Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What we did in class today. Wednesday, 10/28/09

Today in class we discussed Global Warming. We got in grops of three to five people and we made a powerpoint on why we think that global warming does exist. Some other groups made powerpoints on why they think that global waarming does not exist. Tomorrow in class we will present powerpoints and have a discusion on why some groups think that it does exist while others think that it does not exist. I am looking forward to class tomorrow. That is what we did in class today.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What we did in class today. Tuesday 10/27/09

Today in class we went over the test on globilization. This was very useful becuase now I know all of the answers that I got wrong. I made sure that I got all the right answers becuase at the end of the semester we will have a Exam on everything that we have learned so far this year. The test on globilization will be something very useful for me to study from when the exam comes near. We also went over part of the Guns, Germs, and Steel quiz. That is what we did in class today.

Monday, October 26, 2009

What we did in class today. Monday 10/26/09

Today in class we had a class discusion about global warming. This discusion was very interesting and it showed the perspectives of students in our class on global warming. Many of us felt very strongly about global warming while others of us did not really care and did not have a huge opinion on it. I really enjoyed having this discusion because I learned a lot about global warming and how it is effecting our world. At first before I knew all of this information about global warming, I did not really have an opinion on it and I felt that it did not really effect my life. Now that I know more about it I feel as if it does effect my life more and I am gonna pay more attention to it. I now realize all of the effects global warming has on our world and we should be more aware of it. That is what I learned in class today.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Global Warming HW- 10/25/09

Global warming is a huge controversy in the world today and every day we are trying to solve the aspects of what caused it, how we can stop it, and if there really is global warming. Global Warming is an increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere. The greennhouse gases has varied in passed years but it has recently been going up. The greenhouse gases going up is a result of burining of fossil fuels with industrialization, becuase of this the Earth's temperature has been going up. The four major greenhouse gases that have a huge part in this change are, Carbon Dioxide, Chlorofluorocarbons, Methane, and Nitrous oxide. Carbon Dioxide went up mainly because of the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum. Chlorofluorocarbons went up because of use of aerosol sprays and refrigeration which have been used world wide. Methane went up becuse of vegetation burning, which is associated with rain forest clearing, anerobic activity in flooded rice fields, cattle and sheep effluent, and leakage of pipelines and refineries which are connected with natural gas productions. Nitrous oxide went up becuase of chemical fertilizers.

The effects of global warming are computer models predict that if countries across the world do not change the emmision of greenhouse gases in the next few years global temperatures will increase 2 to 4 degrees Farenheit by the year 2030. This change in temperature is supposed to double in the year of 2100. This climate change has the potential to cause a huge shift in some major agricultural areas. Food experts are predicting a decrease in the production of grain by the year 2030. The warming of global temperatures will also cause rising sea levels as oceans warm and polar ice sheets and mountain glaciers melt.

There are also many controversies surrounding global warming in our world today. Many poloticians see the need for greenhouse gas controls, others resisted any action for fear that emission controls might stop bussiness, then it would slow down the economy, which will therefore increase the cost of living U.S. citizens. Many peple across the world do not believe that there is global warming. they do not believe that the world is being effected by these changes at all and we should just move on with our life and stop worrying about global warming. Those are some controversies in global warming today.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Notes from class today- 10/23/09

Different places in different worlds have different climates therefore having different food.

People adapt to there climate, geography, and there geographic luck.

The world needs food.

Climate determines what food is grown in a particular area.

Climate links us in our globalized economy.

Meteorologist processes are complicated.

Cultural, economy, and technology determine how people adapt to their climate.

Five main factors influence climate
- Solar energy
- Latitude
- Interaction between land and water
- World pressure systems
- Global wind patterns

The greenhouse effect is a natural process that results in trapping of solar radiation in the lower atmosphere.

Solar energy is essential to human survival.

Without the greenhouse effect the world would be to warm for us to live in.

Lines of latitude are called paralel lines because they are paralel to the equator.

Latitude at the North and South poles are 90 degrees.

There is a build up in heat in the tropics that is given out.

Latitude is the horizontal lines that run east and west on maps but they are measured north and south.

Insulation means that different places have different weather patterns and everything that is affected by the weather is different.

The Earth has uveven heatin.

Latidudal changes is the changing of heat between north and south.

Location plays a huge part in the heat changes.

Cells create there own weather systems.

There are high pressure cells and there are low pressure cells.

The cells produce the world storm systems.

You cant have storm systems withput both high and low pressure cells.

Wind pressure is very important to the study of human geography because wind pressure decides which weather will occur in an area.

The pressure systems cause global wind patterns.

Wind is caused when air flows from high pressure to low pressure.

wind will cause monsoons to create over the Indian Ovean and travel towards India.

The same goes fow hurricane across the Atlantic Ocean.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What we did in class today. Wednesday, 10/21/09

Today in class we took notes on chapter 2. Chapter 2 is very interesting and it is extremely different than chapter 1. At the end of class we got into groups of three people and we began to work on slides for the powerpoints. We had to do our powerpoints on Land and water. We have to finish this for homework because we did not finish it in class today.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What we did in class today and what i found interesting about the Hurricane Katrina Video- 10/20/09

Today in class we finished up watching the video on Hurricane Katrina. There were so many things that i found interesting in this video. I found the facts such as how many people died and how many houses were damaged very shocking and interesting. It is horrible to hear about all of these horrible things that happened because of this hurricane. Hurricane Katrina affected so many people's lives. It affected all of the families and friends of all the people that died. I also found the fact that the levees failed very interesting. This is another thing that showed how powerful this storm was. The storm was so powerful that it had the ability to completely go over and under the levees. I really enjoyed watching this video and I feel that I learned alot from it.

Notes on Hurricane Katrina Video

The levees on the Eastern side of New Orleans were not built correctly, therefore they were over topped.

The disaster was all over the news when it was happening.

The water came into peoples houses and flouded it.

Houses and cars were swept away by the flouding.

They were waves up to 15 feet that crashed into the levees.

The water was discusting because it was also sewage. So the water was brown and it had diseases and if you had a cut you could get an infection from it.

The whole preperation for the hurricane was a complete epic fail.

Once the water got into the city there was no way to manage it because you could not get it out because of the levees.

People went to bed and there house was dry but then they would wake up in the middle of the night and water would be all the way up to there waist. The people had to stay awake so that they could be prepared for that.

When the water stopped raising they began to resume work on the floud walls which failed to do its job.

It would take over a month before the city could be completely dry.

The people whose houses got flooded had to go to live in the dome or a airplane hanger so they could be safe and dry.

100,000 people satyed home for this hurricane.

Some parts of New Orleans did not recieve a hurricane 3 hurricane. Instead they recieved a 2 to 3 category hurricane.

Some people had the theory that the levees were not over topped instead they were under mined.

The people will try to repair the levees so that they can sustain a category 3 hurricane for the next hurricane season.

The next hurricane season ended up being one of the worst hurricane seasons ever.

The hurricane intensity has changed over the years, nut they say that the ammount of hurricanes has not changed.

1 hurricane is equivelent to about 10 atomic bombs.

Gloabal warming is one theory why there are more intence hurricanes. But some people do not agree with this.

Scientist believe that things will get worse before they will get better.

New Orleans has been trying to improve there levves for the next hurricane.

Th people of New Orleans are trying to think of other ways then levees to improve there hurricane pretection plan.

The people of New Roleans have lost so much.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What we did in class today. Monday 10/19/09

Today in class we watched a video on Hurricane Katrina. While we were watching the video we were also taking notes and we were having a class discusion on This video was really sad. Hurricane Katrina was truly one of the greatest disasters ever to hit the Earth. It affected so many people's lives. Many people died and many houses were damaged. There was also horrible flouding. It was almost like the whole entire city was under the water. I also enjoyed using to discus the video. This helped me ask questions and understand the video better.

Notes on Hurricane Katrina Video

Hurrican Katrina was a killer storm.
It was one of the most tragic hurricanes ever.
Sadly many people died becuase of this hurricane.

Hurricane Pam was a simulation of what would happen if a hurricane did hit New Orleans.
This would shpw how and teach people what they should do if a hurricane hit them.
They simulated hurricane Pam one year before hurricane Katrina happened.
People did not take the simulation seriously though.

One third of people evacuated when hurricane Ivan hit, but hurricane Ivan never did hit New Orleans. That is one reason why people did not evacutate New Orleans when the hurricane hit.

A tropical depression comes first, them a tropical storm, then a hurricane.
There are five different catagories of hurricanes. Category one is the lowest, and category five is the highest.

New Orleans lies between two lands of water. They are just off the Gulf of Mexico. They are pretty much in a bowl, and they are below see level.

Huricane Katrina was a tru combination of Physical Geography and Human Geography becuase it is Physical Geography because it shows the power of the huricane and it shows how New Orleans was not geographically ready for a hurricane with the power of hurricane Katrina. It is human Geogrpahy becuase it shows how humans reacted to this hurricane.

Levee's are like walls that are used to block the water and get it out of the city. So it is pretty much a wall used to keep water out.

People new before Hurricane Katrina was going to be a huge disaster.

Some people left, some people couldn't leave becuase of transportation purposes, and some people just didn't feel the need to leave and just stayed there.

Hurricane Kattrina was a category five hurricane.

Hurricane Katrina hit at 6:10 a.m.

Hurricane Katrina horrible flouded the city and pretty much put the city under the ground.

The leeves actually made the flouding worse because now the water could not get out because of the levees and the levves trapped the water inside of the city.

There were multiple breaks in the levees.

This is probaly the most destructive hurricane ever tp hit this world.

75% of New Orleans was under the water.

The Army had to use helicopters to save the people and to see if the levees broke or not.

Many people were on there ceilings standing trying to get the attention of the people in the helicopters so that they can be saved.

The levves failed because the water over-topped the levees.

There were 60,000 houses that were damaged and beyond repair.

The floud walls were undermined. The walls were under repaired and not built right.

Monday morning test blog

Test blog.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Homework for this weekend. 10/17/09

The website that I found that relates to global warming is People are debating many things over global warming. Some people believe that global warming causes a huge threat to all humans on earth. These people also believe that humans have the ability to stop global warming because they think that global warming was originally started by humans and there pullution to the enviornment. Others do not believe that these things are not true and that these things are not in the control of humans. Al Gore is someone who I hear about all over the news talking about global warming. Al Gore believes that humams are in control of global warming and that it can be stopped. Many other past presidents and other people in the goverment are also very worried and conserned about the affects on global warming in our world today.

Friday, October 16, 2009

What we did in class today. Friday 10/16/09

Today in class it was catch up on the work that we have not done yet day. People who did not finish the test on globilization finished it and people who did finish it got to either put they head on there desk and rest, study, or do homework. Since I finished my test on globilization the day of the test I got to study for my spanish test. This was a good class because now all of us our caught up.

Monday, October 12, 2009

What we did in class today. Monday 10/12/09

Today we had a three mod class. The first mod we got with our partners and finished up our powerpoints. The next two mods we presented the powerpoints. Me and Pete were the second group to present the powerpoints. I learned many things from the other groups presentations. I learned alot about domesticated animals and domesticated plants. I also learned about countries such as China and Papua New Guinea. Tomorrow we have a test on the movie Guns, Germs, and Steel. I felt as if this project helped me review before the test tomorrow.

Notes for Test Tomorrow- 10/12/09

The Zebras are impossible to domesticate.
Papua New Ginea is below the equator therefore it is hot.
Very few plants can grow in PapuaNew Guinea.
Papua New Guinea does not have many domesticated plants or animals.
Rice was grown in China
Corn was grown in America
Sorghum was grown in Africa.
Wheat was grown in the Middle-East.
North America has all 4 seasons.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

3 questions that I think should be on the test on Tuesday. 10/11/09

How many domesticated animals are there?

What is the definition of animal domestication?
Animal domestication means that you use animals for food, milk, and work.

What is one of the biggest impacts on where plants grow, and animals live?
The Weather

What we did in class today. Friday 10/11/09

Today in class Mr. Schick showed us the guidelines for the power point project. After that we got in groups and began to work. My partner was Pete. Pete and I got a lot of work done. This power point project is very interesting becuase you get to truly learn about what your topic is and how it became domesticated, and how it has changed our world today. That is what we did in class today.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What we did in class today. Wednesday, 10/7/09

Today in class we finished up watching the movie Gun, Germs, and Steel. I really enjoyed this movie and hope we watch and take notes on movies throughout the rest of this year. I found the question that Jared diamond answered about how some countries are rich while other countries are poor very interesting. We learned about animal domestication and plant domestication. Animal domestication and plant domestication are a huge part of the reason why some countries are rich while other countries are poor. A huge part of why domesticated animals and plants are in some countries when they are not in others is the weather. A place in the world that is not geologically gifted is New Guinea. New Guinea does not have any domesticated animals and it is very hard to grow plants there. New Guinea is not globalized. It is not connected with the rest of the world. Alot of people probaly have never even heard of New Guinea. I actually have never heard of New Guinea before this movie. I do not know if it is possible to modernize New Guinea. It would be extremely difficult to. That is what we did in Human Geography class today.

Notes on Guns, Germs, and Steel- 10/7/09

The number of domesticated animals are 14.

The animals are goats, sheep, pigs, cows, horses, donkeys, camels, water buffalo's, llamas, rain deer, yaks, mithons, bali cows.

None of these animals are from New Guinea.

South America only has one large domesticated animal which is the llama.

Cows, pigs, sheep, and goats all come from the Middle East.

The people of The Fertile Cresent were geologically blessed. They had alot of domesticated animals and they also had good land to grow crops on such as wheat and barley.

Making plaster from limestone was a huge technological breakthrough.

Places like New Guinea never developed adavanced technology. Even today the technology is the same as it was about 10 centuries ago.

Food Surpluses are having more then enough food to fead people. That was also one of the problems about New Guinea there was not enough food to feed all of the people and they had to work hard to get food to feed the people.

Since the New Guinea people did not have food surpluses they did not have metal tools.

The Middle East was where civilization truly had its very first start.

The Fertile Cresent is in the middle of a huge land mass.

Weather is a huge part of how plants grown and where animals live in.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What we did in class today. Tuesday 10/6/09

Today in class we watched the movie Guns, Germs, and Steel. i really am enjoying this movie and it is really helping me understand why some countries are rich while other countries are poor. I found the facts about the animals and plants extremely interesting. Jared Diamond is also a very interesting person. I think that it would be awesome traveling all across the country and getting to see what countries such a New Guinea would be like. We also tried something new in class today we went on a website called, in this website we could post a question we would have about the video or anything that we learned in class that day. I found this website very useful and productive. I had a great time in class today and I hope that we use again.

Notes on Guns, Germs, and Steel- 10/6/09

The Granry was an oval shape place where the people stored food or crops such as grain. There was enough grain to fill the granary . The people began to grow there own food due to the drought. There were hunters and gatherers before that time. The wonem would gather fruits and vegtables when the men would hunt animals such as deer in order to have food. They are in the Miidle East at this time in the video. The time period is approximatleys 11 thousand years ago.

Whaet and barley were the easiest plants to grow and to harvest. They woulld select the seeds from the wheat and barley that were the best and would be the easiest to grow the next time they plant the seeds. They would not pick the bad seeds.

The way we harvest and row crops now is not that much different from the way they did it along time ago.

Farming did not bring benefits to the people in New Guinea. Archeologist believe that people have been farming in New Guinea for 10,000 years now.

Thats why the question why we are such a rich country when countries such as New Guinea barely have anything.

10,000 years ago whatever was growing near you is what you had to eat.

In New Guinea they can not grow crops such as Grain and Wheat because of the conditions there. This is a huge disadvantage because Grains and barley are crops that can be stored and they are alos very nutricious and good for your health.

Farming was very crucial to how some countries are rich and some countries have nothing.

For example Americans have an advantage over people who live in New Guinea because th people in America have better farming conditions and the grow more nutriciuos crops such as grain and barley.

Animal domestication- means that you use animals for milk and work.
Plant domestication- Selecting which plants you wan to grow.
Geographic luck- this means that some countries are luckier then others when it comes to growing crops.

Goats and sheep are the first to be domesticated in the modern world.

Before the invention of machines animals were the most powerful machines.

A horse or an ox can increase the productivity of farms.

The pig was not a domestic animal. Although pigs do give you meat. They do not have muscle power.

In New guinea the only muscle power they have is humans muscle power. Almost all of the farm work is done by land.

How many animals in the world have been domesticated?