US Geography - Part II! New Students Welcome!
Teacher: Lori Rivas
Class depends on student participation
Cost: $230 or $210 if taking 2 or more classes per quarter. Can be split into 3 equal payments
Materials fee: $20
A mix of lecture, research, presentations, games and hands-on learning, this class will cover highlights from each state in the Union. This quarter we will be adding in learning about regions as well as state overviews . Students will have bi-weekly homework, to research an assigned state, and make brief class presentations. Students are required to include one tangible item with their presentation. For example, Washington state could include a small Starbucks hot chocolate for every student, Florida may include snacking on oranges, Idaho could be French fries, and Alaska may include a sampling of soil (honestly--soil is listed as a natural resource for Alaska).
We will highlight topography, famous landmarks, notable history, primary export/resources, as well as basic population and state capitals.
I will also bring in several games to play: Snapshots Across America; Scrambled States of America; and others.