The 3rd Quarter ended on March 13. Students have the opportunity to improve their grade if they wish by following the instructions provided and reading the email that was sent to students on their school Gmail account on Monday, March 30. If you are happy with your 3rd Quarter grade, then you need to take no additional action at this time. Information about 4th Quarter assignments will be coming to you soon.
-I have exempted all assignments from students that were missing from 3rd quarter from our South Asia unit til March 13th (all other items before this are zeros if they were not turned in) with that being said an exemption does not count against you and does not hurt you - rather makes each of the other assignments count more towards your final quarter grade - it may be in your best interest to complete these assignments
-Quarter 3 Current Event #2 will not be due until 4th quarter - if you completed this already you will not have to do the first one for Quarter 4 - now due May 1st
These are the assignments that you can complete to help your grade this quarter
-Complete any assignment that is from Quarter 3 with a 1 (all 1s are exempt per school policy but you can do these to improve your grade -if they hurt your grade I will not count it)
-Complete any remaining parts of your Nation Creation Project that you had not turned in
-Make specific improvements to any part of your Nation Creation Project (**BE SURE TO NOTIFY ME BY EMAIL IF YOU RESUBMIT ANY PART OF YOUR PROJECT**) this can include all elements of your individual assignment as well as flipgrid peer responses (which can now be completed on a google doc and group feedback on the Google Form)
-Assignments from March 16-27 will be counted as extra credit
Remember this is a first for all of us - let me know if there is anything I can do to help you!
This is a one-year survey course of world geography. The focus of this course is the study of the world’s peoples, places, and environments, with an emphasis on world regions. The knowledge, skills, and perspectives of the course are centered on the world’s peoples and their cultural characteristics, landforms and climates, economic development, and migration and settlement patterns. Spatial concepts of geography will be used as a framework for studying interactions between humans and their environments. Using geographic resources, students will employ inquiry, research, and technology skills to ask and answer geographic questions. Particular emphasis will be placed on students understanding and applying geographic concepts and skills to their daily lives.
Geographic skills provide the necessary tools and technologies for thinking geographically. They also help people make reasoned political decisions and aid in the development and presentation of effective, persuasive arguments for and against matters of public policy. All of these decisions involve the ability to acquire, arrange, and use geographic information. Maps, as well as graphs, sketches, diagrams, photographs, and satellite-produced images, are essential tools of geography.
Graduate, an initiate where every graduate of Poquoson High School will experience in his/her K-12 career Content Knowledge, Workplace Skills, Career Exploration, Community Engagement, and Civic Responsibility. To reinforce this initiative, this course participates in Project Based Learning, where your student may work within a team on a sustained project that will include the “Five C’s” of Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Citizenship.