US Geography! Traveling Through America!
Teacher: MaryAnne DeGeeter
Mat Fees: $30 per session
Fall: 11 weeks: $260 or $250 if taking 2 or more classes
Winter: 10 weeks: $245 or $235 if taking 2 or more classes
Spring: 10 weeks: $245 or $235 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 learning with maps and globes, learn our directions and how to use the compass rose, practice using longitude & latitudes, and all of our other map terms! In this year long study, we will focus on 2 states per week, learning famous people, different cultures, important places, location on a map and the state capitol. 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 and the Boston Tea Party! We’ll learn about bridges and make our own version of the Brooklyn Bridge, (and the Golden Gate Bridge when we get to the west) and then create our own version of the Freedom Trail!
Winter covers The Midwest states and The Southwest states.
Spring covers The West states, including California, and Washington DC.