Sophomore Geography
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This is a record of the first semester Geography assignments for the 1999-2000 school year by week. 
Last updated 11/5/99
Check Homework online for non-Mr. Stutz classes
Key:
assignment due in class
homework assignment
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First Quarter
Week 1 (Sept 1 - 3)
  • Wed: Introduction/Icebreakers
    • Broken squares activity
    • NASA simulation
    • Homework: bring all supplies for class next week
  • Fri: Introduction/Icebreakers
    • Fads activity
    • World Map review (continents/lines/oceans)
Week 2 (Sept 6 - 10)
  • Wed: 5 Themes of Geography
    • Introduction of the 5 themes (lecture/notes)
    • Begin room map assignment
    • Measure classroom dimensions
    • Maps due before school on Monday
  • Fri: 5 Themes of Geography
    • Check materials and newspaper articles
    • Pass out and review Syllabus
    • Go over newspaper analysis expectations
    • Video: 5 Themes for Planet Earth
Week 3 (Sept 13 - 17)
  • Tues: Map projections
    • Go over classroom maps, expectations for room map project
      • Scale
      • Grid
      • Rose
      • Key
      • Project due Fri Sept. 24. Check out the grading scale
    • Balloon-popping exercise
    • Notes: Advantages of maps vs. advantages of globes
    • Video: Types of Maps and Map Projections
  • Thurs: Latitude and Longitude
Week 4 (Sept 20 - 24)
  • Mon: Latitude, Longitude, and Location
    • Find coordinates of major European cities
    • 5 Themes book exercise
    • Review for quiz
  • Wed: Quiz (Continents, Oceans, Lines, Themes, Projections, Maps)
  • Fri: Room Maps/Computer resources
Week 5 (Sept 27 - Oct 1)
  • Tues: Place
    • Review theme of Place
    • 5 Themes Book pages 24-33: Vocab and questions
    • Find items in the room from foreign countries (EC)
  • Thurs: Place, Charts and Graphs
    • Collect 5 Themes Book homework
    • Hand back, go over Room map Projects
    • Charts and Graphs assignment
    • Hand out Drugs Project info


Week 6 (Oct 4 - 8)

  • Mon: Drugs
    • Return, go over Quiz (Continents, Oceans, Lines, Themes, Projections, Maps)
    • To computer lab to work on Steps 1 and 2
  • Wed: Drugs
    • To computer lab to work on steps 2 and 3
  • Friday: Drugs
    • To computer lab to work on Steps 4 and 5
    • Step 1 due
Week 7 (Oct 11 - 15)
  • Tues: Drugs
    • Steps 2 & 3 due
    • Work on Steps 4/5 in class
  • Thurs: Drugs
    • Quiz on North/South America Maps
    • "Place" Worksheet
    • Finish Steps 4/5
Week 8 (Oct 18 - 22)
  • Mon: Drugs wrap-up
    • Steps 4 and 5 due
    • Presentation of findings in steps 4/5
    • Hand out, fill in Africa Map
      • Countries (Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of Congo)
      • Water: Oceans, Mediterranean, Nile, Lake Victoria
      • Land: Mt. Kilimanjaro, Sahara/Kalahari Deserts, Rift Valley
  • Wed: Amazing Facts
    • Go over "Place" Worksheet
    • Hand out, read Kofi Annan's amazing facts
    • Split into groups to research each fact
  • Fri: Amazing facts/Africa
    • Using info from Amazing Facts, prepare an excel chart or graph 
    • Devise mnemonics for the countries in Africa
Week 9 (Oct 25 - 27)
  • Tues: Culture Study
    • Exploring cultures through Geography video, notes here
    • Questions and discussion
Week 10  (Nov 1 - 5)
  • Mon: Culture and Interaction
    • Read, copy vocabulary from green book pgs 52-57
    • Questions page 58-59
    • Review mnemonics, Africa map quiz Friday
    • Landforms and Waterformsreading and questions
  • Wed: Landforms & Waterforms
    • Go over homework
    • Review mnemonics
    • Prepare for test
  • Fri: Africa test
    • Newspaper articles due
    • Africa Test
    • Issues of Central Africa video
End of 1st Quarter!!