10/25/13

US HISTORY:

We began our GROUP project presentation. Here is the template students will be using. They will apply what they have learned from their notes to the charts. Presentations will be Tuesday.

Presentation: Columbian Exchange

Pre Columbian Exchange

The Americas

Europe

People:

3-4 examples each

1. Hunted bison on foot, disguised in animal hide.

Disease:

1-2 examples each

Animals:

3-4 examples each

1. Domesticated pigs are a main source of meat and leather.

Plants:

3-4 examples each

Post Columbian Exchange

The Americas

Europe

People:

3-4 examples each

Disease:

1-2 examples each

1. Ravaged by syphilis, received from America.

Animals:

3-4 examples each

Plants:

3-4 examples each

1. Seeded with weeds from Europe, like dandelions.

WORLD STUDIES:

We reviewed 2.2 and turned it in. Third period began the vocabulary assignment. 8th period will begin it on Monday.

Select a GEOTERM assigned to you.

1. Find the definition of the word, but explain its meaning in your own words. Do NOT copy the definition from the book or dictionary.

2. Draw a diagram, word map, or other graphic organizer that shows how the word relates to something you already know.

3. Write a sentence that explains how the word relates to the subject of maps.

10/24/13

US HISTORY:

We completed the documentary, focusing our notes on the positive and negative aspects of the Columbian Exchange (animals, plants, people, diseases) between Europe and the Americas.

WORLD STUDIES:

We reviewed 2.1 and assigned 2.2:

Locate the answers for the following in section 2.2:

• What is a THEMATIC map?

• What kinds of thematic maps are there?

• Find one example of how a thematic map can reveal the climate or types of vegetation.

Use one of the two assigned reading strategies to help you. You may work with a group partner to answer these questions. Explain your answers in complete sentences.