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Assignments for the Week of 9/6



No school -- Labor Day



Classes met for 20 minutes. Students were introduce to the curriculum as well as a brief overview of class expectations


HW-- None.



Students reviewed the class expectations and policies. Students discussed the importance of meeting expectations and setting high expectations for themselves.


HW: Student Surveys Who Are You.docx



Today we discussed the geography of northern Africa and the Fertile Crescent and the reasons why early humans decided to settle in these regions. Students then worked on mapping skills by labeling the physical features discussed in class.


HW: None. 



Students finished questions 1-8 on the Geography Challenge. This task included using multiple sources to add geographic features and locations to a political map of Africa and the Middle East.



Now that the political map is complete, use what you have learned to answer the critical thinking questions (9-12) on the back of your Geography Challenge Sheet.


Answers to 1-8:

Geography Challenge I – Answer Guide


1) The continent to the North of Africa is Europe. The continent to the northeast of Africa is Asia.


2) The Nile River flows into the Mediterranean Sea.


3) Label correctly


4) The Fertile Crescent is the curved region in the Middle East, extending from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers run through the region.


5) Label correctly


6) Label correctly


7) Label correctly


8) Since the land in North Africa and the Middle East is desert, humans would find it too dry to inhabit. Instead, people chose to settle in areas near rivers where they would have access to fresh water, fish, water for crops and then eventually transportation by boat.

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