World Geography - Country Studies - Private Lessons

Miss Mimi
Star Educator
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(83)
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 5 - 12
Beginner - Intermediate Level
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.  
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
All 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.
Grades Offered
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.

Medium-point black marker
Set of colored pencils 
Fat highlighter
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
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
The Economist Magazine 
The Economist Group's Democracy Index
Foreign Affairs Magazine
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.

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Meet the teacher

Star Educator
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(83)
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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1x per week
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 5 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-18

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