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