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World Geography Syllabus (26 Pages)...$20.00

We use Ultimate Geography & Timeline Guide which provides an excellent course in world geography. We include a variety of essay and paper topics along with activities and projects. The World Geography Syllabus has a day-by-day breakdown of this course along with paper topics, activities, quizzes, answer to the quizzes, and a variety of teaching resources including Ninth and Tenth Grade Learning Objectives, and grading charts. This is a 1 year, 1 credit course.

Current Edition: © 2011.

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Book List

Social Studies
  • Essential 2
    • Journey to the Center of the Earth
      Verne, Jules
      Dover Publications — 160 Pages
      ISBN: 0486440885
    • The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide
      Hogan & Wiggers
      GeoCreations, Ltd. — 353 Pages
      ISBN: 0966372204
  • Supplemental - Required 1
    • World Atlas
      McNally, Rand
      Rand McNally & Co.
      ISBN: 0528965816


Week 1

Day Assignment

Read The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide Chapter 2, Pages 23-47.


Answer the following questions in complete sentences. After answering the question put down the page number on which you found the answer.

  1. What is an atlas?
  2. What day is the shortest day of the year?
  3. What day is the longest day of the year?
  4. What do we call the day in which the daylight hours and night time hours are equal everywhere in the world?
  5. How do days and nights compare at the equator?
  6. What is the difference between what a map can show and what a globe can show?
  7. Is a legend the same as a key?
  8. What directions are called “intermediate”?
  9. What are the six types of climates?
  10. Search for examples of the first 5 zones using your online encyclopedia. You should try “Climate Maps” as a search criteria. Note that the names given for two of the zones (Mild Mid Latitude and Continental) may be different. You should be able to figure out which zones are which though. List 2 places that are in each of these 5 zones. 

Read pages 37-42.Now draw the national flags of the following countries: South Korea, Syria, France, Estonia, and Liechtenstein. (You should be able to find these using your online encyclopedia under “<<name of country>> facts and figures”.)


Do a research essay (500 words) on Vatican City. Include information on its government and history. Use an online encyclopedia.


Complete workbook pages 240 and 241 today. You will need a good atlas as well as an online encyclopedia to answer all questions.