If you weren't here today, make sure you let me know tomorrow before we start grading the map. I'll get you one and let you work on it. But you need to tell me before we start grading them. I would have one for you to download, but the website's not quite ready for it yet. Also, you'd need a book - and you don't have one yet.
Mr. Krecsmar sent me an interesting article today. You can check it out if you want to be ahead of the game tomorrow: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24713609
If you want credit for reading and discussing the blog, please write the following sentence on a piece of paper: "Natural barriers were difficult to cross 1000 years ago, and they're difficult to cross today."
Then, have the adult you read it with sign the paper. Turn it in tomorrow.