This is a full year course or a three year rotation for 5th-7th graders.
Students will explore Africa and Antarctica first semester and Europe second semester.
Grab your passport and a suitcase, and let’s travel! This semester course will incorporate both geography and culture. We will recognize important characteristics of each continent, read and create maps, identify countries, and learn key geographical terms. However, we aren’t just going to learn about the geography, we will try to experience the culture of many countries as well. Oh…did I forget to mention? You will be writing about your experience in a travel log, so bring a camera and notebook. Your readers are waiting.
Develop independent map-reading skills and atlas usage
To become familiar with physical features of the world
To increase understanding of geographical terms
To gain exposure to other cultures (music, food, language, art, holidays)
To practice research skills
To instill a love of learning through a variety of activities including some hands-on activities
To practice writing
Who should take this class?
Any middle schooler who wants to learn wants to learn more about other countries and who likes a hands-on approach to learning.
I believe communication is important for success in an online learning environment. I encourage both students and parents to let me know as soon as possible if there are any questions or concerns. I want to see everyone be successful, and keeping an open line of communication is essential. Please email me so I can best serve you and your student. Students can email me with questions about any assignment. If needed, we can set up a time for additional help.