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Middle School Geography of the World: Part 2 Europe Landforms & Culture

Middle schoolers apply map skills to Europe, deep dive into country case studies, acquire analytic skills & vocabulary on physical, political and cultural aspects of Europe, with humor.*Small classes*Experienced teacher*No prerequisites
Miss Mollie Geography & Social Studies Writing
118 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 24 learners
year olds
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Charged upfront
$12 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
50 minutes per class

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Class Experience

This multi-day course is designed  to help middle schoolers and geography-motivated pre-middle schoolers apply their map reading skills  (see Part 1 in this series) to the continent of Europe, and acquire new skills and vocabulary to understand physical and cultural aspects of this small but varied continent. using engaging material, and encouraging student academic confidence with  positive challenges.  After finishing Part 2,  students will be able to  demonstrate their familiarity with the map of Europe and major landforms, compare selected political, economic and cultural features. Students will be offered the opportunity to choose one country for their focus. The goal of this class is to provide students with skills and challenge them to apply these skills to increase their understanding of the world beyond their own experience.  

National Geography Standards addressed in this course:
  Students will demonstrate thinking skills:  chronology, statistical analysis and source analysis.

4	The physical and human characteristics of places	Places and Regions
5	That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity	Places and Regions
9	The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface	Human Systems
11	The patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface	Human Systems
13	How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface	Human Systems
15	How physical systems affect human systems	Environment and Society
18	How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.	The Uses of Geography
 I am certified as a Social Studies Teacher in my state, and have taught Social Studies (including World Geography) for over 18 years.  My classes have had lots of fun and engagement with European countries, delving into the wonders of 'oh so slightly' familiar cultures, and engaging in special projects, Kahoot Challenges, interactive games and other teaching practices designed to help our students become a master of their own learning. Master's Degree (Public Policy), Bachelor's Degree (History), Teaching Certificate (State of Maryland)  Social Studies, History, Middle School Language Arts, 30 credits beyond Master's Degree.
Students are encouraged to complete modest independent projects.  Projects are designed to give students an opportunity to practice skills we addressed in class. These can serve as portfolio projects to demonstrate learning.  Estimated time for independent work after each class:  30 minutes.  We will set aside some class time for students to begin their homework project in class.  In this way, students can  easily ask clarifying questions as they proceed.  We also encourage students to practice with an online interactive puzzle game to review the names and locations of European countries. They should also review the key terms list each week to prepare for our dazzling Kahoot in Week 4.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Handouts will be provided for each class, through Outschool communication. Our first class focuses on the map of Europe. It will be useful to print out these handouts before class, if possible. Week 1: A blank map of Europe. (Can use Crayons or colored pencils, not required unless you choose a paper pencil project) Week 2: A blank map of the United Kingdom + Powerpoint /Google Slides /or/Word Technology-- for Country Project directions using technology Powerpoint /Google Slides /or/Word Technology. Don't choose technology? Alternative Paper/Pencil project directions will be provided Week 3: + Mini Project from Week 2 Powerpoint /Google Slides /or/Word Technology-- for Country Project directions using technology Powerpoint /Google Slides /or/Word Technology. Don't choose technology? Alternative Paper/Pencil project directions will be provided Week 4: Country Project from Week 3 + Vocab Terms for Kahoot Terms to review for Kahoot Game (Students will use their main Outschool screen plus a second screen or smart device that serves as the answer device. If a second device is not available, that is not a problem. Your student can set up a second tab on their Outschool computer (split screen if possible)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
A student-completed map of Europe,  2  independent projects and Kahoot quiz at the end of this mini-course will demonstrate mastery.   We will provide a list of vocabulary and concepts, defined, to show scope  of the Kahoot in-class quiz. . Student score on the Kahoot quiz is also available.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
CIA World Factbook Maps 
Europe Maps Interactive Puzzle (Owl & Mouse)   
Smithsonian Open Access. 
Library of Congress.  Prints and Photographs 
Historic England Images 


Miss Mollie Geography & Social Studies Writing
Lives in the United States
Certified Teacher: Social Studies, Language Arts; Experienced Classroom & Virtual; Mom
118 total reviews
145 completed classes

About Me

I am  thrilled to be a teacher, helping my  students become independent, self confident learners. Thanks to my childhood experience in  the lap of Mother Nature,   I know that our students need self confidence. When I needed to navigate a small... 
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