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Level 30 History

LEVEL 30 

ADVENT TERM

SCHOOL YEAR 2008-2009 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Subject: HISTORY

Topic: The NATURE of the CARIBBEAN REGION

Textbook: AMERINDIANS to AFRICANS

GUARANTEES for SUCCESS in this CLASS:

  1. ATTEND ALL Classes and be on time
  2. BE PREPARED for class at ALL times
  3. RESPECT All Partners involved in the Education Process
  4. COMPLETE ALL assignments given
  5. PARTICIPATE in ALL Class Activities

 TEACHER WILL USE THE FOLLOWING ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES:

  1. DRAMATIZATION (Role Play-ACTING)
  2. UNIT TESTS
  3. UNIT QUIZZES
  4. IN CLASS QUIZZES
  5. RESEARCH PROJECT
  6. GROUP WORK/ASSIGNMENT
  7. ATTITUDE/BEHAVIOR (BONUS POINTS*)

TEACHER WILL USE THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES

  1. VOCABULARY BUILDING ACTIVITIES
  2. MAP WORK (Identification and Relationship Building)
  3. CLOZE ACTIVITY (Fill in the Blanks) (To Support Reading Activities)
  4. TRUE and FALSE
  5. MATCHING
  6. CROSSWORD PUZZLES
  7. MULTIPLE CHOICE
  8. SHORT ANSWERS
  9. ESSAYS

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:

Reading Comprehension:

Research:

Due Date:

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:

Reading Comprehension:

Research:

Due Date:

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:

Reading Comprehension:

Research:

Due Date:

Chapter 2 TEST DATE: October 10th.