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World Mapping

Class Overview

Today’s students tend to have little awareness of where places are in our world. They lack general knowledge of where particular countries and cities are located, much less on what continent they can be found. With GPS technology, mapping skills are not as needed. As long as the voice guiding us to our destination can be heard and understood, we don’t really need to comprehend anything about maps.

This World Mapping course takes students around the globe where they will learn about the continents, countries, major cities, oceans, mountain ranges, and many other geographic features. They will become so familiar with how the parts of the world fit together that by the end of the year, they will be able to confidently draw and illustrate a map of the entire world from memory. No matter what their skill level is, students will rise to the challenge and even surprise themselves at how much they’ve learned. I’ve never had a student NOT be pleased with the outcome!

Students will be required to have their own atlas in each class for mapping exercises. The atlas should have clearly marked longitude and latitude lines on the maps. Cathy can make recommendations if needed.

No textbook is needed. We will be following David Smith’s Mapping the World by Heart. Students will receive all maps and exercises from the teacher.

Class Schedule

Wednesdays 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • First day of class: August 30
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 22
  • Last day of first semester: December 13
  • First day of second semester: January 17
  • Winter Break: February 21
  • Easter Break: March 27
  • Last day of class: May 8

Class Location

Harvest Fellowship Church
9905 H. G. Trueman Road
Lusby, MD 20657

Class Materials

1 and a 1/2 inch three-ring notebook with pocket dividers and tabbed dividers and paper

A zipped plastic holder or container for the following individual items:

  • One or two #4 hard pencils (2H, 3H, 5H or 6H are okay)
  • One or two black razor-point pens (needed for thin fine lines in black ink)
  • Three or four razor-point pens in other colors for labeling (red, blue and green). The key to whether a pen is good to use is how much it “bleeds” when touched to the paper. We need marker/pens that do not bleed much at all.
  • An excellent eraser – Art Gum or similar, that leaves no residue
  • A set of colored pencils (and sharpener)
  • White-out paint on liquid – quick dry kind (No tape or pens)

Once registered, students will receive a Google Classroom sign-in. 

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