Maps, 'Washed Away' & Maybe Muslim Spain
  1. CBC The National did a piece on a town in Japan that was devastated by the tsunami two years ago. When we do the Japan Unit at the end of the year, one of the things that we will chat about is how dealing with natural disasters has had a significant impact of the Japanese world view.  This story does a good job of presenting parts of this:
  2. We need to get those maps finished - they are due immediately following the break.
If Time:  We are going to start looking at Muslim Spain:

Section 1:  Geography & Religion
How might the location of a country influence its religious experience?As a class:  review map on p. 194.  Predict answer to inquiry question.Read P. 194, 196, 197ASSIGN Section 1 Questions (Chapter 9 Guided Reading Sheet)