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    7th Grade World Geography and Montana History 
     
    Geography class takes place during the first 3 quarters of the school year. We learn about the geography, history and cultures of every continent but Antarctica. Montana History takes place during the 4th quarter. We begin with prehistoric Montana and finish with the open range, cowboy culture and the early reservation years. Along the way we study the explorers, fur trappers, missionaries, gold rushers, ranchers, pioneers and soldiers that came to Montana, and how they changed life here.
     
    For class details, grading scale, etc. you can see the Geography Class Syllabus
     
    I will happily share any powerpoints with students or parents upon request. Simply e-mail me and I will share it with the student's google account. To download assignments, you must have the Adobe Reader program downloaded to your computer. 
     
    Study Games: Want to study using online games? Use the following websites.
     
    United States Study Games:
     
    Sheppard Software state quizzes: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm
     
    Geography Study Games:
     
    Globetrotter XL: A world geography game we play to help learn locations.
     
    The Rice Game: http://www.freerice.com/category Click on one of the Geography games and this website will donate rice to needy people for every question you answer correctly.
     
       
    Unit 1:

     

    Monday, August 26th: Class introductions and syllabus review. 
     
    Tuesday, August 27th: World map review and practice.
     
    Wednesday, August 28th: Read chapter 1, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 1, Section 1. Complete all questions. Circled questions will be on the test. Due at the end of class on Thursday, August 29th. 
     
    Thursday, August 29th: Complete the Latitude and Longitude Worksheet. Use a class atlas to answer this worksheet. Due at the end of class today.
     
    Tuesday, September 3rd: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 1, Sections 2 and 3.
     
    Wednesday, September 4th: Read textbook chapter 2, section 1 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 2, Section 1 . Due Thursday, September 5th.
     
    Thursday, September 5th: Take notes on the Powerpoint for Chapter 2, Sections 2 and 3
     
    Friday, September 6th: View a geography video and answer questions as you watch. 
     
    Monday, September 9th: MAP Testing - no class
     
    Tuesday, September 10th: Take notes on underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 3, Sections 1 and 2. 
     
    Wednesday, September 11th: MAP Testing - no class 
     
    Thursday, September 12th: Read chapter chapter 3, section 3 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 3, Section 3. Due Tuesday, September 17th.
     
    Tuesday, September 17th: Begin the Unit 1 Review Packet. We will continue working on this packet next week.
     
    Wednesday, September 18th: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 3, Section 4
    Thursday, September 19th: Forms of government jigsaw activity. No homework.
     
    Monday, September 23rd: Complete all questions on one side of the Unit 1 Learning Target Worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet. Due Tuesday, September 24th. 
     
    Tuesday, September 24th: Complete all questions on the Unit 1 Review Packet. Due Wednesday, September 25th. 
     
    Wednesday, September 25th: Unit 1 review game and personal review time.
     
    Thursday, September 26th: Unit 1 Test (Chapters 1, 2 and 3)
     
     
     
      
    Chapter 8: Canada
     
     
    Monday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 1st: Fill in the Blank Map of Canada using the Canada Map Project Directions. Due at the end of class Tuesday.
     
    Wednesday, October 2nd: Read chapter 8, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 8, Section 1. Due Thursday, October 3rd.
      
    Thursday, October 3rd: Take notes on all the the underlined information on the Powerpoint for Chapter 8, Sections 2 and 3.
     
    Friday, October 4th: Complete the Chapter 8 Review Packet. Due Monday, October 7th.

    Monday, October 7th:  Complete all questions on one side of the Chapter 8 Learning Target Worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet. Due at the end of class today.

    Tuesday, October 8th: Review for the Chapter 8 test.
     
    Wednesday, October 9th: Complete the Chapter 8 Test.
     
    Thursday, October 10th through Tuesday, October 15th: Canada student choice projects. Due Monday, October 21st.
     
     
     
      
     
    Unit 2: Latin America
     
     
    Wednesday, October 16th: Use the Mexico Map Project Directions to fill in the Blank Map of Mexico. Due by the end of class today.
     
    Monday, October 21st: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 9, Sections 1 and 2
     
    Tuesday, October 22nd: Read chapter 9, section 3 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 9, Section 3. Due Wednesday, October 23rd.
     
    Wednesday, October 23rd: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 10, Sections 1 and 2.
     
    Thursday, October 24th and Monday, October 28th: Use the Mayan Language Project Directions to create a colored Mayan phrase on a blank piece of paper. Due Tuesday, October 29th.
     
    Tuesday, October 29th: Read chapter 10, section 3 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 10, Section 3. Due Wednesday, October 30th.
     
    Wednesday, October 30th: Read chapter 11, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 11, Section 1. Due Thursday, October 31st.
     
    Thursday , October 31st: Day of the Dead activities. No Homework.
     
    Friday, November 1st: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 11, Sections 2 and 3. 
     
    Monday, November 4th: Read chapter 11, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 11, Section 4. Due Tuesday, November 5th.
     
    Tuesday, November 5th: Complete all questions on one side of the Latin America Learning Target Worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet. Due today in class. 
     
    Wednesday, November 6th and Thursday, November 7th: Complete all questions on the Latin America Review Packet. Due Tuesday, November 12.
      
    Monday, November 11th: Complete the Latin America Vocabulary Review Worksheet - Due today. Study for the Latin America unit test with the rest of class time.
     
    Tuesday, November 12th: Review for the Latin America test (Chapters 9, 10 and 11). 
     
    Wednesday, November 13th: Latin America Test
     
    Thursday, November 14th, Monday, November 18th, and Thursday, November 21st: Student choice Latin America projects. Due Monday, November 25th.  
     
    Extra Credit: Use the South America Political Map, the South America Landforms Map,and the South America Map Project Directions to fill in the Blank Map of South America. Due at the end of class today .
         
     
     
    Unit 3: Africa
     
      
    Tuesday, November 19th: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 19, Sections 1 and 2.
     
    Wednesday, November 20th: Aspire testing - no class.
     
    Thursday, November 21st: Finish Latin America student choice projects. Due Monday, November 25th.
     
    Monday, November 25th: Read chapter 19, section 3 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 19, Section 3. Due Tuesday, November 26th.
     
    Tuesday, November 26th: Read chapter 20, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 20, Section 1. Due Monday, December 2nd.
      
    Monday, December 2nd: Take notes on all underlined information from Powerpoint for Chapter 20, Sections 2 and 3.
      
    Tuesday, December 3rd: Read chapter 21, section 1 of the textbook and complete Worksheet for Chapter 21, Section 1. Due Wednesday, December 4th.
     
    Wednesday, December 4th: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 21, Sections 2 and 3. 
     
    Thursday, December 5th: Read chapter 21, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 21, Section 4. Worksheet is due , December .
     
    Friday, December 6th: Africa Unit review jigsaw. Due in class today.
     
    Monday, December 9th: MAP Testing - no class.
     
    Tuesday, December 10th: Complete all questions on one side of the Africa Learning Target Worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet. Due in class today. Complete the Africa Review Packet. Due Tuesday, December 17th.
     
    Wednesday, December 11th: MAP testing - no class. 
     
    Thursday, December 12th: Review game and personal review time, followed by the Africa Unit Test.
     
    Monday, December 16th: MAP testing - no class.
     
    Tuesday, December 17th: Complete the Africa Unit Test and any other missing classwork. 
     
    Wednesday, December 18th: Africa video, make-up work time.
     
    Thursday, December 19th: Holiday activities - no class. 
     
    Monday, January 6th through Wednesday, January 8th: Student choice projects for Africa. Due Monday, January 13th.
     
     
      
     
    Unit 4: Asia
     
    Thursday, January 9th: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 24, Sections 1 and 2 and complete the ABC Worksheet for Chapter 24, Sections 1 and 2. Notes and worksheet are due in class today. 
     
    Friday, January 10th: Use the Asia Political Map, the Asia Landforms Map and the West Asia Map Project Directions to fill in the Blank Map of West Asia. Due in class today. 
     
    Monday, January 13th: Read chapter 24, section 3 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 24, Section 3. Due Tuesday, January 14th.
     
    Tuesday, January 14th: Take notes on underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 25, Section 1. Also read chapter 25, section 2 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 25, Section 2. Due Wednesday, January 15th.
     
    Wednesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 16th: Complete the East Asia Map Project. Due at the end of class Thursday. 
     
    Monday, January 20th: Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 25, Sections 3 and 4. 
     
    Tuesday, January 21st through Tuesday, January 28th: Create presentations for the chapter 26 Google Slides presentation project. Students may work from home at any time by signing in at Google's homepage onto their arleeschools.org account. Students will be graded using the Google Slides Presentation Project Rubric. Each student's section instructions are provided below:
     
    Wednesday, January 29th through Monday, February 3rd: Present Google Slides presentations to the class. 
      
    Tuesday, February 4th: Complete all questions on one side of the Asia Learning Target Worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet. Due Wednesday, February 5th.
     
    Wednesday, February 5th: Tessera test - No class.
     
    Thursday, February 6th and Friday, February 7th: Complete the Asia Unit Review Packet. Due Tuesday, February 11th.
     
    Monday, February 10th: Review game and personal review time for the Asia unit test (chapters 24, 25 and 26.)
     
    Tuesday, February 11th: Asia Unit Test.
     
    Wednesday, February 12th: Spelling Bee - no class  
     
    Thursday, February 13th: Middle East video
     
    Tuesday, February 18th: Australia and New Zealand Presentation. No homework. 
     
     
     
     Unit 5: Europe:
     
     
    Wednesday, February 19th: Read chapter 14, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 14, Section 1. Due Thursday, February 20th.
      
    Thursday, February 20th: Review Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 14, Sections 2 and 3
     
    , February : Use the Europe Political Map, the Europe Landforms Map and the West Europe Map Project Directions to fill in the Blank Map of West Europe. Due at the end of class today.
     
    , February : Read the Powerpoint for Chapter 15, Section 1, Part 1 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 15, Section 1, Part 1. Due at the end of class today.
     
    , March : Read the Powerpoint for Chapter 15, Section 1, Part 2  and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 15, Section 1, Part 2. Due at the end of class today.
     
    , March : Take notes on the Powerpoint for Chapter 15, Section 1, Part 3. Notes are due at the end of class.
     
    , March : Read the Powerpoint for Chapter 15, Section 1, Part 4 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 15, Section 1, Part 4. Due at the end of class today.
     
    , March : Finish the West Europe Map Project (see February 27). Due at the end of class today.
     
    , March : Read the Powerpoint for Chapter 15, Section 1, Part 5 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 15, Section 1, Part 5. Due at the end of class today.
     
    , March : Read the Powerpoint for Chapter 15, Section 2, Part 1 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 15, Section 2, Part 1. Due at the end of class today.
     
    , March : Begin the Eastern Europe Map Project. We will continue this project at a later date.
     
    , March : Read the Powerpoint for Chapter 15, Section 2, Part 2 and take notes on all underlined information. Due at the end of class today.
     
    , March : Read the Powerpoint for Chapter 15, Section 3 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 15, Section 3. Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer this worksheet. The worksheet is due at the end of class.
     
    March : Read chapter 15, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 15, Section 4 by using events from Timeline Events Worksheet. Due , March .  
     
    , March : Complete the Five Senses activity for World War II. This is due at the end of class today. 
     
    , March Read Chapter 16, Section 1 of the textbook and complete the  Worksheet for Chapter 16, Section 1.  Due , March .  
     
    , March : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 16, Sections 2 and 3
      
    , March : Complete the Europe Review Learning Target Worksheet. Complete all questions on one side of the learning target worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet. Due today in class.
     
    , March  and , March : Complete the Europe Unit Review Packet Due , April . 
     
    , April : Europe test review. Study for the test tomorrow and complete any missing work.  
     
    April : Europe Unit Test - Chapters 14, 15 and 16. 
     
    , April : Globetrotter competition - the end of Geography class.
         
     
     Quarter 4: Montana History
     Students may access the textbook online by going to the Montana Historical Society's website. From there you can read Montana: Stories of the Land.
     

    Montana

     
    Montana State Symbols Study Guide. Study this map for our quiz on April . 
     
    Montana Mountains Study Guide. Study this map for our quiz on April .
      
    Montana Rivers Study Guide. Study this map for our quiz on May .
     
    Lewis and Clark Trail Sites Study Guide. Study this for our quiz on May .
     
    Montana Tribes and Reservations Study Guide. Study this map for our quiz on May .
     
    Montana Cities Study Guide. Study this map for our quiz on  .
     
     
    Chapters 1, 2 and 3: Pre-Contact Montana
     
    , April : View the powerpoint for chapter 1 and complete the Chapter 1 Worksheet. Due , April .
     
    , April : View the powerpoint for chapter 2 and complete the Chapter 2 Worksheet. Due , April .
     
    , April : Smarter Balanced Testing - no class.
     
    , April : Read pages 43 to 46 of the textbook and complete the Chapter 3, Section 1 Worksheet. Due , April .
     
    , April : Smarter Balanced Testing - no class.
     
    , April : Take notes on all underlined information from the Chapter 3, Section 2 Powerpoint. Also complete the Chapter 3, Section 2 Worksheet. Use the textbook and powerpoint to answer questions on the worksheet. The notes and the worksheet are due , April .

    , April : Read pages 52 to 56 of the textbook and complete the Chapter 3, Section 3 Worksheet. Due , April .
                                
    , April  and , April : Complete the Chapters 1, 2 and 3 Review Packet . Due , April . 
     
    , April : Complete both questions on the Chapters 1, 2 and 3 Learning Target Worksheet. Due , April .
     
    , April : Review for the Chapters 1, 2 and 3 test.
     
    , April : Chapters 1, 2 and 3 test.   
     
    Extra Credit Map: Use the Montana Political Map Instructions and a Montana road map to fill in the Blank Montana Political Map. We will be working off and on with this map over the next couple of weeks.
     
     
     
     
    Chapters 4, 5 and 6
     
     
    , April : Take notes on all underlined information from the Chapter 4, Section 1 Powerpoint. Due in class today.
     
    , April : Complete the Worksheet for Chapter 4, Section 2 while viewing a presentation. Due in class today.
     
    , May : Read pages 73-76 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 4, Section 3. Due , May .
     
    , May  and , May : Complete the Lewis and Clark Journal Project. Due , May .
     
    , May : MAP Testing - no class today.
     
    May  and , May : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 5, Section 1 . Notes and are due at the end of class today.
     
    , May : Read pages 92-96 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 5, Section 2. Due , May .
     
    , May : View the powerpoint for Chapter 6, Section 1 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 6, Section 1.  Worksheet is due , May .
     
    , May : Read pages 109-112 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 6, Section 2. Due , May .
     
    , May : Great Falls trip - no class.
     
    , May : Complete one side of the Learning Target Worksheet for Chapters 4, 5 and 6. Do not complete both sides. Due , May . 
     
    , May : Gear Up trip to SKC. No Class.
     
    , May  and , May :  Complete the Review Packet for Chapters 4, 5 and 6. Due at the end of class .
     
    , May : Chapter 5 review game and notecard time. 
     
    , May : Take the Test for Chapters 4, 5 and 6.
     
       
     
     
    Chapters 7, 8, and 11
     
     
     
      
    , May : Take notes on all underlined information from the Chapter 7 Powerpoint. Also complete the Chapter 7 Worksheet. Use the textbook and the powerpoint to answer questions on the worksheet. The notes and worksheet are due at the end of class today.      
     
    , June : Begin end of the year movie.  
     
    , June : Take notes on the Chapter 8 Powerpoint and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 8. Due today in class. Also, view a short presentation on the history of Arlee.
     
    , June : Last day of class. Finish Movie. Students with missing work will be finishing it during this time.
     
    Extra Credit: Use the Montana Physical Map Instructions as well as a Montana road map and your textbook (page 16) to fill in the Blank Physical Montana Map.
     
     
     
     
     
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