In Class: this week students will review standards taught throughout the year and will take the SLO test on Friday. SLO is an acronym for "Student Learning Objectives" and it is a test given district-wide at the beginning of the year and again at the end of the year to determine student gains. Students need not worry aboutthis test but should try to do their best! This week's schedule will be a bit different than ususal due to fun activities, like Field Day, which will be taking place on Wednesday.
At Home: Only mae-up work will be assigned this week.
In class: Students continue their study of Australia by learning about the government and economy of Australia. Students will have a test on Wednesday.
Students who do not pass the test on Wednesday should take this quiz until they are able to score 80% or higher. Please visit join.quizizz.com and enter cod 257558.
Students and parents, go to StudentVue/ParentVue and make up any missing work by Wednesday.
Monday: Study guide due tomorrow- students should use guided notes and other class materials to help them complete the study guide- we will go over correct answers on Tuesday; organize notebook- due Wednesday; make up missing work
Notebooks should contain the following:
Tuesday: Study for Wednesday test- make sure to study map in addition to study guide; organize notebook- due Wednesday; make up missing work
Wednesday: retest to at least 80% using Quizizz link (to be posted Wednesday
Students may take a Quizizz practice test by going to join.quizizz.com and entering Game Code 519841.
Australia Read and Respond
In Class: This week we are studying thee history, geography, government, and economics of Australia!
Homework: Students who did not receive a score of 70% or higher on the Latin America History exam may practice and raise their score by logging on to join.quizizz.com and entering the code 124797.
This week, students will be learning about the unique history and geography of Australia!
Mon- Tues: join.quizizz.com code 124797
Wed-Thurs: grade recovery for Governemnt and economy of Latin America
Fri-Tues: Study for Australia test
In Class: Milestone Testing will continue for the first part of the week. Our regular class schedule will resume on Thursday.
Tuesday we will review for a test on Latin America Government and Economics that will be administered on Wednesday. If there is no class meeting on Tuesday due to milestone testing, then we will review on Wednesday and take the test on Thursday. For a practice quiz, go to join.quizizz.com and enter code 928231. Anyone beating the teacher's score will get a reward. The score to beat is 16910.
Thursday we will begin our study of Australia!
Tuesday- Study for Test. Practice quiz link and code are above.
Homework for the remainder of the week will be posted on Tuesday.
In class: This week students will continue to learn about the economy and government of Latin America. There will be a test on this material on Friday. Students should use their Economics flipbook, and their economics and government country comparison charts (2 separate papers) to study for the quiz. I will also post a review quiz/game to this blog on Wednesday, so please check back for that.
Homework: Students should take the Quizizz retest until they are able to score 100%. Students who cannot access the Quizizz retest should take the paper retest that was sent home on Friday. The retest is due on Tuesday.
To Take the retest, go to join.quizizz.com and enter code 681837. This is a new code as of Thursday morning!
Study for Latin America Government and Economics test (to be given on Friday)
In Class: This week students are learning concepts related to economics. We will also compare the economies of Cuba and Brazil.
Homework: Students will complete the Latin American History Study Guide this week. It is due on Thursday, but students who complete it and turn it in sooner than that will receive REP stamps. Completing it early will ensure that they have it checked and corrected to maximize their study time for th retest. The Latin American History retest will be available on Thursday and must be completed no later than by next Tuesday. Students have a choice of completing an open not constructed response test where they will choose 4 of 6 topics to write about, or they will take an online Quizizz test until they score 100%. Students who do not have access to the internet should choose the constructed response test.
To take the Latin American History Retest, go to join.quizizz.com and enter this code: 746717. Take the quiz until you are able to score 100%!
In Class: This week we will continue our study of Latin American History. Students will learn how many Latin American countries gained their independence from the European countries that colonized them. They will also learn about U.S. relations with Cuba including the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis. And finally they will learn about the Zapatistas in Mexico. We will have a test on Latin American History this Friday.
Cuban Revolution Lesson Cuban Revolution Guided Notes page
Zapatistas Lesson Zapatistas Guided Notes page
In Class: This week we begin our study of the history of Latin America with a look at European exploration and its impact on indigenous cultures such as the Inca and the Aztecs.
We will also take another look at the Colombian exchange and the positive and negative consequences of this level of trade between the "old world" and the "new world".
Homework: There is no regularly scheduled homework, but as always, students may earn extra credit by researching a related topic on their own and turning in a project or report. Possibilities may include one of the following: Mayan Civilization, Toltec Civilization, the life of one of the Spanish Conquistadors, slavery in the 16th and 17th centuries, products and technologies learned from native cultures, etc.
The grading period ends this Thursday. The Latin America Geography test will be this Wednesday and will include the following:
Make up all missing assignments by Thursday
Study for the Wednesday geography test.
Use this map quiz for practice! And here is the answer key.
Many students are coming to class prepared and ready to learn. Many other students are coming to class without the required materials. At the very minimum, students should have pencils (a few extra in case a point gets broken), a folder/notebook, and his/her agenda that each teacher requires. Student's bathroom pass and REP stamps are kept in the agenda. Please make sure your student has the necessary supplies for class. Students who are consistently without the required materials will be assigned to detention. Thank you for your help.
Students will wrap up their study of Latin American Geography this week. They will learn about oil-related pollution in Venezuela, similarities and differences between Venezuela and Mexico, as well as the culture of Latin America. Students will be tested next Tuesday, and so should study 30 minutes each night in preparation for the test.
Resources used in class this week:
Slideshow: The Blending of Ethnic Groups in Latin America
CIA World Factbook
List of countries by literacy rate
Human Development Index
Environmental Issues in Latin America slideshow
Multiflow map: Air pollution in Mexico City
Multiflow map: Deforestation of the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil
Multiflow map: Oil-related Pollution in Venezuela
List of oil-producing Countries
The Brazil and Cuba Quizzes at the end of the Nearpod leassons were due today, and grades for these are posted in the gradebook. Student who have not completed this assignment may finish this week for partial credit. Please refer to last week's post for link and codes.
Due Tuesday: Brazil and Cuba Read and Respond