Unit #3 - United States & Canada
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Unit #3 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
Assignment
Activities
Day/Date
Monday, Oct. 9
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Wednesday, Oct. 11
Thursday, Oct. 12
Friday, Oct. 13
Monday, Oct. 16
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Thursday, Oct. 19
Friday, Oct. 20
Monday, Oct. 23
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Thursday, Oct. 26
Friday, Oct. 27
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Maps of the U.S. and Canada
Northeastern U.S.A.
Southern U.S.A.
Mountain West U.S.A.
Pacific Coast U.S.A.
"The States" Massachusetts
"The States" New York
"The States" South Carolina
"The States" Minnesota
"The States" Colorado
"The States" Texas
"The States" California
U.S.A./Canada Comparison
"The States" Nebraska
Review & Prepare for Unit #3 TEST
Unit #3 TEST
Features and Resources
Region Project
North America Features Map
Resources & Land Use Map
U.S. Infrastructure Article
In this unit, students will study the various regions of the United States
and Canada.  The class will examine the unique characteristics and the
various cultural influences that exist in each region.  The class will
investigate  topics such as immigration, migration, and infrastructure.  
The class will explore the effects that landforms, features, climate, and
natural hazards have had on settlement patterns and economic activities.  
Students will review the economic relationship between the U.S. and
Canada.  will research each region and compare all of the regions to
discover their interdependence.
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
All About Canada
Natural Hazards Chart
The New Face of America
Region Comparison Chart
weather forecast for San Perlita TX weather forecast for San Perlita weather forecast by climaton.com
These three days
will be used to
review the
information and
skills presented in
this unit and
measure the
objectives learned.
Unit Objectives
WG.1 The student understands how geography and processes of spatial exchange (diffusion) influenced events in the past and helped to shape the present.
The students is expected to:
    WG.1A Analyze the effects of physical and human geographic patterns and processes on the past and describe their impact on the present, including significant physical features and
                environmental conditions that influenced migration patterns in the past and shaped the distribution of culture groups today.
WG.3 Geography. The student understands how physical processes shape patterns in the physical environment. The student is expected to:
    WG.3A Explain weather conditions and climate in relation to annual changes in Earth-Sun relationships.
    WG.3B Describe the physical processes that affect the environments of regions, including weather, tectonic forces, erosion, and soil-building processes.
WG.4 Geography. The student understands the patterns and characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that
produce them. The student is expected to:
    WG.4A Explain how elevation, latitude, wind systems, ocean currents, position on a continent, and mountain barriers influence temperature, precipitation, and distribution of climate regions.
WG.5 Geography. The student understands how political, economic, and social processes shape cultural patterns and characteristics in various places and regions.
The student is expected to:
    WG.5A Analyze how the character of a place is related to its political, economic, social, and cultural characteristics.
WG.6 Geography. The student understands the types, patterns, and processes of settlement. The student is expected to:
    WG.6A Locate and describe human and physical features that influence the size and distribution of settlements.
    WG.6B Explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including urbanization, transportation, acces to and availability of resources, and economic activities.
WG.7 Geography. The student understands the growth, distribution, movement, and characteristics of world population. The student is expected to:
    WG.7A Construct and analyze population pyramids and use other data, graphics, and maps to describe the population characteristics of different societies and to
                predict future population trends.
    WG.7B Explain how political, economic, social, and environmental push and pull factors and physical geography affect the routes and flows of human migration
    WG.7D Examine benefits and challenges of globalization, including connectivity, standard of living, pandemics, and loss of local culture.
WG.8 Geography. The student understands how people, places, and environments are connected and interdependent. The student is expected to:
    WG.8A Compare ways that humans depend on, adapt to, and modify the physical environment, including the influences of culture and technology.
    WG.8B Describe the interaction between humans and the physical environment and analyze the consequences of extreme weather and other natural disasters such as El Niño,
               floods, tsunamis, and volcanoes.
WG.9 Geography. The student understands the concept of region as an area of Earth’s surface with related geographic characteristics. The student is expected to:
    WG.9A Identify physical or human factors such as climate, vegetation, language, trade network, river systems, and religion that constitute a region.
    WG.9B Describe different types of regions, including formal, functional, and perceptual regions.
WG.10 Economics. The student understands the distribution, characteristics, and interactions of the economic systems in the world. The student is expected to:
    WG.10B Classify where specific countries fall along the economic spectrum between free enterprise and communism.
    WG.10D Compare global trade patterns over time and examine the implications of globalization, including outsourcing and free trade zones.
WG.13 Government. The student understands the spatial characteristics of a variety of global political units. The student is expected to:
    WG.13A Interpret maps to explain the division of land, including man-made and natural borders, into separate political units such as cities, states, and countries.
WG.14 Government: The student understands the processes that influence political divisions, relationships, and policies. The student is expected to:
    WG.14C Analyze the human and physical factors that influence the power to control territory and resources, create conflict/war, and impact international political relations of
    sovereign nations such as China, the United States, Japan, and Russia and organized nations groups such as the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU).
WG.15 Citizenship: The student understands how different points of view influence the development of public policies and decision-making processes on local, state, national, and   
international levels. The student is expected to:
    WG.15A Identify and give examples of different points of view that influence the development of public policies & decision making processes on local, state, national, & international levels.
WG.16 Culture. The student understands how the components of culture affect the way people live and shape the characteristics of regions. The student is expected to:
    WG.16A Describe distinctive cultural patterns and landscapes associated with different places in Texas, the United States, and other regions of the world, and how these patterns influenced
                  the processes of innovations and diffusion.
    WG.16D Comapre life in a variety of urban and rural areas in the world to evaluate political, economic, social, and environmental changes.
WG.18 Culture: The student understands the ways in which cultures change and maintain continuity. The student is expected to:
    WG.18D Evaluate the spread of cultural traits to find examples of cultural convergence and divergence such as the spread of democratic ideas, U.S.-based fast-food franchises, the
                  English language technology, or global sports.
WG.19 Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment. The student is expected to:
    WG.19B Analyze ways technological innovations such as air conditioning and desalinization have allowed humans to adapt to places.
    WG.19C Examine the environmental, economic, and social impacts of advances in technology on agriculture and natural resources.
WG.20 Science, technology, and society. The student understsands how current technology affects human interaction. The student is expected to:
    WG.20A Describe the impact of new information technologies such as the Internet, Global Positioning System (GPS), or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Midwest  U.S.A.
U.S.A. & Canada Regions Project
U.S.A. & Canada Regions Project
Canada
Nationalism: Quebec and Canada
Quebec Article
PowerPoint
Mapskills
Project/Group
Writing
Video
Test
Discussion
Graphic
Organizer
Reading
Primary
Sources
Research
Notes
Review
Quiz
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
Without the 30% Discount
Study Guide
Enrichment and Alternate Assignments
Water and Waste
Canada: Just Like Us
Columbus Day - No Classes
Columbus Day - No Classes
Great Plains U.S.A.
Southwest U.S.A.
All About Canada
Video Facts
Video Facts
Video Facts
Video Facts
Video Facts
Read: Chapter 5-2
Human Geo of the US
Read: Chapter 5-4
Physical Geo of Texas
Read: Chapter 5-3
People & Environment
Read: Chapter 6-1
Physical Geo of Canada
Read: Chapter 6-3
People & Environment
Read: Chapter 6-2
Human Geo of Canada
Read: Chapter 5-1
Physical Geo of the US
Read: Chapter 5-5
Human Geo of Texas
Canada
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