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    Early Man Exam- Monday 11/26 (tentative)

    Topics- Paleolithic Era, Mesolithic Era, Neolithic Era

    See topics below unde the project requirements. 

     

     

    Early Man Project- Due Tuesday 11/13

    Project- Display your knowledge of each Era of Early Man to the Neolithic Revolution by providing the sequence of events using relevant 

    Requirements: You are required to display your knowledge of the Paleolithic Era, Mesolithic Era, and the Neolithic Era in sequencial order in which the events occurred in your own words. Incorporate visuals as well as content, explained in your own words.

    For each Era, explain what the people's daily lives were like: Tools and their uses, animals and what the people used each part of the animal for, shelter (where they lived), food, achievements, life span and why, and explain how the advancements/achievements enhanced their life span.

     

    Resources: Textbook Part A

    Paleolithic Era- Section 1- pgs. 76-82

    Mesolithic Era- Section 2- pgs. 84-87

    Neolithic Era- Section 3- pgs. 88-91

     

     

    HW #8- Read pages 88-91- The Beginning of Agriculture- Due on Monday/Tuesday

    1. Define all bold words

    2. What is domestication of a plant or animal?

    3. How did early people use the domesticated animals to their advantage?

    4. How did domestication of plants and animals lead to the development of town?

     

    Homework #7- Read pages 84-87- Due 10/25

    1. Define all bold words

    2. What was the reason people had to migrate?

    3. How did the people adapt to their environment? (shelter, clothes, use of bones, etc.)

     

    601, 604. - Complete your response on Smog in China - Due tomorrow

    606, 607= (We'll begin writing in class tomorrow) Complete your response on smog in china- Due Friday

     

    Homework #6 - Read pages 80-82- Due Thursday 10/18

    1. "What are 3 uses of fire?

    2. What were the jobs of men, women and children?

    3. State 3 ways hunters were able to kill large animals such as wooley Manmoth?

    4. State 3 ways the hunters used the large animals in which they killed.

    5. What were 2 ways in which you observe or think that the early man/woman expressed their feelings.

     

    Homework #5 due Monday  New Topic: Early Humans

    Chapter 4- The First People- Read pages 76-79

    1. Define all bold words

    2. Who was Lucy? What observations were observed about Lucy which gave insight into human development?

    3. How was the first tool used?

    4. What was the hand ax used for? How did adding a wooden handle enhance the tool?

     

    Test Friday- Geography - see topics below 

     

    Group Questions: Hurricanes- Use your evidence chart, as well as the response class work rubric (located on the margin above hw- please print out and keep in your binder) to answer your question in paragraph form- RACE

    Both, your evidence chart as well as your response will be collected and graded.

    Group 1: Hurricane Irene lost wind speed and turned into a tropical storm just south of which line of Latidue? What do you believe caused the tropical storm to turn into a hurricane and back into a tropical storm?

    Group 2: Real Estate in which is located by the water has been known as "Prime Property" (Everyone wants to live by the amenities of the water). Infer whether after hurrican Sandy, this fact still holds true today. Why or why not?

    Group 3: Hurricane Sandy caused financial damae to many home insurance companies, due to having to pay for damages to numerous homes. Due to this, if a home is located in zone V or zone A (homes located near or on the water), are required to have their home raised. How does this affect the homeowners? What are the homeowners options? Explain (Based on the article: "What Sandy victims need to know about new height rules for their homes")

     

     

     TEST POSTPONED TO FRIDAY- OCTOBER 12 (DUE TO CLASSES HAVING A SCIENCE EXAM ON TUESDAY)

     (WE WILL BE WORKING ON THE PLANNING AND WRITING PIECE FOR HURRICANES IN CLASS ON TUESDAY)

     

    STUDY THIS WEEKEND USING THE QUESTIONS BELOW AS A GUIDE AS TO HOW I WILL ASK FOR THE INFORMATION ON THE EXAM

    MAKE UP 20 OR MORE QUESTIONS BASED ON ALL OF THE TOPICS COVERED ON THE EXAM; USE THE STYLE OF APPLICATION QUESTION BELOW THAT I PROVIDED AS A GUIDE.

    BE PREPARED WITH YOUR 20 OR MORE QUESTIONS/ANSWERS TO BE COLLECTED ON TUESDAY- GRADED AS A QUIZ

    EARN 5 EXTRA CREDIT POINTS BY MAKING UP A GAME BOARD, INCLUDING VISUALS TO SUPPORT THE TOPICS- INCLUDE- GAME PIECES (PAPER CLIP, A PENNY, ETC), INSTRUCTIONS AND YOUR QUESTIONS. RECREATE YOUR FAVORITE GAME INTO A GAME OF GEOGRAPHY FUN!!

     

    Homework for the week of 10/1-10/5- Test postponed Friday October 12 Topics are listed below)

    Formulate at least 20 study questions, along with their answers based on the topics on the exam below. Study using you learning style, to BEST support your comprehension. Your questions should apply the information, rather than just definitions. Your exam questions will be an application of the knowledge of the content. 

    Sample questions, along with their answers

    1. If I was traveling to Paris and wanted to know the different types of transportation, what level of geography would that be? Local

    2. The study of the various mountainous regions, in order to locate the best ski slopes; What level of geography would this be? Regional 

    3. I am the line that breaks the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres, I'm also the hottest point on the earth. Who am I? Equator

    4. What occupations rely on absolute location, using latitude and longitude? Pilot, train conductor, etc.

    5. What is one way in which we effect our environment-positive or negative? pollution, recycling 

     

     

     

     

    Homework for 9/28- STUDY

    Test Friday 10/5

    Topics: Application of:

    • Geographical terms: Latitude, longitude, equator, prime meridean, hemispheres
    • Landforms- advantages and disadvantages- plains, mountains, islands, living by the water
    • Three levels of Geography- Local, Regional, Global- connection to your life
    • 5 Themes of Geography- Applying your comprehension of how each theme can be connected to your life or the world
      • location- absolute/relative
      • Movement- How people move around in different locations; why people move into or out of a location
      • Region- An area with similar characteristics
      • Place- places to see, food, culture, language, etc.
      • Human environment interaction- How we effect the environment, and how the environment effects us

     PRINT OUT RUBRIC- YOU CAN COPY AND PASTE THE RUBRIC IN A WORD DOCUMENT IN ORDER TO CHANGE THE FONT

     

     

     

     

    Homework for the week of: 9/12-9/21

     

    #1  Learning Style Activity- Fill out learning style survey. Calculate the total number of V, A, K at the bottom of the paper. Highlight the learning style in which is your strongest.

    Choose an activity in which you will use at home to best support your learning style in order to prepare you for your studies this quarter.

    On a post it- write down your learning style, along with the activity in which you chose.

     

    H.W. #2- Due Friday 9/14- Bring in your index cards, binder ring, colored pencils- in your bookbag

    Textbook Part A- Complete the assignment in your Social Studies homework section.

    1. Read pages H2-H3 -

    2. Define the vocabulary words: latitude, equator, longitude, prime meridain, hemisphere

    3. How many continents is the earth divided into? What continents fall within the Eastern Hemisphere?

     

     

    H.W. #3- Due Tuesday 9/18- 

    Read pages H10-H11- Think of how you can apply learning style activity to assist you in remembering the geography terms below.

    Define the geography terms- peninsula, island, river, lake, plateau, desert, plain, hill, coast, glacier, mountain, island, valley

     

    HW #4- Due Friday  9/21

    READ TEXT PAGES- 12-14

    Geographers use five major themes, or ideas, to organize and guide their studies in order to understand how the world around us effects our lives.

    Directions: Define each of the five themes of Geography, write down an example for each theme.

    An Example:

    Location- The theme of a location that describes where something is.

    • Absolute location: a specific address: 1875 East 17 th street
    • Relative location: A general area: Avenue U

                                                                           

    1. Location: (absolute/relative):
    2. Place:
    3. Regions:
    4. Movement:
    5. Human-Environmental Interaction:

    #2 Read text Part A: pages 8-9

    Directions: There are 3 different levels of Geography in which geographers use to study the world around us. Define each level and give an example for each level of geography.

    1. Local Level:
    2. Regional Level:
    3. Global Level: