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World Geography - Country Studies - Physical & Human Geography - (14yo-18yo)

Class
Miss Mimi
Star Educator
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(96)
In this ongoing class, we will label maps of individual countries and learn about the physical geography, cultures, and current events of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia - #academic

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Students will gain a better understanding of the physical and human geography of countries all over the world. The study of Geography has so much to offer. 
 
Certified Secondary Social Science Teacher (Geography, Economics, Government & History)
(Lifetime Teaching Certificate)

BS in Secondary Education - Social Science Composite

AAS in Hotel & Restaurant Management

I am a Texas-Certified High School Geography teacher and Middle School World Studies teacher.  I have ten years of experience teaching in the public schools in Texas and many years teaching in the homeschooling and unschooling communities.  My expertise is in Geography and the Culinary Arts.

I am a former unschooling mom. My twin sons were brought up as primarily self-directed and autodidactic learners.  
Pencil
Eraser
Fat Highlighter
Ruler
Medium-sized black marker
Set of colored pencils

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 class so that they may be used during class.  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
The Daily Chatter
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.
Star Educator
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(96)
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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 217 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
2-8 learners per class

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