World Geography

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“You can’t know where you are going, if you don’t know where you are now.”   – Charles De Gaulle

“To truly understand WHO you are, you must understand WHERE you are.”   – Josephine Hart

“Geography has made us all neighbors.”   – John F Kennedy

The Goal of World Geography is to teach Cadets to understand the world in spatial terms, including the human and physical characteristics of places. They will understand the human and physical interaction in their environment, the elements that make up culture, and the human influence on the world. The goal of this course is NOT to “memorize all the countries of the world on a map,” but, rather, to recognize the regions of the world, elements of them, how to read and interpret maps, and see themselves as a cultural, physical, and vital part of the global world.

A few key reminders:

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  • A recording for the beginning of each class (TO INCLUDE THE JOURNAL QUESTION) will be posted.
    That recording WILL include entire lectures, activities, or projects, but NOT quizzes, tests, etc.
  • While lectures will be recorded and streamed, the PPT and PDF versions of each PPT is also available on the schedule.

WORLD GEOGRAPHY– Spring 2023

Wednesday, Jan 18 – Classroom Orientation / Disclosure (Jan 25)

Monday, Jan 23 – NOTES – Day 1 – Geography – What, Why, and How

Wednesday, Jan 25Quiz – Themes of Geography & Class Rules

Friday, Jan 27 – NOTES – Day 2 – Maps

Monday, Jan 30MOWYL (Map of Where You Live) (DUE Feb 8) / Example Map

Wednesday, Feb 1 – NOTES – Day 3 – Globes and Regions

Monday, Feb 6 – World Map Activity (done as a group) Absent Cadets complete THIS (DUE Feb 10)

Wednesday, Feb 8 – NOTES – Day 4 – Time Zones

Friday, Feb 10 – CATCH UP DAY (Finish Maps)

Monday, Feb 13 – Study Guide – Geography Themes (DUE Feb 22)

Wednesday, Feb 15 – Finish Study Guide / Jeopardy or Kahoot

Wednesday, Feb 22 – TEST – Geography Themes / Extra Credit Article

Friday, Feb 24 – NOTES – Day 1 – Weather and Climate

Monday, Feb 27 – Climate Map Assignment (DUE Mar 3)

Wednesday, Mar 1 – NOTES – Day 2 – Seasons and Weather

Friday, Mar 3 – Climate Change Discussion

Monday, Mar 6 – Picture for Handout / Weather and Seasons Handout (DUE Mar 13)

Wednesday, Mar 8 – Study Guide – Climate and Seasons (DUE Mar 15)

Monday, Mar 13 – Jeopardy / Review for Test

Wednesday, Mar 15 – TEST – Climate and Seasons / Extra Credit Article

Monday, Mar 20 – NOTES – Day 1 – Culture

Wednesday, Mar 22 – My Personal Culture Handout (DUE Mar 30)

End Term 3 (22 Days)

 

Monday, Mar 27 – NOTES – Day 2 – Immigration and Counterculture

Wednesday, Mar 29 – QUIZ – Culture and Counter-Culture

Friday, Mar 31 – The World As A Village Activity

Spring Break Apr 3-7

Monday, Apr 10 – NOTES – Day 3 – Culture Groups and Stereotypes

Wednesday, Apr 12 – Prejudice / Racism Activity / Handout (DUE Apr 19)

Monday, Apr 17 – NOTES – Day 4 – Gender roles

Wednesday, Apr 19 – Study Guide – Cultural Geography (DUE Apr 24)

Friday, Apr 21 – UMA Service Day (No Formal Classes)

Monday, Apr 24 – Jeopardy / Review for Test (Final Project Choosing?)

Wednesday, Apr 26 – TEST – Cultural Geography / Extra Credit Article

Monday, May 1 – Example of Final Project (Russia)Final Project Work / Topics and Schedule

Wednesday, May 3 – Final Project Work (DUE May 8)

Friday, May 5 – Final Project Work (DUE May 8)

Monday, May 8 – Final Project Presentations

Wednesday, May 10 – Final Project Presentations

Monday, May 15 – Final Project Presentations

Wednesday, May 17 – Final Project Presentations

Friday, May 19 – Final Project Presentations

Monday, May 22 – Ten Rules for Life (Final Lesson)

Wednesday, May 24 – Class Party? (or Final Presentations for Procrastinators)

Friday, May 26 – Last Day of School

End Term 4 / Semester 2 (20 Days)

 

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE (Changes will be updated weekly on class website and Canvas)

Direct any questions to CPT Curtis at jcurtis@utahmilitaryacademy.org