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Feb. 20

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Notice:  I will no longer be using this blog.  My blog is now located at the following address:  www.brf.org/dokkestul

 

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Feb. 19

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1. Final touches on South America Portfolio work (DUE: Thursday.)

2.  Study for test.  Chapter 6 Test review

3.  Lost Kingdoms of South America Video Series -

Episode 1 - People of the Clouds

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Feb. 18

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Topic:  Brazil: Geography shapes the nation

Learning Targets:

                    1. I can describe the geographic regions of Brazil.

                    2. I can explain the significance of the Brazilian rainforest.

                    3. I can identify the different groups of people living in Brazil.


Classwork: 1.  Brazil p. 166-172 & Brazil: Geography shapes a nation

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Feb. 12-14

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Feb. 12th:   Spotlight video: “The Devil’s Miner” – Documentary.  After viewing film, follow this link to complete the Focus questions.  Devil’s Miner Focus Questions

Feb. 13th:      Spotlight video: “The Devil’s Miner” – Documentary.  After viewing film, follow this link to complete the Focus questions.  Devil’s Miner Focus Questions

Feb. 14th:      Topic:  Venezuela: Oil Powers the Economy

Learning Targets:

                  I can describe how oil helped to make Venezuela wealthy, and how

                  fluctuations in prices affect the people and economy.

Classwork:   Read “Venezuela”   p. 188-194 & complete following in your Google Portfolio:

 Chpt 6 Sec. 4 LT Pgs. 188-194 Venezuela

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Feb. 11

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Topic:  Chile: Land of Contrasts

Learning Targets:

                  1. I can explain how Chile’s geographic regions affect the

                 ways people live.

                  2. I can describe the benefits and dangers associated with mining

                  in places such as Bolivia & Chile.

Classwork: Read “Chile”  p. 179 – 187 & complete following in your Google Portfolio:

  Chpt 6  Sec. 3 LT  Pgs. 179-185 Chile

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Feb. 12-

1. Video Spotlight – “The Devil’s Miner”  

2. Topic:  Venezuela: Oil Powers the Economy

Learning Targets:

                  I can describe how oil helped to make Venezuela wealthy, and how

                  fluctuations in prices affect the people and economy.

Classwork:   Read “Venezuela”   p. 188-194 & complete following in your Google Portfolio:

 Chpt 6 Sec. 4 LT Pgs. 188-194 Venezuela

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Feb. 10

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Topic: Peru: An ancient land looks to the future

Learning Targets:

           1.  I can describe how geography has affected the way people live in Peru.

            2. I can describe what life is like in the cities and towns of the Altiplano region of South America.

Classwork: Read “Peru”  p. 173-178 & complete Portfolio Target Questions.

Remember the steps for copying this worksheet into your South America Portfolio Doc:  Click on worksheet link, Control A, Control C, then open your South America Portfolio Doc, Control V.

Chpt 6 Sec. 2 LT (Pgs 173-178) Peru  wkst

Video extra: View the following clip from youtube:  

Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2729LQajLiE

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/892616.stm

Ancient temple found under Lake Titicaca

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Feb. 6 & 7

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- South American Countries-  

Topic:  Cultures of South America

Learning Targets:

                      1. I can describe which ethnic groups are located in different regions

                       of South America.

                     2. I can compare life in the countryside and the cities of South

                     America.

Standards:

Classwork: Cultures of South America p. 87-92 & wkst

Chpt 3 Sec. 3 LT Cultures of S. America (p. 87-92)

Copying process: 1. Control A  2. Control C  3.  Open your document & Control V  – Name your document with Hour, your name, South America Portfolio

 

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Feb. 4 & 5

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Topic: Panama Canal

 *Hand in  Central America work: 1. Guatemala wkst  2. pg. 122 (1-3 a,b,c)  3.  Panama Canal video notes   

Learning Targets:

            I can identify the reasons for building the Panama Canal,

            how the canal was built, and the effects of it on Panama.

Classwork: Panama Canal Documentary (Video Notes)

Absent today?  If so, Click on the link, and log in as usual to view video.  Safari Montage Link: Modern Marvels – Panama Canal 45 mins. Be sure to take key video notes to turn in when you return.

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Feb. 3

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Topic: Middle American Countries- Panama

 

Learning Targets:

            I can identify the reasons for building the Panama Canal,

            how the canal was built, and the effects of it on Panama.

Classwork:  Read pp. 116-122 & questions pg. 122 ( 1-3 a,b,c)

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Jan. 29

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Topic: Middle American Countries-  Guatemala

Learning Targets:

           1. I can identify the major problems with land distribution in

                   Guatemala.

             2. I can describe the Maya’s struggle for land and the steps

                 being taken to improve their lives.


Classwork:  Read pp. 109-113 & guided sheet. Guatemala worksheet

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