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All students were given a Geography  Final Review to complete and study for their Finals next week.  9th, 10th, and 11th Finals will be next Wed, Thur, and Friday ( 24th, 25th, & 26th).  There will be no exemptions for PAP World Geography.  Please finish the year strong and prepare for your Finals!!  It has been a pleasure being your teacher this year!!

Australia and Oceania

We will officially begin the Australia unit on Monday.  Students will work vocabulary, maps, and take notes over the geography of Australia.  This will be the last unit before Finals.

South Asia Test

The week of April 24th students will complete their physical, cultural, and economic geography notes of South Asia.  Students will receive a test review on Tuesday and will complete the review in class on Wednesday.  We will grade and discuss review while answering all questions.  On Thursday, April 27th, students will take the South Asia Test.  Please study notes and review for your test.

Biology and Algebra I Benchmarks

Students will have Biology and Algebra I Benchmarks on Wednesday, 4-5 and Thursday, 4-6  of this week.  Students will continue with exploring the different cultures of African countries the other days of the week.

In class African Projects

In class the week of March 27th,  students will be working on an A-Z culture book.  Students will create a list of  terms based on physical, political, and human geography of  the countries in  Africa represented by each letter of the alphabet. Students will write the definition or significance of each term and draw an illustration.  The African book will be a Major Grade based on content, illustration creativeness, and overall design of the book.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Hope the Spring Break was awesome!!  We will begin exploring Sub-Saharan Africa by identifying key terms,  labeling physical, political, and climate maps, and taking open notes over power points. Look forward to seeing you return on Monday, March 20th.

Sub-Sahara Africa

Students will begin a new unit this week.  We will introduce the people, land, and history of Sub-Sahara Africa from Tuesday-Friday.  

N Africa and SW Asia Unit Test

Students will complete economic and religious notes for Units 6 & 7 on Monday and Tuesday,  2-27 and 2-28.  Students will begin review for N Africa and SW Asia on Wed & Thur.  The N Africa test will be on Friday, March 3rd and consist of  MC, Matching, and Short Answer portions.   

Essay writing and SW Asia notes

On Tuesday, students will create a Venn diagram representing the essay prompt.  Students will follow guidelines to research, identify, and analyze the similarities and differences of two world religions.  Students will write a one page essay on Wednesday following the essay prompt.  The rest of the week students will take closed notes over the culture and economics of N Africa and SW Asia.


Tutorials will be scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 6:30am due to the suspension of Wildkat Lunch.  

Africa and SW Asia

Students will begin next week (Mon & Tues) preparing for a compare and contrast essay.  The essay will be written in class on Tuesday, Feb. 14th.  On Wednesday,  we will begin the new unit over Africa and SW Asia.  Students will complete the vocab. and map work followed by power point notes the rest of the week.

Russian Unit Test

Students will complete their Russian review worksheets next week.  The test will be scheduled for next Friday,  Feb. 10th.  Students will complete a MC portion and short answer questions for the exam.

Russian Time-line Project

Students will complete a Russian time-line Project in class this week  (1-30 thru 2-3). Students will receive directions for the project on Wed and  time-line class project will be due on Friday.  This will be a major grade and students must complete work in class (Project can not be taken home).

Russia and Central Asia

On Tuesday, we will begin a new unit covering Russia and Central Asia.  We will learn about the physical, cultural, and economics of this region.  

Europe Test

We will have a Europe Test  on  Wed and Thur,  January 18th-19th.  Please study your notes and  review sheet for the test.