Grade 7 – Research on Africa, 5 Themes of Geography

September 8 to 12, 2014

Monday – Review African Geography/Research Project

http://www.cheekclass.com/africa/geography-of-africa

We have selected countries, now we will research the 5 themes of geography for out countries, writing down bibliography and notes on index cards. Index cards will be 25% of grade. Rough draft hand written will be 25%, typed essay will be 25%, and class presentation will be 25%.

Tuesday – Library/Research

Wednesday – Check and discuss our notes on the 5 themes of geography.

Websites referenced in class:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMbfGLOqbJ4  (How to write a bibliography)

http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Africa/Namibia.html (location)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCofwwJSx34&list=PLP9dfqtGIMUF45b_45tfRhhn-JrvT1Nl8  (Exploring Namibia)

http://www.worldmapsonline.com/images/academia/countries/africa/academia_namibia_physical_lg.jpg (Map of Namibia)

Thursday – Library/Research

Friday – Sept. 12 Independence Day Celebration Early Dismissal (P.M. Schedule)

DESAYUNO CATRACHO – To Celebrate the Honduran Independence, there will be a Pot Luck Style “Desayuno Catracho” in each classroom on Friday, September 12, from 8:00 to 8:50 a.m. We ask our parents to help us organize this, and contribute with goodies. Honduran cultural and fun activities will follow the breakfast. We encourage our students to come dressed in a Honduran outfit that day. We also want to remind parents that this is an early dismissal day (11:45 a.m.) and that the following Monday, September 15 and Tuesday, September 16 are holidays!

MIDTERM AND PROGRESS REPORTS –Midterm Progress Reports will be sent home on Friday, September 12. Please read through them and return them signed by next Wednesday, September 17.

Sept. 15  INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAY

Sept. 16  INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAY

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