U.S. Geography will begin with students learning how to read and use maps, in order to value cartography. They will learn the definitions of geological physical features found in the U.S. In class, we will study a broad overview of both Physical and Human Geography as well as practicing how to draw maps and memorizing important points on these maps. We will also be studying the relationships between locations and cultures in our nation.
U.S. Geography students will have a chance to make the locations they are learning about relevant through the study of the cultures and history that have influenced them. It will help to put these locations into context and make a rich experience for your child. Students will have an opportunity to present what they have learned and drawn in class. Students will present to the class a geographic topic that they have explored completely in that unit.
- Maps of America the Beautiful
- A quality atlas that students will be able to observe while drawing their maps
- Students will need an artist’s quality notebook.
- An assignment notebook (or planner of some kind)
- Kids will also need to have an understanding of how to use google classroom. (can be achieved in student training)
- Each student will need to have a working camera and speaker/ microphone for use in the classroom.
- Students will need to have access to a working printer
Grading will be done with a combination of assignments, formal assessments, student presentations, discussions, and participation. Students will gain an appreciation and love for the diversity and unique features and characteristics of U.S. Geography.
U.S. Geography is ideal for students in 7th to 9th grades. 9th-grade students will have extra projects and presentations to submit for a grade. This class would also work very well with students needing special accommodations.
High School students who want to learn more about U.S.Geography may also join this class.