Friday, October 4, 2019



1.      Geography – study of the earth
2.      Region – large area of land with common features
3.      Landform – shape on the Earth’s surface
4.      Climate – the weather an area has over a number of years
5.      Temperature – measurement of hot and cold
6.      Precipitation – moisture that falls to the earth (rain, snow)
7.      Arid – dry
8.      Humid – wet
9.      Natural resource – materials found in nature that people use to meet their needs and wants
10.  Nonrenewable resource –materials we can’t use again (coal)
11.  Renewable resource – materials we can use again (trees)
12.  Mineral – substance found in the Earth that is neither a plant nor an animal
13.  Fossil fuel – the remains of ancient plants or animals
14.  Environment – surroundings in which people, plants, and animals live
15.  Economy – the way its people use natural resources, money and knowledge to produce goods and services
16.  Pollution – harmful chemicals that make our air, soil, and water dirty
17.  Acid rain – polluted moisture that falls to the Earth
18.  Conservation – protection and careful use of natural resources
19.  Recycle – using something again

20.  What is one negative effect of a landfill?

21.  What are the 3 C’s to help the environment?

22.  The gases produced by burning fossil fuels usually contain which element?
C _ _ _ _ _  D_ _ _ _ _ _

23.  Name two examples of fossil fuels.

24.  Name two renewable resources.

25.  Name two nonrenewable resources.

26.  Which natural resource does recycling paper allow people to conserve?

27.  What would happen if there were no recycling?

28.  Name 3 ways you can conserve energy.

29.  How many regions are in the United States?

30.  What region do you live in?

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


PERIODS 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B

Complete vocabulary and sentences.
Text pg. 50 #s 1-10
Text pg. 52 #s 1-15
This will be graded.

TEST: Wednesday (October 9th)

Most of this work should be done. The students have had this since Friday (September 27th) and we completed at least half of it together during class.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


PERIODS 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B

Complete textbook pg. 24
- Vocabulary #s 1 - 15
- Thinking About Facts #s 1, 3, 6, 7, 8

- Study the study guide.


This is due Thursday. 
Complete textbook pg. 24
- Vocabulary #s 1 - 15
- Thinking About Facts #s 1, 3, 6, 7, 8

Test Tuesday (9/24)
- Study the study guide.


We are still working on our world maps.

Name:                                                                                  Social Studies Study Guide (Life in the United States)  
Culture – entire way of life for a group of people (customs, beliefs, language)
Diversity – variety
Unity – being as one or in agreement
Values – beliefs that guide the way people live
Immigrant – person who leaves one country to go and live in another
Ancestor – relatives that lived before you
Ethnic group – people who share the same customs and language
Census – official study of the people of a country (every 10 years)
Population – number of people living in a place
Prejudice – negative opinion formed without proof
Constitution – plan of government for a country
Democracy – people make the laws and run the government
Republic – people elect representatives to run the country
Citizen – person born in a country or choose to become a member of that country by law
Civil rights – individual rights of a citizen under the law
History – study of the past
Historian – people who study the past
Primary source – information from the time being studied (eyewitness, video, photo)
Secondary source – account of the past written by someone who was not there (textbook, recent film)
Oral history – spoken records that are passed from one generation to the next
Perspective – point of view, how you see something
The US is country of much diversity because we have ancestors who were immigrants from elsewhere.
Americans share the values of family, friends, freedom, and the right to choose what we want to do.
It is important to study history so we do not repeat the mistakes from the past.
We the people of the United States are the first seven words to the Constitution. This is important because it states that “we” have a say in the government.
Population: US (329 million) ….. Word (7.5 billion)
You must be able to tell me at least 3 things from 9/11. Use your paper we did in class to study.

Thursday, September 12, 2019


Write a definition or sentence depending on your class.


- diversity, ethnic group

- diversity, unity, immigrant, ancestors, ethnic group, prejudice


- unity, values, prejudice

- unity, values, immigrant, ethnic group, population


- ethnic group, census

- ethnic group, population


- ethnic group

- values, culture, census


- no homework

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Week of 9/3

Test Friday
Periods 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A

World Map Puzzles are due Friday 

Periods 1A and 1B: finish coloring the continents 

Periods 2A, 2B, 3A: finish coloring and cutting the continents

Period 3B: Study the 7 continents and 5 oceans  

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Please return all paperwork for the office

Monday, May 20, 2019



Study Guide: Vietnam War, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Branches of Government

-          Domino Theory – America couldn’t let Ho Chi Minh take over Vietnam because Laos and Cambodia would quickly become communist countries
-          North Vietnam – communist
-          South Vietnam – anti-communist
-          Viet Cong advantage – they knew the terrain extremely well
-          Unpopularity of Vietnam – gruesome bloodshed on both sides
-          Richard Nixon slogan – “Peace with honor”
-          The United States and Vietnam are trading partners today.
-          58,000 died

Memorial Day / Veterans Day
-          Memorial Day - Federal Holiday
-          Decorate graves with flags and flowers
-          Victory gardens were planted in Philadelphia during WWII.
-          For draftees, military service is required.
-          The War in Afghanistan is the longest lasting war in U.S. history.
-          Approximately 1,000,000 Americans have died in uniform.
-          The tradition of attending a parade supports the idea that Memorial Day is a celebration.
-          Sending care packages is a way to support deployed soldiers.
-          All veterans that are deployed have to spend time away from their friends and family.
-          Military casualties are unavoidable because some soldiers work in dangerous conditions.

Branches of Government

-         Legislative
§  Makes the laws
§  Congress (2 chambers) Senate / House of Representatives
§  Senate – 100 senators (2 from each state)
§  House of Representatives – number based on population (535)
-          Executive
§  Approve the laws
§  President is in charge
§  President (2 terms / 4years each)
§  Cabinet – group of people who help the president make decisions
-          Judicial
§  Carry out the laws
§  Supreme Court
§  9 Judges (life or retire)

***** Define on the back: Constitution, Bill of Rights, veto *****