We will have a block schedule this week. This will enable the classes to complete more of their projects. Some class periods are finishing up the water activity stations. This in class assignment will be for a grade.
The students will be creating physical, political, or a mixture of the two maps using card board, glue, and tin foil. They may come home messy from school on these days (evidence of learning). I hope they enjoy this project and use this time to explore the physical features even more. We noticed that many of the students did not retain the names of the physical features after the assessment. We hope that this hands on project will help them to connect with the information.
Please send in the following:
- texture items (cotton balls, felt, pipe cleaners, sand, string, rocks, etc.)
- additional crafting items
In addition to the tin foil maps, we will hopefully have time to complete an opening bracelet activity with a stone from Africa. The students will view a brief video about a man in West Africa who locates and sells very unique beads. After this video we will learn more about the cultural geography of Africa.
Directions: Read the information on the side of the images and interact with the map (specifically the continent of Africa)
Land Cover Map:
The students will be continuing to explore the physical and environmental features of Africa. The students will take an Environmental Issues of Africa Quiz on Wednesday/ Thursday of this week depending on each classes progress on the assignments, warm ups, and informal assessments. Please check student agendas each evening. If you sign the agenda, then they can earn extra cool cat points for exemplifying the trait of being READY.
Here are some helpful study aids.
- use your login information from your math class
Geography Game -
Explore Regions of Africa-
Thank you for playing the Africa games. This will help you on your upcoming assessment. We will have an assessment covering the political and physical map features of Africa this week. Schedules will be adjusted this week due to Access testing.
Listed below are some more games that will help you prepare for the assessment.