Geography Matters: Exploring the World Geography – Grades 6 – 8 – Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 – 20 Weeks
Wednesday, October 6 2021 @ 11:00AM - Wednesday, March 16 2022 @ 12:30PM EDT| $400.00
- Day of Week
- Class Times
- 11:00AM - 12:30PM (ET)
- Eva Goldstein-Meola
- Instructor Email:
- [email protected]
“In 2002, 89% of Americans aged 18-24 could locate the United States on a map. That means roughly one out of ten Americans could NOT find their own country. It gets worse. 93% of Swedes could find the United States on a map whereas only 16% of Americans could find Sweden.” ~ National Geographic, 2012
Geography is more than just learning where states or countries are located; geography involves understand the why of a group of people. Geography is a knowledge of place names, locations of cultural and physical features; however, it also includes the languages, religions, economic activities, population, food, political systems and more for each area.
This year long course will take you on a voyage of discovery as we explore the earth. Using interactive games, personal geography interactive notebooks, culture studies, 3-D map creations, ethnic foods, and much more we will embark upon a journey discovering the fascinating world we live in. Thank you for joining us on our voyage!
Homework is approximately three hours a week with the exception of long term projects.
NOTE: Registration deadline is September 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
Although in the beginning I was not excited to take a geography class, I ended up loving the class. I loved how Professor Eva did not just teach us basic facts. She taught and showed us things that I never knew existed about every corner of the word. She is a great teacher.
Although in the beginning I was not excited to take a geography class, I ended up loving the class. I loved how Miss Eva did not just teach us basic facts. She taught and showed us things that I never knew existed about every corner of the word. She is a great teacher.
Eva makes Geography fun! Every student needs to have an understanding of the world outside their own bubble. They need to understand where other countries are located as well as population, geography, and other features. This class provides that information in a fun and informational way.
My son has learned so much and while researching, he gets sidetracked and accidentally learns even more. I love that our conversations a lot of times, revolve around geography.
This class is nothing like the geography classes I had as a child. It’s so thorough, not just country location, but all the unique things that make our world so diverse and so interesting. My son has definitely learned so much in this class.