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Geography for Grades 6-8 (11:00)

Geography for Grades 6-8 (11:00)

Please note - this class is full.


Course Name: Geography for Grades 6-8
Grade Range: Grades 6-8
Instructor: Melissa Cornelius
Price: $200 for 28 weeks
Course Description: In this class students will develop independent map-reading skills and atlas usage, be able to locate any place in the world by using an atlas, and become familiar with the physical features of the world. Additionally, they will increase their understanding of geographical terms, identify continents, countries, and cities on a map, and hone critical thinking skills using maps. Weekly quizzes and short presentations will aid in memorization and research skills. At the end of the year, the students will each design and create a 3-D map of a continent. They will also compete in an end of year Geography Bee.
Course Prerequisites:  None
Curriculum used by Instructor:  The Ultimate Geography & Timeline Guide, and Trail Guide to World Geography by Cindy Wiggers 
Books & Supplies required for purchase by families: 3 ring binder for Geography Notebook;  Rand McNally Know Geography World Atlas, Grades 4-9 Amazon $12.95;  Amazon Basics Felt Tip Market Pens, 12-Pack Assorted Colors  $8.07
Homework Requirements: Study for weekly quizzes and prepare small presentations.
Duration: 28 weeks
Grading: Percentage/Letter Grade
Course Credit: Middle School Geography
Teacher Bio:  In a world dominated by Siri and Google Maps, I believe we have lost the treasure of map reading. I attended UNCG before the turn of the century; there I learned I love geology and geography.  As a homeschool mom with nineteen years under my belt, I have learned that kids learn best when they’re having fun. I have graduated three of my four children so far, and they each excel where God has placed them. Through the blessing of homeschooling, I grew to love and value the beauty of a Christ-centered education supplemented by an understanding of history and our place in it. I will not be held responsible for kids who gain a love for geography!
Min/Max # of Students: 4 minimum and 10 max
Method and Frequency of communication: Weekly

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