Geography

Students choose and research a state using online search sites, and then using an online template, log their research.  Research includes the geography, economy, and history of the state, in addition to other facts such as interesting places to visit and a comparison of their chosen state to their home state of Michigan.  Students write a draft of their report, a final typed version o

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Students will investigate the Silk Road to learn about the beginnings of globalization, and study the process of globalization, global trade, comparative advantage, design, sourcing, manufacturing and distribution. Students will consider if globalization results in more positive or negative contributions to our communities and society as whole.

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With some 250 ethnic groups and over 450 linguistic groups, Nigeria can be a challenging country to understand. By dividing the country into three broad cultural regions, however, students can make generalizations about the diverse physical environment, ethnic groups, culture and economy of Nigeria.

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Students will become familiar with terms, arguments and case studies involving globalization.

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Throughout the school year, student have studied the five regions of the United States. In the culminating project, students will be assigned a state to report upon. Students will be required to include detailed information about their state, including (but not limited to) descriptions of:

  • The state’s geography and natural resources

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This lesson is a preview of the study of the continent of Africa. Students will see many of the physical and human features of this vast continent.

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The Tapestry Segmentation from ESRI divides the US population into 67 different “market segments” - that is, groups of people who make about the same amount of money, live similar lifestyles, and have common preferences. This enormously rich set of data can be used to better understand communities around the country.

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Ukraine has been an independent democratic nation. Given its location between Europe and Russia, it often must balance the political tensions between Russia and the West.

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In this project, students perform a viewshed analysis to determine the visual impact of a wind farm with four large turbines in a study area in England. A viewshed is the area visible from a specific vantage point. Viewshed analysis shows areas where observers can see an object or objects, or conversely, areas that can be seen from those objects.

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Explore urban areas around the world, including their layout, size, and other factors.

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