GEOGRAPHY Date: 9/10/09 GS: 3.1 Objective: SWBAT Identify and describe the physical characteristics of Earth. Warm-up: Think about the Earth’s surface and list conditions that must be present in a space station to support life.
The Planets Terrestrial Earth Mars Mercury Venus Gaseous Jupiter Saturn Neptune Uranus
Date: 9/11/09 GS: 3.1 and 5.2 Objective: SWBAT Analyze the Continental Drift Theory and identify the internal and external forces that shape Earth’s surface. Warm-up: What is happening in this picture? What do you think this cartoon is referring to?
Continental Drift Theory In 1912, Alfred Wegener developed the As this plays, think about what is causing the continents to drift apart
Began 125 million years ago, lasted 6 million years
Covered an area the size of Alaska, 30 kilometers thick in some places
9 Mount St. Helens in Washington State Was dormant for over 100 years May 18th, 1980, killed 57 people and caused $3 Billion in damage Most deadly eruption in U.S. History
8 Grimsvotn, Iceland: 2004 This volcano is located under a glacier Liquid builds up, lifts the glacier causing huge floods known as jokulhlaups. 1996: Second largest river in the world, for a brief moment
7 Mauna Kea, Hawaii Dormant for last 4,500 years Slow, river-like lava flow From its base at the Pacific Ocean this volcano is 33,476 feet high, making it the tallest mountain in the world, not the highest.
6 Papadayan: Java, Indonesia Last major eruption in 1772 killing 3,000 people and destroying 40 villages Much of the area is restricted because of minor tremors and eruptions as recently as 2002.
5 Mount Pelee, Martinique Last eruption in 1902, largest in 20th Century Killed over 30,000 people, destroyed Saint Pierre left only two survivors Lava and toxic clouds traveled at speeds of 600 miles per hour with temperatures of 1075 degrees F
4 Krakatoa, Indonesia 1883: Multiple explosions with a force 13,000 times larger than the bomb used at Hiroshima 37,000 were killed, mainly due to the tsunamis
3 Tambora, Indonesia 1815: Three months of eruptions and explosions Red hot pumice stone dropped from the sky, destroying whole settlements. Destroyed all vegetation on the island and caused famines in the U.S. and Europe as a result of the ash and poison rain-clouds that moved through the stratosphere 71,000 people killed
2 Mount Vesuvius, Rome: 79 A.D. Pompeii and Herculaneum were completely buried under the magma, leaving the death toll at 25,000. The volcano has erupted more than a dozen times since then
1 Laki, Iceland: 1783 Clouds of poisonous fluorine and sulphur dioxide killed 50% of the livestock and ¼ of the population. Effects were felt all over the world: Britain called that summer “sand-summer” due to all the ash carried over The poisonous clouds spread all over Europe The toxins released in the atmosphere caused a cooling effect on the entire Northern Hemisphere. As a result, 8,000 people died in Britain, New Jersey received a record amount of snow, the Mississippi was frozen at New Orleans and there was ice in the Gulf of Mexico.
Reilly, Michael: Top 10 Volcanoes in Geological History. Discovery Channel, Sep. 10, 2009. http://dsc.discovery.com/earth/slideshows/top-10-volcanoes/
Date: 9/14/09 GS: 5.3 Objective: SWBAT: Explain, describe and discuss Earth’s water cycle and systems. Warm-up: In the U.S. we use on average 176 gallons of water per person, per day while the average person in Africa uses about 10 gallons of water per person, per day (although it varies across the continent). Why do you think this is? What are some ways you can think of to preserve water?
Water-related diseases: 50% of the world’s diseases come from unsanitary water use. Some of these include: Anaemia Arsenicosis Cholera Fluorosis Hepatitis Lead Poisoning Malaria Malnutrition Ringworm Scabies Trachoma Typhoid
Date: 9/15/09 Standard: 1.2 Objective: SWBAT: Locate Europe’s present-day countries and capitals by drawing on prior knowledge and the knowledge of their classmates. Warm-up: If you could go anywhere in Europe where would you go and why?
Groups for Europe Map Competition Group 1: Carson Maddy Ben Casey Ashely T. Group 2: Cole W. Timara Skyler S. Claudia Rachel Group 3: Faith Anthony Jonathon Maria Ashley S. Group 4: Will Chelsea Rudy Cole Skylar Group 5: Emily Kent Ryan Andre Caleb Directions: 1.Get into your groups 2. Come up with a team name 3. Get out a piece of notebook paper and something to write with To average scores: 1.Add up the total number of correct scores in the group (A) 2.Divide that by the number of group members
Groups for European Map Competition: Group 1: Group 2: Group 3: Lindsay Andy Alex Nate Emily Jonathan Chelsi Hanna Kendra Edgar Josh Directions: 1.Get into your groups 2. Come up with a team name 3. Get out a piece of notebook paper and something to write with To average scores: 1.Add up the total number of correct scores in the group (A) 2. Divide that by the number of people in your group
Date: 9/16/09 Standard: 1.1 Objective: SWBAT: Draw an accurate grid system of Europe. Warm-up: What is a peninsula? Why would Europe be called the Peninsula of Peninsulas?
Date: 9/17/09 Standards: 5.1 and 2.3 Objective: SWBAT: Analyze the changing environment and culture of the Alps region. Warm-up: What attractions might draw visitors to the Alps? What drawbacks might there be to living in this kind of environment?
Date: 9/21/09 Standard: 5.3 Objective: SWBAT: Plan a vacation through Europe. Warm-up: Write down one question you have about European Culture
Date: 9/23/09 Standard: 4.4 Objective: SWBAT: Discuss the meaning of Urbanization and the problems that occur along with it. Warm-up: What conclusions can you make from this picture? Name some of Earth’s largest cities using this picture.