US Geography! Traveling Through America!
Teacher: MaryAnne DeGeeter
NO MATERIAL FEES!
Winter: 10 weeks: $285 or $275 if taking 2 or more classes
Spring: 10 weeks: $285 or $275 if taking 2 or more classes
In this fun and hands-on social studies class, we will be learning all about the geography of our own country! We begin by learning how to read a map and move into reading maps of the United States and the world. We learned directions and how to use the compass rose, along with map terms in the fall. In this year long study, we will focus on states in the region, learning famous people, different cultures, important places, location on a map, the state capitol and state symbols. In each class we will be putting together US map puzzles, listening to and learning patriotic songs and learning fun US trivia!
We start our state study in Fall with the Northeast and Southeast states. Along with learning these states, we’ll learn about our gift from France; the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Boston Tea Party, a brief overview of the Revolutionary War, hurricanes and about our capital, Washington DC.
Winter will cover the Midwest states, their importance in agriculture and farming, The Great Lakes, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO, the Mall of America in Minnesota, how the Midwest is landlocked, meaning there are no oceans around the area, tornadoes and the dangerous Tornado Alley, the three major rivers in the region, and the city of Chicago, which is the largest city in the Midwest and the third largest city in the United States.
Spring will cover The West and Southwest states, including California and the second largest city in the United States, Los Angeles, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Four Corners, the dry arid deserts, and we will learn about earthquakes.