WELCOME TO wORLD cULTURAL gEOGRAPHY 

Ms. SANDRA gainey 

ATTENTION  PARENT/GUARDIAN AND STUDENTS - 

ANY STUDENT SENT HOME FOR COVID (ILLNESS, QUARANTINE, OR SYMPTOMS)                                             PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR ASSIGNMENTS!!!

 

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Week - August 31-Sep 4: Syllabus, Review Class Rules/Procedures, Review Teacher/Parent/Student agreement, complete "all about me".   Return ALL forms (signed by parent/student) to class for a participation grade!     

    

Week - September 7-11:Review Anticipation Guide/Ch.1/Section 1-The Five Themes of Geography, Review Outline/Ch.1/Section 1, Read Chapter 1/Section 1-The Five Themes of Geography, Note-taking (outline summary or 2-Column, Note-Taking Study Guide), vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading Activity 1-1 text-dependent questions (TDQs), Quiz: Chapter 1/Section 1 

Week - September 21-25:continued (due to Hurricane Sally)

Week  - September 28-October 2: Read Chapter 1/Section 2-The Geographers Tools, Note-taking (outline summary or 2-Column, Note-Taking Study Guide), vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading Activity 1-2; Section 2 Assessment TDQs (text-dependent questions), from the textbook,  Geography Handbook Activities, Quiz: Chapter 1/Section 2

Week - October 5-9:  (continued) - Guided Reading Activity 1-2; Section 2 Assessment TDQs (text-dependent questions), from the textbook,  Geography Handbook Activities, Quiz: Chapter 1/Section 2

Week October 12-16: Geography Handbook Activities,  GeoQuiz, TEST/Chapter 1

Week - October 19-23: (continued) Geography Handbook Activities,  GeoQuiz, TEST/Chapter 1

Week - October 26-30: (continued) Geography Handbook Activities,  GeoQuiz, TEST/Chapter 1

Week - November 3-6: Read Chapter 2/Section 2 and Section 3 -Landforms and Bodies of Water (online book), Note-taking, Wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading Activity, w/s-Landforms and Bodies of Water, Quiz

Week - November 9-13: (continued) Begin reading Chapter 2/Section 3-Internal Forces Shaping the Earth, Note-taking, wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading Activity, Quiz

Week - November 16-20: Begin reading Chapter 2/Section 3-Internal Forces Shaping the Earth, Note-taking, wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading Activity, w/s-Plate Tectonics, Quiz

Week - November 23-24: continued from last week

Week - November 30-4 Dec: Review Chapter 2-Building Vocabulary, Chapter 2 Test, Read Chapter 3/Climate and Vegetation, Note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Quiz 3-1

Week - 7-11 Dec: Read  Chapter 3/Climate and Vegetation, Section 1/Seasons and Weather; Note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Quiz 3-1

Week - 14-18 Dec: Read Chapter 3/Climate and Vegetation, Section 2/Climate; Note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle,            w/s-Winds and Ocean Currents, Quiz 3-2         

Week - 4-8 Jan 2021: Continuation of this lesson Read Chapter 3/Climate and Vegetation, Section 2/Climate; Note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, w/s-Winds and Ocean Currents, Quiz 3-2        

 Week - 11-15 Jan 2021: Review for semester exam by completing the study guide.

Week 18-22 Jan 2021: Exam schedule as follows: Monday/18 January (holiday); Tuesday/6th and 7th period exam; Wednesday/20 January 5th and 7th period exam(cont'd); Thursday/21 January 2nd and 4th period exam; and Friday/22 January 1st and 3rd period exam

Week 26-29 Jan 2021: Read Chapter 4/Section 1-Culture; Note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading/Reteaching Activity 

Week 1-5 Feb 2021: (cont'd from last week) Read Chapter 4/Section 1-Culture; Note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading/Reteaching Activity; Quiz 4-1  

Week 8-12 Feb 2021:  Factors of Culture - Articles on Food and Shelter, Religion, Relationships to family ad others, Language, Educatin, Security/Protection, Political and Social organization, and Creative Expression

Week 16-19 Feb 2021: (cont'd from last week) Factors of Culture - Articles on Food and Shelter, Religion, Relationships to family ad others, Language, Educatin, Security/Protection, Political and Social organization, and Creative Expression

Week 22-26 Feb 2021: (cont'd from last week) Factors of Culture - Articles on Food and Shelter, Religion, Relationships to family ad others, Language, Educatin, Security/Protection, Political and Social organization, and Creative Expression

Week 1-5 Mar 2021: (cont'd from last week) Factors of Culture - Articles on Food and Shelter, Religion, Relationships to family ad others, Language, Educatin, Security/Protection, Political and Social organization, and Creative Expression

Week 8-12 Mar 2021: (cont'd from last week) Factors of Culture - Articles on Food and Shelter, Religion, Relationships to family ad others, Language, Educatin, Security/Protection, Political

Week 15-19 Mar 2021: Essay-Your Elements of Culture, TEST, Elements o

Week 22-26 Mar 2021: Essay-Your Elements of Culture, TEST, Elements of Culturef Culture

Week 22-26 Mar 2021: Essay-Your Elements of Culture, TEST, Elements of Culture

Week 30 Mar - 2 Apr 2021: Read Section 4-2/Population Geography, Reading Study Guide note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading Activity, Quiz 4-2

Week 5-9 Apr 2021: Quiz 4-2, Read Section 4-3/Political Georaphy, Reading Study Guide note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading Activity, Quiz 4-3

Week 12-16 Apr 2021: Continued from last week

Week 26-30 Apr 2021: Read Section 4-4/Urban Georaphy, Reading Study Guide note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading Activity, Quiz 4-4

Week 3-7 May 2021: Read Section 4-5/Economic Georaphy, Reading Study Guide note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Guided Reading Activity, Quiz 4-5

Week 10-15 May 2021: Quiz 4-5, Read Chapter 6/Section 1/History and Government of the United States, Reading Study Guide note-taking, w/s-The Constitution, the 3 Branches of Government

Week 17-21 May 2021: Quiz 6-1, Read Chapter 6/Section 2-Economy and Culture of the United States, RSG, Guided Reading Activity.

Week 24-28 May 2021: Read Chpate 6/Section 3-Sub Regions of the US, RSG, Guided Reading Activity 6-3, Map of sub regions of USA, Geoquiz-USA

Week 1-4 June 2021: Cont'd from last week

 

 

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CURRICULUM: This course covers the development of multicultural understanding and use of geographical concepts and skills to acquire iinformation and systematically apply decision-making processes to real-life situations.  You will acquire an underdstanding of interrelationships between people and their environment.

 

Due to the curriculum and content of this course, aspects of new, non-traditional, or unfamiliar cultural practices and norms will be presented to students as a part of the class. The purpose of allowing students to observe various types of behaviors, clothing, and values is to offer a global perspective on many cultures, so that they may gain an appreciation and understanding for the influence of culture on beliefs and actions of specific groups of people.   

 

Students will be regularly assessed (tested) on material learned using these standards.  This course has a semester, teacher-generated exam.    

      

Students will complete assignments on a daily basis.  Class work automatically becomes homework if not completed by the end of the period.  All work is due the following day. (Exceptions are absent students, ESE, ELL, or 504 students with extended time).  

   

GRADING POLICY:   My policy is that 70% of the grade will be based on quizzes and tests, 30% on classwork/homework.  Students who have an excused absence from school will have 5 school days to make up their work. A “Z” or zero will be placed in the grade book for missing work and will remain until the absence is excused and the work is made up. It is the responsibility of the student to get any missed work due to an absence, complete it, and turn it in for a grade.    

 

PHONE:   833-3614. If I am teaching, your call will be forwarded to my voicemail.  Just leave a message.  I will return your call during my planning period or at the end of the day. 

 

EMAIL:   Choctaw’s web page will give you a link where you will be able to send me an email message.  I will respond during my planning period or at the end of the day. My email address is gaineys@okaloosaschools.com. NOTE - STUDENTS SHOULD ACCESS THEIR SCHOOL EMAIL REGULARLY.

 

OTHER COMMUNICATION:   On Choctaw’s web page, you will find the following links to me (1) my teacher webpage, (2) my teacher online assignment folder, and (3) and/or Google Classroom through Class link.  

 

CONFERENCE:   All parent/teacher conferences are scheduled through the Guidance  office at 833-3614. It is my suggestion that the student attend the conference.

 

 DISCIPLINE:   The students will be receiving and reviewing the school district’s Code of Conduct and Choctaw High School’s Discipline Action plan (in the agenda/planner book).  In addition, my class will review specific Class Rules and Procedures. My plan, based on the infractions are as follows: 

1)Verbal warning 

2)Private consult. 

3)Parent contacted 

4)Office referral 

 

SUPPLIES:  Students will need a folder/binder or notebook, paper, and pencils.     

 

HOMEWORK HELP:   Students who may be experiencing difficulty understanding the subject matter (classwork, homework, or studying for a quiz/test) may request help by simply asking.  Tutoring is Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2:00-3:00. Students should consult with their parent/guardian regarding the day they choose to stay after school for assistance. 

 

EXTRA CREDIT:  There will be many opportunities for extra credit each quarter.  Students will be informed of each opportunity. 

 

ABC OF SUCCESS 

 

A—attendance matters.  If You’re not IN SCHOOL, you're NOT learning. 

B—Behavior matters.  If you are misbehaving (and get sent out of class), you’re not learning. 

C—Completing all ASSIGNMENTS LEADS to LEARNING WHICH LEADS TO good grades WHICH LEADS TO PASSING THIS CLASS!!!