World Cultural Geography

  • Instructor Michael Clay Thompson
  • Code WHG91
  • Student Ages 11-15
  • Terms Fall Semester 2023
    Spring Semester 2024
    Full Year


This will be a physical and cultural geography course. Students will explore every continent and major body of water in the world, learning all of the national capitals and all of the oceans and rivers. They will pause on great writers, creators, thinkers, composers, and artists. They will learn what many major cities look like and will be able to recognize them in photos. The course will be rich with maps, including blank maps that the students will be challenged to know. Emphasis will be on the richness and diversity of the world and on the cultural understanding, tolerance, and appreciation that flows from a knowledge of the world.

Live Classes: Monday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Fall semester runs from the week of September 11th to the week of December 11th, 2023; spring semester runs from the week of January 8th to the week of May 6th, 2024.

Student Expectations: Students will be expected to learn the language of continents and nations, the courses of rivers and oceans, and much of the culture and history of the world. There will be homework and tests of the geographical knowledge.

Student Support: The instructor is available via email.

Feedback/Assessment: Student work will be graded and returned. There will be a report card for each semester.

Materials/Supplies: None


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