Grade Level: Junior High
Meeting: Wednesday, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. CST
Instructor: Meredith Curtis
Note: High School students who want to learn more about U.S.Geography may join this class
US Geography (Jr. High 6-8)
US Geography will explore how God has truly blessed the USA with scenic beauty, natural resources, freedom, interesting people, and exciting places to visit. Let’s explore this beautiful nation together on a road trip across the USA. We’ll visit caves, caverns, mountains, rivers, lakes, beaches, islands, swamps, deserts, and national parks. On our journey, we’ll encounter landmarks, Presidential libraries, gardens, churches, tribal lands, museums, farms, and theme parks. Get ready to meet the people that made their state and/or our entire nation great!
After an overview of the entire country’s geography, climate, state boundaries, capitals, and capitols, we’re off to explore region by region. We will start in the Southern states, and travel up to the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. Then, we’ll head to the Midwest, Southwest, West, and Pacific states. Finally, we’ll explore our five territories.
- Complete maps of each region
- Learn about the regional and individual state geography and culture
- Read about each state
- Road map exercises for each state
- Research page for each state
- Bake or Cook one Dish from each Region
- Play games to memorize states/territories and their capitals
- Complete worksheets to memorize states/territories and their capitals
- Blog posts
- Complete a God Bless the USA Christmas Project
- Complete a God Bless the USA Spring Project
Students will end the year with a new appreciation for the United States of America with its rich diversity and commitment to freedom, faith, and family.
- God Bless the USA Exploring States & Territories by Meredith Curtis
- God Bless the USA State Capitals & Abbreviations by Meredith Curtis (available at: Powerline Productions .
- Quality Atlas that Students will be able to use when doing their Regional Maps
Grading will be based on completing the reading, turning in homework, class participation, blog posts, and semester projects.
High School students who want to learn more about US Geography may also take this class.
This course would be well paired with other Middle School Courses, such as U.S. History and U.S. Literature and Composition to create a Bundle.
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