This course is dedicated to a study of the world around us. The class starts with an introduction to geography, in which students will learn the five themes ofgeography, the features that define the earth, the climate patterns of the earth, how to study peoples and cultures of the earth and how to use various geographic tools. From there students will use the skills they have learned to apply to the ten areas of the world we will be studying. In addition to using these skills to apply to ten areas, the students will look at the physical features of those areas (land, climate, and types of vegetation). Each area will also be addressed in terms of its culture, which includes studies of population patterns, history and government, and cultures/lifestyles. The final area to be addressed to each of the ten areas is current news about the area.This includes current living conditions, current news events, and how people are interacting with their environment.
Each student will need to bring a notebook to class. The student will be expected to bring their notebook, text, a pen or pencil.
Students will be given independent reading assignments, asked to bring in news articles, respond to questions, both in the text and teacher made; all assignments are expected to be completed when they are due.
Students will be given research projects. Using technology students will present research findings to the class.
Quizzes & Tests: Tests will be given at the end of each chapter. Tests will be worth 100 points and consist of matching, multiple choice, short answer, and essay type questions. Announced quizzes will be given throughout each chapter, using a similar format as tests. They will be worth 50 points.
Please check my World Geography Web Page weekly, to see assignments, as well as my plan for the week. This information will be posted under World Geography Weekly Information.