Geography for Life


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Assignment NumberAssignment NameDescriptionDue DateCopy of Assignment
1Butterfly CircusStudents completed a worksheet, see class website. And watched a short film. This film can be found on youtube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=p98KAEif3bI8/24Click Here
2Map Types & Terms

1. Using your notes sheet, use the lined side to write down the different kinds of maps (pp. 12-14) with an explanation of what that map displays (WRITE THEM IN YOUR OWN WORDS—DON’T COPY FROM THE TEXT). Use the left column (without lines) to draw icons to help you remember the different kinds of maps.

2. Using your vocab cards, cut them out and glue or tape them to the back side of your notes (creating tabs). Write the definitions in your own words underneath each word tab. (pp. 10-11)

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3School MapStudents will create a map of the courtyard, lunchroom, or hallway. These maps need to include color, 5 details, a key, title, scale bar, and compass rose.8/30-31Click Here
4US MapStudents need to label the 50 states and their capitals on a blank political us map.9/1-2Find a map online and print if you lose your class copy. 
5Longitude and LatitudeStudents will practice longitude and latitude on this worksheet using their textbook, an atlas, or the internet.9/8-9Click Here
6Region MapsStudents will create a map of the united states according to perceptual regions they see. (That means there is no right or wrong answer, if you copy from the internet, you will get a 0). There needs to be 5 regions created, this is simply how you see the world. 9/12-13Click Here
7ABC BookStudents will create a children's ABC book about one of the 50 states. These books need to have a colored picture, large letter, and 2-3 sentence explanation of how that feature is unique to the state. If students work alone they only need to choose 18 letters, if they work in pairs they must choose 24 letters. 9/21-22Click Here
85 Themes of HighlandIN CLASS: find 10 examples of the 5 themes of geography (TWO of each theme here at Highland High School) Example: Movement- HTVS youtube channel will stream sports so everyone can watch the games (Information movement via technology)9/20Complete on paper in your binder. 
95 Themes of Salt Lake City

Your job find 10 examples of the 5 themes of geography (TWO of each theme here in Salt Lake City) Example: Place: Salt Lake City Jazz, the only professional sport team in Utah. The Jazz are very popular with green, purple, and gold colors

9/21-22Complete on Paper in your binder. 
10Reading Guide: ClimateUsing your book, pages 50-53 complete the following reading guide9/26-27Click Here

Quiz Date

Quiz Title

Quiz Description

Sep 01-02, 2016

World SketchStudents will draw the world on a blank map and label the regions and ancient civilizations studied in class.
Sep 08-09, 2016States and Capitals Quiz 1Students should know the states and capitals along with their location for the following states: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Utah, and Hawaii
Sep 15-16, 2016States and Capitals Quiz 2Students should know the states and capitals along with their location for the following states: Wyoming, Colorado, new mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Minnesota
Sep 22-23, 2016States and Capitals Quiz 3Students should know the states and capitals along with their location for the following states: Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Indiana
Sep 28-29, 20165 themes of GeographyStudents will take a unit quiz on the 5 themes of Geography and their application around the world. 
Sep 28-29, 2016States and Capitals Quiz 4Students should know the states and capitals along with their location for the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey
Oct 5-6, 2016States and Capitals Quiz 5Students should know the states and capitals along with their location for the following states: 

Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine