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World Geography

$160 per month

1 session per week


Allison Bruning 



All homework assignments will be given through Classcraft.





13 - 16 years old



Session 1: What is geography?


Students will define:

geography, absolute location, hemisphere, latitude, longitude, grid system, relative location, interdependent and culture 

Students will describe the five themes of geography: location, place, movement, places and people change each other, and region.

Students will discover the tools geographers use to study the world.

Students will explain what geographers do and how geography is linked to other science.

Students will recognize the four kinds of questions geographers use to study the earth. 


Asking Questions Lab.

Session 2: Our Planet Earth


Students will define:

atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, mantle, crust, core, fold, fault, weathering, erosion and glacier.

Students will share the results of their Asking Questions Lab.

Students will examine the Earth's position within in our solar system including its measurements, heights and depths.

Students will identify the five spheres of planet Earth and the layers of the Earth's atmosphere.

Students will identify the internal layers of the Earth.

Students will discover the geological forces that influences Earth's geographical changes.


Study the map of plate boundaries provided to you. Using cardboard for oceanic plates and aluminum foil for continental plates, create a three-dimensional model based on the map. Choose three plate boundaries to demonstrate the outcome of collisions between plates. Be sure that your demonstration shows both subduction and convergence. Be ready to show your demonstration to the class in the next session.

Session 3: Changes on the Earth's Surface


Students will define: 

weathering, mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, acid rain, erosion, sediment, loess, glacier and moraine.

Students will present their demonstrations. 

Students will describe the types of weathering (chemical and mechanical). 

Students will examine the forces that cause erosion (water, wind and glaciers) and the effects they cause to the land.

Students will practice organizing data into tables.


Read Glaciers: Good and Bad Effects worksheet and answer the comprehensive questions. 

Session 4: Earth's Features


Students will define:

isthmus, plateau, archipelago, continental shelf, groundwater, water cycle and evaporation.

Students will discuss the answers to their Glaciers: Good and Bad Effects worksheet. 

Students will identify Earth's different landforms and water features

Students will examine the Water Cycle. 


The Water Cycle worksheet. 

Session 5: Earth's Resources


Students will define:

natural resource, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource, imports and exports.

Students will discuss the answers to their Water Cycle worksheet. 

Students will explain the importance of Earth's resources.

Students will describe how to effectively manage Earth's renewable resources.

Students will describe how to evenly distribute Earth's resources.


Renewable and nonrenewable resources lab

Session 6: Weather and Climates


Students will define:

weather, climate, rotation, revolution, solstice, equinox, precipitation, front, continental climate.

Students will discuss their lab results from the Renewable and NonRenewable Resources Lab

Students will describe the Greenhouse Effect.

Students will discover the effects the sun, Earth's tilt, Earth's rotation and Earth's revolution have upon seasonal weather patterns.

Students will examine how latitude, elevation, wind, ocean currents and landforms influences climate.

Students will explain what El Nino is and how it has an important impact on global weather.


Research how your state's climate influences the economy, tourist attractions, types of clothing and seasonal foods in your state. Use your research, a video camera, and other tools to create a commercial promoting your state. Be ready to share your commercial with the class in the next session. 

Session 7: Environments and People


Students will define:

culture, subsistence farming, population distribution, population density, tornado, hurricane, tsunami and  pollution.

Students will share their state's commercial.

Students will examine the relationship between population density, population growth and Earth's resources. 

Students will discover the environmental challenges to the world's people. 


Ozone case study. 

Session 8: Geography and Culture


Students will define:

culture, civilization, history, prehistory, culture hearth and cultural diffusion

Students will present their Ozone case study findings.

Students will investigate important cultural origins and changes from prehistory to modern times. 

Students will discover the cultural barriers and contacts that have influenced cultural change. 

Students will practice analyzing and drawing conclusion from statistical data. 


Analyzing Statistical Data. 

Session 9: World Culture Regions Today


Students will define:

culture region, government, standard of living, economical system, per capita income, free enterprise, capitalism, socialism, language family and religion

Students will present their Analyzing Statistical Data findings.

Students will compare/contrast the different political systems found in the modern world.

Students will examine the challenges different social groups throughout the world experience. 

Students will investigate the relationship between regional economical systems and the world economy. 

Students will discover the importance religion and language has upon world cultural groups. 

Students will interpret information found on a climate graph.

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