Tuesday, April 12, 2016

CNN Student News and China Activities

CNN Student News  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. 

North Korea; South Korea; Hiroshima, Japan; Turkey and India 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.

Ancient China Map Project  Today is your last class day to work on your China Map. China Map Directions and a blank template for the China Map assignment can still be found in your Social Studies Google Classroom. There are a multitude of resources you can use to help in labeling your map. An online student atlas can be found here. A physical map of China can be found here. And a political map of China can be found here. We will work on this in class today and tomorrow. The China Map will be due this Friday, April 15

Time for Kids China Activities  If you have finished your China Map, you may work on an alternative assignment. You may either read your A.R. book silently, or you may check out the Time for Kids Around the World activities for China here. Tour through China's most amazing sites here. Travel through our timeline of major events in China's History here. Learn Mandarin Chinese here. Find out what a typical day in the life of a Chinese boy is like here. And finally find out how much you learned during your virtual voyage through China by taking the quiz here.