LIVE COURSE DETAILS
- Age & Group Size
- Age: 14+
- Skills needed to start the course: 9th-10th grade reading level. The ability to read 10-15 pages of non-fiction text. The ability to write 1-3 pages.
- Group Size: 15-20 students.
- Term & Time:
- Term: Fall & Spring Semester
- Date Range: 32 Weeks - The week of August 30 through May 16
- The Week of November 22nd = Thanksgiving Break
- Dec 23-Jan 24 = Winter Break
- The Week of April 11 = Spring Break
- Live Session: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 EST via Zoom
- NOTE - Recorded Sessions: All LIVE sessions are recorded and posted for students in case they miss a class session or would like to review.
- Work Time: 5-6 hours (Time will vary based upon reading speed)
- PDF Schedule: Coming Soon
- Instructor: Michael Grether
- Required Curriculum Materials: All curriculum materials (readings, videos, activities, etc) will be delivered digitally through the Canvas course. There are no other required purchases.
- Optional Reading Enrichment List: Coming Soon.
- Credits: 1 Honors Credit (~160-180 Work Hours)
- Who: All work will be graded by the instructor.
- Type of Work: Students will complete readings and videos with case study/application questions that apply the content. Students will work through a series of progressively more complex research activities where students gather local data, conduct interviews, and create presentations.
- How it will be submitted: Students will submit their work through Canvas. Students may choose to complete their work on Google Drive and then submit the "Share" link.
- How the work will be graded: There will be three types of assignments - Daily Course Work, Unit Tests, End of Unit Activities. Daily work will be assessed as "complete" if it met the requirements or "incomplete" with any necessary feedback before the student resubmits. Unit Tests are automatically graded by the system. Unit Activities come at the end of the Unit, with the intention of demonstrating mastery of content and skill. These Unit Activities will have rubrics and be graded with the purpose of deeper/more intentional feedback. Unit Activities are intended to be saved/collected for portfolios for College Applicaiton or any state requirements.
- Parent Role: The parents role is to (a) make sure the student has continued internet access (b) provide encouragement during the week for the student's to be completing work (c) communicate with the instructor with any relevant information - such as illness, injury, or other prolonged absences. It is also the parent's role to identify a public school through which to register for the AP Exam.
Human Geography leads students through a critical analysis of the human experience to understand how the world works today: Where do people live in the world? How does the quality of life differ from place to place? Where does your next meal come from? How does your food get from farms to your table? How are women treated around the world? Why are cities set up the way they are? How did we get ~190 countries?
Act 1 will proceed through the Units 1-4: The Tools of Geography, Economic Development & Gender, Population & Migration, and Culture/Language/Religion. Act 2 will proceed through the Units 5-8: Political, Agriculture, Industrial, and Urbanization