3rd-6th Geography

4/7/2020

A good morning message from me: https://photos.app.goo.gl/4S91612TAUhi1Qns9

(I have zero idea if that will work…. But I hope it does!)

Here are the papers to print: 

The rubric and the worksheets.

Below is the IMPORTANT INFORMATION on the African Festival Presentation, AND the final quiz.

***Please note- Parents, please keep track of your child’s work on the chart I linked to last week.  ALSO- I fully am aware of the hard change the safe at home orders and the weeks of quarantine have had on all of our lives.  Your student does not need to complete the assignments within the normal weeks.  They can complete it on their own time, and it will still count. If there are any special circumstances in your home that I should be aware of, or any sickness, PLEASE let me know!  We can work together, and I will be praying for your family specifically! 

Final African Festival!

We will still have our African festival!  There will be two different options moving forward.  Both options will have the same requirements.  One you will present online, the other you will send me a video of you presenting.  These are due Tuesday, April 21.  THIS IS THE SAME DATE THAT YOUR SCIENCE AND ART PROJECTS ARE DUE-, so make sure you are not saving all your last projects for the last minute!! If we were in class, we would do our presentations an earlier week. However, you can make sure you prepare early to spread out your work!

*Both options will have the same Rubric (Grading Requirements).  Make sure to print this off to know what is expected of you as you prepare!  The first page is the Rubric for 3 and 4th grade,  scroll down for the rubric for the 5th and 6th grade.

 

OPTION 1:  This is recommended, so we can have one chance to see each other!  We are going to have an online class festival- where you can present to me and your class mates!  I will send out an email with the information and class time.  We will have this TUESDAY, APRIL 21st.  We will quickly check in with each other, and then we will share our Africa presentations.  (We will have a quick “Testing” in order to check our system on April 14th )   I am looking into an alternative to zoom. I am looking at different options and will let you know before next week.  You will receive an email link.  This will be sent to your parents.  

To test out the system, on APRIL 14th, we will get on the online class, to make sure it will work. This is ONLY to test the system and make sure it is running smoothly for the presentations for next week.  The times for that will be 5th grade: 10:00

                                             4th Grade 10:30

                                             3rd Grade 11:00

                                             6th Grade 11:30

For the presentations, the class times will be as follows on APRIL 21

5th Grade- 9:00

4th grade- 11:00

3rd grade 1:00

6th Grade 2:00

                                                           

OPTION 2:  If you are unable to attend our online class, you can send a video of your presentation to me, and e-mail it to me.  valeriejevon@gmail.com.  There might be a conflict with a parent or sibling using the computer at the same time. I fully understand that.

OPTION 3-  If the above two options are not available for your family, please have a parent communicate with me and we will work something out!

IF YOU HAVEN’T SENT ME THE COUNTRY OF YOUR CHOICE FOR YOUR PRESENTATION, PLEASE DO SO!!!

 

FINAL TEST: Below are the requirements for the AFRICA quiz.  I will send parents a link to this quiz, and the answer key next week.  I would love to have these back by the 21st, but if you need more time, I will accept them until the 25th.  Then I can complete Geography grades for the semester.

3rd Grade- 8 African Countries, Kalahari Desert Sahara Desert, Nile River

4th Grade- 10 African Countries, and the location of the following important places in Africa: Kalahari Desert, Sahara Desert, Nile River, Strait of Gibraltar, Suez Canal

5th Grade- 15 African Countries, and the location of the following important places in Africa: Kalahari Desert, Sahara Desert, Nile River, Strait of Gibraltar, Suez Canal, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean

6th Grade- 20-African Countries, and the location of the following important places in Africa: Kalahari Desert, Sahara Desert, Nile River, Strait of Gibraltar, Suez Canal, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Namib Desert, Cape of Good Hope, Horn of Africa, and at least 2 of the following lakes (Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria)

Anything in addition to these, will be extra credit! 😊

Much love to each of you! valeriejevon@gmail.com

 

Homework- all grades

*Day 1- GO over the requirements on the website for your Africa quiz and your Geography Presentation.  E-mail me, if you haven’t, your country choice.

*Listen to the Tour the World song the part about Africa!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFF8EuaGjM  (You only have to listen to the Africa section at the beginning! 

*Play the map game! Remember how many countries you will need to know for your quiz, and what main geographical parts, and make sure you are working to learn at least that many.

. https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3041: Countries in the South of Africa

Physical features of Africa  https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3450

https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3040  Eastern African Countries!

https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3037  North Africa countries!

*Do Geography Trails week 16.  Here is the PDF to print. 

               3rd grade, answer 4 questions at the top and do the mapping portion

               4th Grade, answer 6 questions at the top and do the mapping portion

               5th and 6th Grade, complete this entire page.

 

Day 2: Practice for your quiz! (use the above links)

Start your presentation research! (Don’t forget to print the rubric to find out what you need to do!)

Day 3- Watch these videos.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/videos/destination-world/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4crvs-KTBw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Kv9EgD8ug

3 and 4th grade- OPTIONAL, but extra credit- Print off this page and write about what you have learned about the deserts of Africa.  Use the following resources.

5th and 6th grade- NOT OPTIONAL- Print off this page and write about what you have learned about the deserts of Africa.  Use the following resources.

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-animals-live-in-the-sahara-desert.html

https://www.desertusa.com/du_sahara_life.html

https://themysteriousworld.com/amazingly-adaptive-sahara-desert-animals/

*Practice for your quiz

*Work on your Festival presentation

3/30

Hi Parents! As you know, we are re-vamping all of our lessons to be virtual.  This includes some changes in how your child’s work will be graded.  Please print out this chart and record your child’s work.  Many assignments will be a completion grade only. If anything is to be graded differently, I will send an answer key.  At the end of the semester, I will be asking you to take a picture of this sheet and e-mail it to me.  Please print out the document and e-mail me with any questions.  valeriejevon@gmail.com

Warning to Parents- There is a cultural shot of a rear end at the fact 7 on the second video.  If you would like to preview that, or skip that for your child, please be aware and approach that video however you feel is best. 

 

LESSON: BOTSWANA

Today we are going to explore Botswana!  Read these articles on Botswana:

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/botswana/

https://www.ducksters.com/geography/country.php?country=Botswana 

and watch these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN7eGnNpS9g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO20lILrnIA **See parental note at the top

Homework Grades 3-4:

This week’s homework is simple!! You are going to practice for 3 DIFFERENT DAYS, the 3 different regions of Africa that we have learned.  This includes a new section with 5 new countries and reviewing the last 2 sections we have practiced.  You do need to do this at 3 DIFFERENT times.  If you are having trouble remembering these countries, practice on DIFFERENT DAYS- this is the week where there is geography time to really learn as many African countries in the Northern section, the Eastern section and the Southern section.   (If you choose to do your geography all in one day, you can practice, do something else, practice a second time, and then take a break, then practice your 3rd time!  This is only recommended if you already have all three sections memorized!) Make sure you are comfortable with these, because next week we are moving on.  We will have an Africa Geography Quiz and a festival.  The festival will look different than normal, due to our social distancing!  I have some ideas and will explain some options next week. Next week, we will have more mapping and a new section of African geography, so use this week to review and feel comfortable with the 3 geography sections we have practiced and choose your country for your presentation. 

  • Homework Day 1: We are adding 5 countries to our Africa geography.  We are going to practice these 5 countries in the South of Africa.   You may use a map as you begin to practice these, so you can learn them!! After several times through, begin to practice these without the map. https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3041

 

Homework Day 2: Review the 5 countries in the South Africa that you learned yesterday https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3041.  Hopefully these are becoming easier!

Homework Day 3:* Pick a country for your final Geography African Festival!  I will send details next week, explaining the project and 2 different ways you can choose to turn in your assignment.  Today, I want you to choose a country.  I want you to do this with your parent’s help and input. After you and your parents agree on your country, let me know the country you chose!  valeriejevon@gmail.com

*https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3041  Practice your South African Countries

*https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3040  Review your Eastern African Countries!

 

Homework Grades 5-6:

This week’s homework is simple!!  We are going to add one section to our geography knowledge- 5 southern countries in Africa.  We are going to make sure you remember and know the Northern African Countries, and the Eastern African countries, as well as some basic physical features of Africa.  We are going to use the games on Seterra.  Use this time to catch up if you haven’t really learned these regions.  We will have a quiz!!  You must practice 3 times and practicing on at least 3 different days is RECOMMENDED! (If you choose to do your geography all in one day, you can practice, do something else, practice a second time, and then take a break, then practice your 3rd time!  This is only recommended if you already have all three sections memorized!)  We will also have an African Festival.  This will look different than normal, due to our social distancing. However, I am coming up with some ideas so we can make it work!  You will have to choose a country this week for your presentation.  Next week, you will receive details about it!

 

 

  • Homework Day 1: We are going to practice these 5 countries in the South of Africa.   You may use a map as you begin to practice these, so you can learn them!! After several times through, begin to practice these without the map. https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3041

  •  Practice the physical features of Africa.  https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3450  Remember to use a map to practice at the beginning.

 

 

Homework Day 3: Practice and Review:

*Practice the quiz over the countries in the South of Africa a few times! I hope you are comfortable with these! . https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3041: Countries in the South of Africa

Physical features of Africa  https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3450

https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3040  Eastern African Countries!

https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3037  North Africa countries!

Pick a country for your final Geography African Festival!  I will send details next week, explaining the project and 2 different ways you can choose to turn in your assignment.  Today, I want you to choose a country.  I want you to do this with your parent’s help and input. After you and your parents agree on your country, let me know the country you chose!  valeriejevon@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

3.24/2020

Hi Dear SHARE students and families!  I am sad that we can’t be meeting traditionally this week where I can see each of your smiles!  However, the best thing we can do is stay home with our families and do our best to stay healthy!  I am praying for each of you in this different season- and all that it holds.  There is so much to be thankful for, even when everything feels so different.

*If you are feeling anxious, please feel free to write me an e-mail!  I will get back to you and hopefully that will offer a little hope and outside connection that will help you through this social distancing time. valeriejevon@gmail.com

 

We will continue working together, while we apart. I am re-vamping the next few weeks and putting what we would have done in class under the LESSON heading, and then listing your homework.  I will also put some links to some extra projects and material- if you are looking for something else to do!

LESSON:

Today we will review the basic geography of Africa, and learn a little bit about 2 African Countries:

  1. Look at this picture.  You do NOT need to print this map!  Just use it on your screen and copy the places on your cover of your Africa page.  This is a review of the different regions and important rivers and bodies of water around and in Africa. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/224335625177999653/

Color the rivers and bodies of water you label BLUE.SHADE the desert regions brown.Label all that is on the worksheet in your AFRICA cover map.

 

2.  Explore this website on Egypt.  Watch the video at the end!

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/egypt/#/1252876867883

3. https://kidworldcitizen.org/lets-learn-about-ethiopia/   Explore this website on Ethiopia

 

 

Homework 3rd and 4th Grade

Day 1: Practice your NORTHERN Africa geography.  Use your map at the beginning as you start to learn these!  https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3037

​ Listen to the tour the world song on Africa.  You may begin listening at the beginning- Africa is the first continent they sing about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFF8EuaGjM

 

Day 2: * practice your WESTERN African Geography.  Don’t forget to use a map at the beginning! https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3038

Listen to the tour the world song on Africa.  You may begin listening at the beginning- Africa is the first continent they sing about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFF8EuaGjM

 

Day 3: Go to your Geography Trails: Week 15 Western Africa.  3rd Grade answer 5 questions. 4th grade, answer 6 questions. Label the Niger River on your Africa map.

**Optional, but encouraged: Go to the People of Africa page.  Fill out the top two sections on Egypt and Ethiopia.

looking for extra to do? Try one of these!

http://homeschoolcreations.com/files/country_factsheet.pdf   Print out these papers and fill them out on Morocco, Ethiopia and/ or Egypt

https://www.homeschoolshare.com/docs32466/day_of_ahmeds_secret.pdf?hss=20200323181728

               Near the end of this, there are pieces to a lap book that you could print out, complete and glue onto a file folder.  

http://homeschoolcreations.com/Africa.html  Go to this page and print off and complete the sections on Morocco and Egypt.

 

 

 

Homework 5th and 6th Grade

Day 1: Practice your NORTHERN Africa geography.  Use your map at the beginning as you start to learn these!  https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3037

​ Listen to the tour the world song on Africa.  You may begin listening at the beginning- Africa is the first continent they sing about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFF8EuaGjM

  • Go to page 6.  Fill out the 8 questions at the top

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Day 2: * practice your WESTERN African Geography.  https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3038

  • Listen to the tour the world song on Africa.  You may begin listening at the beginning- Africa is the first continent they sing about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFF8EuaGjM

  • Go to page 7 and do the mapping section. Bonus: Answer the questions on the top of this page.

Day 3: Go to page 9. Fill out the first 9 capitals of the countries listed.  Find these countries on the map on page 8.  Label the countries and put a star on the location where the capital is.

**Optional, but encouraged: Go to the People of Africa page.  Fill out the top two sections on Egypt and Ethiopia.

**KEEP PRACTICING YOUR NORTHERN AND WESTERN AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY!  Review!

 

looking for extra to do? Try one of these!

http://homeschoolcreations.com/files/country_factsheet.pdf   Print out these papers and fill them out on Morocco, Ethiopia and/ or Egypt

https://www.homeschoolshare.com/docs32466/day_of_ahmeds_secret.pdf?hss=20200323181728

               Near the end of this, there are pieces to a lap book that you could print out, complete and glue onto a file folder.  

http://homeschoolcreations.com/Africa.html  Go to this page and print off and complete the sections on Morocco and Egypt.

March 3, 2020

While it was a beautiful day at SHARE today, I am holding all of our neighbors in Nashville close in my prayers after the devastating tornadoes yesterday. I was grateful to see our kids in class today. I am praying for all of you that have loved ones who suffered in the storms.

It was a fun day at SHARE, and wonderful to see that sunshine!  It (FINALLY) feels like Spring is just around the corner!

In class, we finished up presentations from any who were sick last week.  We checked homework and began learning about Africa.  Today we learned that Morocco is very close to Spain.  We learned that the Strait of Gibraltar separates the two countries, and two continents (Europe and Africa) by only 9 miles! Then we sampled some delicious Moroccan food- Couscous, bread with butter, honey and jam, and oranges sprinkled with cinnamon. It was yummy!

HOMEWORK- 3rd and 4th Grade:

Day 1: *GO to the map on page 1 in your Africa section.  Make sure Morocco is labeled, along with the strait of Gibraltar!

*Go to page 2.  Answer the questions at the top. (3rd grade must answer 5, 4th grade must answer 6 questions. Anything extra will be bonus points.)

*Do the mapping on page 2.  You will complete this on page 1.

*Begin practicing your NORTHERN Africa geography.  Use your map at the beginning as you start to learn these!  https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3037

Day 2: Listen to the tour the world song on Africa.  You may begin listening at the beginning- Africa is the first continent they sing about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFF8EuaGjM

*Go to Geography Trails.  There are 2 Geography Terms we are going to learn about this week.  They are Plateau and desert.  You need to write down the following definitions.  If you need more space, you can write them on the back of this paper, or on another sheet of paper.

Plateau- an area of level high ground.

Desert- a dry land, often covered with sand.

*Practice your NORTHERN African geography: https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3037

Day 3: Go to Geography Trails week 15, on page 5.  3rd grade, answer 3 questions. 4th grade, choose 5 questions to answer.  Do the mapping on page 1.

*Begin practicing your WESTERN African Geography.  Don’t forget to use a map at the beginning! https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3038

 

***ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK!!! You don’t have to do any geography during your break.  HOWEVER!  If you spend 10 minutes a day 4 or 5 times a week learning the northern and western geography, it will BE A HUGE BENEFIT TO YOU!  You will have to work so much less when you come back!  Practice if you can!

HOMEWORK- 5th and 6th Grade:

Day 1: *GO to the map on page 1 in your Africa section.  Make sure Morocco is labeled, along with the strait of Gibraltar!

*Go to page 2.  Answer the questions at the top. (Do not do the mapping on this page

*Do the mapping on page 3.  You will complete this on page 1.  IF you choose to do the questions on this page, it will be bonus points.

*Begin practicing your NORTHERN Africa geography.  Use your map at the beginning as you start to learn these!  https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3037

Day 2: Listen to the tour the world song on Africa.  You may begin listening at the beginning- Africa is the first continent they sing about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFF8EuaGjM

*Go to Geography Trails.  There are 2 Geography Terms we are going to learn about this week.  They are Plateau and desert.  You need to write down the following definitions.  If you need more space, you can write them on the back of this paper, or on another sheet of paper.

Plateau- an area of relatively level high ground.

Desert- a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation

*Practice your NORTHERN African geography: https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3037

Day 3: Go to Geography Trails week 15, on page 6.  Answer the questions. And do the mapping.

*Begin practicing your WESTERN African Geography.  Don’t forget to use a map at the beginning! https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3038

 

***ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK!!! You don’t have to do any geography during your break.  HOWEVER!  If you spend 10 minutes a day 4 or 5 times a week learning the northern and western geography of Africa, it will BE A HUGE BENEFIT TO YOU!  You will have to work so much less when you come back!  Practice if you can!

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