanding, Question stems

Monday

Holocaust

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

Background information on life in the ghetto

Holocaust

Concentration camps

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Daily grade: butterfly

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

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.

Japanese internment camps

Daily grade: Camp child RAFT letter

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.

D-Day, V-E Day

Background info on Atomic bomb

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.

Background information on the United Nations

Exploring the UN’s website

APPARTS – UN Declaration of Human Rights

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: 494-501

Discussion and brainpop: Cold War

6 Hats: green textbook pg. 510-511: Is Russia a Democracy?

HW: Middle East Map – map quiz Wednesday 1/18

 

Date

Name of Lesson

Objective

(Content, Cognitive Blooms Level, and Proving Behavior)

Teaching & Learning Actions/Procedures:

Materials and resources, Procedure, routines and/or activities, Check for understanding, Question stems

Monday

Europe Preview Pages

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

Review most missed test questions

Expectations for Europe preview pages

Student work time

HW: Preview pages due Thursday, November 19th

 

Tuesday

Europe map and essential questions

Using icons and an atlas, TLW know major physical features and cities of Europe by labeling a map to be studied for Friday’s map quiz.

Previewing the section- write to answer the Unit Essential Questions:

How are historical events influenced by political decisions and choices of a society?

What elements does a successful republic require?

 

Europe map

HW: Map quiz on Friday, November 20th

Preview pages due Thursday, November 19th

Wednesday

nesday

Ancient Greece

Given a background reading of Ancient Greece, TLW comprehend the types of government by applying background knowledge of government and summarizing the types of government founded in Ancient Greece.

Blue Textbook pg. 278 – 282

Green Textbook pg. 426-427

Complete Parthenon notes

How was geography important to Greece?

What types of governments were in Greece?

HW: Study for map quiz Friday

Finish preview pages due TOMORROW

Thursday

Greek Mythology

Given background information on Greek culture and Greek mythology, TLW understand the gods by explaining the family tree and who was important for which reasons.

Check preview pages

Greek gods and culture

Mythology bag

HW: Finish mythology bag if not completed; map quiz tomorrow

 

 

Friday

Ancient Rome

Given background information on ancient Roman culture and government, TLW analyze the Roman government by detecting similarities and differences between the ancient government and current American government.

Europe map quiz

Ancient Rome reading and notes

Blue textbook:284-289

Green textbook: 396-397, 427-428

Compare and contrast: Roman government and modern American government

 

Monday

Aztec, Inca, and Maya

Given a reading of the three early Latin American cultures, TLW identify characteristics of major ancient civilizations and explain the civilization’s accomplishments.

Preview pages due

Aztec, Inca, Maya

Pg. 203, 240, 360-361

 

Sketches of adapting to the environment for the 3 ancient civilizations

HW: map quiz on Wednesday

Tuesday

Maya DBQ

Given a DBQ, TLW apply his knowledge of primary sources and secondary sources by analyzing primary and secondary source documents to make inferences with text evidence.

What was the Mayas’ greatest achievement? DBQ

Background essay

Document A & B

HW: Map quiz tomorrow

Wednesday

Maya DBQ

Given a DBQ, TLW apply his knowledge of primary sources and secondary sources by analyzing primary and secondary source documents to make inferences with text evidence.

Map quiz

Document C & D

Thesis sentence + paragraph

 

Thursday

Places to Visit

Given resources, TLW apply his knowledge of a South American attraction by creating a postcard and writing to explain what is in that location.

Easter Island, Lake Titicaca, Angel Falls, Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands, Amazon Basin

Research day and begin writing paragraph

Find a stamp

HW: Pass out study guides- due Thursday; Test next Friday

Friday

Places to Visit

Given resources, TLW apply his knowledge of a South American attraction by creating a postcard and writing to explain what is in that location.

Postcard paragraph and illustration

Stamp

HW: Complete postcards if not finished- Due Monday

Study guide due Thursday; Test on Friday


Date

Name of Lesson

Objective

(Content, Cognitive Blooms Level, and Proving Behavior)

Teaching & Learning Actions/Procedures:

Materials and resources, Procedure, routines and/or activities, Check for understanding, Question stems

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.

Stations: primary and secondary source document analysis, demographics with inferencing, maps, charts, summaries, pictoword (early finisher)

HW: Study guide due TOMORROW

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.

Essential Questions- Now I think…

Study guide due- check & review

Test review

HW: Study for test

Wednesday

US & Canada Test

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

Unit 2 Test

HW: Latin America & Caribbean Map Quiz next Wednesday

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.

Review most missed test questions

Essential Question: How do physical features and economic opportunities affect where and how people live and work?

Expectations for Latin America preview pages

Student work time

HW: Map quiz Wednesday; preview pages due Tuesday

Friday

Mexico’s Background & Day of the Dead

Given background readings on Mexico, TLW comprehend the culture of Mexico today by summarizing how Mexican culture reflects a blending of Native American and Spanish heritages.

Review most missed questions on tests (collect tests back up- do not send home)

Textbook 202-207

Lesson 2 Review questions

Modern Mexico is on pages 208-215

Physical Mexico is on pages 194-201

HW: Map quiz Wednesday; preview pages due Tuesday

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

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, demographics, inference/conclusion

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.

Use CIA to continue practice of economic and demographic inferences

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.

Vocabulary & notes for US & Canada Cultures-

Venn diagram

Look at CIA World Factbook demographics

Explanation of stations to visit and expectations

Pass out study guide

HW: Study guide due Tuesday

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.

Stations: primary and secondary source document analysis, demographics with inferencing, maps, charts, summaries, pictoword (early finisher)

 

CNN Student News

6 Hats

HW: Study guide due Tuesday

Monday

NO SCHOOL

 

Tuesday

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.

Principles of the Constitution

Sketch for each principle

Review for tomorrow’s government quiz

HW: Study for Friday’s quiz

Wednesday

nesday

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.

Principles of the Constitution

Sketch for each principle

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

HW: Study for Friday’s quiz

Thursday

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.

Review of yesterday’s quiz

BOR background

Brain Pop

Bill of Rights institute- scenarios

HW: Study for tomorrow’s quiz

 

Friday

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.

Government quiz

6 Hats

CNN Student News

Class discussion of rights and responsibilities of being a citizen

Explanation of citizenship test and expectations

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

Monday

PERSIA & Study guide

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

Finish PERSIA culture quilt

Share quilts

Look over study guide

Testing tips/strategies

HW: Study guide due tomorrow at beginning of class

Tuesday

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 test study guide

Discuss test-taking strategies

Test review- Trashcan Basketball or Jeopardy

HW: Study for test tomorrow

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Review expectations for technology

Student work time

HW: Print out pictures from home if desired

 

 

 

Friday

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.

6 Hats- Current event

Continue working on preview pages

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

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.

Small group share of family stories & cultural portraits

Wrap-up of Ellis Island

***Chapter 3, Lesson 1 (pg. 86 – 95 has additional movement information if needed)

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

Warm-up: Write about your family’s culture- what elements of your culture are traditions brought over from another country?

Nacirema people story and analysis

Culture background reading pgs. 96-103 (chapter 3, lesson 2)

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

Powerpoint of PERSIA

PERSIA notes

Real world examples of 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.

Review PERSIA elements

Create a PERSIA culture quilt for your culture

HW: Pass out study guide for Wednesday’s test

 

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.

6 Hats strategy

Expectations for CNN Student News

CNN Student News

Culture Article – 6 Hats question stems

HW: Study guide due Tuesday at beginning of class

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.

Expectations & rubric of landform/map skills project

Begin drafting country maps in class

HW: Cultural portrait due Friday

 

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

 

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

HW: Cultural portrait due 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.

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

Immigration to America

Ellis Island stories

HW: Begin writing family’s coming to America story- due Monday

Finish “My Cultural Portrait” – due 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 group

Immigration to America

Meeting quotas- contributions of immigrants

HW: Finish writing family’s coming to America story- due 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.

Expectations & rubric of landform/map skills project

Begin drafting country maps in class

HW: Cultural portrait due Friday

 

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

 

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

HW: Cultural portrait due 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.

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

Immigration to America

Ellis Island stories

HW: Begin writing family’s coming to America story- due Monday

Finish “My Cultural Portrait” – due 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 group

Immigration to America

Meeting quotas- contributions of immigrants

HW: Finish writing family’s coming to America story- due Monday

Monday

NO SCHOOL

 

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.

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

Student friendly definition, picture, and video clips

Find real world examples in the atlas

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.

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

Student friendly definition, picture, and video clips

Find real world examples in the atlas

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.

Basin, waterfall, rainforest, desert, channel, valley

Student friendly definition, picture, and video clips

Postcard review of 20 landforms

HW: Study for tomorrow’s quiz; Wear red, white, and blue

Friday

Celebrate Freedom Day

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.

Landforms & map skills QUIZ

Celebrate Freedom activities- Surviving tree; World Peace Day info 9/21- United Nations

Demonstrate how to complete “My Cultural Portrait”

HW: Start working on “My Cultural Portrait” – due next Friday

Monday

Textbook Preview

Given a scavenger hunt of the new textbook, TLW know the significant text features of their new textbook by locating, identifying, and explaining the purpose of each feature.

Check notebooks

Textbook walk: Table of contents, units, chapter, vocabulary, glossary, gazetteer, guiding questions, lesson review questions, map, what do you think, chapter activities, chapter assessment, index

Textbook RA 40 has specified scavenger hunt

Social Studies acrostic

Share acrostic

Tuesday

Types of Maps

Given a mini-lesson on the types of maps, TLW apply his knowledge of map types by examining map samples to explain the type, purpose, and importance of each map.

Why do we use maps?

Types of maps notes and samples

Purpose, importance?

Map scavenger hunt with a partner

 

Wednesday

Map Skills: Parts of a map; world map

Given the TODALS concept, TLW know the parts of a map by recognizing the title, orientation, date, author, legend, and source of various practice maps.

World map- continents, oceans

Prime Meridian

Equator

Hemispheres

TODALS on a world map

Refer to textbook pgs. 40-47 as needed

Thursday

Map Skills: Latitude & Longitude

Given background information on latitude and longitude, TLW know how to identify geographic locations by identifying the coordinates of major cities of the world.

Latitude, longitude song

Refer to textbook pg. 35-36

How to write geographic addresses

How to find a geographic address

Board practice, paper practice

HW: Latitude and longitude practice

Friday

Map Skills: Latitude & Longitude, How to use an atlas

Given a review of latitude and longitude and a world atlas, TLW know how to identify geographic locations by locating an atlas index and identifying the coordinates of specific countries.

Poll Everywhere: Is Google Earth street mapping technology (the little cars that take pictures) an invasion of people’s privacy?

Check latitude/longitude practice

Review latitude, longitude

Looking at an atlas index- How do I find a city or country given the index’s coordinates?

Latitude, longitude practice

Google Earth latitude longitude- find our houses and Houston landmarks

Important Dates and Deadlines

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