July 9 - 13
(geography, religion, achievements, politics, economics, social structures)
We will be using GRAPES to study the Americas, Fertile Crescent, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantine, Pre-Colonial Africa, China, India, Japan, and Korea. We are starting our geography unit with the five themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, region).
Use the 5 themes to draw conclusions about the emergence, expansion and decline of civilizations, societies and regions
Review the two definitions of PLACE -
Cultural (dealing with people, or anything that was created by a person)
Physical (dealing with the natural world).
You will be assigned a location to research!
Your task: Research cultural and physical characteristics of that place.
CREATE YOUR OWN POST CARD
Reminder! Research cultural characteristics like food and language as well as physical characteristics like landforms and climate.
Today you will read a summary about what is a region and complete the annotation of the reading.
Circle 2 interesting words
Make one connection
Underline the statement that gives you the overarching theme of a region.
Circle the sentence that tells about the features in common that people in a cultural region can have.
Highlight three sentences that tell about different types of land regions.
July 16 - 20
Today you will examine the ways in which humans adapt and change their environment and determine the effects it has on the environment.
You will complete a 3 way tie.
Select three ideas about migration and arrange theme in a triangle.
Connect the ideas with line and explain the relationship between each idea by writing along the lines.
Write an anticipation statement about how using latitude will help you draw conclusions about the civilizations you will study this year.
What are the similarities and differences of latitude and longitude?
Absolute vs Relative Location
What's the difference?
Use your map of South America to determine absolute versus relative locations. Then, find the absolute and relative location using a map of the school.
In the textbook, review the 5 Themes of Geography on pages 10-15.
Analyze the maps and answer the assessment questions in your social studies notebook.
5 THEMES MAJOR