Class Overview
Course Length: one semester          
Prerequisites: none
Grading: daily assignments: 45%; tests/quizzes: 45%; semester test (if necessary): 10%

     The class will focus on the application of the five themes of geography – location, place, human-environmental interaction, movement, and regions. Students will study the physical and political geography of the continents.Students will also study the solar system. In addition, the class will examine the physical and political geography of South Dakota.


     Students are expected to be respectful toward their classmates, teacher, and substitute teachers. Students are expected to be prepared, honest, cooperative, on-task, and demonstrate a strong work ethic. Students are expected to communicate with the teacher if they do not comprehend class topics and materials. Students are encouraged to ask questions as well as share their knowledge.