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World Geography

News

- Exam #3 will be Friday, February 26th. It will consist of the Southeast Asia Unit.

- Textbooks will be available for checkout beginning Wednesday, January 13th. Due to the limited number of Textbooks, they will by subject to a daily return policy. See textbook contract in classroom for additional details.

 


World Geography Syllabus 

Course Introduction

            It is extremely important for you to know the history and cultures of the world in which you live. This course has been designed to show you these wonderful features of our world. We will explore the geography of the earth and show the incredibly rich and complex history from prehistoric tribes that inhabited the world prior through modern society. Our focus will be on the geographic formations within the world, weather and climate patterns and our transportation systems.

 Course Format 

             The course will be centered on the use of our atlas textbook. Due to the design of the class, you should come to class prepared to engage in discussions and listen to materials presented by both the instructor and other students. We will be using exams, presentations and projects to evaluate the instruction of the material. Maps and mapping materials will be provided as needed.

 Grades 

            This course will give you several opportunities to show your developing knowledge in the subject. An important key for showing that development is success on the exams. Our exams will consist of sections, covering different areas of the discipline. This course will have a variety of activities to further drive our studies. Projects and class presentations will be assigned as supplements to certain content. Additionally, we will be mapping locations within our state and test our knowledge of various items such as counties and cities.

 Grading Points

Exams                                                                                                 100 pts x 6

Countries Mapping Project                                                               50 pts each 

Final Exam                                                                                         100pts                                                                                                             Total                                                                                                ________________

                                                                                                          = XXXX pts

 Texts and Materials 

            We will be using World Cultures: A Global Mosaic as the textbook to the instruction. It is important for you to bring your textbook and supplies to class everyday. Failure to do so wastes valuable time and could affect your grade (see tardy section of Student Handbook). Your class materials should include clean paper, a pen or pencil, your text and any additional sources assigned.

 Office Hours and Contact Information 

            I am aware of my responsibilities as your teacher and will actively pursue a professional approach towards all of my students. I intend to provide open office hours in the classroom both prior to and/or after school. I will provide those times on the board the beginning of the week. I will also be able to respond to your questions via phone during appropriate times on both evenings and weekends. Also, you may contact me via our school e-mail. This is especially a good means of communication on the breaks during the semester. Parents are overwhelmingly encouraged to contact me with any questions they may have.

 Phone Number: 409-9467                                                      E-Mail: frazier@dsatulsa.org 

Class Policies and Academic Misconduct 

            This course is geared towards developing your academic skills. Academic misconduct is a major violation of your responsibility as a student. Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to; plagiarism, cheating and/or disrupting the learning environment. These violations are assessed on a case by case basis. Please refer to the student handbook for all school and classroom policies.




[1] This is as tentative grading scale. It is subject to change throughout the semester as required by the instruction of the material.

[2] I would love to give you a point total to shoot for however our weekly assignments and homework will vary so I have no earthly idea…


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