• Happenings this week:  October 14th

     

    Periods 5 & 8, 10/16:  Students had the entire class period to create a cartogram, based on a given set of data.  For those students who did not complete the task in class, they need to finish it to turn in next week on Tuesday, 10/22.  Additionally, students in period 8, will need to have their cartographic curiosity projects wrapped up and ready to submit on Tuesday as well.

     

    Periods 2, 3, 5, & 8: 

    This week students are working on mapping data using choropleth maps and cartograms.  Choropleth maps use color to express ranges of data, with darker colors representing larger amounts and lighter colors representing lesser amounts.  Cartograms exaggerate the size of a given geographical region, such as a state, to express data.  For example, states with very large populations would appear far larger on a cartogram, than those states with small populations, regardless of the actual square mileage of the given state.  We'll wrap up this week and begin next week with a National Geographic activity which looks at how maps can be used to solve problems.  From this point, study guides will be issued, and we'll begin getting ready for our mental map end of unit test, part 1.  Part 1 consists of short answer questions based on all the things we've learned so far.

     

    A Day students will take Part I of the test on Tuesday, October 29th.

    B Day students will take Part I of the test on Wednesday, October 30th.

    Don't forget about those cartographic curiosity projects...they are due starting next week. 

     

    Periods 1 & 6: 

    This week students are working on using latitude and longitude to locate places on a map.  We'll be moving on to using latitude to learn about climate regions and how latitude impacts climate, which impacts the people who live and work in various regions of the planet. 

     

    The next test will be scheduled shortly, once we get moving along with the climate zone lessons.

     

    A Day Happenings:  For the week of October 1st

    Period 1:  Period 1 will be having their first test this week on Wednesday, October 2nd.  An email was sent home last week with some helpful attachments in an effort to support students at home, while studying.

     

    Periods 2 & 3:  These classes have a mini-project due on Wednesday, October 2nd.  The link for the required sheet can be found here.  Mini Project - Google Fly In

    On Wednesday, October 2nd, students will be receiving instructions for their first "major" summative project of the year.  Instructions will be reviewed in class.  Information for this project can be found here.  Cartographic Curiosity Project  Students will be taken to the library during this Friday's class, in an effort to help them secure materials to complete this task.  Projects for this class are due on Monday, October 21st. 

     

    B Day Happenings:  For the week of October 1st

     

    Period 5:  This class has a mini-project due on Thursday, October 3rd.  The link for the required sheet can be found here.  Mini Project - Google Fly In

    On Thursday, October 3rd, students will be receiving instructions for their first "major" summative project of the year.  Instructions will be reviewed in class.  Information for this project can be found here.  Cartographic Curiosity Project Students will be taken to the library during classnext week in an effort to help them secure materials to complete this task.  Projects for this class are due on Thursday, October 24th.

     

    Period 6:  Period 6 will be having their first test this week on Thursday, October 3rd.  An email was sent home last week with some helpful attachments in an effort to support students at home, while studying.

     

    Period 8:  This class has a mini-project due on Tuesday, October 1st.  The link for the required sheet can be found here.  Mini Project - Google Fly In 

    On Tuesday, October 1st, students will be receiving instructions for their first "major" summative project of the year.  Instructions will be reviewed in class.  Information for this project can be found here.  Cartographic Curiosity Project   Students will be taken to the library during class next week in an effort to help them secure materials to complete this task.  Projects for this class are due on Tuesday, October 22nd.