This Week In Social Studies

Week of September 20, 2019

We are starting off the week with our Landforms of the USA and Chapter 3 quizzes. We will spend this week AND next working on chapter 4, Pinpointing on a Globe and Time Zones. Students will learn about latitude and longitude, the Prime Meridian and equator, the North and South Pole, hemispheres, and the time zones found in the continental United States. Our map this week includes the continents, Prime Meridian, equator, and the northern, southern, eastern, and western hemispheres. 

Both quizzes will be on MONDAY, September 30 and may run into Tuesday/Wednesday depending on our field trip and quarterly benchmark schedules.

Chapter 4 Study Guide

Chapter 4 Study Guide Key

Continents-Hemispheres-Meridians Maps (Blank and Labeled)

Kahoot! Challenge (coming soon)

Week of September 16, 2019

On Monday, we took our map quiz and chapter quiz over landforms. We will begin chapter 3, Boundaries and Bridges, on Tuesday by completing a study guide in class. This chapter is about features on the earth that are man made. We will look at photographs and videos to identify these features and discuss how they are alike and different and also how they are useful to society.

Because of our early release on Friday, our quizzes from last week were pushed to Monday. This will push THIS week’s quizzes to Monday as well, which will give students the weekend to study if they so choose.

Chapter 3 Study Guide
Chapter 3 Study Guide Answer Key
Landforms of the USA Maps (Blank and Labeled)

Kahoot Challenge: Click Here to Play!

Week of September 9, 2019

This week we'll be wrapping up our landform study in Chapters 1 and 2. We will look at photos of different landforms, build them with Playdoh, do a landform picture match, and review with Kahoot on Thursday. 

Friday we will have a quiz for Chapters 1 and 2 as well as the map quiz for this week over continents and oceans. Links for the study guide and blank/labeled maps can be found below.

Don't forget...your child can do this week's Kahoot! at home for extra review! The links are posted in last week's information.

Blank/Labeled Map
Chapters 1 and 2 Study Guide

Week of September 3, 2019

In social studies, we are working on chapters 1 and 2 in our world geography booklet. Students received their copy of this booklet today and will be using it in class to complete their study guide over the next couple of days. When they bring it home later this week, I've recommended to them that they keep it in their home folders so they do not lose them because they cannot be replaced. Any reading done in these books at night can be recorded for their nightly reading.

Friday we will have a quiz over the compass rose. Students will label a blank compass rose with intermediate and cardinal directions. These items will be added to website sometime this evening.

The test for chapters 1 and 2 will be next Friday, September 13. I will provide a copy of the booklet for students to use during the quiz. (I will be out of town for my brother's wedding on this day. Mrs.Gregory will be my substitute.)

Kahoot Challenge: PIN number: 0356007

Chapters 1 and 2 Study Guide
Chapters 1 and 2 Study Guide Answers
Blank Compass Rose
Labeled Compass Rose

Week of August 26, 2019

This week we are doing some hands-on learning with a Traveling Trunk from the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. On loan to us through Friday, the students will practice map skills, learn about map scales, map grids, elevation, products that are important to Tennessee, how families traveled across the state in the early days, and more!

There will be NO chapter quiz this week but the students WILL have a map quiz Friday over their North America map. A labeled copy can be found here and a blank copy here.

Additionally, all students will receive their first social studies booklet, Around the World, next week. The second booklet will be sent home after Christmas break.

Week of August 19, 2019
We are continuing our study of Tennessee. This week we will be working on map skills and using Tennessee maps to locate specific information. We will also review the chapter by playing Kahoot on Thursday. Our map quiz and chapter quiz will both be on Friday. If you need additional copies of the chapter, study guide, or maps, they are available at the links noted in the previous week below.

Open House for K-2nd is tomorrow at 7:00. 3rd-5th is Thursday at 7:00.

Check out my DonorsChoose project here!

Week of August 12, 2019

Welcome back! We've jumped right in to our social studies content for this year, starting with types of maps, cardinal and intermediate directions, and map grids. This week and next, we'll begin our study of Tennessee and explore the geography and economics of our state. 

All students will be receiving a copy of the two books we'll be using in class this year, Across the Ocean and Around the World. This book can be written in and used to study at home as well as in class, so your child will need to bring the book back and forth to school and home each day.

The students will have a map quiz over our TN map on Friday, August 23. They practice labeling a map multiple times each day in class. If you would like a copy to study at home, the blank map can be found here and a labeled copy here.

We will also have a quiz over the chapter on August 23. Students will complete a study guide in class and receive a copy of the chapter to bring home.

Chapter 13 Study Guide
Chapter 13 Study Guide Answers
Copy of Chapter 13

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