Class#

Date

Period

Topics

Resources / Homework

1

Mon, 19 Sep

4

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

Thu, 22 Sep

4

complete these online activities. Grid Game and Locations Quiz

Latitude Worksheet.PDF Longitude Worksheet.PDF open and print these two worksheets into OneNote. Put them in the 5 themes section and use your stylus the complete the questions

When you finish the worksheets have some fun with the games below

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

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

When you finish the worksheet complete any outstanding surveys from lst class rthen try this one MI survey # 3 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

3

Tue, 27 Sep

4

Text Book Work on Place and Location

 

Please have students share a text book in pairs.

In their OneNote Notebooks under Demographics 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.

4

Fri, 30 Sep

4

Complete any outstanding notes begin five themes poster project.

 

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.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Wed, 05 Oct

4

6

Wed, 12 Oct

4

Test on Place and Location:  Relative and Absolute location

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

7

Mon, 17 Oct

4

History Class today

     

 

8

Thu, 20 Oct

4

poster rubric
poster assignment

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

 

 

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

9

Tue, 25 Oct

4

Longitude and Latitude Webquest

How to make the graph

10

Fri, 28 Oct

4

Continue Working on your Longitude and Latitude Webquest.  Atlases are on the shelf above the printer

 

Pay Close attention to the details.  When your table of cities, graph and map are complete paste each of them into the same OneNote page, turn it into a PDF and send your file to me.  As always make sure the file name includes your name.

 

If you are finished the Webquest please proceed with the text book work below to begin research for your next assignment.

Region:

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

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

Wed, 02 Nov

4

Afghanistan- Andrew
Iran- Diego,
Iraq- J.P.
Sudan- Nik
Egypt- Daniel
Turkey- Justin
Yemen - John
Oman
Qatar - Filip
Israel- Stathi
Syria- Daniel
Cyprus- Nolan
Kuwait- Liam
Jordan- Mario
Lebanon- Melvin
U.A.E.- Cooper
Palestine and Gaza Strip- Mr. K
Tunisia- Stefan

12

Mon, 07 Nov

4

Finish and submit your poster.

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

13

Thu, 10 Nov

4

14

Thu, 17 Nov

4

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

Conflicts

 Conflict Group members
Israel vs Iran Daniel Nik Andrew
Lebanon vs. Israel Filip MArio
Syria Civil War Justin Stefan
Israel vs. Palestine and the Gaza Strip Nolan Daniel K
Egypt Revolution Melvin Cooper J.P.
Iraq, America, Sunni, Shia Diego, John, Stathi

Your Questions:

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

  2. Who is involved?

  3. Where are they fighting?

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

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

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

  7. Can you see a possible solution?

 

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,

15

Tue, 22 Nov

4

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

Web Site 2011-2012/Self assessment.docx

 

16

Fri, 25 Nov

4

Presentation

What makes a good oral presentation?

Score

Use of Voice , inflection, emphasis

 

Use your body , move around

 

Coherent, easy to understand, talk about what audience sees

 

Look at you audience, make eye contact

 

Practice, know what you want to say, avoid stumbles and stutters

 

 

/5

17

Wed, 30 Nov

4

Class presentations

18

Mon, 05 Dec

4

Class presentations

19

Thu, 08 Dec

4

Class Presentations

Quiz Next Class

20

Tue, 13 Dec

4

Quiz Today:

1. What commonalities can you identify in the presentations you have watched thus far.

 

2. Using Longitude and Latitude

 

3. Unifying characteristics of the middle East.

 

Finish presentations and get to creating test questions

    Kind of Questions

     

  1. Multiple Choice
  2. Short Answer
  3. True or False
  4. Connecting/Matching
  5. Fill in the Blanks

     

     

    What makes a good question

     

  6. Big Pictures, Pattern Questions
  7. No surprises
  8. Includes a judgments
  9. Avoid Questions with Yes and No answers
  10. Questions that require detail
  11. Questions where the answer requires support

     

Hello

21

Fri, 16 Dec

4

Submit your test questions to Mk and begin to use your notes to answer the questions from the other groups.

 

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

 

22

Wed, 21 Dec

4

23

Thu, 12 Jan

4

Geo 7-2

 

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

Tue, 17 Jan

4

Quiz

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

Teacher Evaluation Click here to take survey

geo test Wednesday 25th

25

Fri, 20 Jan

4

26

Wed, 25 Jan

4

Test on the Middle East Jan 25

 

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.

 

27

Tue, 31 Jan

4

Begin the Hurricanes Webquest

28

Fri, 03 Feb

4

Things to finish in today's class: Please show each completed task to Mr. K as you finish

1. Notes, pics and questions on page 94 - 96.

2. Hurricane Webquest questions 

3. Notes, definitions, blue notes, pics and questions page 98 - 100 

 

 

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

 

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

29

Wed, 08 Feb

4

Make sure you are finished the following:

1. Notes, pics and questions on page 94 - 96.

2. Hurricane Webquest questions 

3. Notes, definitions, blue notes, pics and questions page 98 - 100 

 

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 cool link

Water Bodies


 


Climate Regions Project

Climate Web Quest


30

Mon, 13 Feb

4

Climate Regions Project

Climate Web Quest

31

Thu, 16 Feb

4

Climate Regions Project

Climate Web Quest

Climate Graph Cities:  Begin creating your climate graphs in excel using the text book pages 101 to 109.

 

Toronto

Wellington

Vancouver

Winnipeg

Manaus

Quito

Narvik

Nain

32

Thu, 23 Feb

4

Please complete the outstanding rounds of the geo challenge.  Hand back their sheets from past rounds and have them add up their scores.  Please send an email to Dave joiner with the name of the class winner.

 

Students can spend the rest of the class working on their graphs for the Climate Web Quest.Web Site 2011-2012/Webquest data.xlsx

33

Tue, 28 Feb

4

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

 

 

 Climate factors Quito
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 COlkd Peru current
Water Body ( use an Atlas or search it up on the web) Pacific Ocean
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

34

Fri, 02 Mar

4

Web Site 2011-2012/Webquest data.xlsx

 

Continue working on graphs for Climate web quest.

35

Wed, 07 Mar

4

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

 

36

Wed, 28 Mar

4

 

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

 

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.

37

Mon, 02 Apr

4

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

 

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

38

Thu, 05 Apr

4

Web Site 2011-2012/Climate Test practice.docx

39

Thurs, 12 Apr

4

Climate Factors Test

 

When you are done the test:Quake Questions

 

Plate Tectonics

40

Tues, 17 Apr

4

Watched movie about volcanos

41

Fri, 20 Apr

4

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

Wed, 25 Apr

4

Plate Tectonics INTRO Games

 

Map of Antarctica for tectonics puzzle.

43

Mon, 30 Apr

4

Finish Tectonics Puzzle.

 

Start plotting 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

 

44

Thu, 03 May

4

 

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

 

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

Tue, 08 May

4

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

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

Fri, 11 May

4

Field trip

 

 

 

47

Wed, 16 May

4

Here is a quiz for you to take: 7-2 Tectonics Test

Click the link below to take the quiz :

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=72-tectonics-test

Thanks!

Quiz next class

48

Wed, 23 May

4

Quiz on the make on question from Climate test  plus 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

Web Site 2011-2012/tectonics jeopardy 2012.xls click on the options button and enable content so you can play the game to help with your review.

49

Mon, 28 May

4

Test on Plates tectonics

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.

Test on Plates tectonics

50

Thu, 31 May

4

Complete and submit your tectonics mind map

51

Tue, 05 Jun

4

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.

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