World Geography Syllabus

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					                                                                        World Geography
                                                                             Mr. Bridges
                                                                  ebridges@crs.k12.mo.us
                                                                            660-656-3391

                                     Course Description
World Geography is a semester class. The course content includes information about all
the continents, countries, and geographic features in the world. The content is
approached thematically with emphasis on creating an enduring understanding of the
geographic themes, locations, and cultures of the world. An emphasis on critical reading,
writing, and analytical skills will be stressed throughout the semester.

Class Expectations
I expect you to be in class from bell to bell. You need to be in your seat with your pencil
and paper out and working on the Daily Spark that will be up every day. (Hopefully)
There will be no use of electronic devices in the class. Ex. Cell Phones, I-Pods, etc.
Please don’t complain about the assignments. I don’t just give you busy work. Life is
full of choices. You can choose to do the assignment or you can choose to get a zero on
it. I expect your best effort on every assignment.

Homework Policy
I expect homework to be turned in at the beginning of the hour. I will not except any
homework assignment that was due at the beginning of the hour at the end of the class
period. You can turn it in the next day for 10% off. It is 10% off for each day it is late.
Any assignment turned in more than a week late is a ZERO.

                                 Course Outline
Unit II – The United States and Canada (8/24-9/8)
   Chapter 5- Physical Geography of the U.S. and Canada
   Chapter 6- Cultural Geography of The United States and Canada
   Chapter 7- The Region Today

Unit III – Latin America (9/9-9/22)
    Chapter 8- Physical Geography of Latin America
    Chapter 9- Cultural Geography of Latin America
    Chapter 10- The Region Today

Unit IV – Europe (9/23-10/6)
    Chapter 11- Physical Geography of Europe
    Chapter 12- Cultural Geography of Europe
    Chapter 13- The Region Today

Unit VI – North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia (
    Chapter 17- Physical Geography of North Africa, Southwest and Central Asia
    Chapter 18- Cultural Geography of North Africa, Southwest and Central Asia
    Chapter 19- The Region Today
Unit VII – Africa South of the Sahara
    Chapter 20- Physical Geography of Africa South of the Sahara
    Chapter 21- Cultural Geography of Africa South of the Sahara
    Chapter 22- The Region Today

Unit VIII – South Asia
    Chapter 23- Physical Geography of South Asia
    Chapter 24- Cultural Geography of South Asia
    Chapter 25- The Region Today

Unit IX – East Asia
    Chapter 26- Physical Geography of East Asia
    Chapter 27- Cultural Geography of East Asia
    Chapter 28- The Region Today

Unit X – Southeast Asia
   Chapter 23- Physical Geography of Southeast Asia
   Chapter 24- Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia
   Chapter 25- The Region Today

Unit XI – Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica
    Chapter 26- Physical Geography of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica
    Chapter 27- Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica
    Chapter 28- The Region Today

                                       Assessment:
Quarter grades will reflect student achievement on a variety of assessments.
  • Warm Up Activities
  • Tests and Quizzes
  • Projects, Presentations, and Alternative Assignments
  • Essays

Grading Scale:
A=95-100%
A-=90-94%
B+=87-89%
B=84-86%
B-=80-83%
C+=77-79%
C=74-76%
C-=70-73%
D+=67-69%
D=64-66%
D-=60-63%
F=59-0%
Academic Dishonesty
This applies to both written work and oral presentations. Examples of academic
dishonesty include, but are not limited to, the following: the willful giving or receiving of
an unauthorized text, unfair, dishonest, or unscrupulous advantage in academic work over
other students using fraud, duress, deception, theft, trickery, talking, signs, gestures,
copying, or any other methodology.

Plagiarism:
    Submitting or presenting another person's work as your own without proper
       documentation, including downloaded information from the Internet and lab data.
    Using another student's material without prior approval.

Cheating:
    Giving or receiving information during a test, quiz, and/or class work assignment
      without teacher authorization.
    Using hand signals, gestures, and the like during tests or quizzes to obtain/give
      information.
    Using unauthorized materials during a test or quiz.



Parents:
For more information about my classroom, feel free to check out my website. It is
located on the schools website. Feel free to contact me by email or by calling the school.
My planning period is 1st hour (8:00-9:00).



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