World and Cultural Geography
University of Idaho Geography Department link. Cool stuff!
Geography links page: HERE
For each day listed: italics indicate the subject material. Underline indicates assignments.
1-21 Introduction to class. Discuss syllabus and review basic terms and concepts of Geography. The five themes of geography: location -- absolute location, latitude, longitude, Tropic of Cancer/Capricorn.
2-02: Continue the five themes of geography: Place; Movement. Begin making paper mache globes.
2-06: Continue the five themes of geography: Region -- uniform region, functional region. In-class project: using latitude and longitude.
2-08: Continue the five themes of geography: Human/Environment interaction. Continue finding places using latitude and longitude. Keywords: scale, legend, thematic maps.
2-10: Making a mental map. Some geographical features: isthmus, archipelago, continental shelf, peninsula. Oceania and types of islands. Territorial waters. Quick survey of biomes, including anthropogenic biomes.
2-14: The seven elements of culture. Begin research on tribal group.
2-21: The factors of climate. A study on prevailing winds. How to predict the location of deserts. In-class exercise.
9-29 Finish Climate regions assignment. Cultural Hearths, cultural diffusion. Work on continents.
10-01 Quiz: North America. Introduction to the Demographic Transition Model. Work on continents (should be applying country overlay).
10-11 Understanding population pyramids, fertility rates, and GDP/per capita. Internet research assignment: Pyramid link. CIA World Factbook.
10-13 South America Quiz review. Complete in-class assignment.
10-15 South American quiz. Population movement: push factors; pull factors; emigration; immigration; refugee; asylum; internally displaced. In-class assignment: brief current even review of internally displaced people: who, where, why.
10-17 Countries of Europe. Begin cartogram
10-19 Continue on project
10-29 Review map of Europe. Slide presentation on divided Cyprus. Evolution and devolution of Yugoslavia.
11-02 Terms: nation; state; country. Slide presentation: nation-less states. Language by countries.
11-03 Mid-term (1st quarter final)
11-05 No class. Teacher in-service day. END of 1st QUARTER
11-08 Languages of Europe. Review of countries.
11-11 Continue on micronation project
11-15 Europe Quiz. Continue on Micronation project.
11-17 Understanding data: gdp; gdp/per capita; total fertility rate; other.
11-19 Student assembly
11-24 Snow day; no school
11-26 Thanksgiving Day; no school
11-30 Finish project
12-3 Presentations. Begin sphere cartogram for Asia.
12-7 Finish presentations. Continue on sphere cartogram.
12-09 Focus on projects
12-13 Practice Asia quiz game. Continue on projects
12-15 Practice Asia quiz game: LINK. Finish projects.
12-17 School activites -- no class today