My Wonderful World
$160 per month
1 session per week
All homework assignments will be given through Basecamp.
7 - 10 years old
Session 1: What is Geography?
Students will identify the five themes of geography: location, place, movement, places and people change each other, and region.
Students will examine what a geographer does.
Students will compare/contrast a map and globe.
Students will describe how to read a map using a map key, symbols and different colors.
Create a map of your bedroom and share it with the class in the next session.
Session 2: My Galaxy and Solar System
Students will explore the Milky Way galaxy.
Students will examine what an astronaut does.
Students will name the planets in our solar system in the correct position in relation to our sun.
Students will identify where the asteroid belt is in our solar system.
Students will examine creation stories from around the world.
Choose a planet in our solar system, other than Earth, and do some research to fill out the Research a Planet worksheet. Be ready to present your findings in the next session.
Session 3: My Moon and Sun
Students will describe how the earth's rotation and tilt causes different seasons.
Students will understand why the sun does not set for two months or rises for two months during different seasons in the arctic and antarctic regions of the earth.
Students will explore the different phases of the moon and the causes of eclipses.
Students will explain how the moon is responsible for tides.
Complete the What Keeps the Moon in Orbit experiment
Session 4: My Planet
Students will understand how the earth's spheres (atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and biosphere) are interconnected.
Students will examine , identify and describe the layers of the atmosphere.
Students will examine, identify and describe the geological layers of the earth.
Read the Our Atmosphere section on the Kids Geography website.
Session 5: Hemispheres
Students will explain why the Northern and Southern hemispheres have different seasons.
Students will identify the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western hemispheres on a globe and map.
Students will locate what two hemispheres different countries belong to.
Students will explain the importance of the Equator and Prime Meridian.
Start your global address flipbook. What galaxy, planet and hemispheres do you live in?
Session 6: Latitude and Longitude
Students will identify the five major lines of latitude:
Arctic Circle, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn and Antarctic Circle on a map.
Students will read lines of latitude and longitude when trying to locate something on a map.
Students will discover what geocaching is.
Students will learn how geocachers use lines of latitude and longitude to determine the location of a cache.
Students will learn how to use a GPS device.
Optional: Go geocaching with your family and let us know in the next session how it went.
Session 7: Time Zones
Students will review the Prime Meridian and lines of longitude.
Students will discover the importance of the International Date Line and where it is located on the globe.
Students will recognize how to read time zones domestically and internationally.
Choose another country that you would like to visit someday. Pretend that you are going to that destination. What time did you leave? What time did you arrive (place the time it is in the country that you are visiting). Be ready to share your ticket with the class in the next session.
Session 8: Continents, Oceans and Countries
Students will label a world map with all the oceans and continents in the world.
Students will identify the countries of the world.
Students will examine different landforms in the world.
Students will finish their global address flipbooks.