Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mrs. Hanke Phoenix Middle School

Mrs. Hanke/ Mrs. Sperle

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Assignments /Notebooks 2nd qt

Science

Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, & Volcanoes

Big Ideas

Plate tectonics accounts for important features of the Earth’s surface and major geologic events.

  1. #10 DOS 3 (ISN p36)
  2. #11 QUIZ DOS 3
  3. #12 Earth’s Structure E(ISN p52)
  4. #13 Scientific Method Quizzer
  1. How to make a fortune teller
  2. What ours should look like.
  3. Help with the scientific method.  Make up 8 questions from this page.
  1. Tectonic Snack Lab
  1. Notebook File
  1. DOS 4

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/catalogs

Social Studies

Ancient Cultures

  1. #13 Social Studies DOSS 4 ISN p 24-25
  2. #14  QUIZ DOSS 4
  3. #15  Election Map and Data ISN 34-35
  4. #16  Ice Man Summary ISN p 30-31
  1. PBS Video
  2. Additional information about Otzi, Closer Look,  Even more.
  1. Mesopotamia Section 2 Notebook File

National Geographic mesopotamia video clip

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/people-places-kids/iraq-mesopotamia-kids/

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Homework Help

Homework Help

I have posted the assignments we have had to date.  If your grade is not what you think it should be you are more than welcome to take another stab at it.

Did you feel that? Earthquakes

Have you ever wondered what the Earth is made of? Is it solid, liquid, hot or cold? Can you drill the the other side of the Earth?
Our class has been tackling these questions and more. Below is list of some interesting links.

/http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

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Mrs. Hanke’s Rules of Geography

The longer I teach the more I have come to appreciate things that I call “constants”. These are general rules, axioms if you will, that continue to hold value and basic importance that are accurate more often than not. My list is not final nor comprehensive, just a work in perpetual progress. Some are irreverent, some are borrowed with origins long forgotten, but all useful in understanding the bigger picture.

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Physical Geography
Rivers- Some will flow north, some south, many east and still others west but ALL rivers flow downhill.

Cartography
Arrows are for movement.
Shade, not color.
Little is random when it comes to a map.
Including everything gains you nothing.
The perfect map does not exist.

Cultural Geography
Basic needs not met will trump the desire for freedom.
People clump.
Avoidance of pain is a powerful motivator.
Surviving is not the same as thriving.

Economics
Mrs. Hanke’s first rule of economics- Don’t kill your customer!.

Organization
It’s not enough to stuff, organize.

Mrs. Hanke’s Rules of Geography

The longer I teach the more I have come to appreciate things that I call “constants”. These are general rules, axioms if you will, that continue to hold value and basic importance that are accurate more often than not. My list is not final nor comprehensive, just a work in perpetual progress. Some are irreverent, some are borrowed with origins long forgotten, but all useful in understanding the bigger picture.

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Physical Geography
Rivers- Some will flow north, some south, many east and still others west but ALL rivers flow downhill.

Cartography
Arrows are for movement.
Shade, not color.
Little is random when it comes to a map.
Including everything gains you nothing.
The perfect map does not exist.

Cultural Geography
Basic needs not met will trump the desire for freedom.
People clump.
Avoidance of pain is a powerful motivator.
Surviving is not the same as thriving.

Economics
Mrs. Hanke’s first rule of economics- Don’t kill your customer!.

Organization
It’s not enough to stuff, organize.