This week we are starting our study of the World’s regions. We begin with the United States and Canada. This is what our week looks like:
Monday – Intro to US/Canada - HW – U.S. Political Map
Tuesday – Physical Features of US/Canada Map – finish for HW
Wednesday – Review Physical Features Map – Chapter 4 HW will go home tonight! Due on Friday! Students will have a HW Quiz that day! They may use their HW to complete Quiz. Link to HW is attached. Chapter 4 Homework
Thursday – Physical Characteristics Notes/Over America Video
Friday – Chapter 4 HW Quiz. US/Canada Cities Map – Finish Map for HW
Next week students should expect a Map Test(Physical Features and Cities) and a US/Canada Project will be assigned. Due dates to be determined.
Please make sure your student has colored pencils! We will be using them often for maps and small projects. Many students are telling me they don’t have them at home and are not completing assignments as directed.
PLEASE NOTE! All due dates and assignments are subject to change!
This week we are working on Population, Economic, and Cultural Geography.
Last Friday students were assigned a Poster Project that is due on Thursday, Nov. 7th. They should have detailed instructions on what is needed on the poster and we went over some ideas in class. I will deduct 10 points off for each day late!
Wednesday – we will discuss the difference between a Developed and Developing country.
Thursday – Pull Factor Poster Project due! We will finish our study on Developed and Developing countries. HW tonight will be to complete a chart outlining the 5 Major World Religions.
Friday – World Religions
Students should expect a test on Chapter 3 next week. Day to be determined.
We spent the week studying Human-Environment Interaction. The homework this week was to update vocabulary packet each night with the words we learned that day. Over the weekend students should be completing a map locating our Human-Environment examples we discussed this week. We will review both the map and vocabulary in class Monday.
Monday – Review Human-Environment Interaction Map and Vocabulary
Tuesday – Human -Environment Interaction Test
Wednesday – Human-Environment Notes due H-E Interaction Notes Checklist
Thursday – continue with Population Geography.
Friday – Nine Weeks Test Review 1st Nine Weeks Study Guide
Friday 10/25 – 1st Nine Weeks Warmups due!
Tuesday 10/29 – World Geography Nine Weeks Test
Monday 11/4 – Last Day of First Nine Weeks
Tuesday 11/5 – Teacher Workday
Friday 11/8 – Report Cards
This week we will be finishing up our study of Chapter 2. I plan on testing them on Thursday and their notes will be due Friday. This is what the week looks like:
Monday – Climate Zones/Lines of Latitude Quiz, Finish Climate Regions Notes, HW – work on Chapter 2 Vocabulary(should be done by Wednesday) using notes and textbook
Tuesday – Review Climate Regions, HW- Climate Regions Map & Chart
Wednesday – Finish and Review all Notes
Thursday – Test
Friday - Update in class binder with Chapter 2 Notes.
Weather & Climate
Monday - Weather & Climate Notes – Chapter 2 Part 2 HW will be handed out today and due Wednesday. They will have their usual quiz in which they may use their homework. Make sure they are putting quality effort into this!
Tuesday – Weather & Climates notes cont…
Wednesday – Chapter 2 part 2 HW due/Quiz
Thursday – Nature’s Fury video.
Friday – Climate Regions.
They will have a Climate Zones Quiz sometime this week or early next week. It just depends on how the week progresses. They may practice using the link below.
This week we will focus on forces that shape the Earth. This includes reviewing the parts of the Earth, Plate Tectonics, and introducing various landforms. This is what our week looks like:
Monday – Parts of the Earth notes – Chapter 2 Part1 HW will be assigned today and due Wednesday with a Quiz. Chapter 2 Part 1
Tuesday – Plate Tectonic Notes
Wednesday – Chapter 2 Part 1 Hw/Quiz -Intro to Landforms – Landform Foldable Project – due Friday! Must use color!
Thursday – Practice identifying landforms from space. North American Landforms map(finish for HW)
Friday – Blue Planet Video
This week we will finish up unit on Basic Geography Skills. This is our week! (As always, subject to change!)
Monday – Latitude/Hemisphere Quiz Chapter 1 vocabulary HW
Tuesday - Practice locating world cities using latitude and longitude
Wednesday – Review for Test
Thursday – Chapter 1 Test
Friday – EARLY DISMISSAL! Chapter 1 Notes due. Attached is what they need to have by Friday!
This week we are starting our study of Basic Geography Skills. This is what it looks like:
Monday - Mental Maps – HW – students will create a mental map of their route to school. Use color!
Tuesday – 5 Themes Notes - Chapter 1 HW – students will get Chapter 1 today. They have two nights to complete. Thursday is the due date with a quiz in which they may use the HW. NO HOMEWORK = POOR QUIZ GRADE
Chapter 1 HW – link is below if your student needs a new copy!
Wednesday – 5 Themes cont… focus on Location, Location, Location!
Thursday – Finish 5 Themes Notes. HW Quiz.
Friday – 7 Major Lines of Latitude. Lines of Latitude Quiz Monday
Please Note: PLANS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Welcome 8th Graders! We will start our journey in World Geography class by doing the following:
Tuesday – Intro to World Geography class – HW - Complete/Sign Student info sheet(due Thursday)
Wednesday - Intro to World Geography Textbook – Students will check theirs out from library and will need to bring to class everyday! HW- Finish Textbook Scavenger Hunt
Thursday - Review Textbook Scavenger Hunt. We will review the continents and oceans. Flags of the World assignment(finish for HW)
Friday – Pre-Assessment
*Please note the schedule is ALWAYS subject to change!
This week we will continue studying South,East, and SE Asia. We will be starting some SOL review as well. This is what the week looks like:
Monday – Finish SE Asia Notes
Tuesday – Chapter 26-27 HW/Quiz due. Pages 5-6 SOL Vocabulary due today. Chapter 26-27 HW
Wednesday – Pages 7-8 SOL Vocabulary due. SOL Practice with laptops.
Thursday – Pages 9-10 SOL Vocabulary due. SOL Practice with laptops.
Friday - Australia, Antarctica, and Pacific Islands Notes
Please Note! Students should be working on their year end A to Z Project that was assigned last week. This is a time intensive project and I don’t want them putting this off until the last minute! I’m encouraging my students to complete a little every night so that they are not rushing to complete the night before. The final project is due on Wednesday, May 8th. As incentive to complete earlier, I’m giving extra credit to those students who turn it in on Monday, May 6th. I will deduct 10 points from the final project grade for each day it is late after Wednesday the 8th. Please email if you have any questions about the assignment.
Put on calendar! World Geography SOL – Friday, May 24th~!