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Agenda and Assignments

Week of August 10 - August 14

  • Monday:  NO CLASSES - TEACHER WORKDAY
  • Tuesday:  Introductions, Explanation and Discussion of Parent Contact Log and Team Brochure [HW: Have forms signed by parents and return to Ms. Blas]
  • Wednesday:  Short Essay on "What I know, What I want to know about Social Studies"   
  • Thursday:  
  • Friday:  Auto Bio-poems [HW:  Complete Auto Bio-poems at home and turn in to Ms. Blas on Mon August 17] 

Week of August 17 - August 21

  • Monday:  Social Studies Pre-Test, Auto Bio-Poems are due
  • Tuesday:  Explanation and Discussion of Social Studies Syllabus (Class Requirements), Introduction to "History of Our World" textbook  [HW:  Have parents read and sign syllabus and return to Ms. Blas on Wednesday]
  • Wednesday:   NOTES:  Five Themes of Geography and Kinds of Maps
  • Thursday: 
  • Friday:  Practice Examples of Five Themes of Geography and Kinds of Maps  [HW:  Write 2 examples of each:  Location, Region, Place, Movement, Interaction, Political Map, Physical Map, and Special Purpose Map.] 

Week of August 24 - August 28

  • Monday:  NOTES:  7 Continents, 4 Oceans, Latitude, Longitude, Equator, Prime Meridian, Cardinal Directions, Intermediate Directions, Compass Rose, Symbols, Map Key  [HW:  Study Map Skills Notes for Test on Fri 8/28/09]
  • Tuesday:  Map Skills Review, Continental Facts  [HW:  Study Map Skills Notes for Test on Fri 8/28/09]
  • Wednesday:  Global Grid, Latitude Longitude   [HW:  Study Map Skills Notes for Test on Fri 8/28/09]
  • Thursday:  NO CLASSES - CAFETERIA SHUTDOWN - MAKEUP DAY ON OCTOBER 12
  • Friday:  NO CLASSES - CAFETERIA SHUTDOWN - MAKEUP DAY ON NOVEMBER 27

Week of August 31 - September 4

  • Monday:  Compass Rose, Map Key, Graphs & Charts  [HW:  Study Map Skills Notes for Test on Fri 9/4/09 Test postponed due to school closure]
  • Tuesday:  Draw a World Map  [HW:  Study Map Skills Notes for Test on Fri 9/4/09 Test postponed due to school closure]
  • Wednesday:  Draw a World Map  [HW:  Study Map Skills Notes for Test on Fri 9/4/09 Test postponed due to school closure]
  • Thursday:  History of Our World Word Search  [HW:  Study Map Skills Notes for Test on Fri 9/4/09 Test postponed due to school closure, finish word search]
  • Friday:  Map Skills Test  [HW:  finish word search]

Week of September 7 - September 11

  • Monday:  NO CLASSES - LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday:  Landform Vocabulary and Fun Facts about Landforms [HW:  Study Landform Vocabulary for Test on Mon 9/14/09]
  • Wednesday:  Review Landform Vocabulary and Identify the Landforms  [HW:  Study Landform Vocabulary for Test on Mon 9/14/09]
  • Thursday: 
  • Friday:  Patriot Day, 9/11 Presentation  [HW:  Study Landform Vocabulary for Test on Mon 9/14/09]

Week of September 14 - September 18

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Week of September 21 - September 25

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Week of September 28 - October 2

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