Geography--the study of the Earth and all that lives on it--will introduce students to not only to the worlds physical variety, but also to its many peoples and their myriad styles of living. It is essential for todays global citizens to gain a better understanding of ourselves and our civilization through knowledge of the physical and cultural environments that cover the earths surface. Students in this course will discover that Geography deals with the distribution of people, resources, plants, animals, and industry around the globe, as well as with the diverse methods by which people in different areas have made use of the conditions and resources of those areas in developing a way of life. All of this information will be necessary when we search the globe for master criminals in CARMEN SANDIEGO, or take on the role of settlers in a new environment in the ADAPT simulation.
REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION
I. WORKSHEET PACKET
The textbook for this class, Global Geography, is divided into
12 units. We will cover approximately one unit a week. At the
beginning of every week you will be given a packet of 100 to 150
questions. Many of these questions can be answered from the unit
we are covering in the book, but the packets will also contain
questions whose answers can only be found in handouts, videos,
lectures and additional reference material found in the classroom
and Pine Crest Libraries. You will mark your answers on a
scantron answer card which will be given to you along with your
packet. Unless you are otherwise directed, the packet and the
scantron answer card are to be turned in by the beginning of
class on the following Friday. The scantron card will be returned
to you the following Monday with your grade for the week.
You may NOT assist each other on this packet; you are to do your own work and you will be held responsible for the material in the unit. You may NOT copy other students' answer sheets. The PINE CREST HONOR CODE will be applied to this worksheet packet and anyone caught violating the Honor Code as it applies to this class will be brought before the Pine Crest Honor Court.
Each worksheet packet will count as one test.
II. TOURING REPORT
Each student will be responsible for one written report this trimester. This report will be no less than two and no more than three typewritten (double-spaced) pages long and will be presented to the class along with any creative and descriptive visual aids. These will be written and presented as if the student were a tour guide and were about to lead the class on a travel holiday or adventure expedition to a designated country. It must include all the data and information which would normally be included in a regular travel packet: plane fare, hotels, monetary units, sights to see, brief history, things to do, and a brief cultural background among other things. Students giving the week's "Guided Tours" will be exempt from that unit's worksheet packet.
This report will count as one test.
III. MAP QUIZ
Every Friday the class will be given a map quiz of the region studied during the week.
The quiz average for the trimester will be counted as one test.
|IV. GEOGRAPHIC SIMULATIONS
Students will also be using the computer resources here at Pine Crest. In particular we will be using a computer simulation titled WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? The object of this game is to travel around the globe collecting clues as to the location of Carmen Sandiego and her gang of criminal companions. At the successful completion of the game, players will receive a printed certificate of congratulations. Each student will be responsible for playing and completing the game, and turning in their certificate to the instructor at the end of the trimester. Handy hints can be found on the CARMEN SANDIEGO web page.
This simulation will be counted as one test.
V. FINAL EXAM
No. Unless otherwise instructed by the administration or your teacher, there will NOT be a final examination in this course.
This final examination will NOT be counted as two test grades.