Today, we will continue to explore some of the major world religions; this time we are going to look at when and where they originated, some of the beliefs and practices their followers have, some of the similarities and differences among the major religions, and some of the characteristics that define each religion (as it influences culture). We will begin to see how these religions have influenced culture traits within the regions of the world where this religion plays a role in the daily lives of many people living within the region.
We will use the following presentation for today:
Since Friday is time for our class to focus on Global Issues discussed in current events, I ask that students take some time today to read about the current terrorist attacks conducted by ISIS. Within your table group, please pick one of the following articles to read (no one in your group should pick the same article).
Recent Terrorist Attacks: (some of these articles contain videos as well, you may watch the videos but please use headphones)
Afterwards, you and your table group will summarize your article (you each get approximately 1 minute to summarize).
The remaining time in class will allow the whole class to discuss these recent attacks and share your thoughts, concerns, etc.
In this unit, we will explore and learn about some of the following:
For today's tasks... you will need the following links
For Today's Current Events Activity & Discussion, you will need to access the following links:
And of course... we will close today's class with
Flocabulary's The Week in Rap!
All apologies Grade 7... I went home sick. Lucky you--your test is now postponed until next Tuesday.
Today, you will have 40 minutes of individual study time (you can choose to study with a partner as well). Go back through the review presentation--I've added more review details to help you prepare!
You will also spend 20 minutes with your table group creating concept maps illustrating systems thinking with regard to how human and natural systems are interconnected, complex and can be interdependent and operate on different scales. Yes, this is challenging--its complex! Because the world is complex! But you can do this! At the end, the class will travel around the room to each table group and hear each group explain their concept map. Hmm... I wonder if this has something to do with your summative... Why yes, it does! It will help you prepare. Remember, the summative is about systems.
At the end of class, we will play a review game.
Current event articles for today's group discussions
Today, you will get a chance to read a current event article from of the following articles. Decide within your table group which article you each will read--be sure no one in your group is reading the same article.
While reading, take notes in your journal about the article. Use the 5 Ws (and sometimes H) to help guide your notes. Consider asking the following questions about this current event:
"The Week in Rap"