Unit 1 Work
1. Personal Information sheet
3. Introductory PowerPoint
4. Shift Happens Powerpoint
4a) "What is Geography" reading questions?
5. Change PowerPoint
6. Current Events Assignment.
7. 3 Gorges Article
8. Board Notes: 3 Gorges Article
9. Article Analysis Framework
9a. Using the Issues Framework "Poverty" - PowerPoint
10. Issue Analysis Framework
11. What is an issue PowerPoint
11a. Scramble for Africa worksheet
11b. Scramble for Africa video link
11.c Newland Simulation Instructions
12. What makes a Country - Reading and Questions
12a) Nation States PowerPoint
12 a. Colonialism PowerPoint -
12 b. Colonialism Reading
12 c. Boundaries and the Shape of States PPT
12 d. Classifying Countries PPT
13. Gapminder Essential Learning
14. 4 World's Base Map
15. Economic Indicators PowerPoint
16. Scatter Graph Questions
17. Media Assignment
18. Media Lab
19. Your Perspective
20. Media PowerPoint
22. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
23. Unit Test Material and Format
World Mapping Assignments
135 Countries Every Citizen Should Know
Africa Base Map Test - Monday Sept 14
Asia and Map Test Friday Sept 18
Middle East Base Map Test Friday Sept 18
Americas Base Map - Tuesday Sept 22
Europe Base Map - Friday Sept 25
Unit Essential Learning Evaluations - 14% Year
Asia & Middle East Test – 1%
America’s Test – 1%
Europe Test – 1%
Current Events Report – 2%
Gapminder – formative
Essential Learning: Unit Test – 8%
Homework and Reminders
UNIT TEST TUESDAY OCT 6
Friday Oct 2 Read Chpt 12 in text
Thursday Oct 1
View and take notes on the Economic Indicators PowerPoint # 15
Wednesday Sept 30
Finish your graph tonight and hand in tomorrow
Print off #19 Your perspective
Read: pgs 3 and 4 in the textbook
Tuesday Sept 29
Finish your graph tonight. Write a short interpretive statement about the relationship between your two criteria. Check page 42 for descriptions.
Friday Sept 25
Answer the questions re the Newland Simulation
1. What was the objective of the simulation?
2. What did we learn about the failure of the Europeans in dividing up the colonial world in making modern states?
3. What would have been a better way of doing it?
Textbook Homework - due Monday
1. Read Chapter 3
2. Answer Questions:
page 53 #1,3
3. Summarize the different ways to group countries on pages 50-52
Tuesday Sept 22
Tonight read the chapter that you should have done last night!! Also if you have not read "What makes a country a country" or the Nation States PowerPoint.
Read the "Scramble for Africa" board notes in the left hand column.
Look up and define terms you didnt understand from the video... ie) imperialism, enmity, coup, apartheid, etc. You are responsible for knowing this.
Tomorrow is the "Newland Simulation". Print off PDF file 11.c
Monday Sept 21
Tonight read pgs 169 - 174 in your textbook
1. Summarize the Impacts of Colonialism
(pg 173 -174)
Define: mercantile system, concession companies, neo-colonialism
Friday Sept 18
View the Nation States PowerPoint #12a
Read What makes a Country #12 and answer the questions on the sheet.
If you are not done the organizer, read the information on the links and fill in the blanks on your organizer.
Thursday Sept 17
Study for the Asia/ Middle East test tomorrow.
Current Event assignment due tomorrow. - paper version is best - or google docs.
Syrian Civil War Background
Syrian Refugee Primer
Scale of Crisis
Wednesday Sept 16
Complete the Current Events Assignment - due Friday
Friday is our Asia Middle East test
Tomorrow we will be investigating the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Print off the Issue Analysis Framework #10 and research the crisis tonight. Point form some of the information you find and record in the boxes in prep for tomorrow's class. You dont need to complete the chart... just get started. Use the following link to get you going... its an excellent overview.
Monday Sept 14
1. Well done on the test today, start prepping for Asia and the Middle East on Friday. We have an assignment due this week so don't leave it to the last minute. Tomorrow's class is in the library. Go directly there.
To prep for the class:
Open #11 What is an issue PowerPoint. Read and take notes.
Read pages 6 - 15 in your textbook
Friday Sept 11:
1. Study your African countries for the test on Monday (1% of unit)
Read pages 3 - 11 in text
Thurs Sept 10:
Tomorrow we are going to build a 'framework' for understanding issues. To prepare:
1. finish reading, "What is Geography"
2. bring in screens you have - ipod, laptop etc
3. Last day for Talk to Me personal information sheet.
4. If you haven't done so, read the course outline.
Wed Sept 9:
Print off and complete:
#1 Personal Information Sheet: due Thursday
Print off the Africa base map and using the "135 countries every citizen should know" begin labeling and memorizing the names and locations of African countries for the test on Monday. There will be regular homework in this course so it is good to get a jump on these tests now!