• MS Studies Standard:

    MS.1 Examine the geographic features of Mississippi. 

    MS.9 Evaluate the economic characteristics of modern Mississippi

    Objective(s):

    1. Identify the physical features of Mississippi, including landforms and soil regions. 
    2. Differentiate between various geographic regions. 
    3. Identify and assess the geographic and physical features that set Mississippi apart from other states. 
    4. Explain how the features of Mississippi contribute to the social and economic development of the state.  
    5. Evaluate the effects of geographic features (Mississippi River, Gulf Coast) on technological and economic development in Mississippi. 
    6. Assess the political, economic, and social effects of geographic processes (Great Flood of 1927, Hurricanes Camille and Katrina) on technological and economic development in Mississippi.
    7. Describe Mississippi’s modern economy. 
    8. Analyze the economic development of major industries in Mississippi. 
    9. Trace Mississippi’s global economic relationships. 
    10. Analyze the current trends and historic record of poverty and wealth distribution in Mississippi. 

    CCSS History/Social Studies 6-8:

    RH.6-8.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

    RH.6-8.2:Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate      summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions

    RH.6-8.7: Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

    Essential Question(s):

    • How have the physical features and geographic regions of Mississippi contributed to its development?
    • How have geographic processes affected the political, economic, and social aspects of Mississippi?

    “I Can” Statements:

    • identify the landform regions of Mississippi and determine their impact on the economy.
    • describe how geographic processes have affected Mississippi politically, economically, and socially.
    • explain how Mississippi’s geographic features are unique.
    • determine the strengths and weaknesses of Mississippi’s economy. 

    Homework for the Week:

    Any unfinished classwork should be completed at home and turned in the next day. 

    1st Exam on Unit 1 Notes will be Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    Keywords:

    TSW = The student will

    TTW = The teacher will

     

    Monday 

    Bell-work: 

    Look in Backpack for missing assignments. 

    Independent Practice:

    • TSW complete notes for Section 3 using presentation in Google Classroom.
    • TSW complete Hurricane Katrina webquest from Friday

    Closure:

    Say What Activity and MS Map Questions are past due. 

     

    Tuesday

    Bellwork: 

    How does your family prepare for a hurricane? 

    Guided Practice: 

    TTW review information on Camille and Katrina.

    Independent Practice:

    TSW choose a storm to continue researching. 

    TSW investigate the political, economic, and social effects of the storm.

    TSW write at least one paragraph answering the prompt “Which hurricane do you think caused the most damage? Why?”

    ---students must use evidence from their research to support their claim

    Due Date: Tuesday 8/3--Students may take assignment home to complete for HW

    Closure:

    What do you think is the most important criteria when choosing the severity of a hurricane? (cost of damage, wind speed, fatalities)

     

    Wednesday

    Bellwork: 

    What are natural resources? Give Examples 

    Anticipatory Set: 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_glsBbxmHuo

    Guided Practice: 

    • TTW facilitate a discussion on Mississippi’s Natural Resources. 
    • TSW take guided notes, ask and answer questions.

    Independent Practice:

    • TSW read about MS’s Landforms and Resources and answer questions. .

    Closure:

    Exit Ticket

     

    Thursday

    Bellwork: 

    What resources can you name from the Gulf Coast? 

    Anticipatory Set:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhKtQ1Rlx3o

    Guided Practice: 

    • TTW facilitate a discussion on MS’s Natural Resources and MS’s Economy 
    • TSW take guided notes, ask and answer questions. 

    Independent Practice:

    • TSW begin MS Soil Regions Map   

    Closure:

    Exit Ticket

     

    Friday

    Bellwork: 

    What do you think is MS’s most valuable resource? 

    Guided Practice: 

    TTW review directions for soil region mapping activity 

    Independent Practice:

    TSW follow directions via Google Slides to complete a map on MS’s Soil Regions. 

    TSW complete Unit 1 Review for Test Tuesday August 9, 2022.

    Closure:

    Review Questions