Teacher: Kelly Knieper
Recommended Grade Level: 7-10
Day and Time: Mondays at 1 pm ET
Materials: North Star Geography by Tyler Hogan
The study of geography is so important to give us a complete picture of world issues and why people in certain areas live or believe a certain way. It is not only about WHERE a place is located, but also about the physical landscape and how the people interact with it and each other. Beyond learning about simply locations, we will learn how to use maps and other navigation tools. We will also study and experience physical geography with projects as we look at the geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy of an area. Your student will also study human geography as we explore the beliefs, the food, the government, and a bit of the history of the four major cultural groups of the world.
When students walk away from this tremendous study of the aspects of Geography they will have a greater understanding of the people and places around the world. They will gain an understanding of how our world looks and its environment and more importantly, will be able to communicate with others about the world, its places, and its people.