Pansy Kidd Middle School

Month

Skills

Vocabulary

Assessments

Standards

August

Latitude/Longitude (9%)

Hurricanes/Natural Disasters (18%)

5 Themes of Geo

Perspective

Map projection

GIS

Patterns

Hurricane/ Typhoon

Worksheets

Tracking map

Observation

Participation

Assessment - Test

Standard 1:2*

Standard 2:1*

Standard 3:3*

September

Map skills (11%)

Physical Earth:

Layers of

Water Cycle

Rain Shadow

Pangaea

Plate tectonics

Australia Map (27%)

Acid rain

Continental drift

Ecosystem

Elevation

Plate tectonic

Tectonic plates

Prevailing winds

processes

Worksheets

Tracking map

Observation

Participation

Atlas Worksheets

Assessment - Test

Standard 1:1 1:4

Standard 2:4*

Standard 3:3*

Standard 6:1*

October

Plate Tectonics

Volcanoes/Earthquakes (18%)

Ring of Fire

Weathering/Erosion

Weather/Climate (18%)

Climate Map

Wind/Ocean Current

Desertification

Drought

Earthquakes

Flood

Global warming

Tornado

Tsunami

Volcano

Climate pattern/region

Worksheets

Tracking map

Observation

Participation

Atlas Worksheets

Assessment - Test

Standard 3:1

Standard 3:2*

November

Climate (18%)

Climagraphs

Map Skills:

US political map (27%)

Natural Resources (18%)

Biome

Patterns

Weather phenomena

Fossil fuel

Distribution of resources

Worksheets

Observation

Participation

Atlas Worksheets

Assessment - Test

Standard 1:1 1:3

Standard 2:4*

Standard 3:1 3:2*

Standard 5:1*

December

Natural Resources (18%)

Economic Activity

Culture

Cultural fusion

Diversity

Immigration/emigrant

Ethnic heritage

Worksheets

Observation

Participation

Atlas Worksheets

Assessment - Test

Standard 2:1* 2:3

Standard 4:1* 4:2 4:4

Standard 5:1* 5:2*

Standard 6:1*

January

Geography Terms & Landforms

US Physical map

Population: (18%)

Growth/Statistics

Pyramids

Economic Systems

Density

Patterns

Policy

Developed/developing nations

Urban sprawl

urbanization

Worksheets

Observation

Participation

Atlas Worksheets

Assessment - Test

Standard 1:1 1:3

Standard 2:4*

Standard 4:2 4:3 4:5*

February

Political Systems

Religion & review

Regions: (27%)

US

Canada

Patterns

Policy

Regional change

Worksheets

Observation

Participation

Assessment - Test

Standard 1:1 1:3

Standard 2:1* 2:2* 2:4*

Standard 4:4

Standard 6:1* 6:2 6:3

March

Regions: (27%)

Mexico

Caribbean

South America

Regional change

Worksheets

Observation

Participation

Atlas Worksheets

Assessment - Test

Standard 1:1 1:3

Standard 2:1* 2:2* 2:4*

Standard 6:1*

April

Regions: (27%)

Europe

Middle East

Asia

Worksheets

Observation

Participation

Assessment - Test

Standard 1:1 1:3

Standard 2:1* 2:2* 2:4*

Standard 6:1*

May

Regions: (27%)

Africa

Atlas Assembly

Worksheets

Observation

Participation

Assessment - Test

Standard 1:1 1:3

Standard 2:1* 2:2* 2:4*

Standard 6:1*