Monday, May 27, 2013

Professional Website

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Here you can view today's presentation.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

New Zealand Notes

Use the PowerPoint below to complete your notes on New Zealand:
When you are done, create an acrostic of NEW ZEALAND (see the example below) using the following websites:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Australia Unit

This week we are studying Australia!


  • Monday & Tuesday: Australia History (chart & timeline)
  • Wednesday: Article on British colonization 
  • Thursday: Aboriginal Culture
  • Friday: iAssignment

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Week of March 18

This week we are starting our unit on Africa. We will time this week learning the geography of Africa (major countries, landmarks, geographic features). 



  • Monday: ISN set up & Africa intro video
  • Tuesday: Africa Map
  • Wednesday: Africa Atlas questions
  • Thursday: Africa geography quiz, Northern Africa
  • Friday: Northern Africa 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Week of March 4

This week we are doing a quick study of China and Japan, as well as taking a Summative Test over Asia.

There will be NO review sheet for this week's test. Students may use past quizzes and bellringers to study from. 



  • Monday: China and Japan Comparison
  • Tuesday: Japan Natural Disasters
  • Wednesday: Finish from Tuesday & review
  • Thursday: Summative
  • Friday: North Korea Video

India Power Point Notes

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Week of February 25

This week we are continuing our study of Asia.


Monday: Middle East Quiz (from last Friday) 
Tuesday: India 
Wednesday: China 
Thursday: Japan 
Friday: Indonesia & quiz 

As of 2/25, there will be a summative test next Wednesday, March 6th of Asia. This could change if there is a snow day this week. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

National Geographic - Jerusalem Video

Week of February 19-22

This week we are taking a look at the Middle East. We will be analyzing religions, resources and the sources of conflicts. 

Monday: No School!
Tuesday: Christianity, Islam, Judaism Brochure
Wednesday: National Geographic - Jerusalem
Thursday: Middle East Resources - Oil
Friday: Middle Eastern Customs & weekly quiz

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Map of Asia Practice


Below are several links to help you practice your map skills. If the site doesn't work, refresh & look for a tan/yellow colored bar to appear below the web address. Click "run this time" and it should work. 
The bottom link does not require flash, so it should work regardless. 


For a challenge, click "labels" on the map



Week of February 11

This week, we are focusing on the geography of Asia:



  • Monday: map of Asia (instructions on this site)
  • Tuesday: Atlas Activity
  • Wednesday: Scheduling for next year with Mr. Compton
  • Thursday: Map of Asia quiz
  • Friday: no school!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Week of Feb. 4

This week we will have a Summative Test over our Europe Unit. Students will not have a traditional review sheet, but have all quizzes, bellringers and review questions in Social Studies notebook to study.



  • Monday & Tuesday: Various Review Activities (Jeopardy Game & Map Matching Game will be posted later)
  • Wednesday: Scheduling Meeting with Mr. Compton about 8th grade
  • Thursday: Europe Summative
  • Friday: Intro to Asia!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Week of Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

This week we will be learning about the European Economy.

Monday: The European Union (purpose & characteristics)
Tuesday: Interest and Productivity
Wednesday: Gross Domestic Product
Thursday: Profit and Profit Motive
Friday: Quiz

FYI: there will be a SUMMATIVE TEST next week 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Week of Jan. 21

This week we will be discussing World War 2 and its affects on Europe, including the Cold War, Communism and what the continent currently looks like. 



Monday: World War 2 (major locations, axis & allies, major events)
Tuesday: Germany during and after the war, including the Berlin Wall
Wednesday: The Cold War and Communism 
Thursday: Fall of Communism and present-day Europe
Friday: Quiz

Notes from Jan. 15-18

Below are links to notes from this past week.




Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Week of Jan. 14

This week we are continuing our study of Europe by looking at France, and, later in the week, Europe in the 1930's. 
Monday: No School!
Tuesday: Various aspects of French life and history
Wednesday: Comparison of France, United Kingdom and the United States
Thursday: iAssignment (quiz over France & UK)
Friday: Europe in the 1930's leading up to WW2

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Week of Jan. 7-11

This week we will start our unit on Europe!

Monday & Tuesday: National Geographic Bee Preliminary Test
Wednesday: ISN set up & Europe Intro
Thursday & Friday: United Kingdom
(no iAssignment this week)