Friday, October 9, 2015

Current Event Mapping and Ancient Egypt Webquest

Flocabulary: The Week in Rap  Let's get our Friday started by reviewing some of the important news events took place this around the world this week with our friends at Flocabulary.

Mapping Current Events  Can you place the key current events featured in the "Week in Rap" on a map? That's your task today. To begin, go to your Google Drive, click on "New," scroll down select more, and locate "Google My Maps." Name your map Current Events World Map. I want you to select at least two of the events featured in today's "Week in Rap" video and place them in the geographic location where they took place on your map. You should also include a title for the event, the date(s) the event took place, a brief summary of what happened, and include an appropriate photo or video. Please follow along as a model how to use Google Maps.

Ancient Egypt Webquest  Today will continue working on an Ancient Egypt Webquest, which can be found here. You will be acting as an online Egyptologist, being sent all over the Internet, to gather information about this important and supremely interesting civilization. You will record your findings using the document Ancient Egypt Webquest, which is located in your Social Studies Google Classroom. This assignment will be due next Friday, October 16.  

Homework  Due to Back to School Night, the deadline for the assignments that were to be due today were changed to Monday, October 12. Please make sure the following assignments are completed and 'turned in' by Monday: You Be Judge: Hammurabi's Code, Ancient Achievements Timeline Assessment, and History of Mesopotamia Timeline