Friday, September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

Classwork: Today we focused exclusively on Challenge 5, analyzing a field photograph using 5 thematic maps.

Homework: Discuss the activity to your parents

September 21, 2017

Classwork: We worked on Challenges 1,2,3,4 and prepared for Challenge 5.

Homework: Discuss how Challenge 4 works to your parents

September 20, 2017

Classwork: We worked on Challenges 1,2,3,4 and prepared for Challenge 5.

Homework: Discuss how Challenge 3 works to your parents

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017

Classwork: Today, a sub allowed classes 1,2, and 4 to finish up any Challenges not done.  Period 5 did Challenge 5 which was analysis of a field photograph.

Homework: Discuss at least one thing you learned today from the Challenge you were on.

Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

Classwork: We are now working on Challenges 1,2,3,4,5 of a Mapping Lab of Canada and United States.  Those challenges represent:

  • Physical geography
  • political boundaries
  • climate zones
  • vegetation zones
  • population density 
  • economic activity
Kids will be working with partners around the room answering question cards and working at different mapping stations.

Homework: Please describe how resources and land use are defined for economic activity maps.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017

Classwork: We went through the entire geoterm list:

  1. climate
  2. vegetation
  3. economic activity: there will be emphasis on this
  4. thematic maps
  5. population density
  6. physical features
  7. landforms
  8. region: this is the most important one
Students were asked to describe the difference between climate and weather

Homework: Describe to your parents the geoterms.  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Classwork: We started Chapter 2: Seeing like a Geographer.  The introduction dealt with the different types of maps there are.  We will focus on 5: Physical Geography, political boundaries, vegetation, climate zones, economic activity

Vocab terms:

  • Thematic Map
  • climate
  • population density
  • economic activity
  • vegetation
  • political boundaries
  • landforms
Homework: Describe how Dr. John Snow saved the town of London from a cholera outbreak from using Geography skills.