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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:

     

    , August : Class introductions and syllabus review. 
     
    , August : World map review and practice.
     
    , August : 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 , 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.
     
    , August : Study the World Map Study Guide and complete the World Map Quiz. Read textbook chapter 2, section 1 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 2, Section 1 . Due , September .
     
    , September : Take notes on the Powerpoint for Chapter 2, Sections 2 and 3
     
    , September : Read chapter chapter 3, section 3 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 3, Section 3. Due , September .
     
    , September : Take notes on underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 3, Sections 1 and 2
     
    , 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
    , September : Forms of government jigsaw activity. No homework.
     
    , 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 Worksheet for Chapter 8, Section 1. Due , October .   
     
    , October : Take notes on all the the underlined information on the Powerpoint for Chapter 8, Sections 2 and 3.

    , October :  Complete all questions on one side of the Chapter 8 Learning Target Worksheet. Do not complete both sides of the worksheet.
     
    , October : Complete the Chapter 8 Review PacketDue , 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 .
     
     
      
     
    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
     
    , October : Read chapter 9, section 3 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 9, Section 3. Due , October .
     
    , October  and , October : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 10, Sections 1 and 2.
     
    , October : Read chapter 10, section 3 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 10, Section 3. 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. Due , November .
     
    , November : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 11, Sections 2 and 3. 
     
    , November : Read chapter 11, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 11, Section 4. 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 .
         
     
    Unit 3: Africa
     
     
    , November : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 19, Sections 1 and 2
    , November : Read chapter 19, section 3 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 19, Section 3. Due , November .
     
    , November  Movie: "Human Planet"
     
    , December : Read chapter 20, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Read and Sketch Worksheet for Chapter 20, Section 1. Due , December .
      
    , December : Take notes on all underlined information from Powerpoint for Chapter 20, Sections 2 and 3.
      
    , December : Read chapter 21, section 1 of the textbook and complete Worksheet for Chapter 21, Section 1. Due , December .
     
    , December : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 21, Sections 2 and 3. 
     
    , December : Read chapter 21, section 4 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 21, Section 4. Worksheet is due , December .
     
    , December : Africa Unit review jigsaw. Due in class today.
     
    , December  and , December : Complete the Africa Review Packet. Due , December .
     
    , December :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.
     
     
      
     
    Unit 4: Asia
     
    , January : 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. 
     
    , January : Read chapter 24, section 3 and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 24, Section 3. Due ,  .
     
    , January : Take notes on underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 25, Section 1. 
     
    , 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 Worksheet for Chapter 25, Section 2. Due , January .
     
    , January : Take notes on all underlined information from the Powerpoint for Chapter 25, Sections 3 and 4. 
     
    , 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. 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. 
     
     
     
     Unit 5: Europe:
     
     
    , February : Read chapter 14, section 1 of the textbook and complete the Worksheet for Chapter 14, Section 1. Due , February .
      
    , February :  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: "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 August 4, 2019