Earth's Eye—A FLEX Geography Course on Lakes of the World
During this 4-week Flexible Schedule geography course, students will explore selected lakes of Africa, South America, North America, and Eurasia.
Francesca G Dixon
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No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a "Flex" course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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"A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye" - Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854 What exactly is a lake? Is a lake different from a sea? Can a lake be salty? Can a gulf be a lake? These are some of the watery questions we'll be exploring during this 4-week Flexible Schedule Course on Lakes of the World. Lesson I: Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, and Lake Chad Lesson II: Lake Titicaca and Lake Maracaibo Lesson III: The Great Lakes of North...
This class is taught in English.
Students will become familiar with the location and features of selected lakes on four continents and gain background knowledge and rare-word vocabulary from a specific domain that will enhance their reading comprehension of nonfiction text.
I have taught this course for several years as a full-time, certified Elementary School teacher at the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Each weekly selection to be read independently is an average of 1400 words. The Reading Level is 6th grade. Written assignments are designed to be completed as students read. The amount of time necessary to complete the assignments will depend on the learner.
The text for this course is the World Lakes, available as a free download at https://www.coreknowledge.org/free-resource/ckhg-unit-01-world-lakes/
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will provide feedback on all submitted assignments. Completed work can be compiled into a portfolio. If requested I will provide a letter grade and certificate.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Francesca G Dixon
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🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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36 completed classes
Education should be a feast of knowledge and all students should be invited to a banquet that includes literature, history, geography, art, music, science, and math. I believe that rich content knowledge and a wide vocabulary greatly enhance...