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Learning

AOG is a Liberal Arts Curriculum
designed for high school students transitioning from a conventional school to learning at home.

World Geography and Culture


Projects (Text is Glencoe World Geography, National Geographic ; Links are to authorities on topics in geography.)

Project #1 - Welcome to the first day of school! Be sure to write you name on your binder and your textbook. Take good care of your materials! World Geography and Culture (WGC): Today you will read the entire "Geography Skills Handbook from page 13 of Glencoe World Geography. Take thorough notes in your binder. As in introuction to this broad topic of world geography, watch the video 21 Unbelievable International Borders .

Read pages 15 and 16. Write the words with which you are unfamiliar. Try to memorize the definition and then have your classmate test you. View How the World Map Looks Wildly Different Than You Think

Read pages 18 - 22. Answer questions 3, 4, and 5 under Section One Assessment. View Where was the Last Place Discovered on Earth?

Read pages 23 to the bottom of page 27 but do not complete the Section Assessment. Instead, answer the questions  under the sections Reviewing Key Terms and Reviewing Facts on page 30.

Read pages 33-43. Answer questions 3,4, and 5 on page 43.

Read pages 46-49 but do not complete the Section Assessment. Instead, answer the questions under the sections Reviewing Key Terms and Reviewing Facts on page 52. View The Water Cycle

Read pages 55-58. Complete the Section Assessment, questions 3,4, and 5 on page 58.

Project #2  Read pages 59-64. Complete the Section Assessment, questions 3, 4 , and 5 on page 64. View El Nino .

Read pages 65-69. Complete the Section Assessment, questions 3, 4, and 5.   View Basics of Geography: Climate.

Read pages 75-79. Complete the Section Assessment, questions 3, 4, and 5. View Population Growth .

Read pages 80-85. Complete the Section Assessment, questions 3, 4, and 5. 

Read pages 86-90. Complete the Section Assessment, question 6. 

Read pages 91-95.  Complete the Section Assessment, questions 3, 4, and 5. View GDP

Complete Reviewing Key Terms and Reviewing Facts on page 98.

Read and study (especially the maps!) on pages 100-111.

Project #3 Read pages 115-120. Complete the Section Assessment questions 1 and 2.

 Read pages 121 - 125. Complete page 126 Reading a Relief Map.

Read pages 133-139.  Do not complete the Section Assessment. Instead, write a summary of what you learned on pages 138 and 139.

 Read pages 140-145. Complete the Section Assessment questions 3, 4, and 5. View Ottawa

 Read pages 146-151. Answer question 1 on Section Assessment. View Quebec

 Read page 152. View GPS and GPS

Since there was so much reference to the Naval Observatory in the last two videos, you will watch an old film on it here and a newer one here .

 Read pages 157-164.  Answer number 5 under the Section Assessment.

​Read pages 170-171. Answer the question under "What's Your Point of View?"

 Complete "Reviewing Key Terms" and "Reviewing Facts" on page 174.

Project #4 Read pages 176-181 as an introduction to Latin America.

Trace the entire map on page 183. Label every country, capital city, mountain range, and river.

 Read the charts from pages 186-189.  Write 10 general facts.

 Read pages 190-191.  Write a summary paragraph on what you learned. View Top Ten Latin American Destinations.

 Read pages 193-198.  Complete questions 3, 4, & 5 under the Section Assessment.

 Read pages 199-203 .  Complete questions 1 and 2 under the Section Assessment.

Project #5  View Patagonia . Write a summary of what you learned in a paragraph.

Read pages 211 -217.  Complete question 6 under Section Assessment.

 Read pages 218 -219. Write a paragraph summarizing what you learned. View Panama Canal.

 Read pages 220-225. Complete question 1.

Read pages 226-231. Answer questions 3 and 4.

Project #6 View Saint Rose of Lima  and Two New Saints of Latin America.

 Complete page 232 on reading a population density map. View People of Brazil and   10 Amazing Facts about Brazil.

Complete page 234 Reviewing Key Terms and Reviewing Facts.

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Project #7  Read pages 256 - 259 about Europe.

View Geography of Europe . This is a Discovery Channel show that lasts about an hour. Put your feet up and dim the lights! (Take notes!)

 Study pages 260 and 261 by taking turns asking your classmate questions. Trace the map on page 261 and label all countries, capital cities, and major bodies of water. View Languages of Europe.

Study pages 262 and 263 by taking turns asking your classmate questions. Answer the questions under "Map Study" on page 263.

Read pages 268 and 269. View Architecture of Europe.

Read pages 271-276. Answer questions 3-5 under Section Assessment on page 276. 

Project #8 Read pages 277-281. View The Alps .

 Complete "Reviewing Key Terms" and "Reviewing Facts" on page 284. 

 Read only page 287. View History of European Union .

 Read pages 294-300.  Complete number 6 under Section Assessment. View Luxembourg .

View Rome .

 Read pages 300-307. Complete number 6 of the Section Assessment on page 307.

Project #9 View London .

 Complete page 308. View Western Norway .

 Complete page 316. Answer the questions in the box "Geography: Skills for Life." View   Cheese in France  and Wine Regions of France.

 Read pages 326 and 327 on acid rain. Write a  paragraph summarizing what you learned.

 Read pages 332 - 337. Write a paragraph summarizing the most important inormation you learned. View Geography of Russia

Study the maps on pages 338 - 341. Answer the questions on pages 339 and 341 under "Map Study." View Where Did Russia Come From ?

 Read 345 -350. Answer questions 3, 4 and 5 under Section Assessment. View 12 Incredible Facts About Russia.

Project #10  Read pages 351-355. Answer questions 1 and 2 under the Section Assessment. View Coldest Place on Earth .

 Read pages 363 to 366. View Russia: The Land of Diversity . View rap from Russia.

 Read pages 367 to 373. Answer question 1 under the Section Assessment.

Read pages 376-381. Answer question 6 unders Section Assessment.

 View Children of the Tundra 

 Complete "Reviewing Key Terms" and "Reviewing Facts"  on page 402.

Project #11 Read pages 406-409. View Nomadic Tribes of the Sahara.

 View An Algerian Wedding . Be sure to get to the actual wedding starting at 36:00.

 Study the maps  on pages 410-413 and answer the questions under "Map Study."

Read page 418 and 419.  View The Holy Land.

 Read pages 421-426. Answer question 1 under Section Assessment.

 Read pages 427-431. Answer questions 1 and 6.

 View Islam .

 Complete page 434 "Reviewing Key Terms."

Project #12  Read pages 439 to 443. View Istanbul (Turkey)

View Iran .

Read page 482-485. Write a paragraph explaining what you learned about Africa.

 Study the maps  on pages 486-489. Answer the questions under "Map Study" on pages 487 and 489.

 View Geography of Africa . Pop some popcorn because this video is an hour and a half. When you finish, figure out how the map has changed since this video was produced.

Read pages 499-504. Answer questions 1 and 5.

Read pages 505-509. View Wildlife and then Deforestation .  Summarize both movies in two paragraphs.

Project #13  Study page 510 on Timezones. Answer the questions together with your classmate. View Timezones .

 Complete page 512 "Reviewing Key Terms" and "Reviewing Facts."

Complete pages 515 - 518. Complete question 6. 

 View The Zulu. Write a reaction to this documentary.

 Read pages 519-524. Answer questions 1 and 6.

Read pages 225-229. Answer question 1 under Section Assessment. View Catholics in Africa .

 Project #14 Read pages 530-531. View History of Rwanda.

 View Born to Run (Kenya)

 Read pages 543-547. Answer question 6.

 Read pages 548 and 549.

DAY 90 Read pages 556 - 559. Summarize what you learned in at least one paragraph.

DAY 91 Study the maps from pages 560-563. Answer the questions under Map Study on pages 561 and 563.

Project #15 View Geography of Asia.

 Read pages 566 and 567. In a paragraph, summarize what you learned.

 View Geography of India and Sights and Sounds of India.  and Mother Theresa.

 Read pages 569-574 and answer questions 1 and 6.

 Read pages 575 - 579. View Hinduism .

 Read pages 587 - 591.  Answer question 1.

Read pages 592-597. Answer question 1 and 6.

Read pages 598 and 599. Write a paragraph summarizing what you learned. View Kashmir .

Read pages 632 - 635. Summarize what you learned in at least one paragraph.

Project #16 View Geography of China and Geography and Culture of Southeast Asia .

DAY 102 Study the maps on pages 636 to 639. Answer the questions under Map Study on pages 637 and 639.

DAY 103 Read pages 651-655 and answer questions 1 and 6 under Section Assessment.

DAY 104 Read pages 666 and 667. Summarize what you learned in at least a paragraph. View Is Taiwan a Country ?

DAY 105 Read pages 668 - 672. Answer questions 1 and 6. View Korea  and The Korean Conflict.

DAY 106 View Inside North Korea. 

DAY 107  Read page 680. Answer the questions under "Practicing the Skill."

Project #17 View Tokyo Vacation . Also, Japanese greetings  

 Read pages 706-709. Write a paragraph which summarizes what you learned.

 View Vietnam's Geographic Challenge and Welcome to Vietnam .

 Study pages 710-713. Complete the activities under "Map Study" on pages 711 and 713.

 Read pages 716 and 717. Search the Internet for a good recipe from Southeast Asia.

 Read pages 719-724. Answer questions 1 and 6 under "Section Assessment."

Project #18  Read pages 725-729. Answer question 6. View Top 10 Thailand .

Complete Reviewing  Key Terms and Reviewing Facts  on page 732. 

View Malaysia .

Read pages 746 and 747. View Vietnam War Brief Overview   and Vietnam War: History and Key Dates .

Read pages 772 and 773. Write at least one paragraph summarizing what you learned.

Read page 776 and complete "Reviewing Key Terms" and "Reviewing Facts."

DAY 120 Read pages 778 - 773 and summarize what you learned in at least one paragraph.

Project #19 Study pages 784-787. Answer the questions under Map Study on pages 785 and 787.

 Read pages 793-798. Answer questions 1 and 6.

View Ambassadors of the Jungle .

 Read pages 799 - 803. Answer questions 1 and 6.

Complete "Reviewing Key Terms" and "Reviewing Facts" on page 806.

Project #20  View Geography of Australia .

 View The Men of the Fifth World .

 View Australia .

 View Sydney .