Linder, Ryan (7th Grade Humanities)

December 3 – December 7:  This week students will study life in the central Andes.  Quarter 2 projects are due next week (Tuesday and Wednesday)  Please check google classroom for more information.

Monday:  Students will present their current event for extra credit.  HW:  Work on Q2 project

Tuesday:  Students will learn about life in the central Andes, read the intro and complete the geoterms. HW:  Finish geoterms

Wednesday:  Students will learn about how people adapt to life in the central Andes by creating a poster that represents the four altitudinal zones.  HW:  Study for quiz

Thursday: Students will finish and present their posters as well as read an article about life in Peru.  Students will also take a quiz over the previous two lessons.  HW:  Work on quarter 2 project

Friday:  Students will work on their quarter 2 project in class.  HW:  Work on quarter 2 project

November 26 – November 30:  I hope that everyone had a good break!  This week students will be learning about land use conflicts in the Amazon Rainforest.  Current events are due on Friday, please check google classroom if you have any questions.

Monday:  Students will do a preview activity, essential question and geoterms.  HW:  Finish geoterms

Tuesday/Wednesday:  Students will learn about the different land use conflicts and create a news report relating to one of the groups in the Amazon.  HW:  Current event due Friday

Thursday:  Students will watch a short video about the current status of the Amazon land use conflict.  Students will also write a letter to the Brazilian government stating what should be done with the Amazon rainforest.  HW:  Current event due Friday

Friday:  Students will present their current event  HW:  Amazon notebooks due Monday

November 12th – November 16th: This week students will be learning about hurricanes in the Caribbean.  Students will learn about how they form and how people deal with hurricanes in that region.  Students will also be working on their quarter 2 project and November current event in class at the end of the week.  I hope that everyone has a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving break!

Monday:  No School

Tuesday/Wednesday:  Students will learn how a hurricane forms by examining several photographs and completing the sections in their notebook. Students will also learn how people deal with hurricanes in the region by “preparing for a hurricane” act out.  HW:  None

Thursday:  Students will work on their quarter 2 project in class.  HW:  None

Friday:  Students will work on their November current event in class.  HW:  Current event due Friday, November 30th.

November 5th – November 9th:  This week students will be learning about the Maya of Mexico and Central America.  Students will work in groups to research different topics about the indigenous peoples and then present their findings to the class.  On Thursday students will take a quiz over the two previous lessons. On Tuesday and Wednesday I will assign students their quarter 2 projects.  It is a research project about Latin America.  I will also post the assignment on google classroom.

Monday:  Students will participate in Kids Voting.  They will then learn about the Maya through several photographs, read the introduction, and complete geoterms.  HW:  Finish geoterms

Tuesday:  In groups, students will research select topics about the Maya.  HW:  None

Wednesday:  Students will finish researching topics and put together a short presentation for the class.  Students will begin presentations.  HW:  Study for quiz

Thursday:  Students will finish Maya presentations and take quiz.  HW:  Select Latin America country for Q2 project

Friday:  Students will learn about hurricanes in the Caribbean, do a preview activity, read the intro, and complete geoterms.  HW:  None

October 29th – November 2nd:  This week students are learning about spatial inequality in Mexico City.

Monday:  Students will do a preview activity, learn about the essential question, and complete the geoterms.  HW:  Finish geoterms

Tuesday/Wednesday:  Students will be exchange students in Mexico City and “visit” four different neighborhoods around the city.  Students will complete notebook assignments during the visits.  HW:  None

Thursday:  Students will finish neighborhood visits and complete any notebook assignments.  Students will write a rough draft essay about their experience in Mexico City.  HW:  Finish Mexico City rough draft essay

Friday:  Students will peer edit another students rough draft.  Students will then type their final draft.  HW:  Finish Mexico City final draft essay

October 22nd – 26th:  Another busy week in 7th Grade!  This week students will be reviewing Canada & the United States, taking a test over the unit, and beginning the mapping section of Latin America.  The study guide for the test is due Tuesday (10/23) and the test is also on Tuesday (10/23).  Current events are due on Friday (10/26).  There are four current event topics that students may choose from:

  1. Brazil presidential election
  2. South America Football (any team or news)
  3. Migration Caravan (Honduras)
  4. The new NAFTA (USMCA)

**Reminder that the current event is two paragraphs.  One summary and one opinion paragraph.  Please cite your article at the bottom of your paper.  Either print or email me your essay.

Monday:  Students will play a jeopardy review game and go over the study guide in preparation for the test.  HW:  Complete study guide and study for test

Tuesday:  Students will take a test over Canada and the United States.  Once finished they will create a political and physical map of Latin America.  HW:  None

Wednesday:  Students will take notes over Latin America and complete geography challenge #1 in their notebook.  HW:  Finish geography challenge #1

Thursday:  Students will take notes over Latin America and complete geography challenge #2 in their notebook.  HW:  Finish geography challenge #2

Friday:  Students will complete geography challenge #3 and complete a map of Latin America.  HW:  None

 

October 15th – October 19th:  I hope that everyone had a relaxing fall break!  This week students will study migration to the United States.  Students will also be getting a study guide for their test next Tuesday (10/23).

Monday:  Students will do a preview activity in their notebook, read the intro, and work on geoterms.  HW:  Finish Geoterms in notebook

Tuesday/Wednesday:  Students will read section 2 and 3 in their book and work on a notebook assignment.  Students will also read an immigrant bio and take notes.  HW:  Work on study guide

Thursday:  Read section 4 and 5 in book and work on notebook assignment.  HW:  Finish up migration notebook.  HW: Work on study guide / study for test

Friday:  Students will work on current events in class.  I will assign certain topics that i want them to research.  HW:  Finish current event assignment

October 1st – October 5th:  I can’t believe we are nearing the end of the 1st quarter already!  Parent-Teacher conferences are fast approaching.  I will not be available Wednesday, October 10th for conferences due to a cross country meet.  If you were not able to schedule a conference time online please let me know so I can arrange another time.  Quarter 1 projects are due this Friday, October 5th.

Monday:  Students are presenting their current event article and learning about Bears Ears National Monument.  HW:  Work on Q1 project

Tuesday/Wednesday:  Students are finishing up their national park notes and finishing their national park notebooks.  Students are then learning about  Bears Ears National Monument.  HW:  Finish National Parks notebook

Thursday:  Students are starting a new lesson on consumption patters in Canada and the United States.  Students will do a preview activity and complete geoterms in their notebook.  HW:  Q1 project

Friday:  Students will be presenting their quarter 1 project.  HW:  None

September 24th – September 28th:  Students will finish up their lesson on the Great Lakes by participating in a debate about the environmental health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.  They will then begin studying some of the National Parks in Canada and the United States.  Friday students will have the entire class period to work on their quarter 1 projects.  Cross Country has a meet in Phoenix on Friday so I will be out most of the day.

Monday:  Student will debate about the environmental health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.  HW:  Finish Great Lakes notebook (due Tuesday)

Tuesday:  Students will learn how to read a topographic map.  Students will then read the introduction, section 1, and complete geoterms for National Parks lesson.  HW:  Current Event

Wednesday:  Students will take notes on the Waterton-Glacier National Park and create a tour plan in their notebook.  HW:  Work on quarter 1 project or current event

Thursday:  Students will learn and take notes on Prince Edward Island and create a tour plan in their notebook.  HW:  Work on current event or quarter 1 project

Friday:  Students will work on their quarter 1 project or current event.  HW:  Current event due Monday (10/1) & quarter 1 project due Friday 10/5

September 17th — September 21st:  Students will be finishing up their regions of Canada activity and lesson.  Students will then begin a lesson on the Great Lakes.  By the end of the week students will prepare for a debate about the health of the Great Lakes.  Students were also assigned a quarter 1 project.  Projects are due Friday, October 5th.

Monday:  Students will finish up their regions of Canada game and preview a Great Lakes article.  HW:  Work on current event report (Due October 1st)

Tuesday/Wednesday:  Students will learn about the Great Lakes region and profile of the lakes.  Students will complete geoterms in their packet and then learn about the Great Lakes from an article in the late 1960’s.  HW:  Finish geoterms and section 2 notebook questions.

Thursday:  Students will visit different stations around the room to learn about pollution, invasive species, and habitat loss in the Great Lakes region.  They will then take notes in their notebook about the various topics.  HW:  Start working on quarter 1 project.

Friday:  Students will prepare for a debate on the Great Lakes.  They will also start working on a three paragraph essay about the role of a scientist in the region.  HW:  Finish essay

September 10th – September 14th:  Students will be finishing up their first mapping lab in Canada and the United States.  Students will take notes for the first time of the year on the history of the region as well as on some important features.  Students will take a brief mapping quiz and then jump into the settlement patterns and way of life in the region.  I will be out Thursday and Friday of this week (9/13 & 9/14).  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email and I will try to get back as soon as possible.

Monday:  Students will take notes on Canada and the United States.  Students will work on geography challenge 3 in their notebook.  HW:  Finish Geography Challenge 3 / study notebook for quiz

Tuesday:  Mapping quiz on Canada and the United States.  Finish Mapping Lab notebook  HW:  Start researching current event article.

Wednesday:  Settlement Patterns/Way of Life preview activity.  Read introduction and section 1.  Work on geoterms.  HW:  Finish Geoterms in notebook.

Thursday:  Read section 2 and then play regions of Canada game.  Complete population, languages, and climate notes in notebook.  HW:  None

Friday:  Regions of Canada game.  Building and economics notes in notebook.  HW: None

September 4th – September 7th:  Students will be starting the first unit of the year; Canada & the United States.  We will review the previous map skills lesson, play a review game, and take a partner quiz.  Students will then begin working on mapping Canada and the United States.

Monday:  No School

Tuesday/Wednesday (long days):  Students will play a review game and then take a partner quiz.  After the quiz students will create a mental map of Canada and the United States.  HW:  Finish mental map of Canada and the United States in notebook

Thursday:  Students will learn about physical and human geography of Canada and United States.  Students will complete corresponding notebook assignments for the lesson.  HW:  Geography Challenge 1

Friday:  Students will play a Find It! game that involves the geography challenge homework assignment.  Students will also look at five thematic maps to complete geography challenge 2.  HW:  None

August 27th – August 31st:  Students will be studying 5 types of thematic maps.  Students will be working in their lesson 2 notebooks and in partners to complete different activities that relate to thematic maps.  Students were assigned a state at the beginning of the year to complete a current event report on.  The current event reports are due on Friday.  Students are given extra credit if they give the report to the class.

Monday: Climate map study, read section 3 in book, section 3 notebook assignment- Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry: Earth’s Climates, One minute weather report.  HW: Work on current event report

Tuesday:  Vegetation & Population map study, read section 4 & 5 in book, complete section 4 and section 5 notebook assignment.  HW: Make sure lesson 2 notebook is up to date

Wednesday:  Economic activity map study, read section 6 in book, complete section 6 notebook assignment, re-enact economic activity.  HW: Edit/revise current event report

Thursday:  Regions map study, read section 7 in book, complete section 7 in notebook, create a 7 line poem about a country of your choice.  HW:  Lesson 2 notebook due Friday/finish poem

Friday: Current event reports, discuss current events.  HW: None

 

Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 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 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. 

I look forward to my first year at NPA as the 7th Grade Humanities teacher. I moved to Flagstaff in the spring of 2017 and have been enjoying all Northern Arizona has to offer! I am originally from North Platte, Nebraska and completed my bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska Kearney. Often times you will see me out on the trails as I am an avid runner and will be helping to coach the reigning state boys and girls cross-country teams here at NPA.

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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.