Geography Study Plan
RUBEN SALAZAR HIGH SCHOOL
GEOGRAPHY STUDY PLAN
The purpose of the Geography class is to familiarize students with the world they live in, giving them the opportunity to appreciate natural wonders, as well as understand the make-up of different habitats.
The characteristics of ecosystems helps people understand environmental issues. Geography and the environment play an important role in shaping a society over time. Cultures are held together by shared beliefs, common practices and values. This course will show the students how Geography is used to interpret the past, understand the present, and plan for the future. There will be high expectations on student performance.
The Geography course is a one-trimester course. It gives the students the opportunity to observe, describe and study the human and physical characteristics of places around the world. Students will realize how people change the environment, how the environment affects people’s lives and at the same time, how we can help the environment.
Content reading will be used as the basis to provide students with continued interactive practice in reading, comprehension, analytical thinking, discussions compositions, Power Point presentations, interpretation of maps, diagrams and graphs. This course will provide numerous opportunities for students to meet Common Core Social Studies Standards and prepare them towards passing the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).
Students will complete an Assignment Log. Their work is graded on a Point System. Assignments should be complete, colored, neat, in black ink and on time. Each completed assignment must have name, date, period and title. It will be worth a determined number of points. The total number of points will be equivalent to one hundred percent. Students are responsible for completing missed work while absent. Citizenship grade will be determined by the student behavior in class, attendance and punctuality. Students will get five total credits at the completion of this course.
All students are expected to come every day to class, and follow the classroom rules as well as rules governing behavior of The Ruben Salazar High School. It is the students’ responsibility to be on time, turn assignments, actively participate in the learning process in class and check their grades on the student portal. Students will also be encouraged to set goals for themselves and track their accomplishments, as they learn new skills and build their overall self-esteem.
MS. G. GUERRERO Room 12