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7th Grade Geography

Geography is a 'trip'.  We will explore places and regions of the world with a focus on the 5 Themes of Geography.  
Students will study cultures, economies, maps, and land features of the world.  We will learn about far off places and those in our own backyard.  
 

 

 

Geography Syllabus

 



Welcome to World Geography.  This year we will ‘tour’ the world with a focus on the 5 Themes of Geography(Location, Place, Region, Movement, and Human Environment Interaction).  We will explore land features, cultures, history, and economies of places around the world.


The main goal of the course is for students to develop of better understanding of their world and the one beyond Jeannette.  


Course Objectives:

  • Develop basic geography literacy
  • Identify and compare physical and human characteristics of places and regions
  • Explain the relationship between humans and their environment
  • Develop and use research skills

Instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Reading Assignments
  • Writing Assignments
  • Research Projects
  • Quizzes and Tests

Videos, visuals, and games will be used to aid the instruction.

 

Course Materials:

  • chromebook
  • binder/folder
  • notebook

Assignments:

  • Students will complete assignments independently, with a partner, or as a group depending on the assignment.
  • Assignments are due on the due date, no exceptions.  
  • Students are responsible for their own work. Cheating or copying is not tolerated.  

Grading:

Grades will be determined by four categories:

  • Classwork/Participation(Homework)
  • Quizzes
  • Tests and Projects
  • Writing Assignments

*The grading system is weighted.  Grades in some categories will account for more weight toward each quartile average and final grade.  

 

Students will be expected to follow classroom rules and handbook policies.


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 Homework Calendar