Carl Harrison High School
4500 Due West Road
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Harrison High School
Instructor: Coach Burgess
Required Materials: Three ring binder, notebook paper, pens, pencils, colored pencils, and 6 notebook dividers.
Text Book: Global Geography. HMH, 2019.
The world geography course provides students with an analytical view of how geographic factors have and continue to influence human behavior on the earth. Students will examine how the physical and cultural geographic factors contribute to varying levels of cooperation within the major world regions. Additionally, students will examine the importance that political, environmental, and economic factors have in a region’s development.
- We will all strive to show one another respect. We will be studying different religions, cultures, and social mores so it is important to be respectful to each other and to these ideas.
- Come to class on time and be prepared to learn. This means bringing your notebook and class supplies to class every day.
- No eating or drinking in class unless otherwise noted.
- Follow school policies such as dress code and abiding by the tardy policy.
- Communicate with your teacher and parents about any problems you may be having so that a solution can be found.
- Raising your hand and allowing me to call on you will create an improved learning environment for us all.
- Assignments are due when scheduled and when collected.
- Stay in your seat until dismissed by your teacher.
- CELL PHONE POLICY
- Cell phones are only allowed for instructional purposes. The following penalties will incur if policy not followed..
- 2nd offense- Cell Phone held in storage area for 1 week
- 3rd offense- Cell Phone held in storage area for remainder of semester
Unit 1: Physical Geography
Unit 2: Cultural Geography
Unit 3: Population Geography
Unit 4: Political Geography
Unit 5: Economic Geography
Unit 6: Environmental Geography
100-90 = A
89-80 = B
79-71 = C
Below 70 = F
Final Exam 15
Typically quizzes are map quizzes on the particular unit we are studying. I recommend visiting www.sheppardsoftware.com to practice those map skills.
Each student will receive a Study Guide on the class period before each test and will have time in class to work on it. Students should take advantage of this opportunity in class to discuss with the teacher, any issues or concerns for that particular unit.
Attendance and Make up Workwill follow the school’s attendance policy. Those students who have excused absences are allowed the same number of days as they were absent to make up any missed work. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get your make up work by checking with your peers, checking the blog, and/or checking with me. Make up sessions for tests are Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. It is expected that you come to class everyday on time. I will follow the HHS tardy policy which can be found in the student handbook. Teachers are expected to close their doors at the bell and send students to our administration if they come in tardy.
Late Work: Any assignments turned in late will result in the following
1 day late- 10% off
Each additional day results in 10% being deducted off that grade
2 days= 20%
3 days= 30%
Students who are absent when assignments are due are required to turn it in upon their return
Georgia Standards of Excellence:
The topics in this course cover the Georgia Standards of Excellence for World Geography. For more information on these standards please visit www.georgiastandards.org. Here are the basic standards for instruction.
SSWG1 Explain why physical characteristics of place such as landforms, bodies of water, climate, and natural resources act as contributing factors to world settlement patterns.
SSWG2 Evaluate how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions are connected to human identities and cultures.
SSWG3 Evaluate how cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of the earth’s surface.
SSWG4 Assess the characteristics, spatial distribution, and migration of human populations on the earth’s surface.
SSWG5 Analyze human interactions with the world’s environments.
SSWG6 Examine the spatial distribution of major economic systems and analyze the role geography plays in economic development.
As we study different parts of the world, we will designate 4 food days for during the semester. Each student is expected to sign up for one food day and bring in the food on the appropriate day. It should be food native to the region and just a sample for the students in the class. It should not be a full meal!!
Bring your notebook, and a writing utensil to class every day. I will NOT supply those items. We have a class set of textbooks for you to use during class.
On-line TEXTBOOK Access: https://www.hmhco.com/api/external-sso/access?sp=ed&connection=GA-Cobb-00209531
Same user name and password for your Cobb Co Office 365
Password is your normal one for HHS.