6TH GRADE WORLD GEOGRAPHY
Josh Parker

"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."
-President Barack Obama

World Geography is where people and places come together to create a beautiful and complex understanding of the world we live in. This class will challenge students to notice the diversity of the world, ask questions, and discover connections. Students will learn to read and make maps, break down different types of text, research new information, and express themselves in a variety of interesting and creative ways. We will connect our learning to the understanding students gain from their studies in Language Arts, Math, Art, and Science. Together we will paint yet another piece of our ever-evolving picture of the world! Our units of study will be:

1. Mapping Out Our Place in the World: Green Lake and Seattle

2. Significant Places and Striking Land Forms: Washington State

3. Amazing Regional Diversity: The United States

4. Movements of People, Things, and Ideas: Asia

5. Water Is Life: Africa

6. Language, Culture, and the Uses of Land: Latin America

For more information about course goals, expectations, and grading policies, please download the course syllabus below.


CURRENT WEEK(S) IN CLASS:

Connecting Billings to the Green Lake community through maps and signs.