6th Grade (World Cultures) Assignments

Instructor
Miguel Rivera
Term
2019 - 2020 School Term
Department
McAllen
Description
This unit bundles the student expectations that provide a foundation for the World Cultures course. This unit is primarily a study of region and culture. Students begin a study of World Cultures by examining how maps are used by geographers and by gaining an understanding of the concept of culture. Maps are the language of geographers and in this unit students are introduced to the basics of that “language.” An understanding of maps is critical for examining the world’s spatial patterns. According to Kastens and Liben (2010), students are not developing adequate map skills; this then hinders their ability to develop spatial orientation, a problem that often follows them into adulthood. Continued development of spatial reasoning is necessary for student success in later social studies courses.

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Unit 6 North Africa and Southwest Asia Notes
 
Notes will be covered in class. Students are required to have them in Interactive Journals the day after they are covered. 
ALL notes should be in journal by 2/03/20 (Monday)

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Unit 5 Russian History pt.2 
 
Notes will be covered in class. Students are required to have them in Interactive Journals the day after they are covered. 
ALL notes should be in journal by 1/17/20 (Friday)

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Unit 5 Russia and Caucasus Geography pt.1 
 
Notes will be covered in class. Students are required to have them in Interactive Journals the day after they are covered. 
ALL notes should be in journal by 12/13/19 (Friday)

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Unit 4 Europe 
 
Notes are required to be in journals after the section has been covered.
ALL notes must be in journal by 11/15/19 (Friday) 

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Latin Colonization PT.2 

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Latin American Colonialism Pt.3

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Pt. 1 Unit 3 - Latin America Colonialism Notes 
 
Notes must be written, and completed, in your Interactive Journal by  Monday 9/30/19. 

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This is the 1st part of notes for UNIT 2 (US/Canada). All notes need to go in your journal, UNLESS it states to leave them out. 
DUE DATES will be given to you IN CLASS!!! 

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This is the 2nd part of notes for UNIT 2 (US/Canada). All notes need to go in your journal, UNLESS it states to leave them out. 
DUE DATES will be given to you IN CLASS!!!

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The document (Unit 1 Thinking Like a Geographer) is the FIRST set of notes that will be copied into your Interactive Journals. You may print out a copy of the document if you wish. But you are still REQUIRED to write these notes in your journal. You may also choose to be PROACTIVE and get ahead on your notes. It will guarantee that you will be ready for discussion in class and it will also GUARANTEE that you receive full credit for your journal GRADE. 
 
The UNIT VOCABULARY is also included. (DOES NOT need to be copied onto your journal)

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Thinking Like a Geographer POWER POINT. 
Use it to complete handout started in class today (8/21/19)