Welcome to World Geography
This year in Geography we will be focusing on physical geography, we will be looking at the distribution of natural resources, climates, ecosystems and how human actions modify the environment and how the environment has affected humans. We will be learning location of countries, major cities, bodies of water, and landforms. We do look at cultures, but do not delve deeply.
Unit 1: Geographic Tools and basics
Unit 2: USA and Canada
Unit 3: Mexico and Middle America/Caribbean
Unit 4: South America
Unit 5: Antarctica and the Southern Seas
Unit 6: Europe and Russia
Unit 7: Asia
Unit 8: Africa
Unit 9: Australia and Oceana
Unit 10: Iowa and the Midwest
The Semester Tests have a cumulative map portion, a content portion, and may also include a presentation/ project to help students demonstrate learning in multiple ways.
Students do not need to complete 1st semester to take 2nd semester.
40% Tests, Projects and Presentations
20% Essays and Quizzes
20% Discussion and Group Work