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:

  • The Link for “live stream” is https://meet.google.com/czq-dfhi-xrj
  • 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 – A Day Schedule – Fall 2021*

Monday, Aug 23 – Classroom Orientation / Disclosure (DUE Aug 30)

Wednesday, Aug 25 – NOTES – Day 1 – Geography – What, Why, and How

Monday, Aug 30Quiz – Themes of Geography & Class Rules (DUE Sep 1)

Wednesday, Sep 1 – NOTES – Day 2 – Maps

Friday, Sep 13World Map Pre-Assessment (DUE Sep 8)

Wednesday, Sep 8MOWYL (Map of Where You Live) (DUE Sep 15)

Monday, Sep 13 – NOTES – Day 3 – Globes and Regions

Wednesday, Sep 15World Map Instructions / Blank World (DUE Sep 24) / Finish Map of Where You Live

Monday, Sep 20World Map Instructions / Blank World (DUE Sep 24)

Wednesday, Sep 22 – NOTES – Day 4 – Time Zones

Friday, Sep 24Study Guide – Geography Themes (DUE Sep 29)

Monday, Sep 27 – Jeopardy

Wednesday, Sep 29 – TEST – Geography Themes / Extra Credit Article

Monday, Oct 4 – NOTES – Weather and Climate

Wednesday, Oct 6 – Climate Map Assignment (DUE Oct 11),

Friday, Oct 8 – Climate Change Discussion

Monday, Oct 11 – NOTES – Seasons and Weather

Wednesday, Oct 13 – Weather and Seasons Handout (DUE Oct 18)

Monday, Oct 18 – Study Guide – Climate and Seasons (DUE Oct 25)

Wednesday, Oct 20 – Jeopardy

End Term 1 (20 days)

 

Monday, Oct 25 – TEST – Climate and Seasons / Extra Credit Article

Wednesday, Oct 27 – NOTES – Culture

Monday, Nov 1 – My Personal Culture Handout (DUE Nov 5)

Wednesday, Nov 3 – NOTES – Counter-Culture and Immigration

Friday, Nov 5 – The World As A Village Activity

Monday, Nov 8 – QUIZ – Culture and Counter-Culture

Wednesday, Nov 10 – NOTES – Culture Groups and Stereotypes

Monday, Nov 15 – Prejudice / Racism Activity / Handout

Wednesday, Nov 17 – NOTES – Gender Roles

Friday, Nov 19 – Study Guide – Cultural Geography

Thanksgiving Break Nov 22-26

Monday, Nov 29 – Jeopardy

Wednesday, Dec 1 – TEST – Cultural Geography

Monday, Dec 6 – CPT Curtis Regional Presentation (As Voted By Cadets)

Wednesday, Dec 8 – QUIZ on CPT Curtis’ Presentation

Friday, Dec 10 – Final Project Work

Monday, Dec 13 – Final Project Work

Wednesday, Dec 15 – Final Project Presentations

Winter Break Dec 20-31

Monday, Jan 3 – Final Project Presentations

Wednesday, Jan 5 – Final Project Presentations

Friday, Jan 7 – Final Project Presentations

Monday, Jan 10 – Final Project Presentations

Wednesday, Jan 12 – Ten Rules for Life (Final Lesson)

End Term 2 / Semester 1 (22 days)

 

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

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