Welcome to Middle School Geography of the World - Have Fun With That!
Our students expand their horizons when they learn world geography and culture. Join this experienced geography teacher, learn and have fun with geography humor, custom made Kahoots, interactive maps & skills for analyzing new learning.
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Come by weekly to learn Middle School Geography of the World. This class will open minds to the way people live as well as where they live around the world, guided by Middle School curriculum standards. The topic for each weekly class is posted approximately 4 weeks in advance. Students can join at any time and fully participate in class. Students at this level don't just master specific locations, they dig deeper to figure out the significance of what they are learning. In addition to...
This class is taught in English.
Students will demonstrate thinking skills: chronology, statistical analysis, map interpretation, source analysis. and constructing effective arguments using evidence. National Geography Standards addressed in this class: 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
Certified as a Social Studies Teacher in my state, I have taught Social Studies (including World Geography) for over 18 years, primarily at the Middle School level. My classes have had lots of fun and engagement with World Geography, delving into the wonders of 'oh so slightly' familiar cultures, as well as cultures that are dramatically different from the West. Students sparkle when engaging in special projects, conversations, Kahoot Challenges, interactive games and other teaching practices designed to help our students enjoy becoming 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.
Homework assignments will be made available for students interested in extending their learning. Some examples include map practice, research projects, or short writing assignments where students establish a claim and defend it with evidence from sources.
Optional: For Kahoot games, students may use two screens. With a PC, students can use two tabs. Alternatively, students can use their normal screen for OS classes, plus another smart device like a phone or tablet. If the second screen is not available, students can still play our Kahoot game.
Various assessment methods are used: such as: Evaluate discussion Evaluate homework assignments Score on Kahoot game quiz
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Homework assignments are provided but are not required for participation. For source material, students may access one or more of the following sites. These sites provide useful resources and give our students an opportunity to practice map skills, gather research information and extend their learning. For on-line best practice, students should use the link to a resource provided in our classroom. No membership or sign up is required to access the links provided in class. Seterrra https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3007 (an online map practice & quiz game) Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/ (a prominent and well respected research tool ) Ducksters https://www.ducksters.com/ (a social studies resource for elementary and middle school students. Ducksters.com is certified by the kidSAFE Seal Program.) Read more at: https://www.ducksters.com/about.php Mr. Donn https://www.mrdonn.org/ A site for teachers and students, this site is recognized by the BBC Educational Guide: ""This is an excellent resource for students and teachers of ancient history." Smithsonian Science Education https://ssec.si.edu/ This US Government institution describes the site as "the website of the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC), the only organization at the Smithsonian Institution that is solely dedicated to formal K-12 Education." Quizlet https://quizlet.com/ (This is a quiz site that allows us to offer practice quizzes tailored to our topic). .
Encyclopedia Britannica World Atlas CIA World Factbook Mr. Donn https://geography.mrdonn.org/ Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs http://www.loc.gov/pictures/ Smithsonian Open Access. https://www.si.edu/openaccess CIA World Fact Book
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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...