Today in class, students examined the use of scale and projection in map making by observing and analyzing various types of map projections.
Today in class, students described the purposes of maps and its different uses by completing a reading and discussing "The Language of Maps" in groups.
Homework - p. 16 - Complete the Map Scavenger Hunt handout by using the links above ("Tools of Geography Reading") or your own research.
Today in class, students began our new unit called "Unit 1 Introduction to Mapping and Boston," by describing the ways in which geographers see the world. Students completed a reading from the textbook Geography Alive! in pairs with discussion questions.
Homework - p. 14 - Complete the "Txt Msg Sumre" (Text Message Summary) handout by writing a summary of what we learned in class today in TWO text messages (using text message language, using emojis and abbreviations is OKAY) on the lines provided.
Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the procedures and policies of the Humanities classroom by taking a quiz.
Homework - p. 12 - Complete the reflection handout on community in at least 10 sentences, responding to the following quote:
"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own."
Today in class, students had the opportunity to brainstorm their own personal mission statements, and were introduced to their Unit 0 Project, the My Life Context Map.
Homework - p. 10 - Draft your Life Context Map (on the backside of the instructions).
The FINAL copy of your Life Context Map is due on Thursday September 22nd.
Today in class, we read an article and watched a film to understand the concept of "delayed gratification" and what it means for students' lives. We watched a video on the "Marshmallow Experiment," then discussed how it applied to our lives. If you missed the video, you can watch it by clicking here.
Homework - p. 9 - Read and annotate the reading on the Marshmallow Experiment, then answer the questions (on the last page) about the reading and the concept of "delayed gratification."
Reminder: You have a quiz on Friday on pages E-F and K of your notebook!
Today in class, students were able to understand the relationship between membership and community by watching the film version of Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches.
Homework - p. 6 - On a separate sheet of paper, write a letter to a friend (at least 10 sentences) explaining what you learned in class today.