April 18 – 22

There was an issue with the blog server last week on Monday so I wasn’t able to update the blog then and then I got busy the rest of the week and forgot about the blog.  Please excuse the missed blog last week.

This week the students will continue their in-depth look at Africa.

Lesson 1 – Students will finish up the maps that they had started last week.  Then they will look at Nigeria as a case study for conflicts.  They will watch a few videos and read an article to help them better understand the situation there.

Lesson 2 – They will use the maps they created (religious, ethnic and language families) in order to make a brain frame.  The brain frame will use the case studies they have looked at in both English and Social Studies to figure out the main cause of the conflict.  Then they will use the maps to determine where they believe potential conflict may break out in the future.

Lesson 3 – Students will be introduced to the assessment.  They will be asked to redraw Africa’s borders.  They will use the conflicts they have studied for justification for why they have drawn their map the way they have.  Later they will be asked to write about their reasons but first, they will redraw the map.

The Redrawn map of Africa will be due April 27 for all classes.

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