This week we finish up with our study of Europe's environmental issues and begin looking at Europe's history. Our historical study is to provide the student with the historical background of the 20th and 21st centuries that led to the issues facing Europe today. It is not a complete history of the region.
Our learning targets:
I can explain how a desire for natural resources and riches, such as gold and spices, led to European exploration and colonization.
I can explain how the desire to spread Christianity by missionaries led to European exploration and colonization.
I can explain how a desire for trade and controlling markets led to European exploration and colonization.
I can discuss the contributions of Prince Henry the Navigator.
I can trace the empires of Portugal, Spain, England, and France in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
Monday - no school
Tuesday - Begin working on an environmental APP activity re:Europe's environmental issues.
Wednesday - guest speaker to talk about Chernobyl - its causes and consequences
HOMEWORK -Chernobyl Acrostic
Thursday - Share Chernobyl acrostic poems. PPT - European Exploration Causes - complete graphic organizer
Friday - Share APPs from weekly homework with Gallery Walk - students leave specific feedback for each other. Work through PPT exploring European empires in the 1700s.
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