Social Studeis 7A Backup Test

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Introduction to European geography

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Political Map of S. Europe


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Full moon on Friday the 13th!

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Norwegian Stave Church

Norwegian Stave Chuch, Micha Reiser, 2010.


You must put both names on assignments.




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Thumbnail map of Southern Europe

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Time Zone Thumbnail

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Southern Europe


Full moon on Friday the 13th!

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Composite of the full moon.






    Number, Name   Links   Deadline
   The Course Assessment   Quiz Star   August 22 or 23, in class only
   Parent Letter   Click here.   Aug. 23
   One, Introduction to Geography Terms and Measurement   Click here.   Aug. 28
   Two, Oceans, Seas, and Continent Name   Click here.   Sept. 2
   Three, The United Kingdom, Part One   Click here.   Sept. 11
   Four, The United Kingdom, Part Two   Click here.   Sept. 18
   Notebook Check One   Click here.   Sept. 23
   Five, Introduction to Europe   Click here.   Sept. 25
   Six, Scandinavia   Click here.   Oct. 9
   Seven, Physical & Political Geo. of Scandinavia & Baltics   Click here.   Oct. 16
   Eight, France, Germany, Poland and the Low Countries   Click here.   Oct. 23
   Nine, Southern Europe   Click here.   Oct. 30
   Notebook Check Two   Click here.   Oct. 29
   Ten, Three Mediterranean Cities   Click here.   Nov. 6
   Eleven, Australia   Click here.   Nov. 13


Unit Reading Materials

Unit One




Journal Items

Remember -

  • We evaluate a current event or fact piece about one of our topics here every day. You will keep a journal with your evaluations in it.
  • You will submit your journal entries from each week Friday. Please, submit only the items for that week each Friday.
  • You will keep your journal entries on 8 1/2" x 11" three hole punch paper.
  • When your journal entries are returned, keep them in your class binder.
  • You are required to evaluate every piece of art we use. This includes days you may be absent.

The links to the journal entries we use for each day are found in the right hand column of this table. 

If you want to see an example of how your journals should be formatted, click here.

Weekly Vocabulary

For the week ending 8/24

  • Dormant
  • Iconic
  • Debut

For the week ending 8/30

  • Pumice
  • Allege
  • Epidemic
  • THC

For the week ending 9/6

  • Moniker

For the week ending 9/13

  • New World
  • Narrative

For the week ending 9/20

  • byzantine
  • seismic
  • Gondwana

For the week ending 9/26

  • abattoir
  • brawn
  • whimsical

For the week ending 10/11

  • porridge
  • forebear

For the week ending 10/18

  • Cumbersome

For the week ending 10/25

  • Bulbous
  • Amphora
  • Swath
  • Hijab

For the week ending 11/01

  • Don (v.)
  • Enigma
  • Depraved
  • Heinous
  • Nebula

Link to the news article for the day

For the week ending 8/23

8/22 Making Bread with 4500 Year Old Yeast
8/23 Inkless Pen

For the week ending 8/30
8/26 Giant Pumice Raft
8/27 Amazon Fires
/28 Vaping Lawsuit
8/29 Hurricane Dorian
8/30 Marijuana Warnings

For the week ending 9/6
9/3 Hurricane Naming
9/4 Michigan Bans Flavored E Cigarettes
9/5 Dorian Nears South Carolina
9/6 Dorian Hits Cape Hatteras

For the week ending 9/13
9/9 Idaho Artifacts
9/10 Supermarket Sells Only Wasted Food
9/11 911 Memorials
9/12 Full Moon on Friday the 13th
9/13 Common Superstitions

For the week ending 9/20
9/16 Attack on Saudi Oil Facility
9/17 Army Recruting Goals
9/18 Greater Adria Geology
9/19 Eleanor Statue Discovery
9/20 Tropical Storm Imelda

For the week ending 9/26
9/23 Roman Britain Slaughterhouse
9/24 600-year-old Scottish Boots
9/25 Unpiloted Cargo Ship
9/26 Ancient Ceramic Baby Feeding Tools

For the week ending 10/11
10/7 Viking Barley in Greenland
10/8 Viking Swords
10/9 Fat Katmai Bears
10/10 Snakeheads in Georgia
10/11 Da Vinci Bridge Design

For the week ending 10/18
10/14 Typhoon Hits Japan
10/15 Cyberbullying Detection Software
10/16 Silver Coins in Estonia
10/17 Egyptian Coffins
10/18 California Fault Line

For the week ending 10/25
10/21 3000-year-old Toolkit
10/22 Cars to Say No to Drunk Drivers
10/23 Neolithic Cemetery
10/24 Sonoma Fires
10/25 Disqualified for Hijab

For the week ending 11/01
10/28 Baghdadi Killed
10/29 780 Day Space Flight
10/30 History of Halloween
10/31 Jack-O-Latern Nebula
11/01 Yukon Rhino Fossils

For the week ending 11/08
11/04 Anglo Saxon Hoard
11/05 The Hunley
11/06 Screen Time
11/07 Voyager II
11/08 Colorado Archeological Site

For the week ending 11/15
11/11 Veterans Day Facts
11/12 Australia Wildfires
11/13 Swan Migration
11/14 Felony Murder Charges
11/15 Venice Flooding