8th Grade: Syllabus

Social 8 Syllabus

World Geography Syllabus

Mr. Daugherty

 

Grade Level: 8

 

Course Description: Students will be given the opportunity to examine various regions of the world’s geography. The focus will be on landscape, landforms, climates, natural resources and the human relationships to their environments.

 

Course Outline:

 

Unit 1: Introduction to Geography

Chapter 1: A Geographer's World

 

Chapter 2: Planet Earth

 

Chapter 3: Climate, Environment, and Resources

 

Chapter 4: The World's People

 

 

Unit 2: The Americas

Chapter 5: The United States

 

Chapter 6: Canada

 

Chapter 7: Mexico

 

Chapter 8: Central America and the Caribbean

 

Chapter 9: Caribbean South America

 

Chapter 10: Atlantic South America

 

Chapter 11: Pacific South America

 

 

Unit 3: Europe and Russia

Chapter 12: Southern Europe

 

Chapter 13: West-Central Europe

 

Chapter 14: Northern Europe

 

Chapter 15: Eastern Europe

 

Chapter 16: Russia and the Caucasus

 

 

Unit 4: Southwest and Central Asia

Chapter 17: The Eastern Mediterranean

 

Chapter 18: The Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, and Iran

 

Chapter 19: Central Asia

 

 

Unit 5: Africa

Chapter 20: North Africa

 

Chapter 21: West Africa

 

Chapter 22: East Africa

 

Chapter 23: Central Africa

 

Chapter 24: Southern Africa

 

 

Unit 6: South and East Asia and the Pacific

Chapter 25: The Indian Subcontinent

 

Chapter 26: China, Mongolia, and Taiwan

 

Chapter 27: Japan and the Koreas

 

Chapter 28: Southeast Asia

 

Chapter 29: The Pacific World

 

 

 

            

 

Learner Outcomes:

Student will demonstrate an understanding of human’s relationship to their environments’.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic geographical landscape of the US and World.  Students will:

 

 

 

Course Evaluation:

Tests, Quizzes, Presentations, Projects, Written Papers, Daily Assignments, Daily Participation, Final Exam

 

Course Grading Procedures:

%

100-94=A

93-90=A-

89-87=B+

86-84=B

83-80=B-

79-77=C+

76-74=C

73-70=C-

69-67=D+

66-64=D

63-60=D-

59-0=F

 

Special Needs Accommodations: on an individual bases along with Special Education.


 


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