Third Grade: Geography and History

  • Instructor Bryan C. Gersbeck
  • Code WH51
  • Student Ages 7–9
  • Term Spring Semester 2024
  • Day Friday
  • Time 11:00 A.M.


This course focuses on the geography and history of the Western Hemisphere but also introduces students to different cultures by looking at past civilizations. Students will examine the globe and investigate the layout of the natural environment. They will gain an understanding of how people live in different natural surroundings by learning about how communities are formed.

The students will also discuss the United States and how its citizenship is important. They will study diverse American landmarks, symbols, documents, and important historical figures. By examining the ways in which cultures form languages, religions, holidays, and folktales, we can better understand other people’s ways of life. At the end of the course, the students will develop questions about a world community.

Class Meetings: Fridays, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Fall Semester: September 8 – December 15, 2023
Spring Semester:
January 12 – May 10, 2024

Student Support: The instructor is available via email and for special individual sessions with students as needed.

Feedback/Assessment: Students will be assessed on their written work.

Materials: All reading materials will be available on the internet. Please have a working printer for special assignments.


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