Materials: Separate sheet of paper, pencil Assignment ...

Materials: Separate sheet of paper, pencil Assignment ...

Warmup Vocabulary: Refer back to your journal notes on: Physical Features (aka land forms), and Vegetation Zones. What is another name for a Tropical Grassland? These should be in your first 10 pages of journal notes! Day 1 Monday: Physical Geography & Climate What are the main geographical features (physical features) in your country? Where are they located? What is the vegetation like (vegetation zones)? Describe the seasonal climate & annual precipitation. Hint: an example of a 4+ addition: Why are they there? (physical features) Relax great research

isnt done in a day. Grading Rubric for Research You You You You You explained all parts of the assigned task with specific details; one part may not be as fully developed as others You included an effective analysis of ideas and relationships related to the task.

Facts, events, and concepts on the topic were well developed. Your ideas were focused on the assigned task. 3 (85) You explained most parts of the assigned task with some supporting details. You included analysis of some ideas and relationships related to the task. Facts, events, and concepts on the topic were developed. Most of your ideas were focused on the assigned task. 2 (75)

You addressed the assigned task but need to further explain concepts. Ideas and relationships related to the task are partially addressed. Facts, events, and concepts on the topic were minimally developed. Some of your ideas were focused on the assigned task. 1 (65) You are at the beginning level of understanding the assignment, but it can be improved. You need to include ideas and relationships in the assignment. Your ideas need to be clear, need to relate to the assignment, or need improvement. Adding more to the assignment will show knowledge and understanding.

4+ (100) 4 (95) went above and beyond the assigned task. created or presented new information that was not presented in class. connected class information to information not learned in class. completed your assignment in a new, creative way. Warmup Vocabulary: Indigenous (aka native): originating in a particular region or country. Colonization: leaving your native country and establishing a new settlement on foreign land. Apartheid: any system or practice that separates people according to color, ethnicity, caste, etc. Coup d'tat: a sudden action in politics (usually forceful) resulting in a change of government or

leadership; an overthrow. Log in to your chromebook and go to my Webpage when you have completed these notes! Day 2 Thursday: History Briefly explain (summarize) all of the major historical events in your country. Make sure to include these (if available): 1. How long ago were indigenous people groups known to have lived there. What was that civilization like? 2. When did colonization first begin there, and who was it? Make it simple. Make it interesting. Dont dive into too much TIP: It is best to summarize history into chunks of detail. time Youre giving the rest

of the class a for briefeach outline, not a full rather than using lots of detail event. Warmup Vocabulary: Political: refers to the government. Referendum: a vote on a matter, or a plan or proposal that requires a vote. Congress: one of the governing organizations usually seen in a modern democracy; consists of many elected officials. United Nations (UN): an international organization established after WWII with the goal of promoting cooperation and peace. Log in to your chromebook and go to my

Webpage when you have completed these notes! Day 3 Friday: History Day 2 Briefly explain (summarize) all of the major historical events in your country. Make sure to include these (if available): 1. How long ago were indigenous people groups known to have lived there. What was that civilization like? 2. When did colonization first begin there, and who was it? Make it simple and easy to understand. When you are done, TIP: It is best to summarize history into chunks of please time use your timeusing to incorporate thedetail

vocabulary termsevent. into your rather than too much for each Day 4 Monday: Government/Economy Government/Economy: Tell us what type of government your country has and compare it to the Republic (Democracy) of United States? Has the government system always been the way that it is now? What did their government used to be like? Is the economy more of a MARKET or COMMAND economy? How do you know? How does their GDP (which is how much a country spends on new and finished products every year) compare to the GDP of the USA? How does the GDP per capita (the average income per person) compare to that of the USA? Focus. 1 day for this ONLY.

Day 5 Tuesday: Culture PART 1 (CUSTOMS AND COURTESIES/LIFESTYLE): GREETINGS, GESTURES, VISITING THE COUNTRY, FOOD/FAMILY, HOUSING, DATING/ MARRIAGE, LIFE CYCLE, DIET, RECREATION, THE ARTS, HOLIDAYS Focus. 1 day for this ONLY. Day 6 Wednesday: Culture PART 2 (THE PEOPLE): POPULATION, LANGUAGE, RELIGION, GENERAL ATTITUDES, and PERSONAL APPEARANCE Focus. 1 day for this ONLY.

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