Welcome to Middle School Geography of the World - Have Fun With That!
Join this experienced geography teacher for academic semester 1 and 2 of middle school geography with humor, custom made Kahoots, interactive maps & analytic skills. Stay with us for the whole course or drop into selected topics.
Miss Mollie Geography & Social Studies Writing
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Completed by 12 learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
50 minutes per class
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Come by weekly to learn Middle School Geography of the World. This class will open minds to the way various people live and how they solve problems, as well as where they live around the world. Beginning in the Fall, this class will cover two semesters meeting goals for middle school geography. The topic for each weekly class is posted approximately 4 weeks in advance. Students can join at any time and fully participate in class, as long as there is an open spot. Students at this level...
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, art 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.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
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 and encouraged but are not required for participation. For source material, students may access one or more of the following sites. These sites offer 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). History For Kids https://www.historyforkids.net/about-us.html This site is designed to serve K-8 age range. Privacy statement asserts that no personal information is collected unless user voluntarily provides it to secure a service. .
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
Miss Mollie Geography & Social Studies Writing
Certified Teacher: Social Studies, Language Arts; Experienced Classroom & Virtual; Mom
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
127 total reviews
156 completed classes
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...