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    GEOGRAPHY 12

    January:

    • (Jan 3-6) Debate: Cloud Seeding
      • Perspectives – identify various perspectives on this issue and their motivations
      • Arguments
        – research and prepare statements/arguments representing the various perspectives identified
        – debate
      • Personal Conclusions – state personal conclusions resulting from debate
    • (Jan 3-20) Explore final section of Moodle: RESOURCES & SUSTAINABILITY
    • Final preparations/work on summative assessment project: NEW SCHOOL DESIGN

    Hard deadline for all course work:  January 31, 2023

    SOCIAL STUDIES 8M

    January 3-6:

    View:  “The MISSION”
    -Set up Video Notes (“PQI”)
    –> Points of Personal Interest
    –> Questions
    –> Issues/Controversies

    Conclude/Finish up Interview Project (Renaissance/Age of Exploration)

    SOCIAL STUDIES 8M

    Dec 5-16

    • Complete if needed “Then and Now” assignment (now past due)
    • Complete Symbolism Assignment (due today to Friday AM)
    • Looking ahead:  “The Renaissance”
      • Moodle Readings
        • Chapter 7 + Review Sheets by Friday December 9
        • Chapter 8 + Review Sheets by Wednesday December 14
        • Chapter 9 + Review Sheets by Friday December 16
      • What conditions led to the transition from Feudalism?

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    December 5-16

    • Blog Post:  most poignant point of BLUE GOLD
    • View short Moodle Video Clips on own:
      • ESA and Climate Change
      • Causes & Effects of Climate Change
    • Prepare/Research for Debate (TBD):  Cloud Seeding
    • Complete Assignment – Hydrosphere Parts 1 & 2 (see TEAMS)
    • Work on School Design Project

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    November 21-25

    • Videos from MOODLE:
      • Basics of GEO – CLIMATE
      • What is an Atmospheric River
      • Atmospheric Pressure (Bill Nye)
      • The Jet Stream (x2)
      • Weather Fronts
      • Atmospheric Circulation
      • El Nino vs El Nina
    • Resources & Sustainability
      • Blog Post:  “The Ball – 20 Questions”
        • Observations
        • How does its story fit in with previous topics:
          • 5 Themes?
          • Tectonics?
          • Climate & Weather?
      • MOODLE:
        • How do Ocean Currents Work?
        • What is A Thermocline?
          • Assignment 5 Part 1 + 2
        • Warming Seas & Melting Ice Sheets
      • Video Notes:  “BLUE GOLD

    SOCIAL STUDIES 8M

    Nov 21-25

    • Monday/Tuesday: Continue working on “Then and Now” assignment (due next week)
    • Wednesday/Thursday: Overview/Summary – Medieval Times (video) and a look at Heraldry then and now

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    November 14-18

    • Videos from MOODLE:
      • Basics of GEO – CLIMATE
      • What is an Atmospheric River
      • Atmospheric Pressure (Bill Nye)
      • The Jet Stream (x2)
      • Weather Fronts
      • Atmospheric Circulation
      • El Nino vs El Nina
    • Resources & Sustainability
      • Blog Post:  “The Ball – 20 Questions”
        • Observations
        • How does its story fit in with previous topics:
          • 5 Themes?
          • Tectonics?
          • Climate & Weather?
      • MOODLE:
        • How do Ocean Currents Work?
        • What is A Thermocline?
          • Assignment 5 Part 1 + 2
        • Warming Seas & Melting Ice Sheets
      • Video Notes:  “BLUE GOLD”

    SOCIAL STUDIES 8M

    Nov 8-10

    Share some blog posts on name changes & anachronisms

    Complete general comparisons between Roman vs Norse (Assignment now due this week)

    The Middle Ages in Western Europe

    • Factors that led to fall of Roman Empire
    • Looking ahead at Assignment:  A Day in the Life – Then (There) vs Now (Here) Due Date week of November 21
    • Video:  “The Dark Ages – Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire”

    Homework Readings:

    • Chapter 2 Pathways (see MOODLE PDF) by Nov 10
    • Chapter 5 Pathways (see MOODLE PDF) by Nov 14
    • Review & Activity Sheets Optional (MOODLE PDFs) by Nov 18

    SOCIAL STUDIES 8M

    October 20-28Intro to “Pathways” and PDF Text (Moodle)

    Intro to Studying History (but we never leave Geography!)

    • BLOG POST:  CHOOSE FIVE elements of civilization that often form the focus of historical study of a society, and apply these to yourself in the context of a group that YOU closely identify with (examples:  family, a team, a particular program, a club, etc.)
      • To help you generate ideas, read https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/civilizations
      •  

        CREATE a document/list showing what these five elements are as they pertain to your “society” – their unique features, and how they shape/contribute to your society’s identity.

        Final Post by MONDAY OCT 24

    • Time/Years (Moodle Activity PDF’s – “1999 …” and “Counting Years”
      • Have answers ready to share/discuss by MONDAY OCT 24)
    • Historical accuracy and Anachronisms
      • “Forrest Gump” Anachronism Assignment (BLOG POST) Due Friday OCT 28
        • Place yourself visually into an historical moment/scene
        • Include a caption for the scene

    Studying Civilizations – Looking ahead to November

    • Read Chapter 1 PDF of PATHWAYS by Monday OCT 31
    • Brainstorm aspects for Infographics Assignment:  Roman vs Norse
    • Intro to Assignment:  Comparing Early Middle Ages Civilizations Roman vs Norse Culture

    *Re-tests (GEO): in FIT

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    October 20-28

    • Read: CLIMATE CHANGE-PLANET EARTH
      • Chapter 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    • Intro to Video: AGE OF STUPID
      • Anticipatory Discussion
        • What is a docudrama?
        • Set up screening notes/focal points:
          • P-I-Q-ue NOTES
            • definition: to excite or cause interest (Cambridge Dictionary)
    • Work towards meeting timeline of Seismic Structure Mitigation Assignment (#4)
    • Preview of SUMMATIVE PROJECT – New School Build