Every time you see this picture it will be linked to the PDF of the textbook

What to Expect:

We will take this Geography course over a 2-year period.  This allows us to take it slow and do just 3 activities per week.  Year 1 is 8 lessons and will cover Physical Geography. Each lesson takes 4 weeks to complete.

Your textbook is online and is accessed by clicking the picture to the left of each week’s schedule.  The link will open in a separate window so you won’t have to navigate from this screen in order to reference the text.

I have created a binder that contains all the information you need to complete activities, note-taking, atlas building, etc. At the end of each lesson is a quiz (basically 1 quiz per month).  You will not be allowed to use your notes for the quizzes or the final exam.  Every Thursday is a study/review day where you will be practicing your memorization and reviewing the material you’ve covered so far.  With this set up, you should be prepared for the quizzes each month.  By the end of the year, you’ll have great reference tools to help you study for your final exam.

I’ve laid out the schedule to be 3 activities a week–you can decide which days you chose to tackle these, but I’ve labeled them on a regular T/W/Th schedule to develop a routine and stay on track with this course.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Week 1: Lesson 1 - "What is Geography?"
Tuesday: Read Lesson 1
Click the link to the textbook and read lesson 1, “What is Geography?” in the text.
Wednesday: Atlas Building - World Physical Map

Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 1 in your binder.  The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the world map you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 2 - Lesson 1 continued "What is Geography?"
Tuesday: Note-Taking Page
Go back through lesson 1 in your textbook and answer the questions on the note-taking page in your binder.
Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for lesson 1.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Let me know if you need help or supplies to complete this activity. 

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the world map you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 3 - Lesson 1 continued: "What is Geography?"
Tuesday: World Fact File
Complete the graphic organizer entitled “World Fact File” found under lesson 1 in your binder.  Fill out all the information on the worksheet and be sure to print out a picture to go on the page.
Wednesday: Research Questions

In every other lesson, you will have research questions to answer regarding the topics in the chapter.  Look in your binder for the Research Questions page in Lesson 1.  Be sure to answer these questions on a separate piece of paper (loose leaf is in the back of the binder).

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the world map you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 4 - Lesson 1 continued: "What is Geography?"
Tuesday: Vocabulary
Each lesson contains bolded words in the text that are your vocabulary words.  Find the bolded words in lesson one by revisiting the text.  Write each term down on a separate sheet of paper. It’s up to you how you choose to define each one.  You can write out the definition, draw a picture of the definition or print out a picture to help you remember what each term means.
Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for lesson 1.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Lesson 1 Quiz

The last page under Lesson 1 in your binder is your quiz.  You will not be able to use your notes for this quiz, so be sure to remove it from the binder and take it independently.  Turn it into me when you have completed it.

Week 5 - Lesson 2: "Maps"
Tuesday: Read Lesson 2 "Maps"

Read lesson 2, “Maps” by clicking on the link to the left and using the online version of the textbook.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - Europe Political Map

Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 2 in your binder. This week you’ll be completing the Political Map for Europe. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the world map you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 6: Lesson 2 continued - "Maps"
Tuesday: Note-Taking

Go back through lesson 2 in your textbook and answer the questions on the note-taking page in your binder.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 2.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the world map you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 7: Lesson 2 continued - "Maps"
Tuesday: Continent Fact File

Complete the graphic organizer entitled “Continent Fact File” found under lesson 2 in your binder.  Fill out all the information on the worksheet and be sure to print out a picture to go on the page.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - Europe Physical Map

Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 2 in your binder.  This week you will be doing the Physical Map for Europe. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 8: Lesson 2 continued - "Maps"
Tuesday: Vocabulary

Each lesson contains bolded words in the text that are your vocabulary words.  Find the bolded words in Lesson 2 by revisiting the text.  Write each term down on a separate sheet of paper. It’s up to you how you choose to define each one.  You can write out the definition, draw a picture of the definition or print out a picture to help you remember what each term means.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 2.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Let me know if you need help or supplies to complete this activity.

Thursday: Lesson 2 Quiz

The last page under Lesson 2 in your binder is your quiz.  You will not be able to use your notes for this quiz, so be sure to remove it from the binder and take it independently.  Turn it into me when you have completed it.

Week 9: Lesson 3 - "Navigation"
Tuesday: Read Lesson 3 "Navigation"

Read lesson 3, “Navigation” by clicking on the link to the left and using the online version of the textbook.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - Europe Thematic Map

Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 3 in your binder.  This week you’ll be doing the Thematic Map of Europe. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 10: Lesson 3 continued - "Navigation"
Tuesday: Note-Taking

 Go back through lesson 3 in your textbook and answer the questions on the note-taking page in your binder.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 3.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Let me know if you need help or supplies to complete this activity

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 11: Lesson 3 continued - "Navigation"
Tuesday: Country Fact File

Complete the graphic organizer entitled “Country Fact File” found under lesson 3 in your binder.  Fill out all the information on the worksheet and be sure to print out a picture to go on the page.

Wednesday: Research Questions - Europe

In every other lesson, you will have research questions to answer regarding the topics in the chapter.  Look in your binder for the Research Questions page in Lesson 3.  Be sure to answer these questions on a separate piece of paper (loose leaf is in the back of the binder).

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 12: Lesson 3 continued - "Navigation"
Tuesday: Vocabulary

Each lesson contains bolded words in the text that are your vocabulary words.  Find the bolded words in Lesson 3 by revisiting the text.  Write each term down on a separate sheet of paper. It’s up to you how you choose to define each one.  You can write out the definition, draw a picture of the definition or print out a picture to help you remember what each term means.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 3.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Let me know if you need help or supplies to complete this activity.

Thursday: Lesson 3 Quiz

The last page under Lesson 3 in your binder is your quiz.  You will not be able to use your notes for this quiz, so be sure to remove it from the binder and take it independently.  Turn it into me when you have completed it.

Week 13: Lesson 4 - "The Structure of the Earth"
Tuesday: Read Lesson 4 "The Structure of the Earth?

Read Lesson 4, “The Structure of the Earth” by clicking on the link to the left and using the online version of the textbook.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - North America Political Map

Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 4 in your binder.  This week you’ll be doing the North America Political Map. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 14: Lesson 4 continued - "The Structure of the Earth"
Tuesday: Note-Taking

Go back through lesson 4 in your textbook and answer the questions on the note-taking page in your binder.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 4.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 15: Lesson 4 continued - "The Structure of the Earth"
Tuesday: Continent Fact File

Complete the graphic organizer entitled “Continent Fact File” found under Lesson 4 in your binder.  Fill out all the information on the worksheet and be sure to print out a picture to go on the page.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - North America Physical Map

Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 4 in your binder.  This week you’ll be doing the Physical Map for North America. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own

Week 16: Lesson 4 continued - "The Structure of the Earth"
Tuesday: Vocabulary

Each lesson contains bolded words in the text that are your vocabulary words.  Find the bolded words in Lesson 4 by revisiting the text.  Write each term down on a separate sheet of paper. It’s up to you how you choose to define each one.  You can write out the definition, draw a picture of the definition or print out a picture to help you remember what each term means.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 4.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Lesson 4 Quiz

The last page under Lesson 4 in your binder is your quiz.  You will not be able to use your notes for this quiz, so be sure to remove it from the binder and take it independently.  Turn it into me when you have completed it.

Week 17: Lesson 5 - "Topography"
Tuesday: Read Lesson 5 "Topography"

Read lesson 5, “Topography” by clicking on the link to the left and using the online version of the textbook.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - North America Thematic Map

Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 5 in your binder.  This week you’ll be doing the North America Thematic Map. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 18: Lesson 5 continued "Topography"
Tuesday: Note-Taking

Go back through lesson 5 in your textbook and answer the questions on the note-taking page in your binder.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 5.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 19: Lesson 5 continued - "Topography"
Tuesday: Country Fact Files

Complete the graphic organizer entitled “Country Fact File” found under Lesson 5 in your binder.  Fill out all the information on the worksheet and be sure to print out a picture to go on the page.

Wednesday: Research Questions - North America

In every other lesson, you will have research questions to answer regarding the topics in the chapter.  Look in your binder for the Research Questions page in Lesson 5.  Be sure to answer these questions on a separate piece of paper (loose leaf is in the back of the binder).

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 20: Lesson 5 continued - "Topography"
Tuesday: Vocabulary

Each lesson contains bolded words in the text that are your vocabulary words.  Find the bolded words in Lesson 5 by revisiting the text.  Write each term down on a separate sheet of paper. It’s up to you how you choose to define each one.  You can write out the definition, draw a picture of the definition or print out a picture to help you remember what each term means.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 5.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Lesson 5 Quiz

The last page under Lesson 5 in your binder is your quiz.  You will not be able to use your notes for this quiz, so be sure to remove it from the binder and take it independently.  Turn it into me when you have completed it.

Week 21: Lesson 6 - "The Lithosphere"
Tuesday: Read Lesson 6 - "The Lithosphere"

Read lesson 6, “The Lithosphere” by clicking on the link to the left and using the online version of the textbook.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - South America Political Map

 Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 6 in your binder.  This week you’ll be doing the South America Political Map. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 22: Lesson 6 continued - "The Lithosphere"
Tuesday: Note-Taking

Go back through Lesson 6 in your textbook and answer the questions on the note-taking page in your binder.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 6.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 23: Lesson 6 continued - "The Lithosphere"
Tuesday: Continent Fact File

Complete the graphic organizer entitled “Continent Fact File” found under lesson 6 in your binder.  Fill out all the information on the worksheet and be sure to print out a picture to go on the page.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - South America Physical Map

Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 6 in your binder.  This week you’ll be doing the South America Physical Map. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 24: Lesson 6 continued - "The Lithosphere"
Tuesday: Vocabulary

Each lesson contains bolded words in the text that are your vocabulary words.  Find the bolded words in Lesson 6 by revisiting the text.  Write each term down on a separate sheet of paper. It’s up to you how you choose to define each one.  You can write out the definition, draw a picture of the definition or print out a picture to help you remember what each term means.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 6.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Lesson 6 Quiz

The last page under Lesson 6 in your binder is your quiz.  You will not be able to use your notes for this quiz, so be sure to remove it from the binder and take it independently.  Turn it into me when you have completed it.

Week 25: Lesson 7 - "The Hydrosphere"
Tuesday: Read Lesson 7 - "The Hydrosphere"

Read lesson 7, “The Hydropshere” by clicking on the link to the left and using the online version of the textbook.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - South America Thematic Map

 Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 7 in your binder.  This week you’ll be doing the South America Thematic Map. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 26: Lesson 7 continued - "The Hydrosphere"
Tuesday: Note-Taking

 Go back through Lesson 7 in your textbook and answer the questions on the note-taking page in your binder.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 7.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 27: Lesson 7 continued - "The Hydrosphere"
Tuesday: Country Fact Files

Complete the graphic organizer entitled “Country Fact File” found under lesson 7 in your binder.  Fill out all the information on the worksheet and be sure to print out a picture to go on the page.

Wednesday: Research Questions - South America

In every other lesson, you will have research questions to answer regarding the topics in the chapter.  Look in your binder for the Research Questions page in Lesson 7.  Be sure to answer these questions on a separate piece of paper (loose leaf is in the back of the binder).

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 28: Lesson 7 continued - "The Hydrosphere"
Tuesday: Vocabulary

Each lesson contains bolded words in the text that are your vocabulary words.  Find the bolded words in Lesson 7 by revisiting the text.  Write each term down on a separate sheet of paper. It’s up to you how you choose to define each one.  You can write out the definition, draw a picture of the definition or print out a picture to help you remember what each term means.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 7.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Lesson 7 Quiz

The last page under Lesson 7 in your binder is your quiz.  You will not be able to use your notes for this quiz, so be sure to remove it from the binder and take it independently.  Turn it into me when you have completed it.

Week 29: Lesson 8 - "The Atmosphere"
Tuesday: Read Lesson 8 - "The Atmosphere"

Read lesson 8, “The Atmosphere” by clicking on the link to the left and using the online version of the textbook.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - Africa Political Map

 Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 8 in your binder.  This week you’ll be doing the Africa Political Map. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 30: Lesson 8 continued - "The Atmosphere"
Tuesday: Note-Taking

Go back through Lesson 8 in your textbook and answer the questions on the note-taking page in your binder.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 8.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 31: Lesson 8 continued - "The Atmosphere"
Tuesday: Continent Fact File

 Complete the graphic organizer entitled “Continent Fact File” found under lesson 8 in your binder.  Fill out all the information on the worksheet and be sure to print out a picture to go on the page.

Wednesday: Atlas Building - Africa Physical Map

Look at the Atlas Building page for Lesson 8 in your binder.  This week you’ll be doing the Africa Physical Map. The outline map is already included for you in your binder.  A reference map is included in the back of the binder in the reference section. Use that as you build your map–use color and care as you create your map.  The maps you create will be used for the quizzes and the final exam so be as precise and thorough as possible.

Thursday: Memorization

Take some time to study the map (or maps) you created and memorize the countries and locations that are listed on the Memorization page.  At the end of this lesson, you will have a quiz with a blank map that you will need to fill in on your own.

Week 32: Lesson 8 continued - "The Atmosphere"
Tuesday: Vocabulary

Each lesson contains bolded words in the text that are your vocabulary words.  Find the bolded words in Lesson 8 by revisiting the text.  Write each term down on a separate sheet of paper. It’s up to you how you choose to define each one.  You can write out the definition, draw a picture of the definition or print out a picture to help you remember what each term means.

Wednesday: Activity

For each lesson, you will be choosing 1 to 2 activities to complete.  Check out the activity directions in your binder for Lesson 8.  Choose 1 of the activities to complete for this week.

Thursday: Lesson 8 Quiz

The last page under Lesson 8 in your binder is your quiz.  You will not be able to use your notes for this quiz, so be sure to remove it from the binder and take it independently.  Turn it into me when you have completed it.

Resources
Quiz Answer Key
Atlas Building Tools
Final Exam Answer Key
Quizzes