Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mapping the Present and the Past




CNN Student News and Current Event Mapping  As we watch CNN Student News today, identify one or two news stories that you can pinpoint geographically and place on the Current Event layer of your Social Studies World Map via Google Maps. 

Washington, D.C.; Boston, Massachusetts; Van, Texas; Wimberly and San Marcos, Texas; Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina; Mexico's west coast; mountainous region of Poland; and Six Flags in Georgia were all featured in today's segment. After pinning at least one of these places on your map, consider the most important question: What happened here? You should 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.

Mapping More Hebrew History  Last week we started to map some of the earliest locations and travel routes related to ancient Hebrew History, including Abraham's journey from Mesopotamia to the "promised land" of Caanan, the move to Egypt to escape famine, and the subsequent Exodus, in which Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt to the Sinai Peninsula. If you would like to continue working on this aspect of the Ancient History layer of your Social Studies World Map, consider revisiting this blog post with guidelines and pertinent information.

This week we also learned about what happened to the Hebrews or Israelites after they resettled in Canaan and about their ultimate exile from their homeland. Many different locations could be pinned on your map, including but not limited to Jerusalem, Babylon, ad the Persian capital Susa.  

What happened at these locations? You should 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. Next, try using the 'Draw a line' function on your Google Map to show the routes of the journeys into exile and the return from exile. Several maps from your Social Studies textbook have been provided below to support you in this activity. You may also refer to the excerpt from your textbook here for more information about this place.s   

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 9.09.15 AM.pngScreen Shot 2014-11-21 at 9.09.05 AM.png Homework  Tomorrow, Friday, December 18, is the last day of the quarter and the following assignments must be completed and 'turned in' in order to have a chance to receive full credit: Spread of Judaism - Cognitive Content Dictioanry and Spread of Judaism - Notetaking Study Guide.