Greetings Parents/ Guardians, This week in 7th Grade Social Studies we will continue to work on Unit 5. Students will use a variety of resources and activities to help them learn and master the required standards. Parents please continue to check Infinite Campus to access grades and class assignments. Please also continue to reinforce the importance of rules and procedures to your scholars. Failure to abide by these rules will result in detentions, ISS or OSS. Standards for the Week SS7G3 Explain the impact of location, climate, and physical characteristics on population distribution in Africa. a. Explain how the characteristics in the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, and tropical rain forest impact trade and affect where people live.
SS7G4 Analyze the diverse cultural characteristics of the people who live in Africa. a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group. b. Describe the diversity of religions within African ethnic groups.
Important Information Homework: Gallopade Chapter 10 Homework: Video Response Sheet
WEEKLY UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 20, 2020 Good morning Parents/ Guardians,
This week as been a short one. Students continued to work on Unit 5: Geography of Africa. Students worked on standard SS7G2: Explain environmental issues across the continent of Africa. Your scholars became environmental engineers in class this week, they build an irrigation system for a small village in South Africa. All our scholars were excited and involved in their task. Learning Target for the Week a. Explain how water pollution and unequal access to water impacts irrigation, trade, industry, and drinking water. b. Explain the relationship between poor soil and deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa. c. Explain the impact of desertification on the environment of Africa.
Important Information Africa Map Quiz: Thursday 23, A-DAY Africa Map Quiz: Friday 24, B-DAY Homework: Gallopade Chapter 10
DECEMBER 9, 2019
Hello Parents, Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are two weeks away from the ending of the first semester. I can’t believe the time has passed away so quickly. During the break scholars were given the opportunity to improve their grades by completing their missing assignments, study and review class notes. Although scholars were given several opportunities to complete their missing assignments, many scholars are still not complying to the directives. Scholars are required to turn in all missing assignments by December 13th. Scholars will use a digital study guide for their unit 3 & 4 Assessment. I will assign the study guide on Wednesday. Scholars will continue to work on: SS7E6 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. absence in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. a. Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living. b. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita). c. Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita). d. Explain how the distribution of oil has affected the development of Southwest Asia (Middle East). e. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.
Important Dates Unit 3 & 4 Assessment Monday December 16, B-DAY Tuesday December 17, A-DAY
Weekly Update for Week of November 11, 2019 Greetings Parents/ Guardians, Hope you are having a great week! Parents, please encourage your students to study and review notes daily and complete assignments on time. Late work results in a late grade which will affect the student’s overall grade. We have just completed our Forms of Governments Project, and several students have not turned in this assignment. Part One of the project was started in class, and students were given the opportunity to complete Part 2 in class or at home. It’s disappointing to say that a lot of the students did not use their time wisely. Therefore, when it was time to turn in their project, several students did not. Please encourage your scholars to turn in their project if they have not done so as of yet.
This week the students will begin Unit 4: Economic developments in Southwest Asia
SS7E4 Analyze different economic systems. a. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.
b. Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.
c. Compare and contrast the economic systems in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world
Week of October 28, 2019 Greetings, Parents please continue to check and monitor your scholars’ grades and class assignments on Infinite Campus. Continue to reinforce the importance of rules and procedures to your scholars. It is fundamental that students review their notes at least 20 minutes daily. There are always resources (USA Test Prep, Edpuzzle, Gallopade, video, and review folders) posted on Edmodo for scholars to use if specific homework is not assigned in class. Students can use these resources to help them learn and master the required standards and learning targets.
Standards and Learning Targets for the Week SS7CG3 Compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments [i.e., the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Israel (parliamentary democracy), Saudi Arabia (autocratic monarchy), and Turkey (parliamentary democracy)].
LT1 - I can explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments [i.e., the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Israel (parliamentary democracy), Saudi Arabia (autocratic monarchy), and Turkey (parliamentary democracy).
LT1 - I can compare and contrast citizen participation within Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey and provide a logical argument for the level of participation based on the country's form of government.
Important Dates Unit Two Assessment Wednesday October 30, 2019 (A-Day) Thursday October 31, 2019 (B-Day) Week of October 14, 2019 Hope you all had a marvelous three-day weekend with your scholars. Please be advised, scholars should check their Edmodo website daily. Parents, please remember to access Infinite Campus to check on your scholars’ grades and assignments. After the ten-day due date has passed, missing assignments will be replaced with a ZERO. This action will seriously affect student’s grades if assignments are not turn in.
Standard and Learning Targets: SS7H2 Analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East). d. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia, including the Persian Gulf conflict and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. L1. I can identify reasons for U.S. interest in Southwest Asia, including the Persian Gulf, and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Important Dates October 22, 2019 & October 23, 2019- Finance Park Field Trip
Mr. Christian's Weekly Update for the week of September 23, 2019 Learning Targets for the Week: SS7H2 Analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia. a. Explain how European partitioning in the Middle East following WWI led to regional conflict.
b. Explain the historical factors contributing to the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948; include the Jewish religious connection to the land, antisemitism, the development of Zionism in Europe, and the aftermath of the Holocaust.
c. Describe how land and religion plays a role in continuing conflicts in the Middle East (i.e. the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the division between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and Kurdish nationalism).
UNIT ONE INTERIM ASSESSMENT September 30, & October 1, 2019