Friday, January 21, 2022

Human Environment Interactions in Europe Part 1

  

EQ:
  • How have environmental resources and limitations shaped European life?
Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • How are the Europeans using natural resources to meet their needs?
  • How have Europeans modified their environment to meet their needs?
Evaluate:

Bill of Rights

  

  EQ:
  • How does the Bill of Rights help the government balance the rights and order in the US political system?
Engage:  
Explore:
  • Vocabulary Day 1: civil law, double jeopardy, criminal law, defendant, majority rule, due process, grand jury, eminent domain
  • Vocabulary Day 2: indictment, jury, probable cause, prosecution, protest, seizure, self-incrimination, warrant
  • Rights Before the Revolution
  • Protecting the People
  • Personal Liberty
  • Rights of the Accused
  • Limited Government
Explain:
  • Why were Americans fearful of a strong central government?
  • How did the Bill of Rights calm people's fears about a strong central government?
  • How does the Bill of Rights protect personal freedom?
  • How does the Bill of Rights protect against abuse of the justice system
  • How does the Bill of Rights limit the power of the central government?
Evaluate:

  • Assessment
Extend:

Biomes and Population Density of Europe

  


EQ:
  • How are the ecosystems Europe affected by the physical landforms?
  • How does the physical landforms of Europe influence population density?
Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • What landforms affect the biomes in Europe?
  • How is population density influenced by landforms?
  • How is the population density influenced by climate?
Evaluate:

  • Class discussion

Friday, January 07, 2022

How Did Facism Rise in Europe?

As we watch today's video and define the vocabulary words, think about the rise of fascism in Europe. Could this happen in the United States today? What techniques did the fascists employ to become popular with the people of their countries?

EQ:

  • How did Fascism rise in Europe?

Engage:

  • Review Walt Disney's reasons for going to South America during World War 2 

Explore:

Explain:

  • How do fascists rise to power?
  • What led people to embrace fascism in Europe in the 20th century?
  • Who is Benito Mussolini?

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary- Fascism, Holocaust, concentration camp, economy, fanaticism

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Political and Climate Map of Europe

  Today we will be looking at the countries and capitals of Europe. I want us to focus on how the physical geography of Europe has affected the political boundaries of the countries as well as how they have affected the placement of the major cities.


Today's video will be over Southeast England and we will be learning about some interesting history of the area. We might even learn about one of the most infamous murders in England's history!



EQ:
  • What are the countries and capitals of Europe?
Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • Are the political boundaries in Europe affected by the physical landforms?
  • What do you notice about the majority of major cities in Europe (think water this time)?
  • How does climate affect where cities/capitals are located?
Evaluate:

  • Classroom Discussion of questions. 

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Victorian Slum House

  

https://www.pbs.org/show/victorian-slum-house/

Victorian Slum House is a reality show created by the British Broadcasting Company in 2016 to show how people lived in a slum in London during the time from 1860-1900. 

As we continue to migrate from South America to Europe we can learn a little about England here as well as review a few lessons from the social-emotional learning we have been learning in the mornings. 

As you watch this show think about life during this time. How does it compare to your life today? In what ways is your life better? In what ways is it not as good?

Engage:

  • Episode 13 Horrible Histories Victorian Slum Children Factory Work/Victorian Suffragette  (18:10-23:31) 

Explore:

  • Victorian Slum House video (54:36) AppleTV

Explain:

  • Define: slum, outhouse, dosshouse, on the tick, piece work
  • Why do people live in the slum?
  • What problems do the people face?
  • How can the people become successful?
  • How is your life different from the children in the show? Create a 'T' Chart to compare the kids lives in the show and the students' lives today.

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary
  • Class Discussion

Extend:

  • The rest of the series is online.

EQ: What lessons we learned from SEL are reinforced by watching Victorian Slum House?

 

Constitutional Convention

  

EQ:
  •  How did the Constitution affect the balance of power?
Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • How did the Philadelphia Convention begin?
  • How did  a major disagreement lead to one of the key features of the US government?
  • How did the question of slavery shape the new government?
  • In what ways does the Constitution limit the powers of the national government?
  • How did debate over the Constitution lead to the creation of the Bill of Rights?
  • How was the Constitution finally agreed upon?
Evaluate:
  • The students will answer each question under Explain
Extend:

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Rick Steves' Day

 Today we are going to be watching some Rick Steves videos. The first is about Norway. How is this country like Denmark? How is it different?



Next we will watch a fun little video about five very small countries in Europe. Why do you think these countries still exist? I bet we can figure it out together. 



The last video today is on Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Portugal has very important ties to the Americas, Do you know any of them? I will give you a hint, one country in South America speaks Portuguese!


EQ
  • What can we learn about Norway?
  • What can we learn about Portugal?
  • Why are there micro-countries in Europe?
Explore:
Explain:
  • How is Norway like and unlike Denmark?
  • Why is Portugal important to the Americas?
  • Why are there micro-countries in Europe?
Evaluate:

  • Worksheet

Monday, December 13, 2021

Rick Steves' European Christmas

  



Today we will look at some of the Christmas traditions as celebrated in different countries in Europe. It is very interesting to compare how we in the US or even in our own house celebrate Christmas with how it is celebrated in other cultures. 

EQ: What are some Christmas traditions in Europe?

Engage:

  • What traditions do your family have this time of year?
  • If you don't celebrate Christmas, are there other holidays you celebrate during this time?
  • Do any of you not celebrate during this time of year?

Explore:

Explain:

  • Do these traditions look like your traditions?
  • Which traditions would you like to do?
  • Which traditions are you glad you don't do?

Evaluate: 

  • Class discussion

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Map of Europe Day 2

  Today we are going to continue to make a physical copy of the physical map of Europe. 


We will be using this as a reference as we explore Europe's climate, population, biomes, and more. How important is the physical geography of a continent?

Today's Rick Steve's video is on the Scottish Highlands. Do you remember where Scotland is on the map?


 

EQ:
  • What are the physical landforms in Europe?
Engage: 
Explore:
Explain:
  • How does the landforms in Europe affect its history, economics, and population density?
Evaluate:
  • Copy the physical landform map.