Class#

Date

Period

Topics

Resources / Homework

1

Mon, 12 Sep

1

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

3

Create Geo binders and add them to the shared network drive

Create note on location in OneNote

If you finish and hand in the poster project 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

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

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

complete any outstanding surveys from lst class then 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

Mon, 26 Sep

1

4

Fri, 30 Sep

3

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

 

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

 

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.

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

Tue, 04 Oct

1

Finishing notes, blue stickies, and green questions G4-G11

 

6

Wed, 12 Oct

3

Test on Place and Location:  Relative and Absolute location

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

7

Fri, 14 Oct

1

poster rubric
poster assignment

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

8

Thu, 20 Oct

3

poster rubric
poster assignment

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

Poster project will be due at the end of today.

 Longitude and  Latitude Webquest

How to make the graph

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

9

Mon, 24 Oct

1

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

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,

 

10

Fri, 28 Oct

3

11

Tue, 01 Nov

1

Finish 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.

 

When 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

Using the map on page 46 find one news article online or in the newspaper about one of the countries in the middle east. Use the list below to sign up for the country of your choice with the teacher covering your class.

 Copy the article or cut out the article. complete question #3 on page 46 as a mini poster. Text and Pictures. you must use one of the news sources listed to find current news stories about your country

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

Afghanistan
Iran
Iraq
Sudan
Egypt
Turkey
Yemen
Oman
Qatar
Israel
Syria
Cyprus
Kuwait
Jordan
Lebanon
U.A.E.
Palestine and Gaza Strip
Tunisia

12

Mon, 07 Nov

3

Tunisia: BRandon and Mariano

Iran and Iraq: Jopseh an Bowlin

Iraq : Sunnioi Shite, America,

Lebanon vs Israel,

Israel vs Palestine: William and Tyler

Syrai: Quinton

Egypt civil war .Will and Tony, Oli Patrick

 

Your Questions:

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

Who is involved?

Can you see a possible solution?

Where are they fighting?

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

In your opinion, Who is the good side?

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,

 

13

Wed, 09 Nov

1

14

Thu, 17 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

Middle East Conflict Presentations will be done in class on Friday Nov 25

 

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

 

Middle East Conflict Presentations will be done in class on Friday Nov 25

15

Mon, 21 Nov

1

16

Fri, 25 Nov

3

Middle East Conflict Presentations will be done in class on Friday Nov 25

 

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

Web Site 2011-2012/Self assessment.docx

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

Tue, 29 Nov

1

Presentations

18

Mon, 05 Dec

3

Presentations

19

Wed, 07 Dec

1

Presentations

20

Tue, 13 Dec

3

Finish presentations and get to creating test questions

Quiz Next Class

21

Thu, 15 Dec

1

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.

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

     

    22

    Wed, 21 Dec

    3

    23

    Wed, 11 Jan

    1

    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.

     

    Test on the Middle East Jan 23

    24

    Tue, 17 Jan

    3

    Quiz

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

     

    Teacher evaluation form Click here to take survey

     

    GEo Challenge

    25

    Thu, 19 Jan

    1

     

    26

    Wed, 25 Jan

    3

    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

    Mon, 30 Jan

    1

    Climate new Unit.!!

     

    Begin the Hurricanes Webquest

    28

    Fri, 03 Feb

    3

    Things to finish in today's class:

    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

    Tue, 07 Feb

    1

     

    30

    Mon, 13 Feb

    3

    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 link


    Water Bodies


    31

    Wed, 15 Feb

    1

    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

    Thu, 23 Feb

    3

    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

    Mon, 27 Feb

    1

    No Class

    34

    Fri, 02 Mar

    3

     

     

    Climate factors actions

    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  
    Elevation  
    Ocean Current  
    Water Body  
    Mountain Barrier  
    Air Masses  

     

    35

    Tue, 06 Mar

    1

    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
     Use 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

    Practice quiz on interpreting climate graphs.

     

    36

    Wed, 28 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!

     

    Climate factors story.

    37

    Fri, 30 Mar

    1

    38

    Thu, 05 Apr

    3

    Climate WebQuest Poster Due today: Finish and submit poster in class: Must be done in Class

    39

    Wed, 11 Apr

    1

    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

    Tue, 17 Apr

    3

    Climate Factors Test

    When you are done the test:Quake Questions

     

    Plate Tectonics

     

    Movie on the earth's core

    41

    Thurs, 19 Apr

    1

      Wed, 25 Apr 3







    Seismogram squiggle
     

    42

    Fri, 27 Apr

    1

    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

    Thu, 03 May

    3

     

     

    Complete your Gondwanaland puzzle

     

    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

     

     

     

    Read in your text book pages 64-69

    44

    Mon, 07 May

    1

    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

    Fri, 11 May

    3

    46

    Tue, 15 May

    1

     

    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

    47

    Wed, 23 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

    Fri, 25 May

    1

    Web Site 2011-2012/tectonics jeopardy 2012.xls

    Study for Test

    49

    Thu, 31 May

    3

    Tectonics Test

    50

    Mon, 04 Jun

    1

     

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