Big Understanding: Geography is a lens for understanding the world.

Essential Questions:
  1. How do geographers show information on maps?
  2. Why do geographers use a variety of maps to represent the world?

Assignment 1- Flight Reflection

Directions: Now that we are finished our flight simulation, I would like you to reflect on what we did. On your wiki page, please answer the following questions in complete and detailed sentences.

  1. Did you feel like you were in a race? Why or why not?
  2. Did you and other team members agree on what to do? Why or why not? Give an example of one agreement or disagreement.
  3. What parts of the flight activity were the most challenging? Why?
  4. If you were going to do a similar team activity again, what would you change?
  5. Using your Learner Expectations, which expectation (work habits, ownership of learning, behaviors) did you do well on and which expectation do you think you need to improve? Explain.

Flight Training Part 1 Reflection
Directions: Now that you are finished with part 1 of your flight training, please write a reflection by answering these questions. Write your reflection on your wiki page.

1. Explain one area you think you did well on as you worked on your part 1 flight training packet. Think about your independence, self-direction, behaviors, being prepared, being on task, etc. (2-3 sentences)

2. Explain one area you plan to improve as you move on to part 2 of your flight training. (2-3 sentences)


Flight Simulation Training Part 1
Directions: Use these resources to go through your training.
























Old 2012

Assignment 1- Flight Reflection

Directions: Now that we are finished our flight simulation, I would like you to reflect on what we did. On your wiki page, please answer the following questions in complete and detailed sentences.
  1. Did you feel like you were in a race? Why or why not?
  2. Did you and other team members agree on what to do? Why or why not? Give an example of one agreement or disagreement.
  3. What parts of the flight activity were the most challenging? Why?
  4. If you were going to do a similar team activity again, what would you change?
  5. Name two life skills (e.g. teamwork, problem solving, time management, independence, organization, communication, etc.) you worked on during this flight simulation. For each life skill you chose, give an example of how you worked on it during your flight simulation experience.




















2011

Unit Reflection

Survey has ended.

Assignment 2- Flight Reflection

Directions: Now that we are finished our flight simulation, I would like you to reflect on what we did. On your wiki page, please answer the following questions in complete and detailed sentences.
  1. Did you feel like you were in a race? Why or why not?
  2. Did you and other team members agree on what to do? Why or why not? Give an example of one agreement or disagreement.
  3. What parts of the flight activity were the most challenging? Why?
  4. If you were going to do the same activity again, what would you change?
  5. Name two competencies you worked on during this flight activity. For each competency you chose, explain what you did to develop the competency.

Assignment 1

Create a seven-line poem about Bangladesh. Follow the format given below to write your poem. Use all six thematic maps from Chapter 2 on our wiki to help you. You must write descriptive words not the definition. For example, if the climate is arid, you would need to write "dry" or "not much rain" instead of writing arid.

Line 1 Country name
Line 2 One phrase about a physical feature describing Bangladesh
Line 3 Two adjectives describing Bangladesh’s climate
Line 4 One detail describing Bangladesh's vegetation
Line 5 Two adjectives describing Bangladesh's population density
Line 6 One detail describing land use or resources in Bangladesh
Line 7 Region name of Bangladesh

Add colorful and creative touches to decorate your poem. You will be graded on the quality of your work (including color, neatness, and organization) and if you followed the directions of the assignment properly.

Step 1
Take notes in your Humanities journal on your research for Bangladesh.

Step 2
ON YOUR WIKI PAGE, write descriptive words or phrases for each line. For example, one of Canada's climates is 'subarctic'. For Line 3, I would write these adjectives: cold, rainy, or snowy. I wouldn't write 'subarctic'.















2010

Assignment 3

Directions: Now that we are finished our flight simulation, I would like you to reflect on what we did. On your wiki page, please answer the following questions in complete and detailed sentences.
  1. Did you feel like you were in a race? Why or why not?
  2. Did you and other team members agree on what to do? Why or why not? Give an example of one agreement or disagreement.
  3. If you did not always agree, how did you settle your differences?
  4. If you were going to do the same race again, how would you change your route?
  5. Should next year's students play this simulation? Why or why not?

Assignment 2

Step 1: Choose a country that you want to persuade people to live in. Choose any country you like.
Step 2: Design an advertisement that encourages people to move to this country. Include these things in your ad:
  • a memorable slogan
  • an original map of the hemisphere that shows where your country is located in the world
  • an originalillustration and brief caption for each of the following:
    • landscape (physical features)
    • average weather conditions (climate)
    • plant life (vegetation)
    • the estimated number of people living in your country (Population Density)
    • jobs (Land & Resources; Economic Activity)
  • creative touches to make the ad eye-catching and attractive
  • writing that has correct grammar and spelling

You will be graded on the quality of your work (including color, neatness, and organization) and if you followed the directions of the assignment properly.

Assignment 1

Create a seven-line poem about Bangladesh. Follow the format given below to write your poem. Use all six thematic maps from Chapter 2 on our wiki to help you. You must write descriptive words not the definition. For example, if the climate is arid, you would need to write "dry" or "not much rain" instead of writing arid.

Line 1 Country name
Line 2 One phrase about a physical feature describing Bangladesh
Line 3 Two adjectives describing Bangladesh’s climate
Line 4 One detail describing Bangladesh's vegetation
Line 5 Two adjectives describing Bangladesh's population density
Line 6 One detail describing land use or resources in Bangladesh
Line 7 Region name of Bangladesh

Add colorful and creative touches to decorate your poem. You will be graded on the quality of your work (including color, neatness, and organization) and if you followed the directions of the assignment properly.