HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:

Began reading Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.. Students each have a reading packet that they are to NOT lose.

WORLD STUDIES:

Finished vocabulary for 2.2 and completed the questions. Discussed physical and human geography.

Learning Target: “I can identify and use various types of thematic maps.”

Student talk: What is a thematic map?

Read section 2.2:

  • Identify vocabulary: climate, economic activity, landform, physical features, population density, region, vegetation
    • Because the GeoTerms are already defined on page 27, explain the definitions in your own words. Use the in-text definitions on page 26.
    • Reflect: What could these terms possibly have to do with thematic maps?
  • How can thematic maps show physical geography? (see p. 4 for a definition of physical geography.) Use the vocabulary terms associated with physical geography as part of your answer.
  • How can thematic maps show human geography? (see p. 4 for a definition of human geography.) Use the vocabulary terms associated with human geography as part of your answer.

WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY:

Reviewed the seven factors of the natural environment. Now we are studying the natural environments of the Washington’s geographical regions.

LEARNING TARGET: “I can explain how environmental factors make-up the geographical regions of Washington state.”

Read 50-65. Complete a graphic organizer for EACH of the seven geographical regions. Work with an elbow or face partner.

  • Location
  • Physical Features
  • Landforms
  • Climate
  • Soils
  • Vegetation
  • Wildlife

Reflection: “I better understand how environmental factors make-up the geographical regions of Washington state because I  ___________________. ”

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