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Week 1 / August 8 to August 11

August 8 2015

Essential Question:

What can I do to be successful in World History this year?  What are the policies and procedures used in this classroom?

Standards:

All Apply, as students will receive an introduction to the course.

Activator:

I will also discuss the new warm up/ bell ringer/ kick off/ activator procedure.

Join my remind: @873347 to 81010

If student’s have Ipads they will do the following.  Go to Rockmart High School's website.  Click on Teacher's websites.  Then click on Eubanks, Steven, this is my online classroom.  Once you are here create an icon on your ipad.  You may create one for my whole website or just my World History website.

If no Ipads, students will only join remind, and I will begin introduction Powerpoint.

Teaching Strategies:

Students will receive a brief Powerpoint that describes me, and describes this course.  Time will be spent going through the syllabus as well as discussing the expectations of World History.  Time will also be spent discussing how this website will be used.

Students will then complete an activity based on my classroom and the introduction Powerpoint.

Syllabus CLICK HERE

Introduction Powerpoint CLICK HERE

Introduction Activity CLICK HERE

Summarizer:

We will go over the introduction activity.

Students will also be asked to indicate on a paper and turn in what their expectations for me are and one thing they would like to tell me about themselves.  If Ipads are available this will be done on Socrative.

Differentiation:

None

 

 

August 9 2015

Essential Question:

What are the basics of geography I need to know?  What are the overall geographic features in the world?

All apply, as will begin discussing geography, which serves as a background for the course as a whole.

Standards:

Activator:

Students will be required to keep an organized notebook for this course.  Time will be spent explaining how the notebook will be used and what they are expected to do.  Each week’s notes will begin with a warm up/ bell ringer/ kick off page/ activator page.  For today’s activator they will simply write my class rules.

Class Rule:

  • 1. Do not talk while I am talking.
  • 2. Do not leave your seat without permission.
  • 3. Put up ALL technology if instructed.
  • 4. Go to sleep, lose your seat.
  • 5.Be respectful of your teacher and each other.

 

Teaching Strategies:

Today students will be introduced to geography.  First, time will be spent very briefly dealing with very basic geography terms and concepts.  This is meant to be very cursory.

Students will then begin filling out and labeling a map of the world.  This map will also have basic geography concepts as well.

Depending on what technology is available, students may use geography books to fill out the maps

Geography Intro Lesson CLICK HERE

World Map CLICK HERE

Geography Terms (Will be used on everyday we label a new map) CLICK HERE

Summarizer:

After students have had time to fill out the maps, we will review as a class.  This will also be used as a way to go over map tools as well.  Depending on what terms/ concepts are available in geography books, extra time may be spent on identifying and labeling these things.

Differentiation:

Some students will be provided with maps that have numbers to help them fill the map out.  Additional word banks will be provided as well.

 

 

August 10 2015

Essential Question:

What important geographical features exist in the Western Hemisphere?

Standards:

All apply, as will begin discussing geography, which serves as a background for the course as a whole.

 

Activator:

How many continents are located in the America’s?  Students will be reminded about the use of notebooks in this course.

Teaching Strategies:

 

Today students will be introduced to the geography of North and South America.

Students will then begin filling out and labeling a map of the North, Central, and South America. Depending on what technology is available, students may use geography books to fill out the maps

North America Map CLICK HERE

South America Map CLICK HERE

Central America Map CLICK HERE

Summarizer:

After students have had time to fill out the maps, we will review as a class.  Depending on what terms/ concepts are available in geography books, extra time may be spent on identifying and labeling these things.

 

Differentiation:

Some students will be provided with maps that have numbers to help them fill the map out.  Additional word banks will be provided as well.

 

 

 

August 11 2015

Essential Question:

What important geographical features exist in Africa?

Standards:

All apply, as will begin discussing geography, which serves as a background for the course as a whole.

 

Activator:

Students will be provided with two maps for this day, an African map that is Political and one that is Physical.  They must write one sentence on what these maps tell us differently about Africa or maybe different ways they can be used.  A single sentence will do.

 

Teaching Strategies:

 

Today students will be introduced to the geography of Africa.

Students will then begin filling out and labeling a map of the Africa. Depending on what technology is available, students may use geography books to fill out the maps.

Africa Political Map CLICK HERE

Africa Physical Map CLICK HERE

Summarizer:

After students have had time to fill out the maps, we will review as a class.  Depending on what terms/ concepts are available in geography books, extra time may be spent on identifying and labeling these things.

 

Differentiation:

Some students will be provided with maps that have numbers to help them fill the map out.  Additional word banks will be provided as well.

 

 

 

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