Today you will continue your group research on your selected Indigenous Culture Group.
Please be sure you and your partner(s) are doing the following during the research phase:
While this is formative research, practicing and following the same steps you would do for a summative will help you better prepare for ... well, the next time you do this--which will be a summative. Not to worry about that now. Focus on this for now.
I hope your group really enjoy learning about this culture!
When you have finished with your research...
you and your partner(s) may begin working on your digital poster. Remember no white space and you must have your final product approved before printing (no wasting paper due to typos!)
Formative Quiz Time! on Exittix.com
(don't worry--its a short quiz. Only 5 questions. And only formative--to inform you and Mrs. Stewart of your progress in learning concepts, content and vocabulary.) If you answer something incorrectly, be sure you take time to go back to this week's presentation and notes and find the correct answer!
Also... its time for this week's Flocabulary:
"The Week in Rap"!
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Some additional Flocabulary videos I recommend watching (since we have been studying regions...and next week we will be studying Cultures in Conflict is
If you have not done so yet, you will also be completing the Teacher Feedback Evaluations during class today.
With today's remaining class time:
Read about Global Issues in the News....
Since this will leave us with very little time to read news articles, you may choose any global issue news story you would like to read that interests you that is on one of the Fridays: Current Events & Global Issues page
Today, you will participate in a Culture Quest...learning about an indigenous culture group from somewhere in the world...
Today, we will explore some of the major world religions, 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 use the following presentation for today:
Major World Religions
Today we will start with a ...
Culture QUIZ on Exittix.com
Afterwards... we will watch Flocabulary's The Week in Rap (including last week's) and then you will look for a news articles related to cultural conflict (the global issue is conflict).
Use this website's Friday's Current Events & Global Issues page to help find articles
Why is the world divided into these main culture regions?
Today, we will look at some of the main culture regions of the world and explore their shared common characteristics. We will talk about which societies within the region fit the description of these traits and which do not--and why!
Today we will also read the following anthropologist, Horace Minor, and his field notes he recorded about a tribe in observed in 1954. We will read his notes and try to understand more about this culture and how it compares to our own culture traits today.
Link to reading: The Body Rituals of the Nacirema
What is "culture"? Describe characteristics that define culture(s)
Take 5 minutes to respond to this question in your journal...
Today we will discuss the following:
Create Venn Diagram of two cultures
Geography Test Results:
Group's Investigation on Historical "Change" Event