Current Event Corner
Our next current event is due:
Friday, February 24; topic: just print out an article and bring it in (with your F&L Name and class period on it). That's it.

What I'm Reading:
The Battle of Hastings
by Harriet Harvey Wood

New! Current Event Format and due dates!
You can find the handout with the new format and due dates on the Forms and Docs page at left, but here are the due dates, if you just can't wait:

Monday, February 27 - European Union notes page is due. Whatever you did not finish in class, you will need to finish to turn in for points on Monday! NOTE: after my first class, we determined there were some questions that did not need to be completed, so ONLY COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING NUMBERED QUESTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10. If you need the answers to finish, check the "Forms and Docs" page at left. In the "Europe" file, look for "Ch. 14 reading notes key" PPT at the bottom of the folder. Bring those in on Monday for completion points!

We are now visiting Europe. We are presently finishing up both World Wars and will start the Cold War the week of February 21. Students got a European Unit study guide last week (lose yours? check the "Forms and Docs" page for an extra). As we go through our notes for different topics in Europe (wars, the EU, etc.), please complete your study guide along the way. Don't forget that you have nine countries you will need to identify on the test as well as physical and cultural features of Europe.

Our Europe test will be Wednesday, March 1. You can find a copy of the study guide as well as a copy of the complete slide show (answers for the study guide) on my "Forms and Docs" page in the "Europe" folder.

Following the test, students will be watching a NOVA episode about Secret Tunnel Warfare from WWI.

Starting Friday, March 3, students will get a handout and get to view a sample for the Europe Project, which will be due Friday, March 10. We will have work days Monday-Thursday, March 6-9. Students may need to do some work on their own outside of class time, though if they use their time wisely, they should be able to complete the project within the allotted class time. I will post the assignment handout on the Forms and Docs page as soon as it is ready, so if you feel you want a bit more time, you can start it sooner!

Need some Latitude and Longitude practice? Try this game: http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/latitude-longitude-map-game.php  Just highlight and right click the link. It's a little cheesy, but it works and is kinda fun.

Last, but not least, you can also view the GooglePresentations I put together with the themes of geography in the "Themes of Geography" folder on the "Forms and Docs" page.

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