MYP Humanities. Unit II: Human Geography. Monday, November 9, 2009. Objectives: Students will review basic map skills by drawing maps, identifying location and identifying places on a map.
Unit II: Human Geography
Objectives: Students will review basic map skills by drawing maps, identifying location and identifying places on a map.
Opener: (on a piece of paper – a single sheet for all week – don’t lose it!) What do you think human geography will be about? What topics do you think we will cover? What do you know about geography already?
Homework: Complete maps of your neighborhood from Friday. Use the graph paper to do a map of your block and each of the blocks directly to the north, south, east, and west of your block. Be accurate – put the correct number of houses, label them if you know the ethnicity of who lives there, name all the businesses, even write in trees or green spaces/parks. It is due on Tuesday so you have plenty of time. Do it in pencil, color code with colored pencils if you want when you are done drawing.
Objectives: Students will identify major geographic concepts by practicing map skills.
Opener: no opener today – just write that in your space for Tuesday.
Homework: Who lives in your neighborhood? What physical things (stores, buildings, churches, landmarks, names of things) are evidence of who lives there? Please write at least 5 sentences about who lives there and give at least 5 pieces of evidence. Last period only: finish your map from Monday.
Objectives: Students will identify major geographic skills by practicing mapping.
Opener: Copy this onto your opener page: Put ALL papers from Psychology into your folder. Turn folder back in. If there are any mistakes on your grade sheet, or if you had something in your folder but have a 0 for it on your grade sheet than staple ONLY those papers to your grade sheet and turn them in to Ms. Hodges. If no mistakes, then keep your grade sheet.
IF YOU DON’T FINISH THESE TODAY THEN YOU MUST FINISH THEM BY FRIDAY ON YOUR OWN TIME!
Homework: What is one problem that you see in your neighborhood? Discuss and describe it. Then, think about how geography could help you solve that problem.
Objectives: Students will identify the major purpose of human geography by solving the mystery of the cholera epidemics.
Opener: Why do you think that maps are usually drawn with the Atlantic Ocean in the center? What does this say about who is drawing the maps and who might be looking at the maps (and how important they think they are?)?
Homework: Work on Country Research Project. Due on Monday. See Handout.
In what ways does who we are impact our world?
Objectives: Students will examine cultural landscape by analyzing racial segregation in Baltimore.
Opener: What is poverty? What causes poverty? What is tolerance? What does poverty have to do with tolerance?
Homework: Work on Country Research project. Due on Monday. See Handout.
You WILL turn in your country research project on Monday.
It (is) not easy for survivors to forget a cholera epidemic. . . . The onset of cholera is marked by diarrhea, acute spasmodic vomiting, and painful cramps. Consequent dehydration (the victim can lose up to 5 gallons of liquid in 24 hours), often accompanied by cyanosis [the body turns blue], gives the sufferer a characteristic and disquieting appearance: his face blue and pinched, his extremities cold and darkened, the skin of his hands and feet drawn and puckered. . . . Death may intervene within a day, sometimes within a few hours of the appearance of the first symptoms. And these symptoms appear with little or no warning.
Over 500 people died from Cholera in London in 1849. They had no idea what caused it. A man named Dr. Jonathan Snow decided to map the deaths to help him find the answers.