World Geography BHS
2016-2017

Mr. Ranweiler

Social Sciences Department
Room 242
Berthoud High School

EMAIL ADDRESS:
curtis.ranweiler@thompsonschools.org
VOICEMAIL:
970.613.7729

COURSE OUTLINE:
World.Geo.syllabus.2016.2017.docx
World.Geo.syllabus.2016.2017.docx
World.Geo.syllabus.2016.2017.docx


WARM UP Template:
World.Geo.Warmups.docx
World.Geo.Warmups.docx
World.Geo.Warmups.docx


online links:
http://www.socialstudiescentral.com/book/export/html/90

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LEGO Challenge: "Create something that is ..."

Online Textbook Access
Holt: World Geography Today
http://my.hrw.com/index.jsp
login: neuqua
password: wildcat

Bizarre Borders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vui-qGCfXuA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMJ6WBm8pXw

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYKeDJSbq9g
Australia/New Zealand/Oceania/Antarctica video handout

MONDAY - 21 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

SENIOR FINAL PRESENTATIONS - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

EQ / LT - Describe the physical and political characteristics of the African regions.

WU-


IN CLASS-
E of L Due -

PROJECT WORK TIME -
DUE: MAY 23 (8th Hour) or MAY 26 (1st Hour)

*Needs to be presented via
Google Slides, Google Tours, Prezi or Powerpoint

BIKE ACROSS AFRICA - FINAL PROJECT
Documents to assist you:







http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
CONTINUE Africa Bike - Finals Project

DUE: MAY 23 (8th Hour) or MAY 26 (1st Hour)

*Needs to be presented via
Google Slides, Google Tours, Prezi or Powerpoint

WED - 17 MAY 2017 / THURS - 18 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

SENIOR FINAL PRESENTATIONS - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

EQ / LT - Describe the physical and political characteristics of the African regions.

WU-


IN CLASS-
E of L Due -

PROJECT WORK TIME -
DUE: MAY 23 (8th Hour) or MAY 26 (1st Hour)

*Needs to be presented via
Google Slides, Google Tours, Prezi or Powerpoint

BIKE ACROSS AFRICA - FINAL PROJECT
Documents to assist you:







http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
CONTINUE Africa Bike - Finals Project

DUE: MAY 23 (8th Hour) or MAY 26 (1st Hour)

*Needs to be presented via
Google Slides, Google Tours, Prezi or Powerpoint

TUESDAY - 16 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

SENIOR FINAL PRESENTATIONS - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

WU-
COLLECTED WARM UPS

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -

PROJECT WORK TIME -
DUE: MAY 23 (8th Hour) or MAY 26 (1st Hour)

*Needs to be presented via
Google Slides, Google Tours, Prezi or Powerpoint

BIKE ACROSS AFRICA - FINAL PROJECT
Documents to assist you:







http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
CONTINUE Africa Bike - Finals Project

DUE: MAY 23 (8th Hour) or MAY 26 (1st Hour)

*Needs to be presented via
Google Slides, Google Tours, Prezi or Powerpoint


MONDAY - 15 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

SENIOR FINAL PRESENTATIONS - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

WU-
One last look...the countries of Southern Africa...

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -

Southern Africa COUNTRIES Map Test

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
INTRODUCE Africa Bike - Finals Project

FRIDAY - 12 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

SENIOR FINAL PRESENTATIONS - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

WU-
One last look...the countries of East Africa...

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -

East Africa COUNTRIES Map Test

Intro. to Southern Africa

Southern Africa Map and Items

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
STUDY!!!
Southern Africa Map Test MONDAY!!!



WED - 10 MAY 2017 / THURS - 11 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

SENIOR FINAL PRESENTATIONS - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

WU-
One last look...the countries of West and Central Africa...

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -

West and Central Africa COUNTRIES Map Test

West and Central Africa VIDEO
w/ companion:

East Africa Map Items

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
STUDY!!!
East Africa Map Test NEXT CLASS!!!



TUESDAY - 9 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

SENIOR FINAL PRESENTATIONS - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

WU-
Page 495
READ "Western Sahara"
ANSWER "Applying What You Know" 1,2

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
21.2 and 21.3 handout

Introduce
West and Central Africa

Map with only countries

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
STUDY!!!
West and Central Africa COUNTRIES Test NEXT CLASS!!!



MONDAY - 8 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR


SENIOR FINAL PRESENTATIONS - WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2017

WU-
Quick 5...look 'em over!

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -

TEST - North Africa (POLITICAL and PHYSICAL) maps

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
21.2 and 21.3 North Africa handout:

Here are the textbook pages...


FRIDAY - 5 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR
WU-
PAGE 729
1 - 4

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
31.1 31.2 Australia / New Zealand handout

Life in the Outback
pages 720-721

Let not forget about Antarctic

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/destination-antarctica/

North Africa (POLITICAL and PHYSICAL) maps

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
COMPLETE
North Africa (POLITICAL and PHYSICAL) maps


TEST MONDAY 8 MAY 2017
North Africa (POLITICAL and PHYSICAL) maps

WED - 3 MAY 2017 / THURS - 4 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR
WU-
QUICK...Look over your map!

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
Australia / New Zealand - POLITICAL and PHYSICAL Test

Australia - Today - pages 718-719

Seasteading?
http://www.gizmag.com/seasteading-institute-floating-city-2020/38344/

-What?

-How?

-Why?

seasteading
https://www.seasteading.org/2016/12/2017-year-seasteading-begins/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QSjLMV6KLw

READ from:
"In a Sunburned Country"

E of L-
31.1 and 31.2 handout

w/ pdf:

TUESDAY - 2 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR
WU-
CREATE 3 T/F statements from yesterday's video notes.

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
Check - Australia Revealed video notes...

Australia - Today - pages 718-719

The Haka

Australia Revealed - video
NOTES on the following:
-Food and Tradition
-Sports and Recreation
-Transportation
-Industry and Natural Resources
-Wildlife
-Geography and Weather
-Traditional Culture and Arts

COMPLETE:
Australia / New Zealand map (POLITICAL and PHYSICAL)

E of L-
STUDY
Australia / New Zealand MAP TEST
POLITICAL and PHYSICAL
next block day
WED 5/3 or THURS 5/4

MONDAY - 1 MAY 2017

2nd HOUR / 8th HOUR
WU-
READ "Focus On Culture" (pages 725-726)
ANSWER "Reading Check" question

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
Australia Scavenger Hunt

Australia - Today - pages 718-719

Australia Revealed - video
NOTES on the following:
-Food and Tradition
-Sports and Recreation
-Transportation
-Industry and Natural Resources
-Wildlife
-Geography and Weather
-Traditional Culture and Arts

E of L-
Australia Revealed - video notes:
see above

FRIDAY - 28 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR
WU-
READ Pages 720-721
ANSWER 1,2

IN CLASS-

E of L Due -

2 sided handout (32.2 handout and Nauru article responses)

Australia Scavenger Hunt
on library laptops (see E of L)

E of L-
Australia Scavenger Hunt
-GO to the link:
http://www.tntwebs.com/aussiehunt.html
-ANSWER the questions in order
(Some links may not work, so search information on your own.)

WED - 26 APRIL 2017 / THURS 27 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-
Page 740
READ "Migrating into the Pacific"
ANSWER 1,2,3

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -

Pacific Islands - CULTURE Geography QUIZ

Pacific Islands facing challenges today...
p.742

Climate change impacts
climate change clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq234w56n2o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTk0IH_Y0iY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S_6aQwsoHw

http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

E of L-
2 Parts (2-sided)


1-
USE Chapter 32.2
to complete attachment:


2-
READ
Nauru: Sinking Feeling
https://archive.li/TcD3


RESPOND TO:


TUESDAY - 25 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-
Page 707 - ANSWER 1,2,3

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -

Pacific Islands - PHYSICAL Geography QUIZ

Cultural significance of region:
https://www.slideshare.net/onlyonesummer/polynesian-powerpoint-presentation

follow up...
Ms. Barrett - BHS Maker's Space

E of L-

USE THE LINK BELOW to
TAKE NOTES and
STUDY for QUIZ OVER THIS INFORMATION:

WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL or THURSDAY 26 APRIL

Cultural significance of region:
https://www.slideshare.net/onlyonesummer/polynesian-powerpoint-presentation

NOTES Template (in your notebook):
Pacific Islands - CULTURE
Melanesia
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Micronesia
-
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Polynesia
-
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MONDAY - 24 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-

TURN IN FRIDAY'S HOMEWORK

Page 702 - ANSWER 1,2,3


IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
TURN IN FRIDAY'S HOMEWORK
Russia: Friend, Enemy, Frenemy? article responses

Pacific Islands - Divided up into 3 large subregions:
(starting on p.731)
-Melanesia
-Micronesia
-Polynesia

Physical Geography:

https://www.slideshare.net/mshyland/the-pacific-islands-physical-geography203?next_slideshow=1

Cultural significance of region:
https://www.slideshare.net/onlyonesummer/polynesian-powerpoint-presentation

last 10 minutes?
Ms. Barrett - BHS Maker's Space

E of L-
TURN IN FRIDAY'S HOMEWORK

USE THE LINK BELOW to
TAKE NOTES and
STUDY for QUIZ OVER THIS INFORMATION:
TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2017

Pacific Islands Physical Geography:

https://www.slideshare.net/mshyland/the-pacific-islands-physical-geography203?next_slideshow=1

NOTES Template (in your notebook):
Pacific Islands - Physical Geography
-vocabulary / resources / notes, etc.
Melanesia
-
-
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Micronesia
-
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Polynesia
-
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-
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FRIDAY - 21 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-
Quick! Take a look at the map...then it's go time!

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -

Oceania COUNTRY TEST


cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
Russia: Friend, Enemy, Frenemy?

Reading Companion:


WED - 19 APRIL 2017 / THURS - 20 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-
USE
Pages 456-457
ANSWER 20-2 Review #3 on Page 458

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
20.2 and 20.3 East Mediterranean handout

Grade

Introduce
Polynesia / Oceania / Australia & New Zealand
-TRUE or FALSE...


Polynesia / Oceania / Australia & New Zealand
Physical and Political Maps



cnnstudentnews.com

E of L-
Polynesia / Oceania / Australia & New Zealand
Physical and Political Maps

POLITICAL MAP TEST - FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2017

TUESDAY - 18 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-
USE
Pages 450-451
Ch. 20 - Section 1 Review
ANSWER
1,2.3

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
SW Asia COLLAGE

Share out / Discuss

Ch. 20 Intro (448-449)


East Mediterranean
20.2 and 20.3 handout


E of L-
East Mediterranean
HERE ARE THE TEXTBOOK PAGES:

20.2 and 20.3 handout


MONDAY - 17 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-
READ
Page 459
Cyprus - A Divided Island
ANSWER
1,2

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
Israel - Palestine Conflict video responses AND Breakdown of Gas Prices responses

SW Asia COLLAGE

-Draw 5 images that represent ONE country of Southwest Asia region
HISTORY
CULTURE
ECONOMICS
CURRENT EVENTS
PHYICAL GEOGRAPHY

-On the back provide some details/description of each image you chose

East Mediterranean
20.2 and 20.3 handout

E of L-
SW Asia COLLAGE

-Draw 5 images that represent ONE country of Southwest Asia region
HISTORY
CULTURE
ECONOMICS
CURRENT EVENTS
PHYICAL GEOGRAPHY

-On the back provide some details/description of each image you chose


FRIDAY - 14 APRIL 2017

8th HOUR

LT / EQ - Students will investigate the physical and cultural characteristics of Southwest Asia.

WU-
Brain teasers...
http://sharpbrains.com/brainteasers/

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict

Crash Course Mesopotamia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sohXPx_XZ6Y

Gas Prices Explained...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujZeHCfTTtk
Oil Prices Explained...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyqprG1pDzE

Iraq's Lost Treasures (the treasure of Nimrud)

the treasure of Nimrud — which dates from the eighth and ninth centuries B.C. — consists of over 100 pounds of solid gold jewelry, precious metals and other priceless artifacts, including a crown made from more than a kilogram of gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B66o-YcNwHs

*cnnstudentnews.com
-Find the 3

E of L-
Breakdown of Gas Prices.docx
Breakdown of Gas Prices.docx
Breakdown of Gas Prices.docx

Breakdown of Gas Prices  Questions.doc
Breakdown of Gas Prices Questions.doc
Breakdown of Gas Prices Questions.doc

THURSDAY - 13 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR

LT / EQ - Students will investigate the physical and cultural characteristics of Southwest Asia.

WU-
Brain teasers...
http://sharpbrains.com/brainteasers/


IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
PAST DUE: 6 Day War responses

Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict
https://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=T2A3B-471B
w/ video companion:
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx


*cnnstudentnews.com
-Find the 3

E of L-
Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict
https://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=T2A3B-471B
w/ video companion:
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx


WEDNESDAY - 12 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR

LT / EQ - Students will investigate the physical and cultural characteristics of Southwest Asia.

WU-
Brain teasers...
http://sharpbrains.com/brainteasers/

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict

Crash Course Mesopotamia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sohXPx_XZ6Y

Gas Prices Explained...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujZeHCfTTtk
Oil Prices Explained...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyqprG1pDzE

Iraq's Lost Treasures (the treasure of Nimrud)

the treasure of Nimrud — which dates from the eighth and ninth centuries B.C. — consists of over 100 pounds of solid gold jewelry, precious metals and other priceless artifacts, including a crown made from more than a kilogram of gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B66o-YcNwHs

*cnnstudentnews.com
-Find the 3

E of L-
Breakdown of Gas Prices.docx
Breakdown of Gas Prices.docx
Breakdown of Gas Prices.docx

Breakdown of Gas Prices  Questions.doc
Breakdown of Gas Prices Questions.doc
Breakdown of Gas Prices Questions.doc


TUESDAY - 11 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR

LT / EQ - Students will investigate the physical and cultural characteristics of Southwest Asia.

WU-
Brain teasers...
http://sharpbrains.com/brainteasers/


IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
PAST DUE: 6 Day War responses

Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict
https://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=T2A3B-471B
w/ video companion:
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx


*cnnstudentnews.com
-Find the 3

E of L-
Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict
https://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=T2A3B-471B
w/ video companion:
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx
Israel and Palestine.Roots.of.Conflict.video.companion.docx


MONDAY - 10 APRIL 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR

LT / EQ - Students will investigate the physical and cultural characteristics of Southwest Asia.

WU-
ANSWER:
"Understanding Main Ideas"
#2, #3

IN CLASS-
E of L Due -
Daily Quiz 19.2 and 19.3
6 Day War responses

Grade Daily Quiz

*cnnstudentnews.com
-Find the 3

E of L-




Australia/New Zealand/Oceania/Antarctica video handout

Review
-history/culture of Australia
-5 questions

Australia - Today - pages 718-719

Australia Revealed - video
NOTES on the following:
-Food and Tradition
-Sports and Recreation
-Transportation
-Industry and Natural Resources
-Wildlife
-Geography and Weather
-Traditional Culture and Arts









FRIDAY - 28 MAY 2017

1st HOUR / 8th HOUR
WU-
READ Pages 720-721
ANSWER 1,2

IN CLASS-

E of L Due -

2 sided handout (32.2 handout and Nauru article responses)

Australia Scavenger Hunt
on library laptops (see E of L)

E of L-
Australia Scavenger Hunt
-GO to the link:
http://www.tntwebs.com/aussiehunt.html
-ANSWER the questions in order
(Some links may not work, so search information on your own.)