1st 9 Weeks Journal Table of Contents
8/26/2011: Have you visited another city in Texas, another state in the U.S., or another country? Please
write about some of your experiences.
8/29/2011: If you could travel anywhere in the World, where would you go? Please give at least 3 good
reasons why you would choose to go there?
8/30/2011: Name the 5 major themes of Geography.
8/31/2011: Name one element of Geography and give 2 examples. ***You may use your notes.
9/2/2011: Imagine you are to be dropped off alone in a foreign land for a week. If you could bring
anything that you could fit in a backpack, what would you bring? Why?
9/6/2011: If your community was demolished due to a wild fire, what would you do? How would you
help your family and those around you?
9/7/2011: Name the 7 continents and the 4 major oceans.
9/12/2011: Free write…………must be at least 5+ sentences.
9/13/2011: Which lines divide the Earth into Northern and Southern Hemisphere’s and Eastern and
Western Hemisphere’s, respectively?
9/14/2011: How would life in America be different if the events of 9-11-2001 would not have
9/15/2011: Which country in the World would you like to learn about this year? Explain your choice.
9/20/2011: Pretend you are meeting a stranger from another part of the world. Describe to them what
you are like.
9/22/2011: Define Culture. Please name several categories which form a culture(Use your textbook if
you need ideas).
9/23/2011: List the 4 different economies and a sentence about each. **Use your textbook if
needed to get started p. 32
9/26/2011: Do ideas spread more quickly today than they did 100 years ago? Why? Give examples.
9/27/2011: Imagine that you are a Sociologist(a scientist that studies the interaction of people and
society) visiting your school. What characteristics of the local culture would you observe? What
conclusions would you develop about your campus culture? ***Do not have to write question
9/28/2011: How can learning about another person's culture help you get along with them?
9/29/2011: Would you rather have a limited or unlimited government? Explain your answer.
10/3/2011: List as many positives and negatives that you can think of living in both an urban area(city)
and rural area(think farm land). ****If you need a jump-start, re-read pages 34 and 35 in your textbook.
10/4/2011: List all the responsibilities that you have at school and at home. Why are they important?
10/5/2011: Explain how it could be possible for US citizens to lose their rights.
10/6/2011: Which economy do you think is best: Traditional, Command, Market or Mixed? Support your
answer using page 32 in your textbook.
10/7/2011: If you were to open your own business what would it be? Give details about what you would
sell and what would make your business unique.
10/10/2011: What is meant by the words, "The world is becoming a global village?” Read pages #37-38
in your textbook.
10/11/2011: Why do countries need governments? What do you think would happen if governments
did not exist?
10/13/2011: What do you consider to be the most important thing that you have learned in this class so