Social Studies Unit 1 Reflection

During Unit 1, I gained a lot of knowledge. I mostly learnt about the traits of a map. In order for a map to be functional, it must have a grid, a compass rose, a scale, a title, and a legend.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I thought that being able to do homework in class was good because we had time to do our homework in class so we could have extra time at home to review and read the texts from the textbook.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 12.35.00 PMFor my Unit 1 badge, I got the Marco Polo badge. I know that I need to improve on my vocabulary that I use when I answer short and long answer questions. I still have many other things that I need to improve on so I agree with Mr. Pierce’s choice.                                                                                                                                  One learning strategy that did work for me was reviewing the texts. I would read the texts and that helped me remember the information on the textbook. One thing that didn’t work for me is the notes packet because I always waited until the end to do it so I was in a hurry.                                                                                      My goal for Unit 2:

I will assign a portion of the notes packet for each day of the week so I can complete it without hurrying at the end. This way I can make sure that I will complete it on time and I can get into a good habit of doing a little bit each day.