Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Test Review

I hope that you are all enjoying your spring break as much as I am! 
Remember that when you return from Spring break the following will be due: 
Your UN Project (if you did a PowerPoint on a googledoc share it with: jeremys@provo.edu, or email it to the same email), or if you are doing a YouTube video, send me the URL (to jeremys@provo.edu). As you are finishing up your projects, make sure to pay attention to the grading rubric, I will be grading your projects based on those guidelines!
Also you need to study for your TEST!!!! 

In order to prepare for the test:
1. Study the reading chapters ie. the bolded terms: be able to define the word, be able to give an example of the term, and give cause and effect
2. Make sure that you have studied and know the map of Sub-Saharan Africa!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

UN Project! (PowerPoint option)

For those of you who have chosen to do a PowerPoint presentation for your project, I have posted a PowerPoint Template found under the Class Documents and Term Projects tab. Please make sure that you review this template and follow the guidelines found here as well as the grading rubric!
Make sure that before you come to class tomorrow, you have finished steps 1-5 and have read over the Book Report requirements!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

map test help

For those of you who had a hard time with the Europe & Russia map test- here is alternative study option for you. On YouTube there are a bunch of videos that have mnemonic devices to help with memorization of countries :) here is the link to South America (if you look at his profile, he has videos for middle America & the Caribbean, as well as other regions that we've talked about in class or will talk about in the future) Another helpful site is the Sheppards Software that you used for your very first assignment. Good Luck!
Map Mnemonics

Monday, March 17, 2014


Unit 3 Test Review

Our Unit 3 Test will be on March 20th.  The test will cover our classroom discussions, your textbook readings, and your assignments so far this semester.   Below is a list of major topics we have discussed during this unit.  You should be very comfortable with these topics, as they will be covered on the test. Be prepared to answer multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer questions.

Latin American Map Identification (Countries, Major Cities, Physical Features)
L.A. Maps, Graphs & Charts
Guns, Germs & Steel
History of L.A. (as discussed in class/your reading)
L.A. Physical Geography
Natural Disasters (What they are; Haiti, Chili, Indonesia, Japan)
Migration Article—How has migration changed in Latin America?
Mexican Drug Cartels
L.A. Culture

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Latin America

For those of you who were asking about the PowerPoints for this unit, look under the Latin America tab!
I will put all PowerPoints and articles there :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014



Here is the Video we watched in class today- I know we weren't able to get through all of it, so if you have questions you need answered/want to finish watching (because it is so awesome) here you go :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

E&R Test Review

Here is the PowerPoint that we used in class today for the review- if you are able to
1. Define
2. Give an Example
3. Application
You will do very well on the test :)
Let me know if you have any questions/comments/concerns! Good luck and happy studying!

Day in the Life.... Confusion (SORRY!)

Ok there seems to be a lot of questions and confusion about where the questions to part 1 are- I'm sorry I should have done a better job clarifying in class :(
To make this easier for you I will just post them right here!

Topic Questions: You will need to TYPE answers to the questions that go along with each topic.
1. Race: What is the largest heritage or race in your country and what are the other minority races? What language is spoken most widely? Are there any other languages spoken?
2. Religion: What religion is most widely practiced? Are there any other religions practiced in the country? Does your country have an official state church?
3. Education: Is education compulsory (meaning required)? If so, how long must they stay in school? Is school free or does it cost money?  Describe what school is like in your assigned country.  
4. Gender roles: Is it a male or female dominated society? What are the male roles in the home? What are the female roles in the home? What are their dating practices? When do they usually marry?
5. Music & Recreation: What do they do for recreation in your country? What is an important art form in the country?  (You can discuss sports, music, dance, etc.)

6.  Government: Describe the government system in your country. Has there been a recent change in the government system?   If so, how did the change come about and what did the government system change to?

Hopefully this helps!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

8th Period HW

8th Period: Here is the Homework Committee's HW assignment for you:
Read pages 338-339
Answer questions
1.What natural resources does Germany have to offer?
2.What does the EU do as more countries want to join?
3.What country has the highest minimum wage?
4.What countries joined the EU in 1951?

5.What countries are negotiating to join?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

8th Period Homework by Homework Committee
¡Disciplinary committee: Write 1-2 paragraphs on how all of the different ways communism effected Russian Economy and the Russian Environment (pages 391-405, summarize and use yellow highlighted vocab words)
¡Food committee: Copy all vocab words and definitions (yellow highlighted words) for the how communism effected the Russian economy (pages 391-294)
¡Test committee: Copy all vocab words and definitions (yellow highlighted words) for the how communism effected the Russian environment (pages 395-405)
¡Quiz committee: Copy all vocab words and definitions (yellow highlighted words) for the how communism effected the Russian environment (pages 395-405)

¡Homework committee: Copy all vocab words and definitions (yellow highlighted words) for the how communism effected the Russian economy (pages 391-294)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ok I know class today was a little bit hectic and fast paced- DON'T worry I will get you all caught up :)

I'm going to start with the homework that is due on Wed (2/19)
            1. Fill out the table entitled 'Communism in Practice' found in your notes
            2. Read the article I gave you about personal experiences with communism (you can mark up the article if you want- and do your journal entry). For your journal remember you are a teenager living in either East or West Berlin- what are you feeling, what do you want to happen, how do you feel about communism?
            3. Start looking up your foreign film movies! Have an idea of the 2 films you want to watch for your term project!

To help you on your journal entry/get you thinking about about pros/cons of communism here is the link to a short clip showing differing perspectives about life in East Germany

In class today we covered a ton- history of Russia, how/why Russia was ripe for communism to take over, the Cold War, and we touched on living conditions under communism. I know a mouth full. You should be able to explain how communism came to power in Russia (the who, what, when, where, why), Pros/Cons of communism, and Why has communism been viewed as a very negative thing in the U.S.?

I told you that I would put an AWESOME video about the Cold War here and if you watched and took notes I would give you some E.C...... here it is :) 
I also let you know that you could watch a movie about the Cold War era and write a 1 page response for some extra credit. 
**hint: the movie needs to be about the COLD WAR
Here is a list of some movie titles- if you have questions about a movie, you can email/text me! 
Red Dawn
The Hunt for red October
Rocky 4
The War Game

Have a great weekend & Happy Valentines Day! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Geography Peeps:

We have finished Unit 1 :) this means
1. Your test is Monday (2/10)
2. All of your homework, notes, and projects are due Monday (2/10)
3. STUDY this weekend!
Below is a copy of the review sheet that I used for your review game; if I were you, I would know the definition, be able to give an example, as well as an application. Have a great weekend, and may the odds be ever in your favor......

Lithosphere, hydrosphere
            Cultural barrier
            Social Systems
            Ethnic groups
            Culture Hearths
            Types and features of each
            Market and command
            Supply and demand
            Trade barriers
Greenhouse effect
Latitude and longitude
            Doubling Time
            Stages of Demographic Transition Model
            and what happens in each stage (look at graph we did in class
            and the graph in the book)
            Growth rate
Themes of Geography
Absolute vs. Relative Location
            Factors that affect climate
Types of weathering
Effects of rotation and tilt of the earth
Tectonic plates


Tuesday, February 4, 2014


We didn't get as far as I thought we would in our discussion about culture- don't worry we will take the first half of Thursday to wrap it up. For your homework do PART 1 ONLY of the region association worksheet- remember you do NOT need to look up the actual answers. Use what you've learned from our class, other classes, or your own personal experience to infer what the world regions would look like in terms of:
religion, economy, government, language, social classes.
We will finish this activity Thursday.
**Remember the Unit 1 test is coming up (next Mon 2/10) and everything will be due (all HW and projects :)) So get going on your island assignment if you have not yet done so!
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

You guys are great!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Geography friends:

I know that the end of class was pretty rushed today..... sorry about that!
I put up the PowerPoints for the previous 2 days of class (when we talked about gov't types and population) I have my own personal notes on my PowerPoints so don't worry about things that we didn't go over in class!
Gov't & Population slides
Also remember to do the Migration activity (its the last slide on the population PP) you need to:
Trace your family history back along one line for at least three generations (Ex. Mom, Grandma, Great-grandma.)  Tell me: A) where they moved
B) why they moved (were they pushed or pulled) and 
C) how long they stayed in each area.  
Bring this on Tuesday and we'll talk about it :) 

Heads up * next week is our last week in class before the Unit 1 test- so get going on your Island Project if you haven't! I hope that you all have an awesome weekend! 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hey all!
Sorry that it has taken me so long to get things posted on here- but I think that I have finally figured it out :) I have posted a link to the PowerPoints that I have used in class up through climate systems (this link is found under the intro unit tab). I will also put the link here
PowerPoints Day 2-5
Remember that we have made some changes to the disclosure document- these changes are found under the class documents tab, as well as instructions for test corrections.
If you have any more questions feel free to email, call, or text me.

Ms. Wakefield