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World Geography Camp! - Country Studies - Once-A-Week

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Miss Mimi
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4.8
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Let's travel the world together! In this Geography camp, we will label maps of individual countries & learn about the physical geography, cultures, & current events of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia-#academic

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 9
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
  • Students will gain a better understanding of the geography, culture, economics, history, governments, etc. of countries all over the world. The study of Geography has so much to offer. I would like to share what a recent US president said about studying Geography..... "The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together." I can not agree more with these statements.
Certified Secondary Social Science Teacher (Geography, Economics, Government & History)
BS in Secondary Education - Social Science Composite
AAS in Hotel & Restaurant Management

I am a former High School Geography teacher and Middle School World Studies teacher.  I have ten years of experience teaching in the public schools in Texas.  My expertise is in Geography, Economics, and the Culinary Arts. I have taught 4th, 6th, & 8th through 12th grades, including Geography, World Studies, Social Studies, Financial Literacy & ELAR. 

I am a former unschooling mom
Homework
Frequency: Available upon request
Feedback: Available upon request
Details: Students should have access to a printer so they may print out their maps. I usually have up to three maps and a list of map locations for each lesson.
Pencil
Eraser
Ruler
Medium-sized black marker
Fat Highlighter
Some colored pencils - Just a few will do. 

Students will need access to a printer so they may print out the PDF maps I send them.  These maps should be printed out before camp meetings so that they may be used during camp.  Sometimes we might use more than one map.... it all depends on the country. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I create all my lessons on Nearpod.  The learners will be given a link to the Nearpod lesson at the beginning of each class.  Learners should be familiar with splitting their screen, where Zoom will be on one side of the screen and the Nearpod lesson will be on the other side of the screen.  This skill is not difficult to learn. If this is an unfamiliar skill for the learner, the parent may wish to assist the learner for the first lesson or two.  Instead of splitting their screens, some learners choose to use two devices, which is ideal.  
I use MANY resources.  It's not possible to list them all.... it depends on the country.  Below is a list of the sources I use the most.  

Google Earth
Google Maps
Nearpod.com
d-maps.com
freedomhouse.com
The Economist Magazine 
The Economist Group's Democracy Index
Foreign Affairs Magazine
Al-Jazeera
Wikipedia
DW News
Goode's World Atlas
Sea Change - An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean by Christina Gerhardt
The Council on Foreign Relations
National Geographic Magazine
Foreign Policy Magazine
The United Nations - Various newsletters
Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall
Most of Simon Winchester's books - Check them out!  
Rivers of Power by Lawrence C. Smith
Sapiens - by Yuval Noah Harari - The book and also his graphic novels
The OER Project
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
..... and MANY other books dealing with more specific subjects/countries/regions, etc.
Joined November, 2020
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97reviews
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Education from University of Houston - Main Campus
Texas Teaching Certificate in Social Studies/History
Hello!  My name is Mimi.  I am a full-time teacher on Outschool.  

I am a former Texas public school teacher and swim coach who has taught regular education, special education, ESL, and inclusion classes for over ten years.  I am also a former... 
Group Class

$20

weekly
1x per week
55 min

Completed by 202 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-14
2-8 learners per class

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