Linder, Ryan (7th Grade Humanities)

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year and 7th grade Humanities!  In this class you will be learning about the diverse world in which we live Through the study of humanities, you will be engaged in learning about the world around you through many perspectives.  You will build social studies skills, such as analyzing primary and secondary sources, maps, charts, graphs and other forms of data through research.  Using these skills, you will gain a better understanding of the social, political and economic dynamics of the worldI plan to make this an exciting and challenging year for students.   

Below is a short supply list for the 2019 – 2020 school year:

Personal Items:

  • Green or black 3-ring binder (this will be shared with English)
  • 5-tab dividers
  • Lined paper
  • Pens (red, blue, and black)
  • Highlighter
  • Pencils

Shared Items:  These would be donated to the classroom and shared by all

  • Colored Pencils
  • Kleenex
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Glue sticks
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Rulers

August 12th – August 16th:  We are off to a great start here in 7th grade!  Students have been getting a lot of information these last few days and are getting policies and procedures to have a strong school year.  This week we are starting to learn about our first unit which is map skills.  A few reminders:  Please make sure students have a 3-ring binder with at least 5 tab dividers.

Monday:  Students are organizing their 3-ring binders and learning about map components.  HW:  Finish geoterms and get syllabus signed

Tuesday:  Students will continue to learn about map components, read section 2, and complete a card activity with their map.  HW: Join google classroom and get syllabus signed (due wednesday)

Wednesday: Students will learn about latitude and longitude, read section 3, and complete a latitude and longitude worksheet.  HW:  Finish latitude and longitude worksheet

Thursday:  Students will learn about map scale and complete a card activity with their map.  HW:  None

Friday:  Students will learn how to represent the Earth on a map, read section 5, and complete another card activity with their map.  Students will also be assigned their first weekly discussion in google classroom.  HW:  None

 

August 19th – August 23rd:  Another great week planned for Humanities!  Reminder that Wednesday is the ice cream social at Foxglenn from 2 – 3:15PM.  It will be a fun time!

Monday:  Students finished up their first lesson of the year about the tools of geography.  Students will be assigned their first weekly discussion.  HW:  Turn in kindle contract & tools of geography notebooks are due Tuesday/Wednesday.

Tuesday/Wednesday (Block periods):  Students will take a quiz over the tools of geography and begin learning about physical feature maps.  HW:  Kindle contracts due Thursday

Thursday:  Students will act out a physical feature and learn about climate and vegetation maps.  HW:  First four lines of their poem

Friday:  Students will talk about the weekly discussion and learn about population density maps.  HW:  None

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Description:

In this class you will be learning about the diverse world in which we live Through the study of humanities, you will be engaged in learning about the world around you through many perspectives.  You will build social studies skills, such as analyzing primary and secondary sources, maps, charts, graphs and other forms of data through research.  Using these skills, you will gain a better understanding of the social, political and economic dynamics of the world. Many of the assignments in this class will also connect to the literature studied in your 7th grade English class. I plan to make this an exciting and challenging year for students.  Your success in my class will depend on your effort, a positive attitude, and abiding by the following syllabus.