Thursday, November 14, 2013

Geography class update - November 14

We began class today with a quiz over our European unit.  The format for the quiz (map work, multiple choice questions, 1 short answer, and bonus questions from fellow students' presentations) will be the same for each unit.  All bonuses earned in class have already been entered into engrade.

If you would like bonus points - either for the test or project section of your grades - here is an opportunity for this unit.  Please read the book Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septys and write a 1 page review of the book.  The review should include a short summary plus your critical thoughts about the book itself and the subject matter.  Parents may wish to preview the book as it's about the gathering of intellectuals to be shipped to labor camps in Siberia under Stalin.  If you would like to participate, please let me know.  The review will be due January 9, 2014.

We began our Russia unit focusing on map work and the command economy of the Soviet Union. 

Homework:
1. complete the handout - be sure to bring your current events article with you to class next week.
2. If you have done a cultural event, please be sure that you have done the write up so that it can be included in your grade.  Please turn in your review of the event within two weeks of attending.  Let me know if you need some ideas for things to do.
3. Be working on your Russia projects - they are due December 5.

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