Monday, July 10: Practice opening your lock! Finish your "Me Map." This is a map of an imaginary country in which all the physical features tell us something about you! Your map should include 5 physical features that reveal something about your personality (for example: Reading River, Soccer Mountain, Dance Desert). Your map should also have a title and should be colorful.
In Class Today: Students will learn about examples of physical features and how these characterize world regions. They will then incorporate this knowledge into a map that helps other students get to know them.
Warm Up: Find your seat and wait for instructions.
Tuesday, July 11: Make sure you have a folder and a composition book for social studies class.
In Class Today: Students will review the seven continents and then share facts about each of the continents.
Warm Up: Students will share their Me Maps.
Wednesday, July 12: Finish the world map worksheet.
In Class Today: Students will learn about the the types of maps we will be using this year (physical, political and special purpose). They will learn about the parts of maps and how they are used.
Warm Up: None.
Thursday, July 13: Make sure you have a composition book for social studies by tomorrow.
In Class Today: Students will learn about the difference between absolute and relative location as part of their study of the five themes of geography.
Warm Up: What is above North Carolina?
Friday, July 14: No homework.
In Class Today: Students will review absolute and relative location. They will play latitude and longitude bingo.
Warm Up: What is the difference between absolute and relative location?