Geography 7-1

Class#

Date

Period

Topics

Resources / Homework

1

Fri, 09 Sep

3

Categories and percentage of final mark

Knowledge/Understanding

40%

Thinking/Inquiry

10%

Communication

30%

Application

20%



Unit Titles and Content

1. 5 Themes of Geographic: Inquiry Place, Region, Interaction, Movement, Environment

2.Patterns in Physical Geography: Landforms, Rivers, Climate, plate tectonics

3.Natural Resources: Renewable resources, Life Cycle of Resources


  1. Mutual respect. No puts downs. Everyone has something valid to say. You have my respect and I expect the same from you.
  2. Come to class on time. Punctuality is key to your success in my classroom. ( if you are late enter the class quietly, do not disturb other students, I will expect an apology and explanation at the end of class.
  3. Come prepared to work and begin each class with the primer question before being asked.
  4. Give your best effort. Mediocrity stays in the hall, and “good enough” is only good enough for the garbage can.
  5. Always Raise you hand to speak
  6. When I raise my hand:

· Stop what you are doing and freeze

· All eyes must be on Mr. Kowaltschuk

· Listen to instructions and do not re-start your work until Mr. Kowaltschuk has finished talking.

Multiple Intelligences Survey #1

Multiple Intelligences Survey #2

True Colours Survey

2

Tue, 20 Sep

3

If you finish and hand in the poster project complete these online activities. Grid Game and Locations Quiz

Latitude Worksheet.PDF open and print this worksheet into Onenote. Put it in the 5 themes section and use your stylus the complete the questions

When you finish the worksheet complete any outstanding surveys from lst class

3

Fri, 23 Sep

3

http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/latitude-longitude-map-game.php

http://www.purposegames.com/game/longitude-and-latitude-quiz

Longitude Worksheet.PDF open and print this worksheet into OneNote. Put it in the 5 themes section and use your stylus the complete the questions

complete any outstanding surveys from lst class then try this one  then try this one Learning style inventory. Make sure each of your results is ending up in your OneNote notebook in a section called my Profile

Five Themes of Geography

Finish

MI survey # 3

4

Wed, 28 Sep

3

Text Book Work on Place and Location

 

Please have students share a text book in pairs.

In their OneNote Notebooks under 5Themes students should create a new page called Place and Movement, text pages G4 to G11

 

Students should use the textbook's subtitles to create their own notes summarizing key points .  Each paragraph in the text book represents one sentence in their notes. Students should pay close attention to the blue sticky notes on each page including completing any activities described there.

 

In addition to the Blue sticky note activities students should complete the thinking it over questions on page G7and G11

 

If students finish all these activities they can go back to last class and play the online latitude and longitude games.

5

Mon, 03 Oct

3

 

Five Themes of Geography review

 

 

Online Text books and OneNote transfer.

 

Finish notes in your text on Place and location

Finish text notes and questions to study for your test on Oct. 13

6

Thu, 06 Oct

3

Note on Latitude

 

Complete new interest survey and add it top you OneNote profile section

7

Thu, 13 Oct

3

 

Relative Location Poster Project

poster rubric
poster assignment
poster exemplar

Web Site 2011-2012/5 Themes of Vegas.pptx

 

Location

Where is it?

  • Absolute: A location can be absolute (specific) as in coordinates of a map using longitude and latitude

  • Relative: A location can be relative - examples: next door, nearby, a short drive, down the road a ways. Or, it can be in the same general location as another location - example: next to the post office.


Place

A place is an area that is defined by everything in it. All places have features that give them personality and distinguish them from other places.

If you refer to your school as a place, then that place would include walls, windows, gym, cafeteria, classrooms, people, clothing, books, maps, mops, brooms, hallways, mice (if you have them) and everything else in the school, including the languages spoken.

Region

A region is an area that is defined by certain similar characteristics. Those unifying or similar characteristics can be physical, natural, human, or cultural.


Movement

Movement refers to the way people, products, information and ideas move from one place to another. This can be local such as how did you get to school today, or it can be global such as how did humans get to North America?


Human-Environment Interaction

Human-environment interaction looks at the relationships between people and their environment; how people adapt to the environment and how they change it.

  • How do people depend on the environment? (Example: In ancient times, the annual flooding of the Nile River produced good soil for growing crops.)

  • How to people adapt to the environment? (Example: The ancient Egyptians rebuilt their homes each year, after the annual flooding. As time went on, they built their homes above the flood plain.)

  • How do people modify the environment? (Example: The ancient Egyptians built irrigation ditches to help water the crops. In modern times, Egypt built a dam to control the flood waters of the Nile River.)

 

  Monday Oct 17 History Class

Test on Place and Location:  Relative and Absolute location

Study page 4-11, daybook pics, long lat worksheets.

 

8

Tue, 18 Oct

3

Poster project will be due at the end of today.

 Longitude and  Latitude Webquest

How to make the graph

9

Fri, 21 Oct

3

Longitude and  Latitude Webquest

How to make the graph

When you finish your Webquest. Paste each component into the same Onenote page, turn it into a PDF and send it to me

 

Region:

Read and take notes in your text book on pages 42-46

Using the map on page 46 find one news article online or in the newspaper about one of the countries in the middle east.

 Copy the article or cut out the article. complete question #3 on page 46 as a mini poster. Text and Pictures.

CNN, Globe and Mail, CBC.ca, Toronto Star, Maclean's magazine, BBC, Al Jazeera English,

 

Study for your test.: on Longitude and Latitude Review , the 5Themes of Geography and The Middle East Region

10

Wed, 26 Oct

3

Region:

Read and take notes in your text book on pages 42-46

Using the map on page 46 find one news article online or in the newspaper about one of the countries in the middle east.

 Copy the article or cut out the article. complete question #3 on page 46 as a mini poster. Text and Pictures.

CNN, Globe and Mail, CBC.ca, Toronto Star, Maclean's magazine, BBC, Al Jazeera English,

11

Mon, 31 Oct

3

Region:

Read and take notes in your text book on pages 42-46

Using the map on page 46 find one news article online or in the newspaper about one of the countries in the middle east.

 Copy the article or cut out the article. complete question #3 on page 46 as a mini poster. Text and Pictures.

CNN, Globe and Mail, CBC.ca, Toronto Star, Maclean's magazine, BBC, Al Jazeera English,

Afghanistan Luca
Iran Eric
Iraq Jeff
Sudan Michael Lacko
Egypt Matthew B
Turkey Mihai
Yemen Mac
Oman Tarun
Qatar Callum
Israel Matthew M
Syria Greg
Cyprus Connor
Kuwait Tarun
Jordan Von Schalburg
Lebanon Matteo
U.A.E. Kyle
Palestine and Gaza Strip Mr. K
Tunisia Dylan

12

Thu, 03 Nov

3

Work on your notes and poster Familiarize your self with the middle East as a Region

Finish blue stickies for homework.

 

13

Tue, 08 Nov

3

Region:

1. Read and take notes in your text book on pages 42-46  Pay close attention to the blue sticies and the green questions.

2. Using the map on page 46 find one news article online or in the newspaper about one of the countries in the middle east.

 3. Copy the article or cut out the article. complete question #3 on page 46 as a mini poster. Text and Pictures.

CNN, Globe and Mail, CBC.ca, Toronto Star, Maclean's magazine, BBC, Al Jazeera English,

4.

1 Title top middle  in Largest Font /1
2 Pictures representing
  • physical landscape
  • culture
  • religion
  • current events
/4
3 Newspaper headlines. /3
4 Map showing location of country /1
  Total /9

14

Tue, 15 Nov

3

Finish and submit your poster before the end of class make sure your poster meets the requirements of the check

Please take the rest of the class to study for the test tomorrow.  Make sure you can answer all of the questions listed in the study guide.

15

Fri, 18 Nov

3

Study for your test. Test Today on Longitude and Latitude Review ,

the 5Themes of Geography and The Middle East Region

1. Countries in the middle East

2. Regional Characteristics of the Middle East

3. What are the disagreements involved in defining the borders/boundaries of the middle eastern region

4. Why has the middle east been so important historically

5. What are the five themes of Geography: Examples of Place/Regions in Ontario

Groups for Middle East Presentations (Based on these groups please have each team choose a conflict to research and present on )

1.

Matteo, Truan,Connor S

2.

Luca, Matthew M, Callum

3.

Mihai, Eric ,Dylan

4.

Kyle, Michael V, Michael L

5.

Gregory, Macleod

6.

Jeffery, Matthew B,

 

Conflicts in the Middle East

 Conflict Group #
Israel vs Iran  
Lebanon vs. Israel  
Syria Civil War  
Israel vs. Palestine and the Gaza Strip  
Egypt Revolution  
Iraq, America, Sunni, Shia  


Your Questions for today's research:

  1. Why are they fighting?  What are the issues? What does it revolve around?

  2. Who is involved?

  3. Can you see a possible solution?

  4. Where are they fighting?

  5. What happened before? What is happening now?  Timeline???

  6. In your opinion, Who is the good side?

  7. Are they going to keep fighting in the future? In your opinion who will win? Why When do you think it will end?

 

Pictures: involving the questions, Maps,

Software: Power point, Photo story, Inspiration, Excel, Photo shop, Prezi, Timeliner.(Rule, in your presentation you may only use pictures, graphs, or maps. ( The words have to come from your mouth. !!!!!!)

Research:  5 sources, news articles, Wikipedia, reputable news agencies, BBC, CBC, CNN,

 

 

Web Site 2011-2012/Middle East presentation rubric.pdf

Web Site 2011-2012/Self assessment.docx

 

16

Wed, 23 Nov

3

Continue research and preparation for your middle east presentations

17

Mon, 28 Nov

3

 

18

Thu, 01 Dec

3

Practice Presentations

19

Tue, 06 Dec

3

Practice and present middle east presentations

20

Fri, 09 Dec

3

21

Wed, 14 Dec

3

Kind of Questions

 

  • Multiple Choice
  • Short Answer
  • True or False
  • Connecting/Matching
  • Fill in the Blanks

     

     

    What makes a good question

     

  • Big Pictures, Pattern Questions
  • No surprises
  • Includes a judgments
  • Avoid Questions with Yes and No answers
  • Questions that require detail
  • 22

    Mon, 19 Dec

    3

    Answering each others test questions.

    Creating Test Questions.

    1. Each Group of Presenters is expected to created 4 test questions based on their presentations.

     

    2. When the group has completed their question they should submit the questions and answers to the class coverage teacher.

     

    3. The covering teacher will consolidate the questions without answers into a word document and post the document to your class conference.  Each student will then download the questions and attempt to answer them based on the notes they took during presentations.

     

    Kind of Questions

     

  • Multiple Choice
  • Short Answer
  • True or False
  • Connecting/Matching
  • Fill in the Blanks

     

     

    What makes a good question

     

  • Big Pictures, Pattern Questions
  • No surprises
  • Includes a judgments
  • Avoid Questions with Yes and No answers
  • Questions that require detail
  • Questions where the answer requires support
  •  

    Example Test Questions:

     

    1. Egypt is in Africa, true or false

    2. Matching

    Jewish (A)      

    Country___                                                                                          

     

    Hezbollah(B)                                    

    Region___

     

    Lebanon (C)                                      

    Religion___

     

    Middle East (D)        

    Shiite Muslim Group___                                                     

     

    3. What Religion is Israel- Multiple Choice

     Muslim

     Jewish

     Christian

     Arabic

     

    For your test on the middle East you are responsible to read and summarize the following article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11138790

    23

    Tue, 10 Jan

    3

    Geo 7-1

     

    Students should continue answering all of the tests questions created by the presentation groups. Any questions which were not posted due to the internet issues last class should be posted to the grade conference without answers today to the rest of the class can download and answer them.

     

    Don't forget you are also responsible to read and summarize the article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11138790 on the main issues in the Israeli Palestine conflict as well. If you are having trouble with some of the points please use the group experts.

    24

    Fri, 13 Jan

    3

    Quiz today on the article from BBC on the Israeli conflict.

     

    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=middle-east_34

    Test on the Middle East Jan 23

    25

    Wed, 18 Jan

    3

    Teacher evaluation form Click here to take survey

     

    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=middle-east_34

     

    Use the rest of the class to study for your test on Monday Don't forget you are also responsible to read and summarize the article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11138790 on the main issues in the Israeli Palestine conflict as well. If you are having trouble with some of the points please use the group experts.

    26

    Mon, 23 Jan

    3

    Test on the Middle East today.

    27

    Thu, 26 Jan

    3

    Read and take notes in your text book pages 94-96

    • Take notes on each paragraph
    • Get definitions for all bolded terms
    • Complete all blue  notes and activities on each page as your read.

    Begin the Hurricanes Webquest

    Geo Challenge

    28

    Wed, 01 Feb

    3

    Tornadoes in your text page 98 - page 100 and questions on page 100

    • Take notes on each paragraph
    • Get definitions for all bolded terms
    • Complete all blue  notes and activities on each page as your read.

     

    29

    Mon, 06 Feb

    3

    Finish and show to Mr K:

    Notes page 94-96

    Hurricanes Webquest

    Notes page 98 - 100

    30

    Thu, 09 Feb

    3

    When you are finished:

     

    copy and paste the table below into One Note and using pages 104 -109  follow the example to complete the rest of the table. Make sure your descriptions are in your own words, use google images to find pictures to add to your table.

     

    Factor and affect on Climate Image to represent climate
    factor
    Latitude: Locations closer
     to the equator are warmer
    because the equator receives
    the sun's rays most directly
    Air Masses




    Mountain Barriers:
    Elevation


    Ocean Currents http://www.classzone.com/
    books/earth_
    science/terc/content/
    visualizations/
    es2401/es2401page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization 
    Check out this link


    Water Bodies


     

     

    31

    Tue, 14 Feb

    3

    Complete the table of Climate factor using the text book pages 104 - 109 30 minutes

     

    Climate Regions Project

    Climate Web Quest

     

    Great Canadian Geo challenge. Final Rounds

    32

    Tue, 21 Feb

    3

    Geo Challenge!

     

    Making Climate graphs

    Toronto

    Wellington

    Vancouver

    Winnipeg

    Manaus

    Quito

    Narvik

    Nain

     

    33

    Fri, 24 Feb

    3

     

    Students can spend the rest of the class working on their graphs for the Climate Web Quest.

     

    If they finish early they can play the games below

    http://www.montereyinstitute.org/noaa/lesson08/l8ex1.htm

     

    http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/storm-chasers/tornado-chase-game/tornado-chase-game.html

     

    34

    Wed, 29 Feb

    3

    Check over each others graphs. Web Site 2011-2012/Webquest data.xlsx

     

    Begin to use the text book, atlas and web pages to investigate he climate factors for each of the cities in the graphs.

    Climate Factors tables

     

     

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    Quito Climate factors  
    Latitude ( use an Atlas or search it up on the
    web)   1S
    Elevation   2000 m( use an Atlas or search it up
    on the web)   , 2850 metres
    Ocean Current http://www.classzone.com/books/
    earth_
    science/terc/content/visualizations/
    es2401/es2401page01.cfm?
    chapter_no=visualization Ue the map
     below to help you
    Water Body ( use an Atlas or search it up on the
    web)
    Mountain Barrier Andes Mountains ( use an Atlas or
    search it up
    on the web)
    Air Masses From the South East 
    http://techalive.mtu.edu/meec
    /module17/WindPatterns.htm

    35

    Mon, 05 Mar

    3

    Web Site 2011-2012/Webquest data.xlsx

     

    Finish and submit your climate graphs to Mr. Kowaltschuk.

    When you are done get to work on your Climate factors tables

    36

    Thu, 08 Mar

    3

    Here is a quiz for you to take: Climate graphs and Climate factors

    Click the link below to take the quiz :

    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=interpreting-climate-graphs

    Thanks!

     

    Finish your climate graphs Webquest data.xlsx

     and climate factors tables.

    Quito Climate factors  
    Latitude ( use an Atlas or search it up on the web)   1S
    Elevation   2000 m( use an Atlas or search it up on the web)   , 2850 metres
    Ocean Current http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es2401/es2401page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization Ue the map below to help you
    Water Body ( use an Atlas or search it up on the web)
    Mountain Barrier Andes Mountains ( use an Atlas or search it up on the web)
    Air Masses From the South East  http://techalive.mtu.edu/meec/module17/WindPatterns.htm

     

    37

    Thu, 29 Mar

    3

     

    Today : finish your climate factors tables, have Mr. K check over your graphs, begin to screen clip your graphs and tables into a poster project using power point

    38

    Tue, 03 Apr

    3

    Finish and submit poster in classFinish and submit poster in class: Must be done in Class

     

    Climate Practice test.Web Site 2011-2012/Climate Test practice.docx

    39

    Mon, 10 Apr

    3

    Today’s Class: 

     

    Any boys who have not done so should finish and submit their class graphs poster project.

     

    Other boys should work on completing the Climate practice test which is on the class day book.Climate Practice test.Web Site 2011-2012/Climate Test practice.docx

     

    Boys who finish the practice test can spend time helping each other study in pairs for the climate test next class.  They should study the questions from their Hurricanes webquest, Their climate webquest, the climate factors and graphs from their poster project, and the practice test.

     

     

     

     

     

    If they finish early they can play the Climate games below

    http://www.montereyinstitute.org/noaa/lesson08/l8ex1.htm

     

    http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/storm-chasers/tornado-chase-game/tornado-chase-game.html

     

    40

    Fridat, 13 Apr

    3

    Climate Factors Test

     

    When you are done the test: Quake Questions

     

    Plate Tectonics

     

    41

    Wed, 18 Apr

    3

    Earthquakes movie

      Mon, 23 Apr 3
    Thanks!

     

    Seismogram squiggle

     

    Chinese seismoscope

    A Chinese seismoscope, invented by philosopher Chang Hêng in AD 132. At its center is a jar with eight dragon heads sticking out, each with a small ball in its mouth. Below every dragon is an open-mouthed toad. When an earthquake strikes, the shaking jostles the balls, and one will fall into the mouth of one of the toads. This was used to determine the direction of shaking long before the invention of the seimsograph.

     

    42

    Thu, 26 Apr

    3

    Plate Tectonics INTRO Games

    Puzzle using fossil record and shapes of the continents to try and re-create Gondwanaland

    Map of Antarctica for tectonics puzzle.

    43

    Tue, 01 May

    3

    Complete Tectonics puzzle and begin mapping current quakes

    Mapping Quakes and Volcanoes

    Using the Map of the World you will use the Longitude and Latitude information to mark  current volcanoes and earthquakes using your pencil crayons.

    Black Outline Map of the World

    1. Using a Red Pencil crayon mark with a small dot, all volcanoes which are: Ongoing or in the Months of Feb and March

    2. Using a Blue Pencil crayon mark with a small dot, all Earth quakes

    You will not finish all the volcanoes and earth quakes today.  We will continue to work on them in class

    Latest Quakes

    Update on Current Volcanic Activity

    Kilauea Photo

    44

    Fri, 04 May

    3

    Quiz Friday May the 4th Quiz

     

    Mapping Quakes and Volcanoes

    Using the Map of the World you will use the Longitude and Latitude information to mark  current volcanoes and earthquakes using your pencil crayons.

    Black Outline Map of the World

    1. Using a Red Pencil crayon mark with a small dot, all volcanoes which are: Ongoing or in the Months of Feb and March

    2. Using a Blue Pencil crayon mark with a small dot, all Earth quakes

    You will not finish all the volcanoes and earth quakes today.  We will continue to work on them in class

    Latest Quakes

    Update on Current Volcanic Activity

     

    Plate Tectonics INTRO Games

     

    Read in your text book pages 64-69, make sure to take notes as you go, complete the Blue activities and answer the check-back questions on page 69 when you finish taking notes

    45

    Wed, 09 May

    3

    Today add yesterday and today's quakes to your map

     

    Read in your text book pages 64-69, make sure to take notes as you go, complete the Blue activities and answer the check-back questions on page 69 when you finish taking notes

    46

    Mon, 14 May

    3

     Quiz on Plate tectonics so far.

    Seismic Waves

    Inner layers of the planet

    Intensity scale vs. Magnitude scale

    major world plates and why do they move (convection currents)

    Plate Boundaries

    47

    Thu, 17 May

    3

    Review of Quiz

    Here is a quiz for you to take: 7-1 practice test

    Click the link below to take the quiz :

    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=71-practice-test

    Thanks!

     

    Add today's  and yesterday's quakes to your map.

     

    Complete your notes and questions from pages 64-69 use the mind map template below to get you started

    Web-Site-2011-2012_copy(1)/Natural Disasters.isf

     

    Magnitude, Amplitude and wave length.

     

     

    48

    Thu, 24 May

    3

    Wave length, amplitude and energy

     

    Finish Notes and submit your mind map based on pages 64-69

    Web Site 2011-2012/Natural Disasters.isf

     

    Play Jeopardy with a partner

    Web Site 2011-2012/tectonics jeopardy 2012.xls

    Web-Site-2011-2012_copy(1)/Natural Disasters.isf

     

    49

    Tue, 29 May

    3

    Today's Quakes

     

    Mind Maps

     

    Review for test

    50

    Fri, 01 Jun

    3

    Tectonics Test

     

    Mind Map

    Things to make sure you include in your mind map

     

    Richter Scale: Amplitude, Wave length, Explain energy vs. shaking, exponential, (explain each and add a picture)

     

    Plate Boundaries: All three types with pictures, explanations, and example

     

    Seismic Waves:  All four types including explanations and pictures

     

    Core Shadow: Explain what the core shadow is, how it is created, what type of seismic waves are used to create the core shadow,  add a picture.

     

    Intensity Scale: explanation

     

    Tsunamis: What is a tsunami?  How is it created? Waves in the past which have affected countries in the world.

     

    Explain how a Tsunami is different from a Tidal Wave.

     

    Tidal Waves: Explain how a tidal wave is created

    51

    Wed, 06 Jun

    3

    Game:

    http://www.heavygames.com/3rdworldfarmer/gameframe.asp

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