Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Rhinovirus maximus to be endured; argh

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If you're not familiar with the term rhinovirus, don't worry. It may slay you whether you see it coming or not. What it means today is the CMHS campus is undergoing an onslaught of symptoms including runny nose, loss of voice, headache, low energy, etc. As soon as I get over mine we will resume the Mid East nations project.

Wednesday, however, Mrs. Barclay will lead you on an exploration of Middle eastern basics from the pages of World Geography. As below:

World Geography text: p 428 group work
1) Three Religions on One Page (individual papers completed in group setting) -

Integrate, on one page:
* a map of the Mid East
* notes on 3 major religions
* all terms & explanations from p. 428 (ex, monotheism, minaret)
* 2 symbols of each religion.
* color, spelling, legibility, neatness.
* Appropriate cities.

On the flip side of that page: multiple-choice questions, both easy and challenging, aimed at a classmate.
And answers.
15 pts.

2) Add the notes on energy wealth in the Mid East from p 432 to your handout map of SW Asia. To be used in quiz next week.

3) Choose to write an essay (one paper per group) on one of these topics:

a) Describe the people and cultural landscape you must trverse as you travel in a van - overland - from Istanbul to Cairo. Keep in mind the lecture by Dana Bader and Nadine Kaskas.

b) Write the elements of a class discussion on why the price of gasoline is considerably higher in Europe than the US - referring specifically to the Oil From the Persian Gulf map on p 433.

Grade level expectations . . .
Identify and analyze the distinguishing physical or human characteristics of a given
place (e.g., landforms, precipitation, ecosystems, settlement patterns, economic
activities) (G-1B-H1)
10. Evaluate how location, topography, climate, natural resources, and other physical
characteristics affect human activities (e.g., cultural diversity, migration, physical
features, historical events, plantation, subsistence farming) or the significance of a
place (G-1B-H1)
11. Draw conclusions about a place or area from its geographic or physical features
Explain ways in which regional systems are interconnected (e.g., interstate
transportation and trade, interconnecting rivers and canals) (G-1B-H3)

Describe how physical and cultural characteristics give definition to a place or region
(e.g., New South, Jerusalem) (G-1B-H4)
31. Compare the role that culture plays in incidents of cooperation and conflict in the
present day world (G-1C-H4)
37. Analyze regional issues and alliances in terms of common interests related to territory
and resources (e.g., oil, water, boundaries) (G-1C-H6)

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