Learning Objectives by Quarter
This is a breakdown of what we will be learning this year:
Quarter 1- Geographical skills, Mapping, Orienteering & Physical Geography
Quarter 2- Human Geography
Quarter 3- Regional Geography (North American, South America, Europe & Africa)
Quarter 4- Regional Geography (Asia & Australia) & Otzi the Ice Man investigation
Regions of the World- North America
Regions of the World- South America
Regions of the World- Europe
Regions of the World- Africa
Regions of the World- Asia
Regions of the World- Oceania
End of the Year Tasks
All marks will be entered using power school and will be broken down as follows:
Quarter 1- 40% Quarter 2- 40% Semester Exam- 20% = 100%
And within each Quarter:
Homework (20%)- AKA- day to day class work. I do not plan on assigning "homework" but if you do not use our class time effectively you can plan on completing the work on your own time. Work will be checked regularly and you can expect to receive a grade once per week in powerschool based on the work you have completed this week.
Tests & Assignments (45%)- Not all tests and assignments will be weighted equally. The more work that goes into a task, the more marks it will be worth. This information will be communicated with you as I enter marks in power school.
Conduct Grade (10%)- From time to time a conduct grade will be granted based on your behavior, attitude and work habits in class.
Quarter Exam (25%)- You will be given a thorough review for all exams and will either know the questions in advance (via learning outcomes) or will be instructed in how questions will appear on the exam. Don't worry too much, it's my job to prepare you.