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Geography Matters: Exploring our Fifty States - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020

Description:

Did you know that about 75 % of graduating seniors admitted to not being able to……

• name all fifty United States
• name all fifty capitals
• locating the states on a blank United States map? (Reuters, 2016)

Additionally, according to the Nation’s Report Card, students lacked basic geographical awareness in both general know and problem solving. For example, 55% of graduating seniors could not answer the following question correctly:

What is the most common use of land in the Great Plains region?
• Fishing
• Farming
• Mining
• Recreation

With the focus on STEM related subjects, there has been a sharp decline in geographic awareness. That is where this class steps in. While at homeschooling conferences this past spring and speaking to students of all ages, I noticed that students lacked knowledge in not only the geography of the United States, but the geographical features and location of our nation’s gems.

Geography is more than drawing a map and noting a specific state’s location. During our 20-weeks together, the students and I will focus on an in-depth study of our amazing country. We will focus on climate, flags and seals, date of statehood, mottos and symbols, tourist destinations, significant historical events, people that were important to that state, timeline of key events, and much more!

Join us for a wild and crazy ride!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

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