World of Geography
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CLASS CALENDER

September

Organizing the classroom environment
World Map
The Five Themes of Geography
Mapping Basics
A) Latitude - Longitude
B) Using an Atlas
C) Area Value Mapping

October

Minnesota Map
Great Lakes Map
Environmental Geography
Various mini-projects on Human Environmental Interaction
Climate, Water, Soil, Forces inside the Earth, Forests
A) Landforms
B)Climate and Climate Graphs (Learning to Graph Data)
C) Water
D) Soil

November

North America
Focus Country: USA
Population
Population Pyramids
Making Graphs

December

Lation America
Migration and Cultural Geography "The Diffusion of an Idea"
Focus Country: Mexico

January

Europe
Focus Country: Russia
Urban Geography
Highways and the transportation network
Using demographic data to select a site for a new NFL Franchise

February & March

Asia
Focus Country: China
Why we trade with other countries
Economic Geography
Minnesota Agriculture

April

Africa
Focus Country: Kenya
Political Geography "What makes a country a country?"
How politics shapes the landscape
Political stability and freedom maps

May

Middle East
Focus Country: Isreal and Saudi Arabia
Cultural Geography