morrissss Mr. Morris
Albemarle Middle School S.S./Science teacher
http://www.ams.scs.k12.nc.us/
 
01/09/2001

SCHOOL IS BACK IN WE HAVE HAD OUR SNOW FOR THE YEAR AND WE ARE MOVING TO SPRING. i HAVE TAKEN THE KIDS UP A NOTCH IN WHAT I AM DOING IN CLASS AND WHAT I AM EXPECTING FROM THEM OUT SIDE OF CLASS. YOU HAVE PROBABLY ALREADY SEEN MORE HOMEWORK. IT WILL CONTINUE. I WILL NOT ASSIGN TOO MUCH AT ONE TIME.

KEEP WATCHING FOR FURTHER UPDATES.

S.Morris
7th grade Social Studies and Science



I. Due date:   (counts as 1 test grade)
Choose one of the following:

-biographical report-1 page
(Marco Polo, Kublai Khan, Lottie Moon, Sir Stamford Raffles, Mao Zedong, Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, Deng Xiaoping, Qin Shi Huangdi, Qu Yuan)

-map of China-typing paper size
population density, climate, agricultural regions, surrounding nations,
physical (mountains, rivers, deserts)

-hand-drawn illustration (no computer images) -typing paper size
famous person (look under biographical report)


II. Due date:   (counts as 2 test grades)
Choose one of the following:

-Chinese cookbook--at least 15 recipes
-illustrated children's book on Chinese New Year
-dragon puppet
-paper doll with two traditional Chinese costumes
-timeline of construction of the Great Wall of China
-scale model of Great Wall of China overlayed on map of US
-book with pictures/written descriptions of  10 different types of     
      transportation used in China
-news report (written and oral) of 1989 demonstration/deaths at    
     Tienanmen Square
-model of a Chinese form of transportation (other than car, truck, or  
     plane)
-3-D relief map of China
-written and illustrated book of at least 8 Chinese inventions
-create an abacus and explain how it works (oral presentation)
-report on terra cotta soldiers at Xia, China
-4 wall hangings of Chinese proverbs, two in Chinese and two in the   
English translation

-10 page children's book of Chinese characters with an illustration of
each character
-poster of the steps in making silk using silkworms (poster board size)
-book on Pandas and their slow extinction
-illustrated book of 10 animals native to China and where they live
-report on typhoons, monsoons, volcanoes, and earthquakes and their
impact on China
-illustrated and labeled poster of an ancient Chinese soldier and his
weapons (poster board size)
-create a Chinese kite
-poster of the Chinese zodiac including what each symbol means


III. Due date:  (counts as 1 test grade)
Choose one of the following:

-1 Chinese food (enough for all to sample)
-choose a Thinking map and one Chinese topic to use  with the
Thinking map
-a collage of pictures of Chinese images
-illustration of 3 Chinese flags and time period in which they were
used
-project of your choice with approval from teacher



Here is a list of project assigned to my students this year. Each block has a different due date. You child should have this day If they do not then contact me. I will be glad to get you the information as soon as possible.

S.Morris
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