2024-2025 School Year

World Geography for Middle School GVL

Mondays Only OR Wednesdays Only

Course Description

Students will be encouraged to learn more about the world and its complexity as they study each of the seven continents. They will engage in cross-curricular activities to reinforce the information gathered from class notes, high-interest text, maps, charts, graphs, and timelines. Students will spend ample time utilizing physical, political, and thematic maps and honing the skills (directions, grids, scales, legends and symbols) needed for those maps to be beneficial.

To be successful in this class:

Students should come to class with needed supplies ready to participate and collaborate in meaningful activity. They will need to follow directions, engage well with classmates, take notes, and complete the listed assignments. Homework will be scheduled twice a week and is expected to take approximately an hour total time. It may include some reading, preparing for map quizzes, and weekly Juno Pods. In addition, there will be one project assigned per semester.


Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Fees: $180 per year, plus $10 materials fee

Sections Offered: 4th Hour (Monday OR Wednesday) - Jackson

Required Materials

Textbook: Rand McNally Classroom Atlas


  • 3-ring binder
  • notebook paper
  • lined 3×5 cards
  • colored pencils

4th Hour (Monday OR Wednesday) - Jackson

Meet Katie Jackson

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Teacher Education from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California

Teaching experience: 4th grade teacher in public and private school settings; assistant and lead teacher in multiple co-op settings

Homeschooling Experience: I have been homeschooling my 4 children since 2014.

Certifications: California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential; Supplementary Authorization in Social Science

UHC Courses Taught: K4; 4th and 5th grade American History
Began teaching at UHC in 2021