Semester Overview

Grade 9
Academic Year 2017/2018

English
Teacher Karen

Term 1

 

Week Objective Keywords
1 Unit 1, Reading 1in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, order of adjectives, spelling, and preview as a reader

·         Review and Practice Writing

 

 

 

Climate

Customs

Irrigate

Natural resources

Nomads

Tribe

Affects

Available

Environment

Region

2 Unit 1, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, sequence words, andanalyse historical content

·         Review and Practice Writing

 

Reading for Coraline

Plot

Conflict

Achieved

Attitudes

Discrimination

Illegal

 

3 Unit 1, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, simple past, and putting ideas into your own words

·         Review and Practice Writing

 

Reading for Coraline

Designer

Device

Elements

Invention

Patent

Periodic table

Created

Function

Significant

Technology

4 Unit 1, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, subject-verb agreement: comparative and superlative adjectives, and visualising

·         Review and Practice Writing

 

Reading for Coraline

Imagery

Setting

Goal

Involved

Located
Reacted

 

5 Unit 2, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, prepositions of location, and skimming

·         Review and Practice Writing

 

Reading for Coraline

Fugitive

Heritage

Network

Runaway

Shelter

Underground Railroad

Accompanied

Aid

Challenge

Code

6 Unit 2, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on Literary terms, academic words, gerunds of subjects and objects, identifying problems and solutions

 

Reading for Coraline

Character

Point of views

Approach

Communicate

Resources

Response

 

7 Unit 2, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on Key words, academic words, passive voice, and recognising cause and effect.

·         Review and Practice Writing

 

Reading for Coraline

Disease

Experiment

Fever

Hypothesis

Mosquitoes

Virus

Objective

Theory

Transmit

Volunteers

8 Unit 2, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, simple and compound sentences, and prediction

·         Review and Practice Writing

 

Reading for Coraline

Author’s influences

External conflict

Available

Injured

Structure

Survive

 

 

9 Unit 3, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on Literary terms, academic words, imperatives, and analyse cultural content

·         Review and Practice Writing

 

Reading for Coraline

Foreshadowing

Irony

Distributes

Positive

Rejected

Residents

10 Review
11 Midterms
12 Unit 3, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, independent and dependent clauses, compare and contrast

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for Coraline

Barriers

Confrontation

Cultivate

Enemies

Political

Violence

Assumed

Focus

Individuals

Similarities

13 Unit 3, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words,  expressions to compare and contrast, and identify with a character

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for Coraline

Oral tradition

Legend

Character motive

Authoritive

Consent

Encounter

Reaction

14 Unit 3, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, compound and complex sentences, and classification

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for Coraline

Commensal

Mutualistic

Nature

Parasites

Protection

Symbiosis

Beneficial

Interact

Partnership

Role

15 Unit 4, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, adjective clauses, identify author’s purpose

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for Coraline

Exhibit

Inspectors

Mission

Neighbourhood

Preserved

Tenement

Benefit

Community

Cultural

Immigrants

Items

16 Unit 4, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, adjectives and adverbs, and summarising

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for Coraline

Correspond

Indicate

Occurs

Transportation

 

17 Unit 4, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, subject-verb agreement, and monitor comprehension

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for Coraline

Endangered species

Migration

Monitor

Population

Rare

Refuge

Interaction

Outcome

Route

Substitute

18 Unit 4, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, adverb clauses of time, and analyse text structure.

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for Coraline

Speaker

Symbol

Attached

Removed

Source

Symbolise

19 Review
20 Finals

English

Term 2

21 Unit 4, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, adjective clauses, identify author’s purpose

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

Exhibit

Inspectors

Mission

Neighbourhood

Preserved

Tenement

Benefit

Community

Cultural

Immigrants

Items

22 Unit 4, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, adjectives and adverbs, and summarising

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

Correspond

Indicate

Occurs

Transportation

Suspense

Climax

23 Unit 4, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, subject-verb agreement, and monitor comprehension

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

Endangered species

Migration

Monitor

Population

Rare

Refuge

Interaction

Outcome

Route

Substitute

24 Unit 4, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, adverb clauses of time, and analyse text structure.

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

Speaker

Symbol

Attached

Removed

Source

Symbolise

25 Unit 5, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, distinguishing fact from opinion, phrasal verbs

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

Chemicals

Crops

Demand

Migrant workers

Strike

Union

Founded

Impact

Labor/labour

Persistence

26 Unit 5, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, punctuating quotations

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

Dialogue

Theme

Academic

Policy

Principal

Tradition

27 Review
28 Midterms
29 Christmas Activities/Project work
30 Christmas Holiday
31 Review and writing activities

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

32 Unit 5, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, antonyms, identifying main ideas and details, present perfect

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

Accomplish

Hearing impaired

Mission

Obstacle

Opponent

Sign language

Participate

Perceive

Prior

Team

33 Unit 5, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, simple past v present perfect, and writing a diary entry.

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

 

Diary

Drama

Stage directions

Assisted

Occupants

Published

Regulations

34 Unit 6, Reading 1 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, lexical sets, poetic punctuation

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

Stanza

Rhyme

Analyse/analyze

Image

Interpretation

Visible

 

35 Unit 6, Reading 2 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, noun/pronoun agreement

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

Consists

Criteria

Features

Located

 

36 Unit 6, Reading 3 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on literary terms, academic words, modal verbs

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

Myth

Personification

Ignored

Instructed

Job

Restricted

37 Unit 6, Reading 4 in textbook

·         Prep work in book

·         Story

·         Special focus on key words, academic words, acronyms, cause and effect structures.

·         Review and Practice Writing

Reading for A Long Walk To Water

 

Base

Crater

Lunar

Mine

Universe

Voyage

Investigate

Issues

Promote

Research

38 Essay writing workshop/Projects
39 Review
40 Finals

Science

Teacher Rob Clarke

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

Introduction to living things

●        to describe the necessities of life and the characteristics of living things.

cell, stimulus, homeostasis, sexual reproduction, asexual reproduction, DNA

2

Theory of evolution by natural selection

●        to describe the role of genetic and environmental factors in the theory of evolution by natural selection.

evolution, variation, adaptation, artificial selection, natural selection, extinction, mutation

3

Evidence of evolution

●        to describe the evidence that supports the theory of evolution by natural selection.

fossil, fossil record

4

The history of life on Earth

●        to describe evolution of life on Earth, using the geologic time scale.

fossils, fossil record, extinction, geologic time scale

5

Classification of living things

●        to describe how living things can be grouped by shared characteristics.

species, bacteria, protista, plantae, genus, archaea, fungi, animalia, domain, eukarya

6

Archaea, bacteria and viruses

●        to describe the characteristics of archaea, bacteria and viruses and explain how they reproduce or replicate.

archaea, bacteria, binary fission, virus, host

7

Protists and fungi

●        to explain the characteristics of protists and fungi, and explain how they grow and reproduce.

protista, gamete, spore, algae, fungi, hyphae, mycorrhiza, lichen

8

Introduction to plants

●        to list the characteristics of plants and explain plant classification.

producers, photosynthesis, chlorophyll, vascular system, seed, pollen, gymnosperm, angiosperm

9

Plant processes

●        to describe the processes through which plants obtain energy, reproduce and respond to their environments.

cellular respiration, pollination, stamen, pistil, stimulus, transpiration, tropism, dormant

10

Review

11

Midterms

12

Introduction to animals

●        to explain the characteristics of animals and describe some different kinds of animals.

consumer, invertebrate, exoskeleton, vertebrate, endoskeleton

13

Animal behavior

●        to describe some behaviours that help animals to survive and reproduce.

stimulus, innate behaviour, learned behaviour, territory, migration, hibernation, estivation, social behaviour

14

Structure of the universe

●        to describe the structure of the universe, including the scale of distances in the universe.

solar system, planet, star, galaxy, light-year, universe

15

Stars

●        to describe stars and their physical properties.

star, apparent magnitude, luminosity, absolute magnitude

16

The life cycle of stars

●        to describe the stages of the life cycle of stars.

nebula, white dwarf, supernova, neutron star, H-R diagram, main sequence

17

Historical models of the solar system

●        to compare various historical models of the solar system.

solar system, heliocentric, geocentric, parallax

18

Gravity and the solar system

●        to explain the role that gravity played in the formation of the solar system and in determining the motion of the planets.

gravity, orbit, aphelion, perihelion, centripetal force, solar nebula, planetesimal

19

Review

20

Finals

Science

Term 2

21

The Sun

●        to describe the structure and rotation of the Sun, energy production and transport in the Sun and solar activity.

nuclear fusion, sunspot, solar flare, prominence

22

Motion and speed

●        to analyse how, distance, time and speed are related.

motion, position, reference point, speed, vector, velocity

23

Acceleration

●        to analyse how acceleration is related to time and velocity.

acceleration, centripetal acceleration

24

Forces

●        to describe different types of forces and explain the effect force has on motion.

force, net force, inertia

25

Gravity and motion

●        to describe the effect that gravity, including Earth’s gravity, has on matter.

gravity, free fall, orbit

26

Fluids and pressure

●        to explain why fluids exert pressure and how the resulting pressure causes motion and the buoyant force.

fluid, pressure, pascal, buoyant force, atmospheric pressure, Archimedes’ principle

27

Review

28

Midterms

29

Work, energy and power

●        to relate work to energy and power.

work, energy, power.

30

Christmas Holiday

31

Kinetic and potential energy

●        to calculate kinetic and potential energy and know how these two types of energy are generated.

kinetic energy, potential energy, mechanical energy

32

Electric charge and static electricity

●        to describe electric charges in object and distinguish between electrical conductors and insulators.

electric charge, electrical conductor, semiconductor, static electricity, electrical insulator.

33

Scout week – 1 day in classroom

34

Electric current

●        to describe how electric charges flow as electric current.

electric current, voltage, resistance

35

Electric circuits

●        to describe basic electric circuits and how to use electricity safely.

electric circuit, parallel circuit, series circuit

36

Magnets and magnetism

●        to describe magnets and magnetic fields and explain their properties.

magnet, magnetic force, magnetic pole, magnetic field

37

Electromagnetism

●        to describe the relationship between electricity and magnetism and how this relationship affects our world.

electromagnetism, solenoid, electromagnet, electric motor, transformer, electric generator, electromagnetic induction

38

Electronic technologies

●        to describe what electronic devices do and how they change as technology changes.

electronic device, integrated circuit, analog signal, digital signal, computer.

39

Review

40

Finals

 

 

Geometry

Teacher Robert

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

Module 1: Tools of Geometry

·         Segment Length and Midpoints

·         Angle Measures and Angle Bisectors

Module 3: Congruent Figures

·         Corresponding Parts of Congruent Figures are Congruent

Point, Line, Plane, Collinear, Segment bisector, midpoint, ray, vertex, interior, exterior, right angle, acute angle, congruent

2

Module 4: Lines and Angles

·         Angles formed by Intersecting Lines

·         Transversals and Parallel Lines

·         Proving Lines Parallel

Consecutive Interior Angles, transversal, corresponding angles, vertical angles, parallel lines

3

Module 4: Lines and Angles

·         Perpendicular Lines

·         Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Slope, Consecutive Interior Angles, Transversal, corresponding angles, vertical angles, perpendicular lines

4

Module 5: Triangle Congruence Criteria

·         Exploring what makes Triangles Congruent

·         ASA Triangle Congruence

Congruent, Congruent Polygons, Corresponding Parts, CPCTC

5

Module 5: Triangle Congruence Criteria

·         SAS Triangle Congruence

·         SSS Triangle Congruence

Congruent, Congruent Polygons, Corresponding Parts, Included Angle

6

Module 7: Properties of Triangles

·         Interior and Exterior Angles

·         Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles

·         Triangle Inequalities

Interior Angles, Corresponding Angles, Vertex Angle, Base Angle, Legs of an Isosceles Triangle

7

Module 8: Special Segments in Triangles

·         Perpendicular Bisectors of Triangles

·         Angle Bisectors of Triangles

Perpendicular Bisector, Concurrent Lines, Circumcenter, Incenter, Concurrent Lines

8

Module 8: Special Segments in Triangles

·         Medians and Altitudes of Triangles

·         Midsegments of Triangles

Median, Centroid, Altitude, Orthocenter, Center of Gravity

 

9

Module 8: Special Segments in Triangles

·         Medians and Altitudes of Triangles

·         Midsegments of Triangles

Median, Centroid, Altitude, Orthocenter, Center of Gravity

 

10

Review

11

Midterms

12

Module 9: Properties of Quadrilaterals

·         Properties of Parallelograms

·         Conditions of Parallelograms

Diagonal, Convex, Concave, Parallelogram, Quadrilateral

13

Module 9: Properties of Quadrilaterals

·         Properties of Rectangles, Rhombi, and Squares

·         Properties of Kites and Trapezoids

Diagonal, Rectangle, Square, Rhombus, Kite, Trapezoid, Diagonal, Base Angles, Midsegment, Bases

14

Module 10: Coordinate Proof Using Slope and

Distance

·         Slope and Parallel Lines

·         Slope and Perpendicular Lines

Slope, Distance Formula, Perimeter, Area

15

Module 10: Coordinate Proof Using Slope and

Distance

·         Coordinate Proof Using Distance with Segments and Triangles

·         Coordinate Proof Using Distance with Quadrilaterals

·         Perimeter and Area of Coordinate Plane

Slope, Distance Formula, Perimeter, Area

16

Module 11: Similarity and Transformations

·         Corresponding Parts of Similar Figures

·         AA Similarity of Triangles

Polygon, Rectangle

17

Module 12: Using Similar Triangles

·         Triangle Proportionality Theorem

·         Using Proportional Relationships

Scale Factor, Similar Polygons

18

Module 12: Using Similar Triangles

·         Triangle Proportionality Theorem

·         Using Proportional Relationships

Ratio, Proportion, Extended Ratios, Cross Products

19

Review

20

Finals

Geometry

Term 2

21

Module 13: Trigonometry with Right Triangles

·         Sine and Cosine Ratios

·         Special Right Triangles

·         Problem Solving with Trigonometry

30, 60, 90 degree angles, Trigonometric Ratio, Sine, Cosine, Inverse Sine, Inverse Cosine

22

Module 14: Trigonometry with All Triangles

·         The Law of Sines

·         The Law of Cosines

Trigonometric Ratio, Sine, Cosine, Inverse Sine, Inverse Cosine

23

Module 14: Trigonometry with All Triangles

·         The Law of Sines

·         The Law of Cosines

Trigonometric Ratio, Sine, Cosine, Inverse Sine, Inverse Cosine

24

Module 16: Arc Length and Sector Area

·         Justifying Circumference and Area of a Circle

·         Arc Length and Radian Measure

Inscribed, Circumscribed, Concentric, Diameter, Radius

25

Module 16: Arc Length and Sector Area

·         Sector Area

Arc, Chord, Central Angle, Radian Measure

26

Module 16: Arc Length and Sector Area

·         Sector Area

Arc, Chord, Central Angle, Radian Measure

27

Review

28

Midterms

29

Christmas Show Preparation

30

Christmas Holiday

31

Module 17: Equations of Circles and Parabolas

·         Equation of a Circle

·         Equation of a Parabola

 Radius, Central Angle, Pi, Vertex, Axis of Symmetry, Complete the Square Method

32

Module 17: Equations of Circles and Parabolas

·         Equation of a Circle

·         Equation of a Parabola

Radius, Central Angle, Pi, Vertex, Axis of Symmetry, Complete the Square Method

33

Module 18: Volume Formulas

·         Volume of Prisms and Cylinders

·         Volume of Pyramids

Prism, Cylinder, Pyramid, Right Pyramid, Height, Base, Pentagonal

34

Module 18: Volume Formulas

·         Volume of Prisms and Cylinders

·         Volume of Pyramids

Prism, Cylinder, Pyramid, Right Pyramid, Height, Base, Pentagonal

35-36

Module 18: Volume Formulas

·         Volume of Cones

Prism, Cylinder, Pyramid, Right Pyramid, Height, Base, Pentagonal

37-38

Module 18: Volume Formulas

·         Volume of Cones

Prism, Cylinder, Pyramid, Right Pyramid, Height, Base, Pentagonal

39

Review

40

Finals

 

Geometry
Instructor: Nate Perkins

Textbook: Geometry Volume 1
Kanold
Houghton MifflinHarcourt

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

Ch. 1   Tools of Geometry

–          Segment Length and Midpoints

–          Angle Measures and Angle Bisectors

Midpoint, bisector

2

Ch. 1   Tools of Geometry (continued)

–          Representing and Describing Transformations

–          Reasoning and Proof

–          Chapter Quiz

Transformations, proof, inductive and deductive reasoning

3

Ch. 2   Transformations and Symmetry

–          Translations

–          Reflections

–          Rotations

Translation, reflection, rotation

4

Ch. 2   Transformations and Symmetry (continued)

–          Investigating Symmetry

–          Chapter Quiz

Line symmetry, rotational symmetry

5

Ch. 3   Congruent Figures

–          Sequences of Transformations

–          Proving Figures are Congruent Using Rigid Motions

–          Corresponding Parts of Congruent Figures are Congruent

Congruency, rigid motion

6

Ch. 3   Congruent Figures (continued)

–          Unit Test

Ch. 4   Lines and Angles

–          Angles Formed by Intersecting Lines

Corresponding parts

7

Ch. 4   Lines and Angles

–          Transversals and Parallel Lines

–          Proving Lines are Parallel

–          Perpendicular Lines

Transversal, parallel line

8

Ch. 4   Lines and Angles (continued)

–          Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

–          Chapter Quiz

Perpendicular line, right angle

9

Ch. 5   Triangle Congruence Criteria

–          Exploring What Makes Triangles Congruent

–          ASA Triangle Congruence

–          SAS Triangle Congruence

ASA Triangle Congruence Theorem, SAS Triangle Congruence Theorem

10

Review Week

11

Midterms

12

Ch. 5   Triangle Congruence Criteria (continued)

–          SSS Triangle Congruence

–          Chapter Quiz

SSS Triangle Congruence Theorem

13

Ch. 7   Properties of Triangles

–          Interior and Exterior Angles

–          Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles

–          Triangle Inequalities

Interior angles, exterior angles, isosceles triangle, equilateral triangle

14

Ch. 7   Properties of Triangles (continued)

–          Chapter Quiz

Ch. 8   Special Segments in Triangles

–          Perpendicular Bisectors in Triangles

15

Ch. 8   Special Segments in Triangles(continued)

–          Angle Bisectors of Triangles

–          Medians and Altitudes of Triangles

Inscribed circle, balance point of a triangle

16

Ch. 8   Special Segments in Triangles (continued)

–          Midsegments of Triangles

–          Properties of Parallelograms

–          Chapter Quiz

parallelogram

17

Ch. 9   Properties of Quadrilaterals

–          Conditions for Parallelograms

–          Properties of Rectangles, Rhombuses, and Squares

–          Conditions for Rectangles, Rhombuses, and Squares

rhombus

18

Ch. 9   Properties of Quadrilaterals (continued)

–          Properties and Conditions for Kites and Trapezoids

Kite, trapezoid

19

Review Week

20

Finals

 

Geography
Teacher Neill

Term 1

 

Week Objective Keywords
1 Only one day for 9A and 9B

Get acquainted and rules

Ten minute test – draw own world map, continents, oceans, poles, equator, etc

2 Chapter 1, section 1(1/1): What is geography? Geographic considerations: special terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society.

1/2:  Branches of geography, related disciplines, graphs

Assessment and activities

Location, absolute location, hemisphere, grid system, relative location, place, region, formal region, functional region, perceptual region, ecosystem, movement, human-environment interaction, physical geography, human geography, meteorology, cartography, geographic information systems
3 2/1:  The Earth.

Relation to the solar system; water, land and air; landforms; heights and depths; layers of atmosphere

2/2: Forces of Change: inside the earth, tectonic plates, weathering

3/3:Earth’s water.

Salt v. fresh water, oceans, water cycle

Hydrosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, continental shelf, mantle, continental drift, magma, plate tectonics, subduction, accretion, spreading, fold, fault, weathering, erosion, loess, glacier, moraine

 

4 3/3: Earth’s water.

Salt v. fresh water, oceans, water cycle

water cycle, evaporation, condensation,

precipitation, desalination, groundwater, aquifer

5 3/1 Climates of the Earth

Earth/Sun Relationship: tilt, revolution, poles, greenhouse

 

Weather, climate, axis, temperature, revolution, equinox, solstice, greenhouse effect, global warming
6 3/2 Factor affecting climate: latitude, elevation, wind patterns, ocean currents

 

warming prevailing wind, Coriolis effect, doldrums, current, El Nino, windward, leeward
7 3/3 World Climate Patterns: climate regions  rain shadow, natural vegetation, oasis, coniferous, deciduous, mixed forest, chaparral, prairie, permafrost, hypothesis, smog
8 4/1 The Human World

World population: population growth, distribution, density, movement

4/2 Global Cultures: language, religion, gov’t

 

Death rate, birthrate, natural increase, doubling time, population distribution, population density, migration, culture, language family, ethnic group, culture region, cultural diffusion, culture hearth
9 4/3 Political and Economic systems: types of gov’t, economic systems

4/4 Resources, Trade and the Environment

unitiary system, federal system, autocracy, oligarchy, democracy, types of economy, industrialization, free trade, pollution
10 Review
11 Midterms
12 Intro to Europe

11/1 The Physical Geography of Europe

The land

11/2 Climate and vegetation

Dike, older, glaciations, fjord, loess, timberline foehn, avalanche, mistral, sirocco, chaparral, permafrost
13 The Cultural Geography of Europe

12/1 Population Patterns

 

ethnic group, ethnic cleansing, refugee, urbanization
14 12/2 History and government

 

City-state, middle ages, feudalism, Crusades, Renaissance, reformation, Enlightenment, industrial capitalism, communism, reparations, Holocaust, Cold War, European Union
15 12/3 Cultures and lifestyles Dialect, language family, Good Friday Peace Agreement, romanticism, realism, impressionist, welfare state
16 13/1 Living in Europe: EU, E. Europe, agriculture, climate, transportation and communication European Unition, Maastricht Treaty, heavy industry, light industry, mixed farming, farm cooperative, collective farm state farm, genetically modified food, organic farming
17 13/2 People and their environment:  physical environments, manmade problems, global warming, pollution Dry farming, acid rain, meltwater, acid deposition, environmentalist, greenhouse effect, global warming, biologist
18 Europe project and summery — TBA
19 Review
20 Finals

Geography

Term 2

21 Intro to North America: Canada and USA

The land: geographic features and natural resources

Divide, headwaters, tributary, fall line, fishery
22 Climate and Vegetation in NA.

Chapter test

Timberline, Chinook, prairie, supercell, hurricane, blizzard
23 Population patterns in NA

History and Government in NA

Immigration, Native American, Sunbelt, urbanization, metropolitan area, suburb, megalopolis, mobility

Republic, Underground Railroad, dry farming, Constitution, amendment, Bill of Rights, cabinet, dominion, Parliament

24 Cultures and Lifestyles

Chapter Test

Bilingual, jazz, socioeconomic status, literacy rate, patriotism
25 Living in the United States and Canada:

Economic activities

Manufacturing and Service industries

Transportation and Communications

 

Market economy , post-industrial, commodity, retooling, pipeline, monopoly, trade deficit, tariff, trade surplus
26 People and their environment

Chapter test

Clear-cuting, acid rain, smog, groundwater, eutrophication
27 Review
28 Midterms
29 Special topic
30 Christmas Holiday
31 Intro to Australia, Oceania and Antarctica

Why is it a region?

32 The land and geographic features in A,O,A Artesian well, coral, atoll, lagoon krill
33 Climate and vegetation in A,O,A

Chapter Test

Wattle, doldrums, typhoon, manuka, lichen, creavasse
34 Australia Marsupials, aboriginals, outback,
35 New Zealand Auckland, Canterbury Plain, Cook Strait, Christchurch, Mt. Cook, Cook Strait, Christchurch, Mt Cook
36 The Pacific Islands Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
37 Antarctica
38 Climate change and Antarctica

Chapter Test

39 Review
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Writing

Teacher Matthew

Academic Year 2017/2018

Below is a list of units that shall be worked on this semester and into next.  Work is taken from a mixture of online resources, course books and some is also self-created. The target is a 50/50 balance of academic writing and creative writing.

 

• Free Writing: The first 10 minutes of every class is spent free writing so that by the end of the semester each student has a portfolio of written work that has been graded.  In each class we also work on error correction in some of the written pieces of work.  Students work together to sport errors and correct them.

By way of stimulating the students in free writing, writing prompts are given.  These range from pictures, what happened next, and questions that encourage critical thinking.  Sometimes the students’ are also given the opportunity to write whatever they like or a journal entry.

Vocabulary: Students’ are taught new words throughout the semester and are then tested on their ability to incorporate the word into a sentence correctly.

Formal & Informal letter writing and emails: Correct structure and layout of formal and informal letters.  Structure can be used for emails and/or hand written emails.

• Discursive Essay Writing: How to structure and plan a coherent discursive essay.  Students are given a topic for debate.  Pros and cons are discussed and noted down in class.  Students then formulate their own ideas, research facts to back up opinions, and draw a balanced conclusion before highlighting their personal opinion.

• Poetry (haikus)

To engage critical and creative thinking based on a set structure.

• Error Correction: How we can be mindful of errors in our own work (punctuation, verb tenses, verb usage, word order etc) and spot mistakes quickly in order to help our writing flow.

** Please note that this unit is on-going and usually takes shape at the start of every class based on the previous class’s writing task.  It is part of the larger, overall unit – editing our work.

• Correct Punctuation Usage: Full stops, commas, apostrophe, capital letters, question marks, colons, semi-colons, dashes)

– We will look at the various punctuation marks usable in written English, learn some of their rules, and also how to implement them effectively in order to enhance our writing.

• Forming simple sentences

– English writing (basic) refresher.  Students will learn and practice again some of the common rules in forming simple sentences.

• Writing about your day:

– Past tense and using time expressions

• Linking words& essay writing

–          How to effectively use linking words in various writing forms.

–          Linking two ideas together – vocabulary usage

–          Sequence, contrast, examples, endings / conclusions

• Speech Marks:

Correctly using speech marks in written English and the rules we must abide by when using them.

• Creative Writing: Solo & group work – writing stories, letters, invitations based on various themes and modern ideas.

• Summaries & Reviews: To enhance the transition between critical thinking and putting our opinion down on paper in a coherent manner.

• Character creation and writing biographies.

• Articles& Prepositions: Correctly using definite, indefinite articles, and prepositions in written English.  This unit is focused on refining writing.

• The correct use of prepositions in English writing.

• Brainstorming ideas prior to writing – diagrams / topic areas / examples – by way of organising thoughts.

 

 

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