GEOGRAPHY

July 23 - July 26

Monday & Tuesday

Over the next 2 days you will work with a partner to create a Poster on one of the following physical features:

- rivers      - mountains     - deserts   - coastlines   - peninsulas

- oceans    - seas               - islands    - wetlands

- straits     - rainforests     - plains     - plateaus

 

The poster should include a title, picture of the physical feature, definition of feature, 3-4 places where that feature can be found in the world and advantages and disadvantages of that feature.  

Wednesday

MUSEUM WALK

1. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of each physical feature.  

2. At each physical feature,  complete the sentence stem

“ _________________ is similar/different from a ___________________ because…” 

*LIBRARY CIRCULATION END OF CLASS WED*

Thursday

Today you will complete the YES/BUT Graphic Organizer.  

 

You will determine which physical feature you would establish a civilization near and explain why you would select that location.

Finish Early?

Map Skills

We will examine the Natural Regions of the World chart.

Use the Blank World Map to label and shade each of the natural world regions identified in the chart.

Then, create a Plus/Delta chart brainstorming any pros and cons of each region.   

Happy Track-Out! See you August 20!

August 20 - August 24

Monday

Landforms

With a partner, you will explore how landforms lent themselves to civilizations.  This is a 2-day activity. 

Tuesday 

Landforms

With a partner, you will be finishing your landforms activity. Once you finish, you will complete the quizlet. 

Wednesday

Landforms

Students will complete a minor reviewing landforms. 

When finished, students will read pages 64-75 in the textbook  and complete section 2-3. 

Thursday

Study Guide

Friday

Landforms Lab

Students will be using the models in class to complete the activity. This is a 2-day lab. 

August 27 - August 31

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Landforms Lab

Students will be using the models in class to complete the activity. 

Civilization Card Sort

Students will read the cards and order them to show how they think a civilization starts.  

Students share their answers and discuss characteristics of a civilization.

Each student will be responsible for writing a justification in their notebook. 

Finish Early?

Using the textbook, explore pages 78-89 on Ancient Mesopotamia.  Then, complete the assessment on page 89. 

Thursday

Adjust or Bust

Students will be presented with 4 scenarios that civilizations may face.  Students will complete the What Can They Do graphic organizer to make predictions about how the civilization can react to the problem.  Then, students will complete the Adjust or Bust worksheet to read about adaptations people can make to the environment and determine which adaptations are needed in various situations.  Students will then discuss their answers and share other ways that people may adapt to their environment.

Friday

Survival Boot Camp

(Dun Dun DUN!)

September 4 - September 7

Monday

Tuesday

Cities & Civilizations

 

Using the textbook, read pages 90-97.

Complete the assessment on page 97. 

Wednesday

The Nile

Thursday

Africa

You will use resources to create a map of Africa that identifies physical features.

 With each task on the map, you will answer questions that explain the effects of geography on the people in the region.

Friday

Americas

You will create a map of the Americas that identifies physical features.  

 

With each task on the map, you will answer questions that explain the effects of geography on the people in the region.

September 10 - September 14

Monday

Tuesday - Friday

Reading Minor

 

Students will be reading a NewsELA article on hunters and gatherers.

Then, we will be going over the instructions for our major project.

Essential Questions for Project:

  • What are the most distinguishing physical features of that civilization?

  • How did they allow this civilization to survive and thrive?

  • What was challenging about the geography this part of the world?

Civilizations Major Research

Students will be in the library researching various civilizations and the geography related to them. This is a major project which will be presented on Monday. 

September 17 - September 21

CELEBRATE LITERACY WEEK!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Civilizations Major Research

Students will be in the library researching various civilizations and the geography related to them. This is a major project which will be presented on Thursday.

Thursday

Presentations

 Friday

Presentations

 

September 24 - September 28

Monday

Autobiography

Island

Students will complete their Autobiography Island activities in class. 

Tuesday

Juanita's Story

- How much does geography affect people's lives?

- What does this story tell you about how geography affected the Incas? 

Once you finish, read pages 602-603 in the textbook. Answer the Reading Check question and the Movement Map Skills question in your notebook. 

Wednesday

RELIGION

Today is Day 1 of our religion unit. Please go to the religion tab. 

 

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