World Geography - Country Studies - Private Lessons
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
US Grade 5 - 12
Beginner - Intermediate Level
This is the private lesson version of my Country Studies ongoing class. Every week, we will study the physical and human geography of one country, with an emphasis on physical geography. WE ARE ON LESSON #132 - LATVIA! Please scroll down to see upcoming countries. I have taught Geography for decades and Country Studies is my thing! Come join me. There are quite a few students who have been with me for almost two years.... since I started this ongoing class back in early 2021. Each...
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) 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 am no longer teaching in a brick and mortar school. I have a lifetime teaching certificate in teaching Geography, History, Economics, & Government at the secondary level. I have ten years of experience teaching in the public schools in Texas. I have taught geography for many years to homeschoolers and unschoolers. My expertise is in Geography and the Culinary Arts. I am a former unschooling mom whose sons were self-directed learners and primarily autodidactic.
Assessments OfferedAll assessments are informal. These lessons are meant to be relaxing and are really just an introduction to the countries we will study since we only have 55 minutes.
Every week, links to the maps and the list of map locations are posted to the classroom. Students are expected to print these out and bring them to class along with a few colored pencils. There are usually two or three maps - it depends on the country. Pencil Eraser Medium-point black marker Set of colored pencils Fat highlighter Ruler
I create all my lessons on Nearpod. These lessons are bespoke and take many hours to create. 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.
Meet the teacher
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...
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