• Plagiarism update 4/2



    It is very obvious when you do this everyone! You may use the internet--but you need to actually READ what it says, determine if that helps you answer the question, and then put it into your own words.

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  • UPDATE 4/1

    Good morning everyone! 


    Just a few updates for you regarding my class. First, if you have not been on my webpage, you need to check it! I posted a long message a couple of days ago with some information for you to see (see previous post). The gist of it is that I will be updating my webpage and my google classroom for this class during distance learning. If that changes, I will let you know as soon as possible. The announcement has the google classroom code, how you can turn in assignments, and ways to contact me. Regarding timelines for your assignment, I can't stress this enough--please make sure assignments are done in date order. My webpage has work set up for each week (and each day) for you to see the correct order. If you want to get ahead with work, that's fine! However, make sure you still do the assignments in the correct date order. 


    Some additional important announcements: 


    Grades are current for quarter 4 already--there were a few assignments completed the week before spring break. If you were absent or did not do them, you can make them up virtually. Everything you need is on my webpage and/or google classroom page. Please check your grades now to see if you are missing that work and get it turned in. Then you can go on to the next assignment(s). Please check your grades every week! I will be updating them every week. 


    Attendance: Every Wednesday, I will post a form on my google classroom page that students need to fill out. This is how you check in with me, and how I know you are logging on and seeing the work that needs to be done. It is also your way to quickly tell me if you need additional help. If I don't hear from you, students, every week, and assignments are not being submitted every week, I will have to mark you absent, and I will be contacting you and your parent/guardian. Please make sure you do this! 


    Packets for those of you with no internet: I am putting together packets for those of you with no internet and plan to have them at the school for you to pick up. If you need one of these, please email me separately, so I know who to contact when they are ready (should be by the end of the week). 

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  • Update 3/29

    Hi everyone! Welcome to NMHS Distance Learning! Please read ALL of the following: 


    This is a new experience for all of us, so please be patient as teachers navigate online programs and work out an issues they may arise. 


    My webpage will be used to show a breakdown of assignments that can be submitted through Google Classroom or through email. The Google Classroom code for this class is: 4px6vya


    By the end of today, work will be available through my webpage and Google Classroom through April 15. All due dates for these assignments will be marked April 15, but students SHOULD NOT WAIT to get started on these, as I will be updated grades by the end of each week. On Google Classroom, make sure you start with the Intro Assignment and work your way up (FOLLOW THE SCHEDULE GIVEN ON MY WEBPAGE). You may work ahead, but make sure you go in the right order. 


    To access the online textbook, on the student homepage, you should see a link that says "MindTap" that is orange. This gives student access to the online textbook. OR students can access through the link next to the course title on their schedule tile (brown). 


    Teacher contact: 


    You may call, text, or email me if you need assistance on any of the work in the next few weeks. 


    Email: Ashley.Banta@marion.k12.fl.us


    Phone: (321) 961-0804


    *Best time to call would be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


    *You may email or text any time, but please give me 24 hours to respond. You are welcome to schedule appointments with me. 


    *For all contacts (email, text, voicemail) please tell you for first and last name. Parents/guardians--please make sure you tell me your name and the name of your child. 


    Thanks for your patience and let me know if you need anything! Again, everything should be updated by the end of the night tonight, 3/29

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  • 5/1- end of the year

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 4/19/2020 4:15:00 AM

    *The following is a list of assignments for the rest of the school year.  We do not know how we are approaching end-of-year assignments (if we will have a test, project, or average all 4 quarter grades together), so keep an eye on the announcements. 

    Please complete the two assignments I recently posted prior to beginning these assignments. 

    Last Unit: Economics, Politics, and Worldviews 

    EPW Intro Assignment (click here

    Notes and Questions (instructions on slide 2--click here)

    Battle of the Borders Assignment (click here)

    EPW study guide (click here)

    EPW Quiz (Google classroom) 

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  • 4/16-5/1

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 4/15/2020 4:20:00 AM

    *For the next two weeks, there are only two assignments on our next unit (one per week)--Solid and Hazardous Waste

    *If you are still working on the previous unit's work, keep going! I am still accepting those assignments! 

    *The due date for these two assignments will be May 1. 

    Solid and Hazardous Waste Intro Assignment (click here)

    Trash Talk Assignment (click here)

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  • 4/13-4/15

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 3/29/2020 2:05:00 AM

    *Remember to go in DATE ORDER--complete the work for last week before you start with this week's work (check the dates on the title of each of these posts)

    *Again, these assignments can be submitted to my email, or on Google Classroom 

    Monday and Tuesday: Complete the study guide for this unit (click here) and study for the quiz. 

    Wednesday: Environmental Hazards and Human Health Quiz (on Google Classroom!)

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  • 4/6-4/10

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 3/29/2020 1:10:00 AM

    *Remember to go in DATE ORDER--complete the work for last week before you start with this week's work (check the dates on the title of each of these posts)

    *Again, these assignments can be submitted to my email, or on Google Classroom 

    Monday: Hazards Classification (click here)

    Tuesday: Hazardous Material WebQuest (click here)

    Wednesday: Hazards in the Workplace (click here)

    Thursday and Friday: Environmental Hazards and Human Health Project (click here)


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  • 3/30-4/3

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 3/29/2020 1:10:00 AM

    Monday and Tuesday: 

    Complete the work from the week before spring break if you were absent or did not finish. You may comeplete electronically and email to me, or you may print it out/complete the handout you still have, and take a picture and send it to me via email or text. If you have the means, you mail also scan and email these assignments. 

    A list of this work with links to the assignments is below this post, titled "3/8-3/13"

    *As fate would have it, our next unit is called "Environmental Hazards and Human Health"

    These assignments should be submitted via Google Classroom

    *See code for this under "Announcements"


    Intro Assignment for new unit (click here)

    Thursday and Friday: Complete the section assessments for ch. 15, using the online textbook or your copy at home: 

    *There are FIVE short assessments at the end of each section in chapter 15

    *Submit these on Google Classrrom 


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  • 3/9-3/13

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 3/7/2020 3:20:00 AM

    Monday: Human Population and Urbanization new vocab: 



    Life expectancy 



    *Homework given out due Friday (click here

    Tuesday: Human Distribution project (handout-click here) (map-click here)

    Wednesday/Thursday: Finish Human Distribution project 

    Friday: Make-up day

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  • 3/2-3/6

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 3/1/2020 3:25:00 AM

    Monday: Finish guided note questions; Begin Saving Species Project (click here)

    Tuesday: Study guide given out (click here)--TEST FRIDAY; Continue working on Saving Species Project 

    Wednesday/Thursday: Finish: Saving Species Porject, Saving Species guided questions, and study guide 

    Friday: Test

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  • 2/24-2/28

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 2/22/2020 4:20:00 AM

    Monday: New Unit vocab: Saving Species and Ecosystem Services 

    1. Endangered species

    2. Threatened species

    3. Biomagnification

    4. Habitat fragmentation

    5. Captive breeding

    6. Conservation concession

    7. Prescribed burn

    8. Ecological restoration

    9. Reconciliation ecology

    Tuesday: Saving Species/Ecosystem Services "notes"--Answer questions using the textbook (click here)

    Wednesday: HALF DAY-- Mental Health Day 

    Thursday: Finish notes questions; Begin working on Saving Species Project (click here)

    Friday: Continue working on/Finish Saving Species Project

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  • 2/17-2/21

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 2/15/2020 5:25:00 AM

    Monday: NO SCHOOL 

    Tuesday: Climate Change Notes Rotation (notes packet- click here) (Powerpoint- click here); give out study guide (click here)

    Wednesday/Thursday: Finish climate change notes; Climate change writing activity (click here)

    Friday: Test--Ecosystems, Climate, and Climate Change

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  • 2/10-2/14

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 2/8/2020 3:50:00 AM

    Monday: Ecosystems and Climate guided notes (powerpoint--click here) (Notes packet--click here

    Tuesday: Begin Biome project 

    Wednesday/Thursday: Finish Biome project; Begin "Design the Perfect Beast" Activity (click here

    Friday: Finish Beast Activity 

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