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Welcome to Mrs. Black’s World Geography!

This is what our week looks like:

Tuesday -  Intro to Mrs. Black’s World Geography class.   Classroom info sheet will go home.  Please complete last page and have student return to me by Thursday!

Mrs. Black’s Info Sheet - Here is a  copy if you want to see it!

Wednesday – Intro to Textbook.  Students will get their copy today.

Thursday – Textbook Practice and Flag assignment(students will need their colored pencils)

Friday – Pre-Assessment (subject to change)


Please note this is only a guideline and subject to change at ANY time!



Students have been busy the past week working on their SOL Review Packet.  World Geography SOL is Friday!  Students should be reviewing each night to prepare.  Here are some links to SOL Review:

Black 2014 Review Websites and Review Games


I will have a sub.  Students will be completing an Asia Review Packet and starting on Chapters 28,29, & 30 HW.Chapter 28 HomeworkChapter 29 – 30 Homework

Asia Review Packet and Asia Notes(they have been working on this for over a week) will be due by the end of class.

Here is a powerpoint that may be viewed to assist with the  Asia Review Packet.  Asia Cultural Characteristics

Very late in posting this week!  Here is/was our week:

Monday -SOL Vocabulary Review, South Asia Notes cont…

Tuesday – SOLVocabulary Review,Chapter 23/24 HW Quiz – East Asia Map – Chapter 25 HW due Wednesday! Chapter 25 Homework

Wednesday – East Asia Notes, Chapter 25 HW Quiz, Chapters 26/27 HW – due on Monday! Chapter 26-27 HW

Thursday – Finish SOL Vocabulary Review

Friday -Finish East Asia Notes, Start on Southeast Asia Notes


**********Important Dates!************

Students have a year end project that is due next Friday, May 9th.  They should have all materials needed to complete this project.  Your student should be working on this a little bit each night to insure a quality project.  See attached to view requirements.  A to Z Project -

World Geography SOL – Friday, May 23rd

Students will be very busy the next few weeks.  Here is this week!

Monday- Review for Sub-Saharan Africa Test

Tuesday – Chapter 21HW Chapter 21 Homework due and Sub-Saharan Africa Test –  HW tonight – Asia Map Map of Asia and Organize Sub-Saharan Africa Notes(both due Wednesday!)

Wednesday – Update Binder with Sub-Saharan Africa Notes and Review Asia Map, begin Chapter 22HWChapter 22 Homework(due Friday with HW Quiz)

Thursday – Begin Asia Notes

Friday  - Asia Notes cont.. , Chapter 22 HW Quiz , Chapter 23 & 24 HW Chapter 23 Homework Chapter 24 Homework- students need to work on over break!  Will be due on Tuesday, April 29th.

Last Friday students worked on a Practice SOL from a few years ago.  Here is the link for the test available to any student who is interested in reviewing again.  2013 Test

We are working QUICKLY to get through our last few units!  Students WILL have Homework and should be working nightly to stay on top of all assignments.   This is what we have for this week:

Monday – Chapter 19HW and Quiz(I changed date!) Physical Notes – Chapter 20 went home today! Due Thursday. Chapter 20 Homework

Tuesday – Review North Africa and SW Asia Test(ask how your student did on this)

Wednesday – Economic Notes

Thursday – Chapter 20 HW Quiz – Cultural Notes – Chapter 21 will go home today –  Will be due the same day as Sub-Saharan Africa Test(I’m targeting Tuesday of next week) Chapter 21 Homework

Friday – Computer Cart – We will practice SOL Test using Laptops.

Please note schedule is always subject to change!  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Students seem to be running low on pencils!!!  I have a limited supply and do not have enough to supply all students.  Please make sure your student is well stocked!  Thanks for your help.

This week we will finish North Africa and SW Asia and begin Sub-Saharan Africa.  This is what it looks like!

Monday – students completed Cultural Notes using laptops.  If your student needs to review,  here is the link:Culture and Religion of the Middle East

Tuesday – North Africa and SW Asia Review – TEST tomorrow! Middle East Test Study Guide

Wednesday – Test today!  Chapter 18 Chapter 18 Homeworkdue today!  This was given to them over a week ago.  They may use and will need for their test!

Thursday – Begin Sub-Saharan Africa- maps!

Friday – North Africa and SW Asia Notes due. Chapter 19Chapter 19 Homework due Tuesday.

This week we will step away from North Africa and SW Asia to review for Nine Weeks Test.   Students should be spending some time working on Chapter 18 HW.  It is a lengthy packet and they will be able to use it on their North Africa and SW Asia Test.  Due date for this packet will be the date of the Test, TBD.

Monday - Nine Week Test Vocabulary.  Review HERE! Nine Weeks Vocabulary

Tuesday – Work on Review Guide – Extra Copy HERE! Q3 Review Guide

Warmup Notebook due!

Wednesday – Last Day of Review

Thursday - Nine Weeks Test

Friday – Back to North Africa and SW Asia – Cultural Notes

This week we will continue our study of Southwest Asia and North Africa.  This is what it looks like!

Monday – Snow Day

Tuesday – Physical Characteristics Notes Middle East Physical Characteristics 2014 , Middle East Map Reviews – Chapter 17 HW was given to students Friday and that will be due tomorrow!(with Quiz of course!) Ch 17 Homework

Wednesday – Chapter 17 HW Quiz – Economic Characteristics Notes.  Chapter 18 will be handed out today.  Chapter 18 Homework  Due date-TBD.

Thursday and Friday – finish up Economic Characteristics, start Cultural Characteristics and review Monotheistic Religions.

Thursday – New due date for Chapter 17 HW!  Chapter 18 HW will be handed out today.  Due date will be determined after Nine Weeks Test on Thursday 3/27.

I decided to give a Map Test on Friday!

This week is very busy!  We begin North Africa and SW Asia(the Middle East), 8th graders have an SOL and we will participate in the State Wide Tornado Drill!

Here is our week:

Monday – Russia Test and Russia Notes due today!  Students will receive a North Africa and SW Asia Map middle east maps  and Chapter 16HW Chapter 16 Homework.  Map due Tuesday and HW due Friday(with a Quiz).

Tuesday – Intro to Middle East and Review Map

Wednesday and Thursday  -  These days will be a little crazy.  I won’t see some of my students due to the SOL.  Those I see will be working on SOL Vocabulary as well as North Africa and SW Asia info.

Friday – Early Dismissal!  Chapter 16 HW Quiz!