This is a blog for students in Mr. Dertz's 6th and 7th Grade Social Studies class at Pecatonica Community Middle School and their parents.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Social Studies 8/25-8/29
Well...we made it through the first week of school! It was great to see the students back after a long summer. I hope you enjoyed the weekend and are ready to jump right in to the exciting world of Geography! I am excited because I haven't taught Geography for a couple years and am looking forward to doing something new after teaching US History only since 2011. This is what we will be doing in class this week:
Monday - Students will finish up the "Getting to Know You" presentation. Students will have to share the presentation with me by the end of class.
Tuesday - Students will begin learning about mapping the Earth and finding locations using latitude and longitude.
Wednesday - Students will continue to practice finding places with latitude and longitude
Thursday - More finding places with latitude and longitude
Friday - Students will be using Google Map Engine to create a map of places in Pecatonica and find directions and measure distances between those places.
Student resources for the week can be found HERE (link). If students are absent this week, this is where they can find the work they missed.