Thursday, January 29, 2015

If the World Was 100 People

Here is the video we watched in class today.  Remember, the population of the world shrunk to 100 but keeping the same demographics.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Welcome Spring Semester Students

Greetings to the new batch of students to World Geography this Spring Semester.  I look forward to the next few months and hope that you gain a bit of knowledge as well as some enjoyment from studying the world during this time.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email me at matthew_lawhead@southwesternsd.org

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

GEOGRAPHY BEE MATERIALS

Here are a few study links and apps to help you prepare for the school Geography Bee Championship Round.  I think that the GEOBEE CHALLENGE is the best site.  Please see me if you have any questions.

STUDY CORNER
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/study-corner/
This has links for parents, teachers, and students.

GEOBEE CHALLENGE
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/quiz/today/
Probably the BEST link to use to prepare.  You can do this every day if you'd like.

QUIZWHIZ
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/quizzes/quiz-whiz-geography/

WEIRD BUT TRUE (this is an app)
Look it up in the Google Play Store or the iTunes store.  Should be a free download.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Africa Exam LEQ - Part II

Here is the LEQ question on your Africa Exam for Tuesday.

Directions:  Be sure to explain what happened in Rwanda in 1994 and then provide at least 3 examples of specific impacts of that genocide with supporting evidence.  Your answer should be about 8-10 sentences.

LEQ - How did genocide that occurred in 1994 impact Rwanda?

Hotel Rwanda

Here is the website of the hotel that is featured in Hotel Rwanda.  If you can find the link for the image gallery, you will see pictures of the hotel as it looks today.  Very different than what we saw in the movie!


http://www.kempinski.com/en/kigali/hotel-des-mille-collines-managed-by-kempinski/welcome/