Week February 24th

Monday –

Preview Unit 8, “South Asia”


Tuesday –

Chapter 29, Section 1, “Road to Independence”

Section 1 worksheet


Wednesday –

Section 2, “India’s People and Economy”

*Early Release Day


Thursday –

Section 3, “Other Countries of South Africa”

Section 2 and 3 Quiz


Friday –

Vocabulary Test

PLATO Lab – research over South Asia



Week of February 17th

Chapter 27 – East and Southern Africa


Monday – No School, Presidents Day

Tuesday – Section 1, “Kenya”  pages 565-568


vocabulary:  harambee, pyrethrum, malnutrition


Students will learn that a spirit of of cooperation has helped to develop its economy, especially in cash crop agriculture.


Section 2, “Other Countries of East Africa”  pages 569-572


vocabulary:  strategic value, ethnocracy, villagization


Students will learn that regional conflicts and drought leading to famine have disrupted many East African nations.


Section 1,2 Quiz




Wednesday- Section 3, “South Africa”  pages 573-576


vocabulary:  apartheid, segregation, sanction


Students will learn that after many years of colonial rule and racial segregation, South Africa is now a free society.




Thursday- Section 4, “Other Countries of Southern Africa”  pages 580-583


vocabulary:  enclave, white flight, land redistribution


Students will learn that the other countries of Southern Africa rely on natural resources to improve their economies.


Guided Reading worksheet / quiz


Chapter 27 Review and Assessment (questions 11-28)  pages 584-585


Study for vocabulary test on Friday




Friday-  Chapter 27 Review and Assessment (questions 11-28)  pages 584-585


(continued from Thursday)


*Vocabulary Test over Unit 7


Test Preparation – page 586-587



Week of February 10th

Chapter 26 – West and Central Africa



Monday-  Section 1, “The Sahel”  pages 541-546


vocabulary:  shifting agriculture, forage, deforestation, desertification, refugee, landlocked, inland delta


Students will learn that the Sahel was once the site of influential African cultures and today is home to a number of countries that struggle to be self-sufficient.




Tuesday-  Section 2, “The Coastal Countries”  pages 547-550


vocabulary:  coup, ancestor worship, animism


Students will learn that most countries along the coast of West Africa have been in political and economic turmoil since achieving independence.






Wednesday-  Section 3, “Nigeria”  pages 552-554


vocabulary:  World Bank, International Monetary Fund, structural adjustment program


Students will learn that if Nigeria can maintain political stability, its rich resources can offer the region great opportunity.






Thursday-  Section 4, “Central Africa”  pages 555-559


vocabulary:  watershed, mercenary, barter


Students will learn that although Central Africa is rich in resources and culture, some areas face economic and political hardship.


Section 4 Guided Reading worksheet and Quiz


Chapter 26 Review and Assessment, pages 560-561 (Questions 9-24, answers only)




Friday-  Chapter 26 Review and Assessment (continued)


Review vocabulary terms


Week of February 3rd


Preview of Unit 7 – Africa  pages 504-519

Students will learn about the history, climates, ecosystems, and cultures of Africa.



Chapter 25 – North Africa

Section 1, “Egypt”  pages 523-529

vocabulary:  delta, fellaheen, sandstorm, bazaar, basin irrigation, reservoir, perennial irrigation, capital

Students will learn that the Nile River, Muslim culture, and urbanization have helped form the distinctive character of modern Egypt.



Section 2, “Libya and the Maghreb”  pages 531-537

vocabulary:  wadi, caravan, medina, souk

Students will learn that Libya and the Maghreb nations share cultural patterns but have different resources, governments, and economies.



Research countries of Africa in PLATO Lab



Video presentations on Africa

Students will present short films over different locations in Africa

Week of January 27th

Chapter 23

Monday –

Section 1, “Creating the Modern Middle East”

vocabulary:  mandate, Zionist, self-determination


Tuesday –

Section 2, “Israel”

vocabulary:  drip irrigation, potash


Wednesday – (Early Release Day)

Section 3, “Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq”

vocabulary:  Fertile Crescent, militia, anarchy, embargo


Thursday –

Section 4, “Arabian Peninsula”

Section 5, “Turkey, Iran, and Cyprus”

vocabulary:  desalination, infrastructure, falaj system, secular, shah, ayatollah


Friday –

Map Test over Southwest Asia

Unit 6 Vocabulary Test

Week of January 20th

Monday –

Holiday, No School


Tuesday –

Unit 6 Preview (Chapter 21)  Central and Southwest Asia

pages 436-451

Introduction to countries of Central and Southwest Asia


Wednesday –

Chapter 22, Section 1, “The Caucasus Nations”  pages 455-458

vocabulary:  autonomy, genocide, nationalism

Students will learn that the Caucasus nations are rich in natural resources and are home to many ethnic groups.


Thursday –

Section 2, “The Central Asian Nations”  pages 460-463

vocabulary:  chernozem, yurt, fundamentalism, desertification

Students will learn that after the breakup of the Soviet Union, five new independent nations emerged in Central Asia.


Friday –

Chapter 22 Review, Pages 466-467

Review of chapter 22

Write vocabulary for chapter 23

Week of January 13th

Monday –

Chapter 19 vocabulary review worksheet

Chapter 20 – Russia

Section 1, “Regions of Russia”  pages 415-418

vocabulary:  tundra, taiga, steppe, chernozem, permafrost

Section 1 quiz


Tuesday –

Section 2, “Emergence of Russia”  pages 422-426

vocabulary:  czar, abdicate, soviet, command economy, glasnost, perestroika

Section 2 worksheet and quiz

Students will present video presentations over their assigned country


Wednesday –

Section 3, “Geographic Issues in Russia”  pages 427-431

vocabulary:  ruble, black market

Section 3 worksheet and quiz

Students will present video presentations over their assigned country


Thursday –

Students will present video presentations over their assigned country

Review for map and vocabulary test


Friday –

Map test over Central Europe

Unit 5 vocabulary test

Finish video presentations

Week of January 6th

Monday –

Review Classroom Guidelines / Expectations

Unit 5 Preview (Chapter 18) – “Central Europe and Northern Eurasia”  pages 370-385

Chapter 19, Section 1 – “Poland”  pages 389-391

vocabulary:  national identity, ghetto, Holocaust

Students will learn that despite political hardships in the past, the Polish people have maintained their national identity.


Tuesday –

Section 2, “The Czech and Slovak Republics, and Hungary”  pages 393-397

vocabulary:  velvet revolution, collective farm, privatization

Students will learn that formerly under Communist control, the Czech and Slovak Republics and Hungary face new challenges.

Section 1 and 2 Quiz


Wednesday –

Section 3, “The Balkan Peninsula”  pages 398-403

vocabulary:  balkanize, entrepreneur, multiplier effect

Students will learn that the geography of the Balkans has isolated its people into small and often hostile political and ethnic groups.

Section 3 Quiz


Thursday –

Section 4, “Baltic States and Border Nations”  pages 406-411

vocabulary:  annex, diversify

Students will learn that the Baltic states and border nations have established new international relations in the years since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Section 4 Quiz


Friday –

Chapter 19 Review and Assessment, pages 412-413

worksheet – Reviewing main ideas