SCHOOL YEAR 2008-2009
Topic: The NATURE of the CARIBBEAN REGION
Textbook: AMERINDIANS to AFRICANS
GUARANTEES for SUCCESS in this CLASS:
- ATTEND ALL Classes and be on time
- BE PREPARED for class at ALL times
- RESPECT All Partners involved in the Education Process
- COMPLETE ALL assignments given
- PARTICIPATE in ALL Class Activities
TEACHER WILL USE THE FOLLOWING ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES:
- DRAMATIZATION (Role Play-ACTING)
- UNIT TESTS
- UNIT QUIZZES
- IN CLASS QUIZZES
- RESEARCH PROJECT
- GROUP WORK/ASSIGNMENT
- ATTITUDE/BEHAVIOR (BONUS POINTS*)
TEACHER WILL USE THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES
- VOCABULARY BUILDING ACTIVITIES
- MAP WORK (Identification and Relationship Building)
- CLOZE ACTIVITY (Fill in the Blanks) (To Support Reading Activities)
- TRUE and FALSE
- CROSSWORD PUZZLES
- MULTIPLE CHOICE
- SHORT ANSWERS
CHAPTER 1 Objectives: Students should be able to:
- Identify and label the five divisions of the Caribbean on a Caribbean Region Map
- Define the word "Caribbean"
- Identify the two subdivisions of the Lesser Antilles and their Islands
- Explain the importance and usage of the trade winds to early European sailors
- Identify the water passages entering and leaving the Caribbean
- Identify favorable sailing months.
WEEK 1- WEEK 2 (Sept. 10th - Sept. 17th)
Reading Assignment: Read pages 1-7 in your textbook
Map to Study: Study the Maps on pages 2 (Physical Groupings of the Caribbean Islands) and 6 (The Pattern and Direction of the Trade Winds in your textbook.
Vocabulary Words: Caribbean Region, trade winds, ocean currents
Home - Work:
Chapter 1 TEST DATE: September 19th
CHAPTER 2 (PART 1 ) Objectives: Students should be able to:
- Identify the seven continents of the world
- Identify the continents where the races of mankind came from
- Trace how the group of people known as the Amerindians entered the Caribbean
- Explain why they were classified as primitive
- Explain what accounted for the movement of the inhabitants
- Define the vocabulary words below
Reading Assignment: Read pages 8-9 in your textbook
Map to Study: Study the Map on page 9 in your textbook
Vocabulary Words: Amerindians, Mesoamerica, nomads, migration, primitive
Home - Work:
CHAPTER 2 (PART 2 ) Objectives: Students should be able to:
- Identify the facts that helped to determine that the Arawaks were not primitive people.
- Identify which Arawak group lived on which Caribbean island.
- Describe the physical features of the Arawaks
- Explain how they acquired and prepared their meals
- Describe and explain important features about their dwelling and communities.
- Outline and explain the political structure of their community
- Explain their religious practices
- Share information on how they spent their free time
- Define the following words below.
Reading Assignment: Read pages 8-13 in your textbook
Map to Study:
Vocabulary Words: Orinoco Region, nagua, bohio, zemi, caneye, conucos, cacique, coyaba, cohiba, batey, areytos, batos, Arawakan, Taino
Home - Work:
Chapter 2 TEST DATE: October 10th.