Monday, July 9: Get team paperwork signed. Finish your "Me Map." Your map should consist of an imaginary country in which all of the physical features tell us something about you. Include five physical features such as mountains, lakes, rivers, etc . . . Name your features to reflect something about your personality (favorite foods, teams, hobbies, etc . . . . ).
In Class Today: Students learned about classroom procedures. They learned the definition of geography and discussed the meaning of the term "physical feature." They began work on their "Me Maps."
Warm Up: Find your seat and wait for instructions.
Tuesday, July 10: Make sure you have a composition book and a folder for social studies class.
In Class Today: Students will be introduced to the Five Themes of Geography. They will review the seven continents. They will play a game connecting their knowledge of the continents to learning about their classmates.
Warm Up: Me Map gallery walk.
Wednesday, July 11: Finish the world map worksheet.
In Class Today: Students will learn about types of maps and parts of maps. They will review what they have learned about the continents. They will begin work on a world map, which they will complete for homework.
Warm Up: None.
Thursday, July 12: Make sure you have a composition book for social studies by Monday.
In Class Today: Students will learn about the difference between absolute and relative location. They will practice finding countries using both types of location.
Warm Up: World Map activity.
Friday, July 13: Have a great weekend!
In Class Today: Students will play longitude and latitude BINGO to practice using absolute location to find cities around the world.
Warm Up: Absolute vs. Relative review.