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World Geography studies the relationships among people, places, and environment over time. Geographers have identified five themes that can be used to study geography and the role it plays in our lives. This course is built around the discussion of these five themes: location (longitude/latitude), place (physical characteristics), human/environment interaction (how people respond to and alter their environment), movement (both people and things), and region (an area unified by some feature). Students will be utilizing maps, graphs, diagrams, and tables in their study of geography.
This 6-week course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Session 1A: 6/13/22 - 7/01/22 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) (EST) - 0.50 credit
Session 2A: 7/05/22 - 7/22/22 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) (EST) - 0.50 credit
6 weeks course
For full 1.00 credit the student MUST complete both 'A' sessions (6-weeks)
For 0.50 credit or audit the student may take first session only '1A' (first 3 weeks)
Meet Jayme McMahon+
Jayme McMahon is currently a faculty member at American Heritage School. She earned a MS in Special Education for Birth-12th grade from Long Island University. She has been teaching for 10 years and has taught grades kindergarten through 9th grade.
Meet Jessica Burns+
Jessica Burns is currently a 9th grade English and Geography teacher and the 9th grade class advisor for the upper school at American Heritage. She is also currently a graduate student online at Florida State University pursuing a master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction in English education with a specialized certificate in Online Instruction and Teaching. She has been an educator for 17 years and has been part of the American Heritage family for 6 of those years. Over her teaching career she has taught many different subjects and courses ranging from English to Film and Broadcasting. Currently, she is also the Head Junior Varsity Cheerleading coach, and she is proud to be an active participant in school spirit and activities.
Meet Apostolia Papadopoulos+
Apostolia Papadopoulos has been teaching for over 25 years. She graduated from NYU with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in International Education. From the early 90s to currently, her professional interests include World History, US History, Economics, Research Skills. World Languages, and Project-Based Learning. Lia started her teaching career in NYC, where she taught a diverse group of students in middle school and high school. She also worked with the University of Phoenix online. At University of Phoenix, she was an online instructor and a training specialist for the College of Humanities and Education. Recently, Ann started to work at American Heritage School teaching World Geography, College Writing, Participation in Government and Economics. She believes that student success is created through meaningful student-teacher relationships in which everyone has opportunities to learn from one another.
Additional Course Information+
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.
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