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     Second Quarter Homework Assignments

    Project on Mesopotamia  Due 1/27

    Your evidence will come from your textbook- pages 134-152. (Please feel free to read ahead in order to work on your project), class readings, research on the computer, brain pop Sumerians

     

    Selling Real Estate on the River. As you read about the attributes of the River Valley Civilization of Mesopotamia, document the 5 most important attributes in order to build a strong civilization.

    Choose 1 activity to persuade a person to relocate to YOUR chosen civilization of Mesopotamia.

    Project Options: (see me with any other ideas that come to mind)

    Design a brochure, Write a commercial, Draw a billboard, a persuasive article, a nonfiction children's book, a cartoon strip, power point, a song (rap song) etc.

    Project requirements: 

      1. Display At least 5 attributes for the River Valley civilization of Mesopotamia .
      2. Explain how and/or why the attributes will benefit settlement in Mesopotamia.
      3. Incorporate a colorful visual to support each attribute. You may print out pictures, cut out pictures from a magazine, use colored pencils, draw your own pictures.
      4. Creativity and originality: Use items around your house in lieu of pictures to represent the attributes- ie whole wheat pasta to represent grains; cut out green paper to represent grass; use figurines to represent the animals, etc.

    #15 Answer questions 1-3 Due 1/15- 1st River Valley Civilization: Mesopotamia

    #16- Answer questions 4-6 Due- 1/17- 1st River Valley Civilzation: Mesopotamia

    Read pages 134-137

    1. What bodies of water surround Mesopotamia?
    2. How did the Fertile Crescent get its name?
    3. What was the most important factor in making Mesopotamia’s farmland fertile?
    4. How were the first farm settlements formed in Mesopotamia?(pg. 135)
    5. What would happen to the crops if there was too much rain? Too little rain? How did they control the waters in order to save the crops?
    6. In what ways did a division of labor contribute to the growth of the Mesopotamian civilization?

    1/10- 1/14 (602-Beginning on Thursday) WRITTEN ASSESSMENT ON EARLY MAN- 5 PARAGRAPH ESSAY. You will have 3 periods to complete your writing task.

    Paragraph formation: Explain how each advancement enhanced the life span of the people.

    1st Introduction: INTRODUCE THE THE READER TO EARLY HUMANS

    2nd PALEOLTHIC ERA- 2 advancements; 1 disadvantage

    3rd MESOLITHIC ERA- 2 advancements; 1 disadvantage

    4th NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION- 2 advancements; 2 disadvantages

    5th CONCULSION- Bring your essay to a close.

    You MUST explain your evidence: "how" and "why" is your evidence important (Look over your class notes on how to explain evidence).

    You MUST bring in your notes handouts on all 3 eras to support your written work. ALL handouts will be collected.

    No quotes necessary for this writing task, you may paraphrase your information. The task is to demonstrate your knowledge and comprehension of the 3 eras of early humans.

    #14- Complete notetaking for the Neolithic Revolution based on the Brain pop video on the Agricultural Revolution; Take notes based on text pages 88-91- BOTH DUE BY WEDNESDAY 1/8

    #13- Fill in your graphic organizer on the Mesolithic Era using the evidence from your textbook- 84-87 (In addition to the reading from class)- Due Friday

    #12- Fill in your graphic organizer on the Paleolithic Era using the evidence from your textbook- pages 76-82 ( In addition to the reading from class)- Due Wednesday

    #11- Lucy Star Skeleton Short Response due on 12/9 (except for 602)

    #10

    601 and 602- Complete your short response for Lucy

    600/603/606/605- Complete your final short response- Due 12/9

    Write the introduction/background knowledge of lucy for your short response- introduce who Lucy is, why is she important, where was Lucy's fossils founded, how did Lucy get her name?

    Song- Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds: written by the Beatles.

     

    Be sure to incorporate the following components within your short response- Your response can be one paragraph or you can write in multiple paragraphs if you prefer, but not required.

    Follow the sequence of the writing process below. Please refer to the grading rubric guidelines below. 

    1. Introduce Lucy to the reader- give background knowledge- Choose 3 or more of the questions below to answer in your introduction. 
    • Who is Lucy? Define hominid for the reader
    • Where was Lucy found?
    • Why is Lucy famous?
    • How old is Lucy?
    • How did Lucy get her name?
      • Beatles song: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
      • The fossil named Lucy received her name due to the song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, written by the Beatles.  The song was playing in the excavation camp while the paleontologists were conducting their fieldwork

     

    •  2. State your claim along with the name of the article- “Ethiopia’s Star Skeleton”

       Examples:

      • Based on the article, “Ethiopia’s Star Skeleton," Lucy’s fossil should be preserved in Ethiopia because due to Lucy’s preserved fossils, she can attract many tourists to visit Ethiopia.
      • Based on the article, “Ethiopia’s Star Skeleton”, Lucy’s fossil should be sent on world tour because her fossil could educate people around the globe.

         

        3.  Provide your 1st piece of quoted relevant evidence- include the paragraph #. Begin with a transitional phrase: suggestions

             Textual evidence states, "__________. "

             Evidence states, "_______________."

             Evidence which supports the claim is, “      "____________________."

             One reason why Lucy should _________ is, “____________________"

             Supporting evidence states, “______________."

             The article “Ethiopia Star Skeleton States, " ______________________."

     4. Provide your reasoning- Provide at least 2 reasons to support your claim OR supply one strong reason supported by an example. Ensure at least one reason is focusing on YOUR CLAIM supporting how keeping Lucy's fossil will benefit Ethiopia OR your reasoning needs to support YOUR CLAIM of how if Lucy goes on world tour her fossils will benefit Ethiopia as well as other's around the world.

    • Use transitional words prior to supporting your reasoning- Examples

    Therefore,

    As a result,

    Hence,

    This shows,

     5. Provide your 2nd quoted piece of relevant evidence- follow the transitional phrases from above

    6. Provide your reasoning- follow the transitional phrases above

    7. Sum up sentence- tie in your claim.

     

     Grading Rubric:

    Introduction: Answered at least 3 questions to introduce who Lucy is.

    Claim: Stated your claim, including the title of the article

    Evidence: Incorporated 2 pieces of the most relevant evidence to support your claim.

    Reasoning/Explanation: Provided 2 reasons why/how your evidence is important in supporting your claim OR Provided one strong reason supported by an elaborate example to disply how/why your evidence is important.

    Sum up sentence: Tie in your claim.

    Grammar: Incorporated proper punctuation: commas, quotes, transitional words, complete sentences

     

     

    #9- Complete evidence and reasoning worksheet-

    Class 600/605-- Due on Wednesday 12/4

    Class 600- revamp your evidence/reasoning sheets based on your peer assessment today- due 12/5

    #8- Due Wednesday

    600/602Highlight the evidence to support why Lucy's fossils should go on world tour. Highlight the evidence why Lucy's fossils should stay in Ethiopia- Use 2 diferent colors for each

    601- Evidence sheet for Lucy

    603/605/606- Highlight the evidence to support why Lucy's fossils should go on tour/Highlight the evidence why Lucy's fossils should stay in Ehtiopia- use 2 different colored highlighters

     

     #7- Class- Due Tuesday 11/26

    600- ONLY- Complete the inferencing Sheet on Skulls- use the venn diagram to assist in your answers

    601- Read Lucy- highlight the evidence to support the Pro's and Con's of sending Lucy on World Tour

    606 and 603- Complete the Venn diagram on Skulls

     

    #6- Timeline- Due Friday 11/22- 602- Due tomorrow- 11/21- Quiz on timelines on Monday- 11/25

     

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    Questions- Answer each question using the numberline- Show and lablel your work. State the mathematical operation you used and why

    1. How many years AFTER the beginning of Agriculture was the invention of writing?

    2. How many years prior to the French Revolution was the Fall of the Roman Empire?

    3. How many years after the invention of writing was the French Revolution?

     

    H.W #5- Due Thursday- class 600, 601, 603- Due on Friday

    Choice of one

    1. Make a timeline of 5 major events in your life- include the dates in chronological order, along with the event under each date. You can complete this activity on looseleaf paper, computer, color paper, etc.

    2. 20 years ago, I used the invention of the typewriter to type my essays; today you have benefited from the developement/advancement of the computer. Infer 5 inventions that may be invented 40 years from now, in the year 2040

     

    Homework #1 due Monday 11/4  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?

     

    Homework #2 - Due Wednesday 11/6  Read pages 80-82

    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 #3- Read pages 84-87- Due Friday 11/8

    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.)

     

    HW #4- Read pages 88-91- The Beginning of Agriculture- Due Wednesday 11/13

    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?

     

    Early Man Exam- To be announced

    Topics- Paleolithic Era, Mesolithic Era, Neolithic Era

     

     Early Man Project- To be announced 

    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

     

     1st Quarter Homework:

     

     

    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: