World Geography

Gabrielle Jones

Course Time:
This course is offered on Thursdays.


  • This course is open to 9th - 12th grade students.

  • If you are interested in enrolling an 8th grade student, please contact the tutor.

  • Please check with your umbrella regarding the acceptance of this credit
    prior to 9th grade.     

Course Texts:

  • World Geography Today:  Student Edition Grades 9-12 2008
    ISBN-   0030934192


Course Description: 

World Geography is a full year course that will provide exposure to God’s world
and His people.

The students will use the five main themes of geography: location, place, human environmental, movement, and region to guide their understanding of different cultures
and countries.  

The students will occasionally research and discuss current events.


Course Class Time: 

  • Class time will primarily involve interactive group discussions, students presenting projects, tasting a variety of food, and assignments that encourage students to explore more deeply the material they have read.

  • Maps will be used to provide geographic context.

  • Quizzes covering maps will be taken in class.



Course Homework Requirements: 

  • Each student will be expected to read the material assigned, label various maps,
    prepare projects / presentations on specified regions, and will create an end of the
    year project that illustrates the various countries learned.

  • Weekly assignments will require 2-3 hours to complete.
    Project assignments will require additional time.


  • Tests will mainly be taken at home, usually open notebook or open book.


  • 20%  class participation

  • 20%  homework

  • 20%  tests and map quizzes

  • 40%  projects and presentations


Specific Requirements:

  • Internet access is required.


Course Supplies: 

  • textbook

  • binder with dividers

  • lined paper 

  • colored pencils for labeling maps




**Summer Assignment:

Two chapters of reading and a study guide will be due the first day of class.


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