Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Geography Semester One Final Review Materials

Items you need to study with for your semester final:

1. Four page review packet, including the sections on Geography Basics, US and Canada, Latin America, Europe and all the map locations.

2. Three completed maps with the ten required locations on each.

3. The 15 sequencing questions we went over in class on Friday.

The format of the exam is 50 questions from the first three units, 45 questions on Europe, 15 sequencing questions, 10 reading questions, and 30 mapping questions.

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Case Study Grading Rubric

Ten points to earn (grade value is 50 total):
1. Is actually a case study
2. Has eight slides
3. Has a reference slide with at least two quality sources
4. Has at least 4 visuals that relate to the study
5. Presents both sides of the case study issue
6-8. Quality of Case Study information: poor quality-1 pt, good coverage of the topic-2 pt, in-depth and informative coverage-3 pt.
9-10. Quality of presentation.
Recitation of the slides with little outside info-1 pt.
Knowledgeable presentation that adds additional info-2 pt.

Case Study-Ways to turn it in

The case study DUE WEDNESDAY can be turned in in two ways:

1. E-mail me at jleagans@houstonisd.org

2. Bring it in on a flash drive. I'll save the file to my computer.

Coming in Wednesday and saying you did it but forgot to email it will cause you to get late credit. Bring it in Wednesday.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Latin America Dates

Latin America test is on Nov. 17th.

Latin America case studies are ALL due on Nov. 18th.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Latin America Folder

1. Top Ten Notes
2. LA Physical Notes
3. LA Scavenger Hunt
4. LA Physical Map
5. Planet Earth Notes
6. LA Climate Map
7. LA HEI Notes (Including Warmup)
8. Panama Canal WS
9. LA History Notes
10. LA Political Map
11. Caribbean Notes
12. Summary 10.1
13. Central America Notes
14. Brazil Notes
15. LA Statistics Questions
16. Drug Traffic WS
17. Climate WS
18. Spanish Speaking Countries Notes

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

US and Canada Assignments

1. Scavenger Hunt
2. Physical Quiz Study Guide
3. Physical Map (10 Points)
4. Climate Map
5. US Political Map
6. Canada Political Map
7. Urban Sprawl WS
8. Climograph WS
9. Make-Your-Own Climograph (10 Points)

Make sure all maps are colored and questions are answered!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Unit 2 Schedule

Friday 9/18-Factors Affecting Climate

Monday 9/21-Culture

Tuesday 9/22 -Population and Religion

Wednesday 9/23-Government

Thursday 9/24-Economics (YES!)

Friday 9/25-Review


Tuesday 9/29-Jeopardy


Thursday, September 17, 2009


1. Seasons Model
2. Seasons Questions
3. Summary of 3.3
4. World Climate Worksheet (10 Points)
5. Chapter 3 Vocabulary
6. Factors Coloring
7. Factors Questions
8. Population Pyramid WS

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Table of Contents Unit 1-Due by September 9th

1. Textbook Scavenger Hunt
2. Mr. Help Notes
3. Skills Worksheet: Using Latitude and Longitude
4. Geographer's Tools
5. Water Cycle WS
6. Magic School Bus Questions
7. Weathering and Erosion Notes
8. Structure of the Earth Notes
9. Continents Sheet
10. Landforms WS
11. Landforms Vocabulary

Friday, August 28, 2009

Create Your Own Map Due Monday 8/31

Map must include:

1. Title

2. Date

3. Author



6.Legend or Key Listing at least 5 symbols used on the Map

7.Index listing 5 numbered Physical Features and 5 Numbered Human Features

8.5 Physical Features (Numbered)

9. 5 Human Features (Numbered)

10. Scale

Monday, August 24, 2009

Extra Credit First Week of School

1. 5 Points-Bring Supplies!

2. 5 Points-Sign up as a follower of this webpage!

3. 5 Points-Have Parents fill out Expectations sheet!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sign up as a Follower!

Sign up as a follower of THIS website and you'll receive FIVE extra credit points. If you don't have a google account you will need to create one by clicking on sign up to your right.

If you do have a google account, go ahead and click on sign up to follow on the right!

By following not only will you get extra credit, but homework reminders, assignments and other helpful pieces of information to help you succeed this year!


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1. Head over to www.twitter.com today and set up an account.

2. Search for the account name leagansgeo.

3. Click follow me.

All students who follow the leagansgeo Twitter will receive FIVE points extra credit! Get yours in as soon as possible and start the year off strong!

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