Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 14

We started a film study today of "Whale Rider", which we hopefully will be able to finish off tomorrow after the World Geography Test. I'm going to be doing a homework check on your Chapter 2 Key Terms and Questions tomorrow. Don't forget that he Illustrated Concept Map Assignment is due on Monday, September 25th. You're writing your World Geography Test tomorrow, please see the study guide below.  

This test will take place on Friday, September 15th. It is simply a country and capital cities identification test. You will be given a world map with certain countries, capital cities, and places identified and you need to be able to write out what country it is. Here are the countries that may appear on the test:
  • any of the EU countries (there are 28 countries in the EU)
  • any of the NATO countries (there's some overlap here with the EU, but not all EU countries are members of NATO)
  • any of the G7 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom
  • full members of MERCOSUR: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and other associate members or countries that are achieving membership in MERCOSUR, such as: Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador
  • to ask you to know ALL of the countries in the African Union would be cruel, so we'll focus on countries that came up last year or will likely be in the news this year: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan
  • other very important countries that will be in the news this year, or that we'll be talking about, or get mentioned in your textbook: Cuba, Mexico, China, India, Myanmar (Burma), Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel
  • **BIG HINT: if a country is a member of a few of these international organizations then there's a STRONG possibility that they will be on the test!!**
Please use the following links for studying for this test:

We went to the library's Red Lab today to work on your IA. You'll have class time to work on this tomorrow as well. We'll get back to the fight to ratify the Treaty of Versailles next week. 

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