Jr. High Cultural Geography
Tutor: Laura Johnson
Email: laura.johnson@chatclasses.com
Length:Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 1

Description: In Jr. High Cultural Geography, we will take a journey to the seven continents. As we travel, we will explore the physical, cultural, religious, and political aspects of each continent while learning basic mapping skills. Through activities/games, discussing current events, listening to guest speakers, research, and tasting native foods, students will gain a better understanding of the world we live in. Students will be asked to bring a laptop or tablet to most class periods (if possible).

Note:  This class, along with the Jr. High World History class, completes the Social Studies track for middle school.

Tutor: Laura Johnson earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. She taught first grade in the public schools before starting a family of her own. She and her husband homeschooled their five children for sixteen years. Laura has also worked as a cognitive brain trainer for several years helping struggling students. Laura loves teaching and helping students get excited about learning. She has been involved with CHAT since she helped co-found it in 2004.

Cost:  $240, $250 or $260 per semester (depending on registration date)
Grades 7-8

Prerequisite: None
Homework: Approximately 1-2 hours per week
Text: (to be purchases by parents) National Geographic Student World Atlas, 5th Edition (4th edition is ok.)


Supplies: A subscription to World Watch News, copies, and the cost for ethnic food is included in the price of the class (above). Students should bring to class a 3-ring binder with 8 dividers, laptop or ipad (not mandatory but helpful), and their atlas.