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Class Info

World Geography (NW)

Class Year:  2022-2023
Time:  Wed 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm;
Teacher:  Shanna Phillips
Tution:  $620 / Year ($640 by PayPal) or $62 / Month ($65 by PayPal) for 10 Months
Supply Fee:  $80 / Year ($84 by PayPal) - Due Upon Registration (Non-Refundable after August 1, 2022)
Location:  Northwest (Cypress)

A discounted tuition rate of $595 is offered if paid in full by first class.

The study of World Geography is about so much more than just memorizing places on a map!  We will spend our year getting to know the people, places, and environments of our amazing planet.  This class will utilize a variety of hands-on activities, cooperative challenges, technology, cartography, current events, student presentations, videos, and guest speakers to examine the physical and cultural systems of the world.

Yes, we will memorize the countries and capitals of the world and demonstrate that impressive knowledge on cumulative tests!  We will also dig deeper and use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to ask and answer geographic questions.

We will begin our year with the introduction of the fundamentals of geographic thinking.  Once the foundation of geography is solid, we will progress to studies of individual countries, continent by continent.  Our study of the United States will include all 50 states and capitals.

You can expect your student to leave this class with a deeper understanding of:

  • the physical and political boundaries of the world's countries
  • the events happening in the world around us
  • human culture
  • globalization

and, most likely, a desire to travel and experience first-hand the incredible places we will visit virtually in class.  (My apologies in advance for the travel bug - it's quite contagious.)

Textbook:

BJU Press

Cultural Geography Student Edition, 5th ed

ISBN 978-1-62856-647-5

Copyright 2021

Successful completion of this course earns 1 High School World Geography Honors credit.

Note:  Internet access outside of class will be critical.  Please consult with Ms. Phillips if you do not have internet access.