2024-2025 School Year

World Geography Honors GVL

Course Description

World Geography and Culture study is an overview of the variety of countries, cultures and religions that inhabit our earth. Students will study maps, learning how to read a map and organize a map book. From there the class will offer an overview of major world countries, their cultures and religions. We will discuss what it looks like to be a Christian in many of the different counties around the world. Students will explore a country answering a list of questions, drawing maps for the country and identifying important information about the country. The second semester students will use the knowledge they have learned about the different countries to create their own country. They will answer questions about their country, draw maps, the currency, the capital building and identify important information about the country. Students will explore the many different foods of the regions we discuss. They will select a recipe  from one of the countries and cook a main dish for their family.  Grades will be based upon class participation; objective tests and quizzes; projects, map quizzes and homework assignments. This course requires 3-5 hours a week of at-home work.  Time at home is spent completing homework assignments, taking quizzes or tests, and preparing for presentations or class activities.

To be successful in this class:

Students must have good time management skills, be able to organize material and complete assignments turning them in on time. Students will be expected to be able to maintain a rigorous reading schedule, come to class prepared, take an active part in classroom discussions; write responses to material read; and pass tests and quizzes that cover the material discussed and read.

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Fees: $465

Course Credit: 1 social studies (honors)

Required Materials



Other Materials:

  • 3-ring notebook for holding class handouts and paper for taking notes
  • 1” 3 ring notebook for maps
  • 1” 3 ring notebook for country project
  • 2 folders with prongs or 2 “½” or “1” inch 3 ring binders for country projects
  • 2 packs of dividers (12 dividers needed)
  • Colored pencils

Honors Addendum Summary

Honors work includes:

  1. Additional test questions
  2. Additional Projects (2 projects per semester for a total of 4 for the year)

Meet Cindi Myers

Education:   Bachelor’s degree in Christian Psychology, Masters of Education, Masters of Christian Studies

Certifications: Association of Christian Schools International

Teaching experience:  6th through 8th grade teacher for 12 years at Mt. Zion Christian School. Published author.

UHC courses taught:

  • General Literature (Teaching 2022-2023)
  • World Geography (Teaching 2022-2023)
  • Intro to General Psychology (Teaching 2022)
  • CP English w/Literature (Teaching 2022-2023)

Began teaching at UHC in 2017