World GeographySpring Semester - G Period - Mr. Wood
Geography: 1) the science that studies the lands, features,inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth; 2) WHY people live where theylive...
World Geography Course Goals• to understand and appreciate the relationship between the physical features of the earth and human habitation• to understand and appreciate WHY humans live WHERE they live and WHY they INTERACT the way they INTERACT
Course Objectives• Read and interpret maps• Articulate the cause and effects related to Plate Tectonics, Weather and Climate, and Biomes and Ecosystems
Course Objectives cont.• Understand and articulate the importances of the 5 Themes of Geography: location, character, similarities and differences, move of people, goods and ideas, and human/ environment interaction• Apply the 5 Themes to the following areas: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Antarctica
Here’s what you need for this class...• The Text: World Geography: Building a Global Perspective by Baerwald and Fraser• A loose leaf notebook (with notebook paper) to be used ONLY for this class• Something to write with
General Syllabus• January - Unit #1: Physical Geography (Unit Test)• February - Unit #2: Intro to Human (Cultural) Geography (Unit Test)• March - Unit #3: The US and Canada (Mid-unit Test and Unit Test)• April - Unit #4: Latin America (Mid-unit Test and Unit Test)• May - Unit #5: The Rest of the World (Test/Exam)
Grading and Expectations • 40% Tests • 30% Projects • 30% Section Assignments, Classwork and Homework • Do your OWN work and turn it in ON TIME