Cultural World Geography
Tutor: Laura Glassel
Length:Full Year Class PeriodWednesday, period 3
Description: As our world "shrinks," the study of geography and the cultures of the world and its people becomes more and more relevant to our lives. This class is designed to acquaint students with each continent by studying the geography, cultures, land forms, climates, resources, economy, religions, and government of each country. We will also take a look at the key historical events and current events of each country.

Distance Learning Option: 

  • This class meets Mondays, 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Zoom
  • Start date for the fall semester: September 14, 2020
  • Day off for Thanksgiving break: November 30, 2020
  • End date for the fall semester: December 21, 2020
  • Please note that this makes the fall semester a 14-week semester. I will also be offering a spring semester class that will be 16 weeks long so that the entire year comes to 30 weeks.

Students wishing to attend this class online should register for the class through the online registration form and then contact the tutor by email.


Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held. 


Tutor: Laura Glassel grew up in the New England area, Germany, and Minnesota. She received her associate's degree in Aircraft Maintenance, her bachelor's degree in Missionary Aviation, and her master's degree in Bible Translation from Bob Jones University. As part of her education, she earned both her aircraft mechanic's and pilot's certificates. During her college years, she tutored high school students and learned a lot about teaching techniques and learning. She has been tutoring and teaching junior high and senior high homeschool classes in the Twin Cities since 2008.

Cost:  $205 per semester
Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: none
Homework: Approximately 2-5 hours per week
Text: (to be purchased by parents)  National Geographic Student World Atlas, 5th Edition (must be 5th edition) and Dispatches from the Front, by Tim Keesee (ISBN #978-1433540691)
Supplies: 3-ring binder, and paper

atlas     geography