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Quest MN History (9/29)

Posted by npolaschek on 29th September and posted in Uncategorized

Today, we got back our comic books and other homework. We also took the quiz for chapter 2.

Tomorrow, we’ll be looking at chapter three and beginning to discuss the Dakota. We’ll go over how the Dakota people pass on their history and cultural values through stories. Students will be asked to either create a story or bring in one they found online.

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Global Studies (9/30)

Posted by npolaschek on 29th September and posted in Uncategorized

Today, we got back our quizzes. We also started talking about contour lines and specifically, Wachtung, which is a mountain range in New Jersey. Students were asked to read a sheet and answer 10 questions based upon it.

Tomorrow, we will continue talking about this and predict where would be a good place to have farms and agricultural areas. Students will look at maps to determine which spot they think would be the best.

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Quest MN History (9/22)

Posted by npolaschek on 22nd September and posted in Uncategorized

Today, we talked about some key terms that will help us understand the physical geography of MN. We also started our MN history comic book project which we will be working on all hour tomorrow. Students should bring colored pencils and notebook paper for tomorrow’s project.

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Global Studies (9/22)

Posted by npolaschek on 22nd September and posted in Uncategorized

Today, we started chapter three and looking at our first region which is Canada and the U.S. We worked in our workbooks and identified 15 key physical features of North America.

Tomorrow, we’ll start working on our mental map (which includes political and physical features) of this region. Students should come to class with their colored pencils.

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Quest MN History (9/17)

Posted by npolaschek on 17th September and posted in Uncategorized

Today, we worked on creating posters that described MN by using symbols without letters, words, maps, or numbers. Students were also asked to bring three things from home that describe what Minnesota means to them.

Tomorrow, we will be sharing our posters through presentation and sharing the three things from home and how these things relate to MN.

Homework: if students did not complete their drawings in class, they should complete these at home and bring them to class to share tomorrow.

Global Studies (9/17)

Posted by npolaschek on 17th September and posted in Uncategorized

Today, for first hour, students got their quiz back, watched the CNN Student news, and completed sections 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 in their work book.

In sections 4 and 6, students completed the Top 10, Bottom 10 activity and read section 2.3.

Tomorrow, for section 1, we will be completing our Top 10 Bottom 10 activity and reading/completing sections 2.6 and 2.7.

For sections 4 and 6, students will be completing section 2.3-2.7 in their workbook.

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Quest MN History

Posted by npolaschek on 10th September and posted in Uncategorized

Today, we finished up our discussion about Longitude and Latitude and starting a map challenge. Students were asked to look at a map and find things like where a county seat was and what county certain town were in. Students will complete this activity on Friday.

Tomorrow we will be watching a video commemorating September 11th and have a short discussion about it.

There is no homework tonight.

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Global Studies (9/10)

Posted by npolaschek on 10th September and posted in Uncategorized

Today, we worked in our student interactive notebooks and identified elements of a map. We read section 1.3 and completed activity 2 in the student handbook. We also began talking about Latitude and Longitude.

Tomorrow we will be watching a video on the September 11th attack.

Homework: Students who did not complete their activities in their notebook will need to do so by Friday. I will be checking students work on Friday and they will be responsible to have this completed by then.

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Quest MN History (9/8)

Posted by npolaschek on 8th September and posted in Uncategorized

Today, we discussed our maps that we created over the weekend and showed them to the class. Each of the maps were to include all of the TODALSS aspects of a map. Then, we looked at the ten largest cities in MN and attempted to identify what was the cause of their growth.

Tomorrow: We will be discussing why the ten largest cities were created. We will take them one by one and use geographic and historical information to infer why these cities are so large and why other cities are not. We will look at several different industries in MN and consider how industry and business has impacted the geography of MN. Finally, we will begin looking at several different elements of geography including Latitude, Longitude, Absolute and Relative location.

There is no homework tonight.

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Welcome back!

Posted by npolaschek on 2nd September and posted in Uncategorized

Welcome to Mrs. Polaschek’s class! It’s exciting to start another year here at BCMS. Today we will be going over the syllabus and getting to know each other. We’ll be doing several different activities to do this!

I’m Mr. Brown and I will be Mrs. Polashek’s long term substitute until November. I’m looking forward to teaching and sharing the first part of this year with all of you!

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