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Lizard Point: mapping quizzes continents, countries, states
Settera: mapping quizzes continents, countries, states
World Geography Games: mapping quiz continents, countries, states, earth's layers, landforms
Sheppard Software: mapping quizzes continents, countries, states
Quizlet: flashcards to help study
Memrise: flashcards
Earth's Structure & Tectonic Plates
Time Zones
Current events articles
World Geography Trivia
Basic Map Skills Quiz
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader Quiz
World geography slides & questions
Geographical Features slideshow

Mapping quizzes:

Continents & Oceans
North America:
North America
North America physical
United States of America
Northeast States
Midwest States
Southern States
Western States
South America:
South America
South America physical
Africa:
Africa Physical
Northern Africa Northern Africa online quiz
Western Africa Western Africa online quiz
Central Africa Central Africa online quiz
Southern Africa Southern Africa online quiz
Asia:
Asia
Southwest Asia
Southern & Eastern Asia political & physical map


Monday, January 15th

In Class: No School; MLK Day
Homework: Read LWW chapters 6,7&8 & answer questions
Materials needed: LWW chapters 6,7&8 questions

Tuesday, January 16th

In Class: LWW & begin World Map: North America
Homework: Read LWW chapters 9&10 & answer questions
Materials needed: LWW chapters 9&10 questions

Wednesday, January 17th

In Class: LWW & World Map: North America
Homework: Read LWW chapters 11&12 & answer questions
Materials needed: LWW chapters 11&12 questions

Thursday, January 18th

In Class: LWW
Homework: Read LWW chapters 13&14 & answer questions
Materials needed: LWW chapters 13&14 questions

Friday, January 19th

In Class:
Homework: Read LWW chapters 15&16 & answer questions
Materials needed: LWW chapters 15&16 questions

Monday, January 8th

In Class: Salt in Ancient Civilizations poster presentations & complete graphic organizer
Homework: Study Africa physical map, quiz Friday 1/12
Materials needed: Africa Physical Map

Tuesday, January 9th

In Class: Sudan & Begin reading Long Walk to Water
Homework: Read Long Walk to Water (LWW) Chapter 1 & answer questions. Study Africa physical map, quiz Friday!
Materials needed: LWW chapter 1 questions Africa Physical Map

Wednesday, January 10th

In Class: LWW & African salt trade reenactment
Homework: Read LWW chapters 2&3 & answer questions. Study Africa physical map, quiz Friday!
Materials Needed: LWW chapters 2&3 questions Africa Physical Map

Thursday, January 11th

In Class: LWW & Africa physical features map review
Homework: Read LWW chapters 4&5 & answer questions. Study Africa physical map, quiz tomorrow!
Materials needed: LWW chapters 4&5 questions Africa Physical Map

Friday, January 12th

In Class: Africa physical map Quiz
Homework: Read LWW chapters 6,7&8 & answer questions
Materials needed: LWW chapters 6,7&8 questions

Monday, January 1st

In Class: No School; New Year's Day!

Tuesday, January 2nd

In Class: Physical geography vs. economic success in Africa & The Salt Trade in Africa
Homework: Complete Mankind: The Story of All of Us video ws & Study for Southern Africa map quiz Friday!
Materials needed: Southern Africa Southern Africa online quiz

Wednesday, January 3rd

In Class: The Story of Salt
Homework: Read & highlight your page on salt's impact with the Chinese, Egyptians, Celts or Romans & Study for Southern Africa map quiz Friday!
Materials needed: Salt in Ancient Civiliations pages

Thursday, January 4th

In Class: No School; Snow Day!
Homework: Read & highlight your page on salt's impact with the Chinese, Egyptians, Celts or Romans & Study for Southern Africa map quiz tomorrow!
Materials needed: Salt in Ancient Civiliations pages

Friday, January 5th

In Class: Southern Africa map quiz & Salt in ancient civilizations
Homework: Study for Physical Features of Africa quiz Friday, January 12th
Materials needed: Africa Physical

Monday, December 18th

In Class: Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom
Homework: Study for Central Africa map quiz Tomorrow! Nelson Mandela timeline due tomorrow
Materials needed: Central Africa Central Africa online quiz

Tuesday, December 19th

In Class: Central Africa map quiz
Homework: Study Southern Africa map
Materials needed: Southern Africa Southern Africa online quiz

Wednesday, December 20th

In Class: Winter fun!
Homework: Have a very merry winter break!

Thursday, December 21st

In Class: No School; Winter Break!

Friday, December 22nd

In Class: No School; Winter Break!

Monday, December 11th

In Class: Physical features of Africa map
Homework: Study for Western Africa map quiz Tomorrow! Central Africa map quiz on Tuesday 12/19
Materials needed: Western Africa Western Africa online quiz

Tuesday, December 12th

In Class: Western Africa map quiz
Homework: Study for Central Africa map quiz Tuesday 12/19
Materials needed: Central Africa Central Africa online quiz

Wednesday, December 13th

In Class: Physical features of Africa
Homework: An African Adventure worksheet & Study for Central Africa map quiz Tuesday 12/19
Materials needed: An African Adventure ws Central Africa Central Africa online quiz

Thursday, December 14th

In Class: Physical features of Africa
Homework: Complete the last 4 physical features of Africa. Study for Central Africa map quiz Tuesday 12/19
Materials needed: Physical Features of Africa ws cont. Central Africa Central Africa online quiz

Friday, December 15th

In Class: Africa Game: Physical features of Africa
Homework: Complete Africa Game Cards if you did not in class & Study for Central Africa map quiz Tuesday 12/19
Materials needed: Africa Game Cards Central Africa Central Africa online quiz


Monday, December 4th

In Class: Apartheid in South Africa
Homework: Read Journey to Jo'burg chapters 1-5 & answer questions. Study for Northern Africa map quiz Thursday 12/7
Materials needed: JtoJ chapters 1-5 questions Northen Africa map

Tuesday, December 5th

In Class: Scramble for Africa
Homework: Read Journey to Jo'burg chapters 6&7 & answer questions. Study for Northern Africa map quiz Thursday 12/7
Materials needed: JtoJ chapters 6&7 questions Northen Africa map

Wednesday, December 6th

In Class: Imperialism in Africa
Homework: Read Journey to Jo'burg chapters 8-10 & answer questions. Study for Northern Africa map quiz Tomorrow!
Materials needed: JtoJ chapters 8-10 questions Northen Africa map

Thursday, December 7th

In Class: Northern Africa map quiz & Discovery Atlas: South Africa
Homework: Read Journey to Jo'burg chapters 11-15 & answer questions. Study for Western Africa map quiz Tuesday 12/12
Materials needed: Dress down day tomorrow! JtoJ chapters 11-15 questions Western Africa map

Friday, December 8th

In Class: Leaders of the Anti-Apartheid movement: Steve Biko, Desmond Tutu, FW De Klerk
Homework: Read Apartheid in South Africa & answer questions. Study for Western Africa map quiz Tuesday 12/12
Materials needed: Apartheid in South Africa & questions Western Africa map

Monday, November 27th

In Class: Environmental Issues in Latin America: Air pollution in Mexico City & Oil pollution in Venezuela
Homework: Review countries, states & physical features of North & South America
Materials needed: North America North America physical South America South America physical

Tuesday, November 28th

In Class: Environmental Issues in Latin America
Homework: Create awareness bumper sticker for one of the three environmental issues we discussed in class
Materials needed: Bumper Sticker

Wednesday, November 29th

In Class: The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough
Homework: Latin America geography color-by-number
Materials needed: L.A. geography color-by-number

Thursday, November 30th

In Class: The Good Garden & Intro to Africa
Homework: Color the map of Africa based on the four regions
Materials needed: Africa map Regions of Africa by country

Friday, December 1st

In Class: What do you know about africa?
Homework: Northern Africa map quiz Thursday, December 7th (Western Sahara, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Algeria, Lybia, Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan)
Materials needed: Northern Africa map

Week of November 20th - November 24th

Monday, November 20th

In Class: South America physical map quiz
Homework: State Plate due tomorrow!
Materials needed: State Plate rubric

Tuesday, November 21st

In Class: State report presentations
Homework: Have A Happy Thanksgiving!!
Materials needed: :)

Wednesday, November 22nd - Friday, November 24th

In Class: No School; Thanksgiving break
Homework: none
Materials needed: none

Week of November 13th - November 17th

Monday, November 13th

In Class: South America political map quiz & Physical features of Latin America
Homework: State Report page 4. C period: State Report page 2&3. All: Study South America physical map, quiz Monday 11/20
Materials needed: State Report South America physical map

Tuesday, November 14th

In Class: Field Trip: Building Museum
Homework: State Report page 4 & Study South America physical map, quiz Monday 11/20
Materials needed: State Report South America physical map

Wednesday, November 15th

In Class: Physical features of South America
Homework: State Report pages 5&6 & Study South America physical map, quiz Monday 11/20
Materials needed: State Report South America physcial map

Thursday, November 16th

In Class: Physical features of South America & begin State Plates
Homework: State Report pages 7&8 & Study South America physical map, quiz Monday 11/20
Materials needed: State Report South America physical map

Friday, November 17th

In Class: Environmental issues of South America: Amazon Rainforest
Homework: Study South America physical map, quiz Monday 11/20 & State Plate due Tuesday 11/21
Materials needed: South America physical map State Plate rubric


Week of November 6th - November 10th

Monday, November 6th

In Class: Latin America Historica Timeline
Homework: South America political map & key labeled & colored. South America political map quiz Monday 11/13
Materials needed: South America political map & key

Tuesday, November 7th

In Cass: Latin America physical features
Homework: Study South America political map quiz Monday 11/13
Materials needed: South America political map

Wednesday, November 8th

In Class: Begin State Report project
Homework: State Report page 1 due tomorrow; map with capital city, other major cities, bodies of water, major physical features, tourist destinations, & be sure to use COLOR! South America political map quiz Monday!
Materials needed: State Report NatGeo Kids

Thursday, November 9th

In Class: Latin America physcial features cont.
Homework: State Report pages 2 & 3 due Monday. South America political map quiz Monday!
Materials needed: State Report NatGeo Kids
South America blank map South America countries online quiz South America capitals online quiz

Friday, November 10th

In Class: No school; Parent Conferences


Week of October 30th - November 3rd

Monday, October 30th

In Class: Southern states & capitals Quiz
Homework: Study for Western states & capitals quiz Thursday the 2nd
Materials needed: Western states flashcards

Tuesday, October 31st

In Class: Latin America colonization & Freedom fighters
Homework: Western states & capitals quiz Thursday the 2nd
Materials needed: Western states online quiz Western capitals online quiz Quizlet western states online flashcards

Wednesday, November 1st

In Class: Review games on the computers
Homework: Western states & capitals quiz Tomorrow!
Materials needed: Western states online quiz Western capitals online quiz Quizlet western states online flashcards

Thursday, November 2nd

In Class: Happy Dia de los Muertos! Western states & capitals Quiz
Homework: Update Table of Contents in your red notebook & clean out your red folder
Materials needed: Geo notebook & folder

Friday, November 3rd

In Class: No school; Parent Conferences

Week of October 23rd - October 27th


Monday, October 23rd

In Class: Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal
Homework: Complete Silver People storyboard & Study for Midwest states & capitals quiz Tomorrow!
Materials needed: Storyboard ws
Midwest states online quiz Midwest capitals online quiz Midwest States

Tuesday, October 24th

In Class: Midwest states quiz
Homework: Complete Inca & Aztec venn diagram. Southern states & capitals quiz Monday, October 30th!
Materials needed: Inca & Aztec venn diagram

Wednesday, October 25th

In Class: The Columbian Exchange
Homework: Study & flashcards; southern states & capitals quiz Monday, October 30th
Materials needed: Southern states flashcards
Southern states online quiz Southern capitals online quiz Quizlet southern states online flashcards

Thursday, October 26th

In Class: The Triangular Trade & The African Slave Trade
Homework: Study for Southern states & capitals quiz Monday the 30th
Materials needed: Southern states online quiz Southern capitals online quiz Quizlet southern states online flashcards

Friday, October 27th

In Class: State Trivia Board Game
Homework: Study for Southern states & capitals quiz Monday the 30th
Materials needed: Southern states online quiz Southern capitals online quiz Quizlet southern states online flashcards

Week of October 16th - October 20th


Monday, October 16th

In Class: Field Trip to Calleva
Homework: Make flashcards & study northeast states
Materials needed: Northeast states flashcards

Tuesday, October 17th

In Class: Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal
Homework: Questions for chapter 5: The Silver Ward. Northeast states & capitals quiz Thursday!
Materials needed: The Silver Ward questions Northeast states online quiz Northeast capitals online quiz Northeast States

Wednesday, October 18th

In Class: Aztecs & Incas
Homework: Northeast states & capitals quiz Tomorrow!
Materials needed: Northeast states online quiz Northeast capitals online quiz Northeast States

Thursday, October 19th

In Class: Northeast states Quiz & Aztecs & Incas
Homework: Aztec & Inca Check-Up. Midwest states & capitals quiz Tuesday the 24th
Materials needed: Aztec & Inca Check-Up ws Midwest states online quiz Midwest capitals online quiz Midwest States

Friday, October 20th

In Class: Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal
Homework: Study for Midwest states & capitals Quiz Tuesday! C period: Complete The Silver Ward questions
Materials needed: All classes: Midwest states flashcards C period: The Silver Ward questions
Midwest states online quiz Midwest capitals online quiz Midwest States

Week of October 9th - October 13th


Monday, October 9th

In Class: No School; Columbus Day
Homework: Study North America physical map for quiz Friday the 13th
Materials needed: North America physical map

Tuesday, October 10th

In Class: Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal
Homework: Summaraize chapter 3: The Cockroach Slide & draw and illustration for your summary. N.A. physical map quiz Friday!
Materials needed: Summary sheet
North America physical map

Wednesday, October 11th

In Class: The 50 U.S. states
Homework: Complete the 50 states & captials. N.A. physical map quiz Friday!
Materials needed: United States of America
North America physical map

Thursday, October 12th

In Class: Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal
Homework: Complete chapter 4: Curiosity caricatures. Color Regions of the U.S. on both maps. N.A. physical map quiz tomorrow!
Materials needed: Regions of the United States
North America physical map

Friday, October 13th

In Class: N.A. physical map quiz
Homework: Make flashcards & study northeast states
Materials needed: Northeast states flashcards

Week of October 2nd - October 6th


Monday, October 2nd

In Class: Brochure presentations & N.A. political map practice
Homework: Complete your Table of Contents in your Geo notebook for Unit 1: Intro to Geography
Materials needed: Geo Notebook

Tuesday, October 3rd

In Class: Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal
Homework: Summaraize chapter 1: The Panama Craze & draw and illustration for your summary. N.A. political map quiz Friday!
Materials needed: Summary sheet

Wednesday, October 4th

In Class: Central America
Homework: Study for N.A. political map quiz Friday!
Materials needed: N.A. political map

Thursday, October 5th

In Class: Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal
Homework: Two Viewpoints ws for chapter 2: The Serpent's Cut. N.A. political map quiz tomorrow!
Materials needed: Two Viewpoints ws

Friday, October 6th

In Class: N.A. political map quiz
Homework: Study North America physical map for quiz Friday the 13th
Materials needed: North America physical map

Week of September 25th - September 29th


Monday, September 25th

In Class: Tectonic Plates & Plate Boundaries
Homework: Going Deep with Plate Tectonics ws. Landform Brochure due Friday the 30th
Materials needed: Going Deep with Plate Tectonics

Tuesday, September 26th

In Class: Intro to North America
Homework: North America politcal map & key labeled and colored. Landform Brochure due Friday the 30th
Materials needed: North America political map & key

Wednesday, September 27th

In Class: North America physical map: Canada & United States
Homework: Landform Brochure due Friday the 30th
Materials needed: Landform Brochure

Thursday, September 28th

In Class: North America physical map: Mexico & The Panama Canal
Homework: Landform Brochure due Friay the 30th
Materials needed: Landform Brochure

Friday, September 30th

In Class: Landform Brochures
Homework: Have a great weekend!
Materials needed: none

Week of September 18th - September 22nd


Monday, September 18th

In Class: Layers of the earth
Homework: Land and Water Formations ws. Quiz Friday: Lat, Long, Hemispheres & Geographical features
Materials needed: Land and Water Formations ws

Tuesday, September 19th

In Class: Tectonic plates & Plate boundaires
Homework: Read & answer questions for Beneath our Feet: The Four Layers of Earth. Quiz Friday: Lat, Long, Hemispheres & Geographical features
Materials needed: Beneath our Feet: The Four Layers of Earth

Wednesday, September 20th

In Class: Landform Brochure Project
Homework: One section of Landform Brochure research sheet completed. Quiz Friday: Lat, Long, Hemispheres & Geographical features
Materials needed: Landform Brochure research sheet

Thursday, September 21st

In Class: Tectonic plates & Plate boundaries
Homework: Two sections of Landform Brochure research sheet completed. Quiz Tomorrow: Lat, Long, Hemispheres & Geographical features
Materials needed: Landform Brochure research sheet

Friday, September 22nd

In Class: Quiz on Latitude, Longitude, Hemisphers & Geographical features
Homework: Complete all 3 sections of Landform Brochure research sheet & any additional information, i.e. fun facts
Materials needed: Landform Brochure research sheet


Week of September 11th - September 15th


Monday, September 11th

In Class: Time Zones
Homework: A Moment in Time ws
Materials needed: A Moment in Time ws

Tuesday, September 12th

In Class: Time Zones & Geographical features
Homework: Time Zones ws
Materials needed: Time Zones ws

Wednesday, September 13th

In Class: Geographical features
Homework: Complete Geography Terms, name each terms and lightly color in each square
Materials needed: Geography Terms

Thursday, September 14th

In Class: Geographical features
Homework: Review notes OR practice labeling your own world map at home for Quiz next Friday 9/22 on Latitude, Longitude & Hemispheres
Materials needed: Geo notebook

Friday, September 15th

In Class: Geographical features
Homework: Review notes for Quiz next Friday 9/22 on Latitude, Longitude, Hemisphers & Geographical features
Materials needed: Geographical Features slideshow


Week of September 4th - September 8th


Monday, September 4th

In Class: No School; Labor Day!
Homework: Study the 7 continents & 4 major oceans for Quiz Friday 9/8
Materials needed: None

Tuesday, September 5th

In Class: Globe vs map, Compass rose, Latitude & Longitude
Homework: Latitude and Longitude ws & Quiz Friday 9/8
Materials needed: Latitude and Longitude ws

Wednesday September 6th

In Class: Latitude, Longitude & Hemispheres
Homework: Latitude, Longitude & Hemispheres ws. Quiz Friday 9/8
Materials needed: Latitude, Longitude & Hemispheres ws

Thursday, September 7th

In Class: Hemispheres
Homework: Complete The Four Hemispheres from class if you did not do so. Quiz Tomorrow! on Continents, Oceans & Compass Rose
Materials needed: Continents & Oceans

Friday, September 8th

In Class: Continents, Oceans & Compass Rose Quiz
Homework: None
Materials needed: None

Week of August 28th - September 1st


Monday, August 28th

In Class: Physcial vs. Cultural: The Two Sides of Me
Homework: The Two Sides of Me collage
Materials needed: The Two Sides of Me

Tuesday, August 29th

In Class: 5 Themes of Geography
Homework: None
Materials needed: None

Wednesday August 30th

In Class: 5 Themes of Geography: Location, Place, Movement, Region, Human Environment Interaction
Homework: 5 Themes Postcard: identify at least 3 of the 5 themes of geography in the postcard
Materials needed: 5 Themes Postcard

Thursday, August 31st

In Class: 5 Themes of Geography
Homework: 5 Themes of Geography illustrations in your Geo notebook
Materials needed: Geo notebook

Friday, September 1st

In Class: Continents & Oceans
Homework: Study the 7 continents & 4 major oceans for Quiz Friday 9/8
Materials needed: None

Week of August 21st - August 25th


Wednesday, August 23rd

In Class: Getting to know each other & Latin
Homework: Review syllabus packet
Materials needed: Syllabus packet

Thursday, August 24th

In Class: Getting to know each other & Latin
Homework: Get supplies for Monday
Materials needed: none

Friday August 25th

In Class: Cultural vs Physical
Homework: Get supplies for Monday (red 5-subject notebook & red folder)
Materials needed: none