Teacher: Cyd Adler
Age: 11 - 13
Cost: $25 per month;
$35 per year copy/supply fee includes teacher prepared notebook, handouts, mapmaking materials, hands-on activities
Text: 1) Geography Coloring Book, by Wynn Kapit, 3rd edition, 2nd edition also ok, ISBN: 0131014722 or ISBN: 978-0131014725
2) Good set of 24 colored pencils
Description: In World Geography we will use elements of the popular "Mapping the World by Heart" curriculum to learn about where places are and the Geography Coloring Book to learn more about them. We will also learn about the science of geography and physical systems, the uses of geography, why people live where they do, and the impact of people on their environments. This class is very hands-on. We will learn to use a graticule to draw our own world map and will be using blank maps to explore physical and political features of all the continents. Homework will consist of reading and coloring plates in the Geography Coloring Book, answering study guide questions and correcting "Quick Quizzes" which will take 1.5 - 3.5 hours per week. Their will also be a Country Report Display Board to complete before the end of the year. Map making will be done in class.