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World Geography


Mr. Bacon

Welcome to Geography!  This is an exciting course in which students will have the opportunity to explore and gain an appreciation for the world.  It will be a fundamental aspect of this class for students to see the connections being made between the various aspects of geography and how they impact the world (even people in Andover Kansas). 


Course Curriculum Benchmarks

Benchmark 1- Maps and Locations:  Students use maps, graphic representations, tools and technologies to locate, use and present information about people, places and environments.


Benchmark 2-Regions:  Students will analyze the spatial organization of people, places and environments that form regions on the earth’s surface.


Benchmark 3-Physical Systems: Students will understand the earth’s physical systems and how physical processes shape the earth’s surface.


Benchmark 4-Human Systems: Students will understand how economic, political, cultural and social processes interact to shape patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation and conflict.


Benchmark 5-Human-Environment Interactions:  Students will analyze the effects of interactions between human and physical systems.   


Units Covered

  1. The Five Themes of Geography and Geographical skills
  2. Political systems and benchmarks 3, 4 and 5
  3. World Cultures, 6 Components of Culture
  4. Latin America
  5. Europe
  6. Africa and SW Asia
  7. East Asia


Requirements- Google Drive File for all assignments, handouts, and notes.


Participation and Homework:  All students will be required to participate and contribute in class activities and discussion.  Points may be given daily depending upon each student’s level of participation and attendance.  Group activities require the participation of every student.  

*Homework assignments will be posted in Googleclassroom.  Please pay attention to due dates.

 The total number of points for participation and homework may represent up to 1/4 of the student’s final grade.


Grades are based on total points.  Tests/Quizzes:  These are a chance for you to show off your knowledge!   Any test/quiz missed must be made up as soon as possible when you return, usually within one day.  Tests are to be made up either before or after school, not during class


Students must attend and participate in class either through zoom or in person.  When using zoom, students will appear on the video.


Late Work:  Assignments are expected on the due date.  Any other time is unacceptable.  If uncontrollable circumstances arise, speak with the teacher.  If a student is absent, they will follow the school attendance policy.  Students may turn in late work for up to 89% credit up until the test.  If a student misses a test, they have one week to make it up.  The test they take may be a different test.  All late work must be turned into Googleclassroom and you must send me an email notification to let me know that you turned it in.


*Cheating-Handbook  “Cheating will not be tolerated.”  Cheating will result in a zero on the assignment or test and the administration will be notified for further disciplinary action.