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Pre-Ap Human Geography Prep Test:

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Objectives/Overview:

Students should be able to

· Define culture as the way people learn and act.

· Identify common elements of culture.

· Locate the major cultures in specific geographical areas.

· Describe the ways people interact with the environment.

· Compare the development of different societies.

· Explore culture diversity and similarity.

· Relate geographic features to societal progress.

· Identify major regions, countries, and cities.

In addressing the above, the class will focus on skills, citizenship, culture, time, continuity and change, space, place, individuals, groups, and institutions, production, distribution and consumption, power, authority and governance, science, technology and society, and global connections.

Major Instructional Activities:

  • Locating major cultures in specific geographical areas

  • Comparing the development of different societies

  • Locating major cultures in specific geographical areas.

  • Locate places of contemporary geopolitical significance on a map.

  • Create and interpret different types of maps to answer geographic questions, infer relationships, and analyze change.

  • Design and draw appropriate graphics such as maps, diagrams, tables, and graphs to communicate geographic features, distributions, and relationships.

  • Generate summaries, generalizations, and thesis statements supported by evidence.

  • Use problem-solving and decision-making processes to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options.Reading assigned materials and taking notes.

  • Reading assigned materials and taking notes

  • Class and online discussions

Major Evaluative Techniques:

  • Test and quizzes on content material

  • Individual and/or group activity presentations

  • In-class assignments

  • Assessment of student project or special assignments

  • Social network online class discussions

  • Written and oral reports should include visual illustrations/representations

  • Six-week, semester, and final exams

Grading System:

Tests/Quizzes 40%

Assignments 30%

Projects 20%

Notebooks 10%

Grading Scale:

90-100=A 80-89=B 75-79=C 70-74=D 69 or below=F

Assignments:

All assignments are to be turned in when they due. All assignments are to be turn into the “in box”. I do realize that each situation is unique in and itself in regards to missing a due date for an assignment. I will be willing to work something out with you, but please try to see me in advance if you know you will be late turning the assignment in.

Late Work:

If your assignment is late and re-authorizations have not been made I will accept late work as follows:

Semester 1- 1st day late = 70, 2nd day on zero.

Semester 2 -1st Day late =70, 2nd day on zero.

Heading:

I follow the Franklin Handbook heading. It is required in the following format for every assignment. The heading should be in the top right hand corner of your paper. I will deduct 5 points if your heading is incorrect in any way.

Example:

Name

Period

Date

Classroom Management:

To create a positive learning environment for all students a classroom management plan has to exist. In addition to the rules found in the handbook, please refer to the attached classroom rules.


Edmodo (Secure Social Online Learning Network)
  • Edmodo is free, safe, and secure microblogging portal that mimics Facebook in the simplicity of its interface (easy for students to use since most have Facebook).

  • Students and teacher can sign up to have alerts, notifications, links, or events sent directly to their cellphones.

  • Edmodo will be utilized by teacher to track student comprehension and understanding of concepts through student's posted comments and questions.

  • Students will comment and posts answering questions, articles, videos, graphs,maps, and just about any technological source that can be used.

  • From time to time students will have to comment on classmate posts, use sources to back up point of views and post own videos and articles to Edmodo.

  • Parents can join to view online activities.



Edmodo Instructions

  • Student log code: ktk825

  • Visit Edmodo.com.

  • Click on I'm a Student.

  • Create Profile (email is optional and does not have to provided).

Edmodo Rules

  • Do not reveal any personal information on Edmodo. No telephone numbers, addresses, or other students’ names.

  • Do not post photos or videos showing yourself or classmates (use a photo representing a hobby or interest of yours, or use one of the pictures provided as you create your profile).

  • Keep your post on topic. There is a proper place (group) for almost anything you’d like to share.

  • Use appropriate language, standard grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation.

  • Remember.... "2 much txting mks u 1 bad splr!"

  • Withhold from posts that tease, bully, annoy, spam, or gossip about any other member.

  • If someone posts any inappropriate remark or remarks, the actions will be reported to school administration (just as in the classroom).