WORLD CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
Gain a rich understanding of both physical and human geography through narrative lessons and map assignments. Reading assignments will be completed during the week, while class time will be dedicated to hands-on and group project-based learning and interaction with our subject matter.
The curriculum addresses two main questions: How has the physical world made a difference in what people have done, how they have lived and how they live today? How have people made a difference in the physical world, and how are they making a difference today?
Tests will be “take home” and essay question based; and will be based on multiple units. Homework will be based on that week’s unit, but varied in medium (worksheet, critical thinking questions, creative projects, additional video clips). Weekly readings will be a full unit (or approximately 20 textbook pages that have abundant photos throughout).
Students must have computer access, able to research and write on historical subjects.
Students must have Microsoft Word/ MS Word or some common word-processing program mainly for creating documents, such as handouts and students' homework assignments
Students must have the ability to email papers to the teacher.
Students must come to class on time, be seated, and be prepared to begin class
Students must turn in assigned homework.
Students must actively participate in class discussions and presentations.
Required text & supplies:
Notgrass Exploring World Geography Part 1 and 2 9781609991548 and 9781609991555
Loose-leaf paper- brought to class
3 ring binder
Grades: mature 8th - 12th
Teacher: Mrs. Amy Moore
Cost: $19.50/week for 32 weeks and a one-time $40 material fee