Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tragedy of the Commons

The Tragedy of the Commons in an economic theory that explains how a minority of people can take a common good, such as shared resources, and take more than what is good for everyone. 

We will be looking at this concept and relate it to our classroom and school resources. What are our common resources? How could these resources be abused by us? How can we keep that abuse from happening? 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kiva in the Classroom



A few years ago I created a Kiva group for my students to make micro loans. We ended up loaning out $100 that year. Today we are going to start lending again.

The students will be using the website Dollar Street to examine the homes and lives of disparate people living all around the world. From that information we will choose a country to target for our micro loan. We will then go to Kiva and look for someone we want to invest in and we will make the loan.

Kiva site
Dollar Street

Me Toloui
Mary Grace
Rahaf

The Foot Soldier of Brimingham



In this lesson we are using the podcast The Foot Soldier by Malcolm Gladwell to discuss inherent bias.  Can the art we create be used to influence belief systems? As we examine the story as well as look at the statue and the picture from which the statue comes, what can we learn about ourselves and how we react based upon what we believe now?

Podcast

Transcript of the podcast. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears



Southwest and Central Asia


Map Directions

1) Draw and label Kazakhstan, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, United Arab Emigrates, Oman, Qatar, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. (p. 404)

2) Label the capitol cities for each country. (p. 404)

3) Label Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and the Persian Gulf. (p. 404)

4) Identify on the map the major resources for southwest and central Asia. Draw the oil pipelines but not the shipping lanes. (p. 405) 

5) Color the countries and the bodies of water.


We will be watching these videos this week as we work on our maps of the eastern Mediterranean region. 




Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Russia, So Much to Learn

There is so much information on Russia, we are going to spend the week learning about it (maybe more?) Follow the steps below to take care of the requirements.

1. Make a copy of the GDoc titled Russia Template and rename the copy Name Russia
2. Watch Russia Physical Geography below and answer the questions on the GDoc
3. Choose a video below, watch and answer the questions on the GDoc. 
4. Repeat
































Erie Canal, Manifest Destiny, and the Monroe Doctrine

Read Chapter 10 Sections 2-3 in the online textbook then watch the videos below.