Monday, September 24, 2012

Study Guide for Mapping Test

Study Guide for Mapping Test - all answers are in the student's notes.

Mapping Quiz Study Guide

 1)    Define Globe: A model of Earth as seen from space.

 2)    List the seven Continents.

 3)    List the four oceans.

 4)    What does hemisphere mean?

 5)    What does the equator divide the Earth into?

 6)    What does the prime meridian divide the Earth into?

 The next three questions use the 1st page in the packet to study (Circle 1):

 7)    What hemisphere is shown on the globe?
8)    Label the five continents shown.

 9)    Label the four oceans.

 10)                  What are the two names for the lines running north and south on a map?
Longitude and Meridians.
11)                  What are the two names for lines running east or west on a map?
Latitude and Parallel
12)                  This question is a skill question finding latitude and longitude coordinates.

 13)                  Create a compass rose.

 14)                  What are the cardinal directions?

N, E, W, S
15)                  What are the intermediate directions?

Questions 16 – 19 are skill questions finding directions on a map.

20) What does scale do for you on a map?

       Helps you convert map distance to real distance.

Questions 21 and 22 are skill questions using scale.

 Bonus: What city does the Prime Meridian run through?

Homework for Monday, September 24th

Homework for Monday, September 24th: Using a Map Grid

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Homework for Tuesday, September 11th, Wednesday, September 12th, and Thursday, September 13th.

The Learner Profile for International Baccalaureate

1. Reflective: Giving thought to your own learning and experiences; understanding your strengths and weaknesses

2. Balanced: Physically, intellectually, emotionally balanced

3. Thinkers: Think critically and creatively; make reasoned, ethical decisions

4. Risk Takers: Approach unfamiliar situation with courage and forethought; bravely and articulately defend one’s belief

5. Open-Minded: Understand and appreciate one’s own and other’s cultures, traditions, perspectives

6. Principled: Act with honesty and integrity; take responsibility for actions

7. Inquirers: Curious, Independent Learners; love learning

8. Communicators: Understand and express ideas confidently and creatively; work effectively and willingly in groups

9. Caring: Shows concerns, compassion, respect toward others; commit to service

10. Knowledge: Explore ideas, acquire deep knowledge, and develop understanding

The learner profile is a very important part of your work in the International Baccalaureate program. Your assignment will be to pick FOUR profile traits from above that you think are important. After you choose your traits you will find pictures that identify them. You may use magazines, the internet, or draw the illustrations yourself. After you find these you will write a short explanation on how the pictures explain that trait and why it is important to possess it in school and everyday life.

This mini project will account for 40 points. Your grade will be based on how your pictures represent the specific learner profile trait and how you explain why they are important to possess in daily life. Neatness, spelling, and grammar will be taken into consideration when grading the following mini project.

Possible Points
Student Assessment
Teacher Assessment
Profile 1 : Picture represents learner profile
Complete sentence that explains how you demonstrate this learner profile.
Profile 2 : Picture represents learner profile
Complete sentence that explains how you demonstrate this learner profile.
Profile 3 : Picture represents learner profile
Complete sentence that explains how you demonstrate this learner profile.
Profile 4 : Picture represents learner profile
Complete sentence that explains how you demonstrate this learner profile.

Total                                                               40                                         



Level of Achievement
Students can use ideas correctly. Ideas are well developed and explained using many examples and details. The student can use ideas in a real life situation.
Students use ideas correctly.  Ideas are developed and explained using some examples and details. The student applies ideas to other situations.
Students use ideas correctly but it is basic. Ideas are described and make some connections to subject matter.
Students’ use of ideas is not always correct. Basic description of ideas.
Students’ use of ideas is not correct. Some of the ideas are described in a basic way.
The student does not reach is not a standard described by any of the descriptors.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Homework for Monday, September 9th

Homework for Monday, September 9th: Using a Global Grid

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Homework for Wednesday, August 5th

Homework for Wednesday, August 5th: Understanding Longitude and Latitude

Homework for Tuesday, August 4th.

Homework for Tuesday, August 4th: Understanding Hemispheres