Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CNN Student News and an EDpuzzle Assessment

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.; Hong Kong; Taiwan; the South Korean island of Jeju; southern China; the Japanese island of Amami Oshima; and Saddle Brook, New Jersey 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. If you need to refer to a transcript of today's broadcast you can find it here

Edpuzzle Video Assessment: The Indus Valley  Today you will demonstrate some of what you've learned about the Indus Valley Civilization by completing a mini-video assessment through EDpuzzle. After the clicking the link, click "Login," "Student," and then "Sign in with Google."
Once you're logged in, locate the Social Studies video "Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course." This is the same video we watched as a class yesterday and will cover some of the same things you have been learning about this week. If you have headphones, use them. As the video progresses, it will stop periodically and ask you a question. You must answer the question in order to proceed. Your score on this activity will count towards your assessment grade in this class. If you don't finish your EDpuzzle in class today, please complete it by Friday, January 29. Good luck!
Homework  (1.) Complete your Indus Valley EDpuzzle Assessment by Friday, January 29. (2.) Remember to complete the Indus Valley Civilization - Cloze Reading Activity and  The Indus Valley Civilization - Cognitive Content Dictionary, both of which are also due Friday, January 29