October 31st, 2012


-Warm-up:  How has early man developed over the years? Have they always been the same?  Explain
-Early Man Notes Review Game – Silent Beach Ball Review
-Turn in Ch. 1, Section 1 and Section 2
-Section 3 due Friday

Picture of the day
Cro-Magnon man
Daily Did you Know:  The year 2020 is the next time you can see a full moon on Halloween! 


- Warm-up: What are some advantages of a settled life instead of a nomad life style?
- Turn in Vocab, Chapter 1, Section 1 and 2
- Notes on early Man
-  Chapter 1, Section 3 Due Wednesday

Picture of the day
Early Man Tools

Daily Did you Know:  The word "Mesopotamia,” derived from ancient Greek, means "land between two rivers". The land of fertile soil is not the correct meaning, but it applies, as Mesopotamia had very fertile soil.


- Warm-up:  Think about your daily routine....keep thinking.....and thinking..... now how is your daily routine, now picture yourself living as early man did.  What are some differences between your routine to early mans?
- Classroom expectations review
- Work on Vocab, chapter 1 reading packets

Picture of the day

Irrigation System - The Sumerians developed irrigation systems, dikes, and canals to provide protection from floods and water for crops. This was important because it allowed them to grow food in fields that were far away from the rivers. This allowed them to grow more food to feed a growing population.

Daily Did you Know: While the use of antibiotics did not begin in the 20th century, early folk medicine included the use of moldy foods or soil for infections.  In ancient Egypt, for example, infections were treated with moldy bread

-  Warm-up: When thinking about early man, what would it take to eat a meal? Write down what you think early man had to do just to have one meal in a day

- Vocabulary
- Work on packets and web quest

Picture of the day
Over five thousand years ago, people living in Mesopotamia developed a form of writing to record and communicate different types of information.  What is this system of writing represent?

Daily Did you Know:  We live in an unusual time in the overall journey of human origins—we are the only remaining species of a diverse family tree of earlier human species?



- Intro to Early Man Video
- Early Man Vocab
- Turn in Island Design

Picture of the day: Early Man

Daily Did you Know
The body hair of all mammals automatically stands up when cold, creating a fluffy layer of warmth. When we’re cold, the muscles around the hair follicles contract – a reflex left over from when our ancestors had long body hair. But since we don’t have much body hair, all we see are the goose bumps on our skin.

What are the four parts of culture? What ways have cultures developed? 
- Test
- Island Design Due Tuesday
Picture of the day: World Facebook, check out that movement!
Daily Did you Know: During the first minute of your time reading this, an estimated 255 babies were born. During the same minute, an estimated 107 people died (almost 6% of the people who died in that minute, died of a fully preventable ailment – hunger). This is an average of 147 people, increasing the global population by around 80 MILLION every year.  


- Warm-up Question: What are the 2 types of location? How would you describe them?
- Island Design due Tuesday, Oct. 23
- Clicker Review
- Study for Test on Monday
Picture of the Day: Crowded streets in Asia, what is the total number of people in a given area? Which of the 5 themes does this picture represent?
Daily Did you Know:
The World is 4.55 billion years old..............that's old!

- Warm-up Question: What are non-renewable resources? Name 3 non-renewable resources we as humans use on a daily basis
- Island Design Work Time
- Work on Study Guide
- Test Monday
Picture of the Day
Coal Plant – what type of resource would this be? What 5 themes does this represent?

Daily Did you Know:
What are non-renewable resources? Name 3 non-renewable resources we as humans use on a daily basis


    Mr. Kacel - 7th Grade History Teacher at Waverly Middle School


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