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Social Studies Warm-Ups Quarter 1

If you are absent, you are still responsible for completing the
warm-up questions you missed. Please be sure to complete these in
your spiral correctly and according to our class organization!
Week 2 -- Monday 8/19/19 Warm-Up - all classes
-Why is it important to know about our world? Response must be at least 3-4
Tuesday 8/20/19 Warm-Up - all classes
A. What is the difference between a country and a continent?
B. What are some features that countries in a region may have in common?
C. What are important features on a map?
Wednesday 8/21/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP (map quiz)
Thursday 8/22/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP (graded lat. & long. practice)
Friday 8/23/19 Warm-Up-all classes
Write at least 2 examples of human-environment interaction in Colorado.
*Think of: adapt, change, depend (cannot have 2 of the same)
Week 3 -- Monday 8/26/19 Warm-Up - all classes
-In your spiral, number from 1-6 (do not skip any lines). For each of the pictures,
identify which theme is best represented: Location, Human-Environment
Interaction, or Movement. Click here for the pictures.
Tuesday 8/27/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Wednesday 8/28/19 Warm-Up - all classes
-What are 3 interesting facts you have learned about your country from your
research so far? (5 Themes Project research)
Thursday 8/29/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Week 4 -- Tuesday 9/3/19 Warm-Up - all classes
Answer which question applies to you:
1) If you have moved before, why did you move? What was the process like
for you and your family? (minimum 2-3 sentences)
2) If you have not moved, where would you move AND why? (minimum 2-3
Wednesday 9/4/19 Warm-Up - all classes
Answer the 3 questions in your spiral:
1. Put the following years in chronological order:
846 AD, 9078 BC, 45 CE, 603 BC, 237 CE, 962 BCE
2. True or False? The year 1 CE comes before the year 1 BCE.
3. From our “How Do Historians Tell Time” activity the range of years was
from 16,000 BCE to 1934 AD, how many total years is this?
Thursday 9/5/19 Using the information we have learned over the past two days, list 3 ways that
life for early humans changed from the Paleolithic Era to Neolithic Era.
Friday 9/6/19 - Warm-Up - all classes
Use ¼ to ½ page in your spiral to create the following chart:
Observations - What do I see?
Inferences - What does it mean?
--Use the chart to analyze the following artifact from the Paleolithic Age (click
link). Remember, this is the first part of the Stone Age where humans lived as
nomadic hunter-gatherers - this means they migrated a lot to follow their food
Observations - should be what you can ACTUALLY see with the artifact (do
NOT interpret or say what you think it is)
Inferences - should be based on your observation and state what you think you
could learn/know about the lifestyle of people in the Paleolithic era
**AFTER completing your chart, you can read the background info. about the
artifact here. :)
Week 5 -- Monday 9/9/19 - Warm-Up - all classes
Based on the information you learned from the Paleolithic sources (artifacts) on
Friday 9/6, write 3 adjectives to describe the lifestyle of people during the
Paleolithic era of the Stone Age. Explain WHY you chose each word based on
what you learned.
Tuesday 9/10/19 - Warm-Up - all classes
Using your t-chart and the Sources 1 & 2 charts, which change from the
Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Age do you think had the MOST impact on
history? Why? Response must be at least 3 complete sentences.
Wednesday 9/11/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Thursday 9/12/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Friday 9/13/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Week 6 -- Monday 9/16/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP - Unit Pre-Survey
Tuesday 9/17/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Wednesday 9/18/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Thursday 9/19/19 - Warm-Up - all classes
Match the type of government with the key word/phrase that defines it. In your
spiral, write the type of government and which key word/phrase goes with it.
Example: Republic (type of gov.) matches with constitution (key word/phrase).
Type of Gov.
Key word/phrase
--small group
Week 7 -- Monday 9/23/19 - Warm-Up - all classes
Read the scenarios. Number 1 & 2 in your spiral. Write in your spiral which form
of government is being described. Then write 1-2 sentences explaining WHY
you think this is the form of government - look for clues in the scenario! Use
your study cards to help you.
Scenario #1:
In the town of Bellville, people meet for a town council. The people vote on the decisions for
the town – about education, traffic laws, and the new mall that is being built. When people
take a vote on the issues, the majority of the people’s vote is the deciding factor. These
people show their participation in this form of government.
Type of government:
Explain your choice: 1-2 sentences
Scenario #2:
A citizen receives a letter from their government. The letter tells them they must be in their
house by 8 p.m. each night. They are not allowed to read The Hunger Games or any books
that discuss violent actions. The government leaders often use force and violence to make
sure people follow the laws.
Type of government:
Explain your choice: 1-2 sentences
Tuesday 9/24/19 - Warm-Up - all classes
Read the scenarios. Number 1 & 2 in your spiral. Write in your spiral which form
of government is being described. Then write 1-2 sentences explaining WHY
you think this is the form of government - look for clues in the scenario! Use
your study cards to help you.
Scenario #1:
The government in Iran enforces religious laws contained in the ancient Islamic text, the
Quran. The political leaders are also the highest religious leaders, who claim they are chosen
by God.
Type of government:
Explain your choice: 1-2 sentences
Scenario #2:
Great Britain’s government has one leader known as a king or queen. In this government
type, the power is passed down through the family bloodline. The royal family is well-known
in the world today.
Type of government:
Explain your choice: 1-2 sentences
Wednesday 9/25/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Thursday 9/26/19 - Warm-Up - all classes
Complete the following in your spiral:
What Does Government do for Us?
A. List in your spiral 1-12. Write each feature next to the number in your spiral. Then rank each of
following features from 1 to 5 – 1 being the least important for a government to provide to its citizens
and 5 being the most important for a government to provide.
1. Money system
2. Building rec centers
3. Providing citizens with healthcare
4. Constructing roads
5. Trade with other countries/regions
6. Police system
7. Education/school system
8. Cleaning parks and public areas
9. Creating laws
10. Building movie theatres
11. Access to cell phones
12. Public transportation
B. Pick which 3 features from the list you think are MOST important for a government to provide.
Write 2-3 sentences explaining why you picked those 3.
Week 8 -- Monday 9/30/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP (test)
Tuesday 10/1/19 - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Wednesday 10/2/19 - Warm-Up - all classes
**You will need your What Is Civilization? Organizer for the warm-up.**
Number 1-8 in your spiral, do not skip lines. Match the statement below with the
correct part of civilization. Write the part of civilization in your spiral.
EXAMPLE: 1. Social class
1. record trade transactions
2. levels of society
3. centers for religion, government & culture
4. expression of beliefs, values, and feelings through building or artistic projects
5. organize resources and workers for important jobs
6. shared beliefs among the population
7. projects like bridges and irrigation systems to help make people’s lives easier
8. people develop certain skills that help the civilization
Thursday 10/3/19 - Warm-Up - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Friday 10/4/19 - Warm-Up - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Week 9 -- Monday 10/7/19 - Warm-up - all classes
Number 1-6, don’t skip any lines. Match each fact about Mesopotamia to the
correct GRAPES category. Write the GRAPES category in your spiral.
1. The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers left behind a fine sand-like mineral called silt
that made the land fertile for farming.
2. Merchants, artisans, and scribes were considered high class jobs.
3. People bartered to trade for resources and goods.
4. The Sumerians developed a system to track time by dividing an hour into 60
5. Kings and priests worked closely together to keep city-states orderly and
6. Mesopotamians built ziggurats to honor their gods in different city-states
Tuesday 10/8/19 - Warm-Up - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Wednesday 10/9/19 - Warm-Up - all classes
Write a short reflection - 4 sentences minimum - to reflect on our study of
Mesopotamia. What did you enjoy, what was challenging, what did you find
interesting, what did you learn?, etc...
Thursday 10/10/19 - Warm-Up - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Friday 10/11/19 - Warm-Up - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP
Week 8 -- Monday 10/1/18 - Warm-Up - all classes
Complete See-Think-Wonder activity for this image (click link).
In your spiral, set up the following chart - you need about 1/2 of the page (not a
full page).
In the See column, list 4-5 observations of what you see. These should be
basic observations; do not state what you think is going. It is just what you see
(even if it seems obvious).
In the Think column, list 3-4 ideas of what you think. Start to interpret the
picture. What could be going on ? How does it connect to our unit? Why would
someone take a picture of this?
In the Wonder column, list 3-4 questions or “I wonder…” statements based on
the image.
Thursday 10/4/18 - Warm-Up - all classes
Date and answer in your spiral.
A. How did the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers help support Mesopotamia?
Provide at least 3 examples.
B. Which kingdom (from Kingdoms of Mesopotamia activity) do you think you
had the most impact in Mesopotamia? Give 3 reasons why.
Friday 10/5/18 - Warm-Up - NO SPIRAL WARM-UP