Grade 7 – European Country Reports

December 8 to 12, 2014

Monday – European Country Reports

Tuesday – 7A will have Songfest rehearsal.

Wednesday – European Country Reports

Thursday – Test on European Countries, based on notes from presentations

Friday –  Review for test. Songfest at 5:30

You will have this QUIZ December 11, 2014, based on the questions students wrote and turned in.

  1. Kosovo is the newest country in Europe. True False
  2. Kosovo’s president is a woman. True False
  3. There is a sign in front of the American School of Kosova that says “NEWBORN” True False
  4. What is the capital of Wales?
  5. What nation boarders Wales?
  6. What civilization (culture) that Wales is famous for?
  7. Wales has a bird on it’s flag. True False
  8. If Wales does not have a bird on it’s flag, what does it have?
  9. The scenery of Wales was used for what?
  10. What historic sites are for sale in Wales?
  11. What is the capital of Hungry?
  12. Malta is located in what sea?
  13. How many islands make up the country of Malta?
  14. Was Malta a pirate port in pirate times?
  15. Name an important export of Luxembourg.
  16. Name 2 of the 4 language you might hear in Luxembourg.
  17. Describe the streets of Luxembourg?
  18. Scotland is located on what island?
  19. Scotland is home to Loch Ness. True False
  20. What is the relative location of Scotland?
  21. What is the capital of Belgium? Vienna Brussels Copenhagen Stockholm
  22. Where is Belgium located? North of France. South of Macedonia. East of Belarus. West of Ukraine.
  23. What are the official languages of Belgium? German, French, & Dutch. German, French, & Spanish. Belgunese, Russian, & Spanish. Belgenese, French, & Dutch.
  24. What body of water is the western boarder of Belgium? Black Sea. Strait of Gibraltar. Mediterranean Sea. North Sea.
  25. Belgium’s flag has a big star in the middle. True False
  26. Belgium is the 9th smallest country in Europe. True False
  27. Belgium has the longest tramway line in the world. True False
  28. Belgium ranks 4th for the number of vehicles per square kilometer. True False
  29. Belgium has the second deepest swimming pool in the world. True False
  30. Belgium has the third biggest chocolate point in the world. True False

December 15 to 19, 2014

Monday – Final Exam for the Quater!

Tuesday – Return Final Exams

Wednesday – End of Semester

Thursday – Holiday

Friday – Holiday

December 18, 2014, to January 6, 2015 is Winter Break.

Students return WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015!

RUBRIC COUNTRY REPORTS

Information- 5 Themes of Geography

0 1 2 3
Location Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Place Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Human-Environment Interaction Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Movement Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Region Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.

Presentation Style

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Organization of Presentation Failure to organize information impedes understanding of the topic Information is presented out of order Organization of information aids in understanding the topic. Organization of information aids in understanding the topic.
Visuals No pictures or graphics are included in the presentation. Pictures and graphics are included, but are off topic. Pictures and graphics aide in understanding the concepts presented, but are not explained in the presentation. Pictures and graphics aide in understanding the concepts presented and are explained and used in the presentation.
Speech Student is not involved in  presentation. Student’s speech distracts from understanding of the topic. Student speaks loudly and clearly, but does not demonstrate enthusiasm for topic. Student speaks loudly and clearly with an animated tone.
Posture Student is not involved in presentation. Student’s posture distracts from understanding of the topic. Student stands straight with minor distracting body movements. Student stands straight and body movements aid in understanding of the topic.

Participation

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Class time use for preparing the project Student is distracted and fails to work on the project in class. Student needs frequent reminders to stay on task. Student effectively uses classmate to complete the project, with only minor reminders to stay on task. Student effectively uses classmate to complete the project.
Attention Student does not take notes and is distracted during presentations. Student needs reminders to stay focused on the presentations, but does takes brief notes about each country. Student actively listens to other presentations and takes brief notes about each country. Student actively listens to other presentations and takes detailed notes about each country.
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