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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.
     
     
     
    Map Quiz Study Guides: Every week, students are quizzed on the location of important world physical and political sites. If you have lost your study guide, it can be found below.
     
    North America:
     
    World Map Study Guide Use this for our test on August .
     
    American Midwest Study Guide Use this for our test on September .
     
    Western U.S. Study Guide Use this for our test on September .
     
    Northeastern U.S. Study Guide Use this for our test on October .
     
    Southern U.S. Study Guide Use this for our test on October .
     
    Latin America:
     
    Middle America Study Guide Use this for our test on October .
     
    Upper South America Study Guide Use this for our test on October .
     
    Lower South America Study Guide Use this for out test on November .
     
    Caribbean Study Guide Use this for our test on November .
     
     

     Africa:

     
    Southwestern Africa Study Guide  Use this for our test on November  
     
    West Africa Study Guide Use this for our test on November
     
    East Africa Study Guide Use this for our test on December .
     
    Central Africa Study Guide Use this for our test on December .

    Southern Africa Study Guide
     Use this for our test on December .
     
     
    Asia:
     
    West Asia Study Guide Use this for our test on January .
     
    Middle East Study Guide Use this for our test on January .
     
    Central Asia Study Guide Use this for our test on January .
     
    Southeast Asia Study Guide Use this for our test on  February .
     
    East Asia Study Guide  Use this for our test on  February .
     
     
     
     Europe:
     
     
    Western Europe Study Guide Use this for our test on  February .
     
    Northern Europe Study Guide Use this for our test on  March . 
     
    Central Europe Study Guide Use for our test on  March .
     
    Southeast Europe Study Guide Use this for our test on  April .
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      

    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  .
     
     
     

     
     
    Extra Credit North America Map Project: Due by end of Quarter 1
     

    Thematic North America Project (extra credit) A class atlas is necessary for this project.

    Unit 1:

     

    , August : Class introductions and syllabus review. 
     
    , August : World map review and practice.
     
    , August : Read chapter 1, section 1 of the textbook and complete the . Complete all questions. Circled questions will be on the test. Due at the end of class on , August . 
     
    , August : Complete the Latitude and Longitude Worksheet. Use a class atlas to answer this worksheet. Due , August .
     
    , August : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 1, Sections 2 and 3 and complete . Worksheet and notes are due , August .
     
    , August : Read textbook chapter 2, section 1 and complete the . Due , September .
     
    , September : Take notes on the Powerpoint for Chapter 2, Sections 2 and 3. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Worksheet and notes due , September .
     
    , September : Read chapter chapter 3, section 3 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet. Due , September .
     
    , September : Take notes on underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 3, Sections 1 and 2. Also complete the circled questions on . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Due , September . 
     
    , September : View "The Cosmos" and answer questions as you watch.
     
    , September : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 3, Section 4. Also, complete all questions on the . Due , September .
    , September : Forms of government jigsaw activity
     
    , September  and , September : Complete all questions on the Unit 1 Review Packet. Due , September . 

    , September : complete all questions on one side of the Unit 1 Learning Target Worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet. Due , September . 
     
    , September : Unit 1 review game and personal review time.
     
    , September : Unit 1 Test (Chapters 1, 2 and 3)
     
    , September  and , September : Use the U.S. Political Map, the U.S. Landform Map, the Blank Map of the U.S. and U.S. Map Project Directions to complete the United States Map Project. 
     
    , September  and , September : MAP testing - no class.
     
    , October : Finish the U.S. Map Project (see above). 
     
     
      
    Chapter 8: Canada
     
     
    , October : Read chapter 8, section 1 of the textbook and complete the . Due , October .   
     
    , October : Take notes on all the the underlined information on the Powerpoint for Chapter 8, Sections 2 and 3. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Due , October .

    , October :  Complete all questions on one side of the Chapter 8 Learning Target Worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet. Also c
    omplete the . Answer all questions in the review packet unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Due , October .

    , October : Review for the Chapter 8 test.
     
    , October : Complete the Chapter 8 Test.
     
    , October through , October : Canada student choice projects. Due , October .
     
    , October  and , October : Fill in the Blank Map of Canada using the Canada Map Project Directions. Due at the end of class .
     
     
     
     
    Extra Credit Latin America Map Projects (Due by the end of Quarter 2):
     
     
     
    South America Thematic Map Project Directions A class atlas is necessary for this project.
     
     
    Unit 2: Latin America
     
     
    , October : Use the Mexico Map Project Directions to fill in the Blank Map of Mexico. Due by the end of class today.
     
    , October : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 9, Sections 1 and 2. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Due , October .
     
    , October : Read chapter 9, section 3 of the textbook and complete the . Due , October .
     
    , October  and , October : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 10, Sections 1 and 2  and complete the . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Due , October .  
     
    , October : Read chapter 10, section 3 of the textbook and complete the . Due , October .
     
    , October : Day of the Dead activities. No Homework.
     
    , November  and , November : Use the Mayan Language Project Directions to create a colored Mayan phrase on a blank piece of paper. Due , November .
     
    , November : Read Chapter 11, Section 1 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 11, Section 1 for the section. Due , November .
     
    , November : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 11, Sections 2 and 3. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Notes and worksheets are due , November .
     
    , November : Read Chapter 11, Section 4 of the textbook and complete the . Due , November .
     
    , November  and , November : Complete all questions on the Latin America Review Packet. Due , November .
     
    , November : 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.
      
    , November : Complete the Latin America Vocabulary Review Worksheet - Due today. Study for the Latin America unit test with the rest of class time.
     
    , November : Review for the Latin America test (Chapters 9, 10 and 11). 
     
    , November : Latin America Test
     
    , November : 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 .
        
     
      
     
     
      
     
    Extra Credit Africa Map Project:
     
    Africa Thematic Map Project Directions (extra credit) A class atlas is necessary for this project.
     
     
    Unit 3: Africa
     
     
    , November : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 19, Sections 1 and 2. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Notes and worksheets are due , November .
    , November : Read chapter 19, section 3 of the textbook and complete the . Due , November .
     
    , November  Movie: "Human Planet"
     
    , December : Read chapter 20, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet 20-1. Due , December .
      
    , December : Take notes on all underlined information from Powerpoint for Chapter 20, Sections 2 and 3. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Notes and worksheet are due , December .
      
    , December : Read chapter 21, section 1 of the textbook and complete . Due , December .
     
    , December : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 21, Sections 2 and 3. Also complete the . Notes and worksheets are due , December .
     
    , December : Read chapter 21, section 4 of the textbook and complete the . Worksheet is due , December .
     
    , December : Africa Unit review jigsaw. Due in class today.
     
    , December  and , December : Complete the Africa Review Packet. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. All are due Monday, December 17th. Also complete all questions on one side of the Africa Learning Target Worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet. Due in class today.
     
    , December : Review game and personal review time.
     
    , December : Africa unit test. 
     
    , December : Africa movie: "Invictus", make-up work time.
     
    , December : Holiday activities - no class. 
     
    , January  through , January : Student choice projects for Africa. Due Thursday, January 17th.
     
     
    Extra Credit Map: Use the Africa Political Map, the Africa Landforms Map, the Blank Map of North Africa and the North Africa Map Project Directions to complete the North Africa Map Project. Due at the end of class .
     
      
     
     
      
     
    Unit 4: Asia
     
    , January : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 24, Sections 1 and 2 and complete the . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Notes and worksheets are due in class today. 
     
    , January : Read chapter 24, section 3 and complete the . Due ,  .
     
    , January : Take notes on underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 25, Section 1. Also complete all questions on the . Notes and worksheet are due , January .
     
    , January : 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.
     
    , January : Read chapter 25, section 2 of the textbook and complete the . Due , January .
     
    , January : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 25, Sections 3 and 4. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Due , January .
     
    , January : MAPS testing. No class today.
     
    , January  through , February : 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:
     
    , January  and , January : Present Google Slides presentations to the class. 
     
    , February  and , February : Complete the Asia Unit Review Packet. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Due , February .
     
    , February : Complete all questions on one side of the Asia Learning Target Worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet. Due , February .
     
    , February : Movie" "Jerusalem"
     
    , February : Review game and personal review time for the Asia unit test (chapters 24, 25 and 26.)
     
    , February : Asia unit test.  
     
    , February : Ski Day - No Class. 
     
    , February : Australia and New Zealand Presentation. No homework. 
     
     
     
     
    Asia Extra Credit Map: 
     
      
     
     
    Extra Credit Europe Map Projects:
     
     
     
     
    Europe Thematic Map Project Directions (extra credit) A class atlas is necessary for this project.
     
     Unit 5: Europe:
     
     
    , February : Read chapter 14, section 1 of the textbook and complete the . Due , February .
      
    , February :  Review Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 14, Sections 2 and 3. Also complete the . Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Due , February .
     
    , 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 these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. The worksheet is due at the end of class.
     
    March : Read chapter 15, section 4 of the textbook and complete the . 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  (due at the end of class today).  Due , March .  
     
    , March : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 16, Sections 2 and 3. Also complete the , Use the powerpoint and the textbook to answer these worksheets. Answer all questions unless they have been crossed out. Circled questions will be on the test. Notes and worksheets are due , March .
      
    , 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.
    Extra Credit: Use the Russia Map Project Instructions and an atlas to fill in the Blank Map of Russia. Due at the end of class today.
     
     

    Asia and Australia Map Projects:

     
     
     
      
     
         
     
     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.
     
     
    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: "Maverick".  
     
    , 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: "Maverick". 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.
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on June 5, 2019