In this year-long course, students will travel the world virtually as they study both physical geography (climate, topography, landforms, map reading) and cultural geography (how people live around the world). One great thing about geography is that it is such an interdisciplinary subject, and as such, pupils will enjoy exploring connections to other fields such as science, history, religion, economics, and others. Each week students will complete weekly assignments that are based on readings in the textbook and in the student activities manual. This activities manual contains written descriptions of the lives of people around the world, including accounts written by several missionaries, and map work exercises. By the end of the school year, students will have used these maps to label all of the countries of the world, world capitals, and many bodies of water! Projects, short writing assignments, and class discussions will give students the opportunity to communicate their ideas about the different places and cultures they will study. Advances in technology and ease of transportation have made our world seem smaller, and learning about the geography of our amazing world will help prepare students for the realities of life in the 21st century.
Course description and class content developed by Susan Eggers for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.
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Cultural Geography, 4th edition, Bob Jones University Press; ISBN: 978-1-60682-499-3
Cultural Geography Student Activities, 4th edition, Bob Jones University Press; ISBN: 978-1-60682-617-1
Susan Eggers holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in Russian history. She has completed coursework toward her Ph. D. and has conducted research in libraries and archives in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Her first teaching position was at the college level, and after she started homeschooling her three children in 2003, she began teaching history and geography online. She and her family live in upstate South Carolina, where they enjoy reading, gardening, and playing with their two large dogs.